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WOODSIDE

Saturday: Open house for Filoli volunteers

The many ways to volunteer at Filoli will be discussed at the semi-annual volunteer recruitment open house at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Say What??, on Jan 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 1159 Views

MENLO PARK

Must Read Menlo Park Facebook Article

Apologies to the Almanac and to the Patch, but someone on this forum had to post a link to this article on the Patch that...

Original post made by David on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 768 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woman sentenced for Portola Valley crimes

County jail, not state prison, is ahead for San Francisco resident Jennifer Leigh Prince, who was arrested in December 2010...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Janet, on Jan 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1041 Views

AROUND TOWN

A fresh perspective on anonymous postings

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/career/the-case-of-anonymity-in-social-media/3874?tag=nl.e101 “The reason that many...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 802 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may close housing department

The Menlo Park City Council asked staff Tuesday to move ahead with closing the city's housing department, which reduces...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Tax Payer, on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's transition team plans future

After Clark Kepler announced his retirement from day-to-day operations at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, an eight-member team...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 924 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes 4-1 on new city manager contract

Menlo Park City Council meetings can be packed full of surprises, but the Jan. 24 meeting proceeded much as expected —...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police nab two Menlo Park men as burglary suspects

Palo Alto police chased down and arrested two Menlo Park men who they believe were planning to burglarize a residence in...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 886 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Fire occurred at Larry Ellison's former home

The large Japanese pagoda-style home in Atherton where firefighters quickly extinguished an attic fire Sunday was the former...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 1235 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Two women now on architecture review board

The gender ratio on Portola Valley's five-member architecture review board has changed to three men and two women from a...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Megan Koch, on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 1595 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Will town say 'yea' to Willie Mays Way?

With the backing of most residents of the street, a local Little League leader wants the town of Atherton to rename Mount...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by G. Jones, on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 987 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing student found safe

A missing 19-year-old special-needs Canada College student was found safe early this morning (Feb. 2) after authorities...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 751 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Speakers: Don't halt Belle Haven services

Rarely does anyone show up to a budget hearing to say "please cut my program." The Menlo Park City Council's Jan. 30 study...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 1006 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton officer named in lawsuit retires

An Atherton police officer named in a federal lawsuit for his role in a domestic violence incident and the subsequent alteration...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | 1 comment | 913 Views

FICTION

Former Menlo School coach pleads not guilty

Michael Taylor, a former Menlo School assistant baseball coach, has pleaded not guilty to stealing computers from the Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1666 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Leadership in Atherton

Councilman Jim Dobbie responds to last week's editorial in the Almanac, which, he says, "is counter to what I am seeing as...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Poster, on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 1015 Views

MENLO PARK

Silicon Valley economy rebounding, report says

With 42,000 new jobs and other positive indicators, Silicon Valley's innovation engine is heating up again, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Roaring in the lunar new year

Parent volunteer Russell Kao leads students in Cynthia Chiu's Mandarin language class at La Entrada School in the Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Report of mountain lion sighting near school

Someone reported seeing a mountain lion near the back fence of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley on Wednesday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by A mom, on Feb 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 1172 Views
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