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Chili cook-off benefits fire district

A chili cook-off and barbecue is coming to the Runnymede Farm in Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1252 Views

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Residents revisit Stanford's offer to upgrade trail

Residents of Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered last week to reconsider a controversial offer by Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by pj, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 1303 Views

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Night-vision goggles, glow stick help rescue girl

Night-vision goggles and a glow-stick necklace were instrumental in a search-and-rescue team locating and rescuing a 5-year-old...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 1465 Views

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Hiker reports mountain lion sighting

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office received a report of a mountain lion sighting in the Portola Valley area on Saturday...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Jamie Spencer, on Oct 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1282 Views

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Service for Michele Daschbach Fast

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, for Michele Daschbach Fast, the youngest daughter of the well-known Daschbach...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 1776 Views

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Friday: Vikings to play at M-A halftime

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings, a local Pop Warner football program, will parade their skills before an expanded audience on...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hand, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:08 am | 2 comments | 1199 Views

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Woodside theater stages 'South Pacific'

If "South Pacific" can enjoy a successful revival on Broadway, then why not try in Woodside, too? Woodside Community Theatre...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 2029 Views

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Chris Paine returns with 'Revenge'

It's time to celebrate the electric car, according to Chris Paine, a Portola Valley native and documentary film director...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by UH OH, on Nov 12, 2011 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 1901 Views

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Philz Coffee shop coming to Facebook campus

Employees clocking long hours at Facebook's new Menlo Park campus require fuel in the form of caffeine, of course, so Philz...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by better coffee, on Nov 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1677 Views

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Get what you want, for free, at Alice's Restaurant

In the spirit of Thanksgiving portrayed in the 1967 song "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, the management and staff...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Redfield Flash, on Nov 30, 2011 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 1630 Views

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Menlo Park couple give $150 million to Stanford

Stanford University's Graduate School of Business has received a $150 million gift -- one of the largest in the university's...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by Alfred Nonymous, on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 3523 Views

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Tonight: Garbage rate hike on Menlo agenda

It's that time of year again. No, not the holidays. The return of the annual garbage rate hike. The Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 1893 Views

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Left Bank hires architect for new steakhouse

The new year will welcome a new Left Bank steakhouse at 898 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park, the former location of...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Downtown Neighbor, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 1574 Views

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Local partying, dining out on New Year's Eve

Many local restaurants are planning special events for New Year's Eve. Among them: the British Bankers Club, Madera restaurant...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by RJ, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 1620 Views

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Guest opinion: Caltrain can survive without high-speed rail

Caltrain has two alternatives: One involves introducing high-speed rail to the Peninsula, which most residents have now learned...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2012
Last comment by J. Wong, on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 1256 Views

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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 | 1406 Views

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Today: Toxic chemicals and roadside weeds

A report recommending that San Mateo County start following its own guidelines in managing roadside weeds by using pesticides...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Sheilah B from Anchorage Alaska, on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:46 am | 2 comments | 1607 Views

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Artists showcase works at Cafe Zoe

Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park is displaying 40 original works by artists from Abilities United. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10523...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Coffe lover, on Jan 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 2024 Views

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Court halts suit against Encinal PTO volunteers

==B (This is an expanded version of an article published earlier.)== A lawsuit filed by a former Encinal School basketball...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 1838 Views

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'Don Giovanni' comes to West Bay stage

West Bay Opera stages Mozart's "Don Giovanni" on the Lucie Stern stage in Palo Alto. The remaining performances are Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 1580 Views
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