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PORTOLA VALLEY

'Holy Rollers' to race across America

Cycling fans have called Race Across America (RAAM) "the world's toughest bike race, " but that doesn't discourage the four-person...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Kelly Brieger, on May 29, 2008 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2974 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Barbara Walters to sign her new book at Kepler's Saturday

Broadcaster Barbara Walters will be at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, to sign her book, "Audition:...

Original post made on May. 30, 2008
Last comment by Robert, on May 30, 2008 at 12:24 am | 1 comment | 2393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Weekly Best Sellers 6/1/08

Hardcover Fiction 1. City Of Thieves - David Benioff 2. Goodnight Bush - Eric Origen 3. Enchantress Of Florence...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Jun. 2, 2008
Last comment by Shari, on Jun 3, 2008 at 1:29 am | 1 comment | 2353 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Jesse Cool wins Trailblazer Award

Restaurateur and organic food pioneer Jesse Ziff Cool received the Trailblazer Award at the 24th annual Leaders & Legends...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2008
Last comment by Annie Nunan, on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 3644 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Whaler's Cove reopens to public thanks to POST

A cove south of Half Moon Bay that has been closed to the public for more than a decade is being reopened for the enjoyment...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2008
Last comment by Valerie Goff, on Jun 8, 2008 at 11:47 pm | 1 comment | 2556 Views

SPORTS

M-A defeats Terra Nova 19-9

The Menlo-Atherton Bears football team defeated Terra Nova Friday night, 19-9, at Sequoia High. The Bears are now 8-0 overall...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2008
Last comment by John Smith, on Jun 11, 2008 at 1:16 am | 1 comment | 2462 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday night block downtown Menlo Park Party

Last year Menlo Park blocked off Santa Cruz avenue a few Wednesdays and had live music, food and things for the kids. Does...

Original post made by Jennifer on Jun. 12, 2008
Last comment by Rory Brown, on Jun 12, 2008 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 1948 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board approves Encinal School EIR

The school board of the Menlo Park City School District adopted Monday night the environmental impact report on the construction...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2008
Last comment by ostrich tail feathers, on Jun 12, 2008 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 3144 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fireworks show sparks dispute

For five years, Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park has put on a July Fourth fireworks show. Now, one resident...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2008
Last comment by Smiles, on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 2511 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Founder of Al's Nursery in Portola Valley dies at 80

Alwin Bertschinger, always called Al, who founded a nursery in 1959 on a neglected orchard along Portola Road that became...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 2701 Views

MENLO PARK

What was the Police activity at the new Safeway 2 nights ago?

I was turning from ElCamino onto Middle and saw multiple police cars had the new parking lot totally blocked off, all the...

Original post made by Chris P on Jun. 19, 2008
Last comment by It's not safe, on Jun 19, 2008 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 2283 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Parkinson's: Not a death sentence

Lynn Fielder remembers the first time she accepted Parkinson's disease as an inseparable part of herself. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2008
Last comment by David DiBenedetto, on Jun 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 2612 Views

SPORTS

Jumping at a chance to make the Olympic team again

Grace Upshaw, a former resident of Menlo Park, stood at the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece,...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2008
Last comment by Pat Egan, on Jun 26, 2008 at 8:54 pm | 1 comment | 2819 Views

AROUND TOWN

First-time novelist tells tale of Silicon Valley wealth, angst

Janelle Brown knew she would live the writing life from the time she was in second grade, she says. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by Book lover, on Jul 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 2224 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission on board with renaming Bayfront Park after Mike Bedwell

If Menlo Park's parks and recreation commissioners get their way, Bayfront Park will have a new name as of Jan. 1: Bedwell...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2008
Last comment by KAL TRAINS, on Jul 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 2062 Views

MENLO PARK

Katie's Corner: Here comes the Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack recently opened its doors in downtown Menlo Park. When I heard about this candy wonderland, I had to go see...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2008
Last comment by Jaden, on Jul 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 1941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rotary marks 10 years of tutoring

Menlo Park club members teach reading to third-graders at Garfield School Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6509...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Ken, on Jul 8, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 2342 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mileage and Smileage from Slowage

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, from our neck of the woods, is an advocate for and has proposed legislation reducing speeds...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jul. 14, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 2100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Layoffs help school balance budget

Woodside Elementary School should be able to eke out a balanced budget for the coming year, largely thanks to staff layoffs...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by , on Jul 15, 2008 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2392 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside director of planning resigns

Hope Sullivan, Woodside's planning director and assistant town manager, resigned effective June 26, said Town Manager Susan...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by CC, on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 3162 Views
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