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WOODSIDE

Woodside: Council considers fate of mansion, town's eucalyptus trees

In its first meeting of the fall, the Woodside Town Council starts with a full and significant agenda: an appeal to accept...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 2064 Views

MENLO PARK

Chain-saw sculptor at work

Taken down in September after reports that it was leaning precariously, the huge pine tree in Fremont Park at the corner...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two mountain lions spotted in San Mateo County

In a matter of hours two mountain lions were reportedly spotted in different parts of San Mateo County Monday night (Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by Bill Sykes, on Jan 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 1250 Views

ATHERTON

Open space district adds 1,000-plus acres

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has purchased more than 1,000 acres of property in San Mateo County this...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1765 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thief strikes at Menlo Park church

It takes a particular kind of thief to walk away with money collected during church services. Menlo Park detectives are still...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 2002 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook starts building second Menlo Park campus

Facebook has broken ground on its second campus in Menlo Park, which was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry to resemble...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by interesting, on Sep 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 4581 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Carlos Supermajority Vote Fails

Thanks to councilmembers Grocott and Grasilli, who voted not to override protests of residents, San Carlos avoided an election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guided tours: Eco-friendly driveway and parking lot

Want to make your driveway or parking areas more eco-friendly? Join the San Francisquito Watershed Council for a free guided...

Original post made by Katie Pilat on Mar. 14, 2007
Last comment by Katie, on Mar 19, 2007 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 4596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinions: Two views of direction for Menlo's downtown

<B>Green ribbon panel wants walkable, bikeable theme to cut emissions</B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6377...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2008
Last comment by ever hopeful, on Jun 11, 2008 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 3173 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Filing period over for June 8 ballot

There will be no race for several key San Mateo County elective offices due to a dearth of candidates. With the closing of...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1504 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Draeger's makes case against usurping parking plazas

<I>(Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to the Menlo Park City Council.)</I></B> Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Eyes wide open, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 1918 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside green-lights farmers' market

The second Skylonda farmers' market this year, and the first fully legitimate one, is expected to open at 3 p.m. Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Andrea, on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:20 am | 2 comments | 2127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime school board member steps down

Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Board Observer, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 3711 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Driver not at fault in bicycle fatality, CHP says

The Sand Hill Road traffic accident that killed bicyclist and Portola Valley resident Rodney Smith apparently happened as...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jul 3, 2007 at 5:10 pm | 2 comments | 3642 Views

SPORTS

Local voters back Obama and McCain

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was the top vote-getter in The Almanac's circulation area (Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by excuuuse me, on Feb 12, 2008 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 3121 Views

MENLO PARK

Middlefield and Linfield: Traffic signal, or lighted crosswalk?

At its meeting on Tuesday, July 14, Menlo Park's City Council could decide whether to install a traffic signal or a lighted...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1493 Views

MENLO PARK

Two arrested for embezzling from elderly relative

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1521 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook comment period extended one week

Vowing to keep the Facebook project on schedule, the Menlo Park City Council at its Jan. 10 meeting answered requests to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by what is the rush, on Jan 13, 2012 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1661 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside woman seeks high, high office

Woodside resident and documentary filmmaker Michealene Risley has a June deadline. She needs at least 50,000 people &#8212;...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 1441 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Service set for former Ladera principal John Vincent

A memorial service has been set for Saturday, Aug. 25, for John Vincent, who served as principal of Ladera School from 1968...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Ruder, on Jul 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 2 comments | 1820 Views
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Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls
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Anger and Conflict
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