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PORTOLA VALLEY

Police: Teams of daytime burglars move quickly

Teams of daytime burglars use methods refined for quick and efficient action that does not draw attention to what they're...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 2935 Views

WOODSIDE

Forty-five cars may compete in Woodside soapbox derby Sunday

The second annual Woodside Soapbox Derby takes place Sunday, May 4, in the parking lot of Independence Hall at 2955 Woodside...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 1 comment | 2934 Views

MENLO PARK

Council Decision Endangers Children

Putting a childcare center in the middle of an industrial park is a bad idea and unnecessarily endangers our children. Heavy...

Original post made by Outraged on Feb. 10, 2007
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 19, 2007 at 7:33 am | 4 comments | 2931 Views

ATHERTON

Stuffed Animal Pet Show and photo exhibit at the Atherton Library

The Atherton Library will host a Stuffed Animal Pet Show for National Pet Week in May. The show will take place Monday, May...

Original post made by DeAnn Okamura on Apr. 2, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Su Hong's owner says it's closed for remodeling

Su Hong restaurant, a popular Menlo Park institution since 1977, closed suddenly June 13. The sign on the door at 1039 El...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 24 comments | 2929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

See bats -- upside down and in high-tech

Enter the neo-gothic portal into the new bat exhibit at Coyote Point Museum in San Mateo and you see the world as a bat...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Feb 9, 2007 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 2927 Views

WOODSIDE

Former superintendent pleads no contest to embezzlement, other felony charges

Looking drawn and contrite, former Portola Valley schools superintendent Tim Hanretty appeared in court this morning (July...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Just sayin' III, on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 23 comments | 2927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kids Defecating in Parks Okay?

Today I was at the park in Palo Alto on Kipling and watched as a mother potty trained her 3 year old by having him defecate...

Original post made by Disgusted on Aug. 26, 2007
Last comment by Fastidious, on Aug 27, 2007 at 12:43 pm | 7 comments | 2926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Green energy home wins Menlo Park award

Tavinder and Vivek Wadhwa have won Menlo Park's 2011 Environmental Quality Award, for their passive energy home, the city...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by Confused, on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | 3 comments | 2926 Views

WOODSIDE

Fixing Woodside's 'structurally deficient' bridges

For at least 100 years in the rural community that is now Woodside, three two-lane, single-span bridges -- on Kings Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 2926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College district asked for $564 million, but quietly

A voter relying on campaign mailers would have been hard pressed this fall to determine how much money was on the table with...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | 16 comments | 2925 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley/Woodside: Should shake roofs be banned?

Wood shake roofs are vulnerable to wildfire. Should Woodside and Portola Valley ban them? Both town councils will discuss...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm | 8 comments | 2925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bill Moggridge of Woodside talks at Kepler's on design in digital age

<b>Here is an e-mail from Susan Lider, a spokeswoman for Kepler's bookstore.</b> Bill Moggridge of Woodside, author of...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 17, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2923 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Bicycle Accident on Los Trancos 8 26 07

Does anyone now what happened to the cyclist involved in the accident on Los Trancos yesterday early afternoon? Did they...

Original post made by Sara on Aug. 27, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 27, 2007 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 2922 Views

OTHER TOPICS

President Obama has had a tough week

This week will mark the 37th time House Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare. If Republicans really wanted to do away...

Original post made by Potomac Fever on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by C Parker, on May 22, 2013 at 10:07 am | 19 comments | 2922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Incumbent faces watchdog in District 3 supervisorial race

Big differences in beliefs on government's proper role in our lives, and on local government's effectiveness in fulfilling...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 21 comments | 2922 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton works to reduce pedestrian risks on El Camino Real

Atherton has been working with Caltrans on ways to make El Camino Real safer for at least 18 months, since a September 2012...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by matt from the block, on Aug 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 22 comments | 2922 Views

MENLO PARK

Time for Menlo Park to phase out herbicides

<B>The following letter by Steve Schmidt was published in the Almanac's April 11 print edition.</B> <I>Editor:</I> In 1998...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 10, 2007
Last comment by Yoohooooo, on Apr 12, 2007 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 2921 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Mixed opinions on Webcasting town meetings

Public comment on Webcasting fell something short of a stampede at the March 13 Woodside Town Council meeting. A handful...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2007
Last comment by Albert McGilvray, on Nov 3, 2007 at 5:08 am | 1 comment | 2921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sequoia board approves $265M bond measure for June ballot

The June 3 ballot will include a bond measure asking voters for $265 million in capital improvement funds for the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 2921 Views
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