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MP toy store tests for lead in toys

In an effort to reduce parents' concerns about the presence of lead in their children's toys, Cheeky Monkey Toys in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2007
Last comment by Nadeine Reynolds, on Nov 19, 2007 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 3966 Views


Belle Haven parents blast day care program

Many of the parents with children enrolled in the Belle Haven after-school program were disappointed in Barbara George's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2007
Last comment by What ever, on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 2864 Views


Letter: Top 10 reasons to skip turkey on Thanksgiving

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here posted Wednesday, November...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2007
Last comment by Jeff, on Nov 21, 2007 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 2546 Views


Portola Valley adopts new creek setback rules

As new or extensively remodeled homes go up on properties along Portola Valley's three major creeks -- Los Trancos, Corte...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2007
Last comment by Annelise Connell, on Nov 21, 2007 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 3113 Views


Miller Design Co. returns to Woodside

After four years in Portola Valley, interior designer Robert W. Miller is back in Woodside with a new partner and a new studio. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2007
Last comment by Rick Davis, on Nov 29, 2007 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 3828 Views


Judge OKs release of report on Atherton's fired finance chief

The investigator's report that led to Atherton Finance Director John Johns being fired must be released to the public, San...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 3015 Views


Longtime Woodside firefighter dies at 71

John Clifford "Cliff" Andrews, a firefighter with the Woodside Fire Protection District for 33 years, died Oct. 12. He was...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2007
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 3, 2007 at 9:24 pm | 1 comment | 3453 Views


Twice yearly Woodside rummage sale involves the whole town

On May 10 and 11, a twice-yearly Woodside institution will once again take place &#8212; the rummage sale at the Woodside...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2007
Last comment by dolores degnan, on Dec 4, 2007 at 8:51 pm | 1 comment | 2906 Views


Menlo College professor killed in car accident

Laura Marschall, 44, associate professor of biological sciences at Menlo College in Atherton, was killed Saturday in a head-on...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Dec 5, 2007 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2764 Views


Roberts market could get use permit this week

The Portola Valley Planning Commission may issue a conditional use permit this week for the new Roberts market going in where...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Joanna Gall, on Dec 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 3136 Views


Building hope

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Service League, which provides services to jail inmates and their families....

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Bill W., on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 3105 Views


Remarks by outgoing mayor Kelly Fergusson

Read the full story here posted Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 2:00...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 8, 2007 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 3324 Views



Congratulations to the Tuxedo Penguins who took 1st place in the AYSO Section 2 tournament (the Pacific Northwest states,...

Original post made by Annette Kingman on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Christine, on Jan 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 4470 Views


Atherton: Report probes allegations, but makes no findings against ex-building chief

An investigator probed allegations that Mike Hood, Atherton's former building official, undermined town rules, accepted gifts...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2007
Last comment by kate, on Dec 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 3197 Views


Strikers boys U10 team wins championship

<I>Report by Nick Athens, parent of a player.</I></B> Read the full story here

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by F. Gray, on Dec 19, 2007 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 3860 Views


Commuters get green light on Alameda

The avenue of the fleas &#8212; the Alameda de las Pulgas &#8212; may be becoming more of a royal road for commuters through...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2007
Last comment by Been Gone Awhile, on Dec 26, 2007 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 2546 Views


County agencies prepare for winter storms

San Mateo County officials are preparing for imminent winter storms by giving away sandbags and asking residents to remove...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2008
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 2735 Views


Atherton chooses city manager

Jerome "Jerry" Gruber, a former water department head for the ski-resort city of Big Bear Lake, is poised to become the next...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2008
Last comment by Steve S, on Jan 4, 2008 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 2849 Views


Report local storm news here

If you have storm-related news to report, please let us know. You can click on the headline above, and post it in the Comment...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2701 Views


Drinking water looks white? Still safe to drink.

If local tap water looks white, the cause is air bubbles. This temporary change affects only the appearance of the water....

Original post made by Virginia Parks on Jan. 8, 2008
Last comment by Denise Johnson-Kula, on Jan 16, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 2426 Views
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