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PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: End Portola Valley's utility taxes

On Nov. 3, 2009, Portola Valley voters may face yet another election to authorize four more years of utility taxes. About...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Steve Toben, on Mar 26, 2009 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 2201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Girl Scouts teach, learn about the world

More than 400 local Girl Scouts, ranging in age from kindergarten Daisies to eighth-grade Cadettes, participated in the recent...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Evy Vaughan, on Mar 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1766 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Mayor says suggestions were just that

I appreciate the opportunity The Almanac provided me last week to share an abbreviated version of my State of the City remarks....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Mar 27, 2009 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 1410 Views

MENLO PARK

Peet's in Menlo Park may reopen this weekend

A Peet's Coffee & Tea in Menlo Park that was damaged in a four-alarm fire earlier this month is expected to reopen this weekend,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed man discovered in Atherton park is sentenced

A man discovered in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park one night last December with a loaded handgun concealed in his waistband...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by svaz, on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 1638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trash fashion show on Saturday at Menlo School

A fashion show where everything is made of recycled or thrown away materials will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by PEPPI ELONA, on Mar 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 1564 Views

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RECENT HOME SALES

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2009
Last comment by homeowner, on Mar 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1644 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spirit unaffected' -- teacher Jason Picetti offers lessons in courage and determination

Is it possible to sum up a life in six words? Jason Picetti, a man who embraces challenge, recently decided to try. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 33 comments | 3278 Views

MENLO PARK

City eyes plan to take equity stake in homes

In an effort to keep low-income residents in their homes, the city of Menlo Park is considering a plan to buy an equity stake...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Apr 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 1823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto digs in for train-tunnel battle

Palo Alto is bracing for a tough, angry and uphill fight to keep the tunneling option on the table for a proposed high-speed...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 16 comments | 2244 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail agency, Caltrain eye 'four-track' train line

A proposed agreement between the [http://www.caltrain.com/info_board.html agency] overseeing Caltrain and the one responsible...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 1, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1630 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside High grad pleads 'no contest' in fatal accident

A prison term may be looming for Keith Benford Knudsen, a Portola Valley native who was behind the wheel of a BMW in a fatal...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Mother, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 2457 Views

WOODSIDE

Eshoo bill promotes use of electric vehicles

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo has introduced a bill that aims to increase the use of electric vehicles across the country: "The U.S....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Eddie Alexander, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 2037 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fills revenue shortfall with reserve funds

The Atherton City Council moved to close a projected $1.5 million revenue shortfall with money from the town's reserve fund,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Connection, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:11 am | 4 comments | 2029 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rosewood hotel complex opens doors Thursday

As economy totters, "ultra-luxury" hotel complex is set to open on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by John, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm | 3 comments | 1624 Views

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New Web site better match for 'green' town

In a game of word association, the response "dowdy" doesn't really fit with the words "Portola Valley." "Secluded" maybe,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 1689 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earthquake reveals newfound fault

A small earthquake that rattled parts of the Bay Area Monday morning occurred on a previously unknown fault, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 1714 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Court throws out city's letter to rail authority

In a ruling that Menlo Park Councilman Rich Cline called "kind of a stomach punch," a California Superior Court judge has...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 28 comments | 2573 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain, rail agency accede to Palo Alto protest

Faced with outrage and confusion from Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities, the Caltrain Board of Directors has revised its...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by quiet, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments | 1870 Views

WOODSIDE

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer of addiction medicine, dies at 61

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Louis Morin, on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments | 11278 Views
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