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PORTOLA VALLEY

Virginia Bacon photos of snow on local hilltops

"What a joy to wake up this morning and find snow on the local hilltops," says Virginia Bacon of Portola Valley, who sent...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Vern Rogers, on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:16 am | 1 comment | 1688 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Mexican Cooking Program at Atherton Library

New York native, Nicole Salgado will be demonstrating recipes from her cookbook, "Bajio's Bounty" at the library on Sunday,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by respect and consideration, on Dec 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm | 1 comment | 2347 Views

MENLO PARK

Early morning fire hits commercial laundry

Fire investigators are looking for possible causes of an early morning fire in a couple of tubs used to store mops at a commercial...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by A Resident, on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 1332 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail slow down: Report rejected

The California High-Speed Rail Authority board Thursday (Dec. 3) rescinded its approval of an environmental impact report...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Dan Dippery, on Dec 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1349 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council meeting cancelled

A special Atherton City Council meeting set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Thelma, on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm | 1 comment | 1441 Views

WOODSIDE

Creating a Happy Body

"Think of your body as the piano. You are the pianist — we are the tuners." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8969...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by George Lukacs, on Dec 9, 2009 at 4:54 am | 1 comment | 1795 Views

MENLO PARK

Political maneuver kicks off celebratory meeting

Under pressure from council majority, Menlo Park councilman bows out of contention for regional post. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 1234 Views

MENLO PARK

Baykeeper sues West Bay Sanitary over sewage spills

An environmental watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the West Bay Sanitary District and two Peninsula cities over...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Interested, on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 1395 Views

MENLO PARK

Short takes

The meter maid as Grinch, Round Table parties like it's 1959, and downtown trees twinkle. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=5541...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by here's a tip, on Dec 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1023 Views

MENLO PARK

Spike in property crime in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police are conducting undercover operations and increasing patrols in some areas in response to a spike in property...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by where is the security, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1247 Views

ATHERTON

Can't wait until Kathy is mayor

We need change and I think she is just the right person. I like her and think she will do great things. I for one will be...

Original post made by Straight shooter on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by about time, on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 1558 Views

ATHERTON

Recall Drive Underway

Anger is boiling over at the secret six figure payout to a former Atherton Police Officer just before the parcel tax election. The...

Original post made by james caravelle on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Good, on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

MENLO PARK

Shorter meetings? Don't count on it.

Menlo Park's new mayor has pressed for shorter council meetings in the past, but he isn't making any promises as he takes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Dec 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 1249 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martha Wenrick Greenough, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 1862 Views

AROUND TOWN

'A Civil War Christmas:' A rare holiday treat

==B Theater review:== The TheatreWorks' production, "A Civil War Christmas," blends our fondest traditions and historic memories...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Marc Tarpenning, on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn debate: Property rights vs. environmental responsibility

If a showdown were brewing in Menlo Park between environmental activists and defenders of private property rights, what would...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Calls

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don, on Dec 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Is this what you voted for?

There has been no shortage of newspaper headlines in the week since the release of a report on the California high-speed...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Peter, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1423 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water may be cloudy, says water agency

Peninsula residents may notice cloudiness in their drinking water as early as this week (beginning Dec. 28), but water quality...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Marina, on Dec 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 1406 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Another U-turn in Atherton

If, as expected, the Atherton Town Council decides on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to refund about $130,000 in road impact fees, it...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by spin aroundanround, on Dec 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 1425 Views
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