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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting geometry

For some of us, the word "math" is a pejorative. We take the classes, we graduate and, with some enthusiasm, draw a curtain...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by M. L., on Dec 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 2293 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys successfully defend water polo title

For the first time in the history of the boys' water polo program at Sacred Heart Prep, the Gators are back-to-back Central...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by ATOWNMAMA, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 2878 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Putting a true value on sergeants' pay raise

I have no idea how much is reasonable in our lopsided economy for a police officer to earn. I do know that it is important...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 1799 Views

WOODSIDE

Miles Files: Woodside Vineyards -- a legacy for sale

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7329 posted Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 12:00...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2008
Last comment by Patt Blatt, on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two EPA gang members arrested by police team

Two members of the Taliban street gang were arrested this week by a newly formed street crimes unit composed of East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 19, 2008 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1972 Views

MENLO PARK

Does traffic diversion reduce crime?

Over the course of the debate on whether to conduct a traffic study in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, the question...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Dec 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2051 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Almanac feature: Ask the Deputy

Deputy Stephanie Josephson of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is starting a new feature in The Almanac, called Ask...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by johnny, on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 2039 Views

SPORTS

Former Menlo-Atherton High School football coach dies at 87

Arthur Ernest Boettcher, who won the first South Peninsula Athletic League (SPAL) championship for Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by George Justice, on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 2855 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Snowpack 76 percent of normal, officials say

The first snow survey of the 2008-09 winter season indicates that California's snow-water content, or the volume of water...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2009
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Jan 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 1 comment | 1925 Views

AROUND TOWN

No parole for Chowchilla school bus kidnapper

A state Board of Parole Hearings panel Monday night once again denied parole for one of three men -- all from wealthy families...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2009
Last comment by Kal Trains, on Jan 7, 2009 at 11:37 am | 1 comment | 2088 Views

WOODSIDE

Peter Mason chosen as mayor of Woodside

Woodside Councilman Peter Mason will be handling the mayor's gavel for the next 12 months at Town Council meetings. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by OLRA Neighbor, on Jan 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 2754 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside's Kathleen Scutchfield gives conservation easement to POST

The Toto Ranch, 952 acres along Highway 1 south of Half Moon Bay, won't be developed into luxury homes thanks to the generosity...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 12, 2009 at 4:21 am | 1 comment | 2514 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park sergeants in line for 30 percent pay raise over 30 months

Sergeants in the Menlo Park Police Department are set to get a 30 percent raise over the next two and a half years. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 1836 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental review of high-speed rail begins

Residents concerned about the impact of the California high-speed rail project on local towns will have an opportunity to...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Kal Trains, on Jan 14, 2009 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1910 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bail remains for doctor in death of MP student

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Wednesday morning declined to eliminate bail for a Colorado doctor accused of illegally...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by clotho, on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1965 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: City should not be in the housing business

It's bad enough that the city is losing money in the child care business, but now former Mayor Andy Cohen and the Almanac...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 380 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park cat burglar sent to prison

It's at least 30 years in prison for Scott James Froberg, 42, of Santa Cruz, who in September pleaded "no contest" to three...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Katerina Caterwaul, on Jan 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Montreal Piano Phenom Mimi Blais Performs 2/11 in Menlo Park

Concert pianist Mimi Blais returns from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to perform Wed. Feb. 11 at 7:00 P.M. at the First Baptist...

Original post made by Nan Bostick on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Anne Prescott, on Feb 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 2250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher's trip gives students glimpse of history

By the time President-elect Barack Obama took the stage on election night, Menlo Park teacher Jacqueline Cebrian knew exactly...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by James, on Jan 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm | 1 comment | 2342 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Epidemiology study by Maya Mathur of Woodside nets $35,000 scholarship

Young women are not as knowledgeable as they should be about the human papilloma virus even though they are often involved...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Tira, on Jan 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 2074 Views
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