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'Running with the Tiger' follows a life through World War II China

The cupcakes were delicious. But it was hard to make the jump of imagination from the scrumptious goodies shrouded in grated...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Alan Donald, on Aug 20, 2009 at 1:04 am | 1 comment | 1823 Views

MENLO PARK

Two-story office proposed at Sand Hill and Santa Cruz

The owner of two parcels at Santa Cruz Avenue and Sand Hill Road in unincorporated San Mateo County is applying to build...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Biff, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 1474 Views

MENLO PARK

Memorial service Aug. 22 for Dr. Andrew White

A celebration of the life of Dr. Andrew Willis White Jr., a 41-year resident of Menlo Park, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Ms. Pat Watkins, on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 1 comment | 1687 Views

MENLO PARK

Eshoo plans another "phone meeting" today

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, has announced another "Telephone Town Hall Meeting" on health care reform. This one is set...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by B Keating, on Aug 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 1473 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Palo Alto to host workshop on high-speed rail

The city of Palo Alto will host a workshop Sept. 12 to teach participants about the high-speed rail plans on the Peninsula,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 4306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Bridge to somewhere

Not many middle school students know very much about college, let alone what school they would like to attend. Seventh-grader...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Rayme, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1904 Views

MENLO PARK

Four-week night-construction project begins at four Caltrain crossings

Residents living near the Caltrain tracks and their intersections with Encinal, Glenwood, Oak Grove and Ravenswood avenues...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Kal Trains, on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 1464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Theatre in the Woods review: 'The Frogs' shines with fine acting, innovation

The winds of change are unrelenting, tastes and attitudes shift with the times, the players' brief candles burn out and the...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Betsy, on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 1637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen suspect in court on pipe-bomb incident

A 17-year-old boy being charged as an adult for allegedly bringing weapons and explosives to Hillsdale High School in...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by billy, on Aug 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1873 Views

MENLO PARK

Golden Acorn Award winners announced

Menlo Park's Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its Golden Acorn Awards, recognizing community service and...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by C. Gump, on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm | 1 comment | 1446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jackson makes contact with Cleveland

Nate Jackson's professional football career was extended Monday when the former Menlo College All-American signed with the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1669 Views

MENLO PARK

New restaurant to open at Allied Arts

A new restaurant, Cafe Primavera, will open Friday, Sept. 4, at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park. It replaces...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Noreen, on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 1664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forbes: Atherton home asking prices drop

Are there bargains to be had in the Atherton real estate market? Forbes, which ranks Atherton No. 2 on its list of "America's...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 1616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Corte Madera middle school graduates 72 students

Corte Madera School in Portola Valley graduated 72 eighth-grade students on Friday, June 12. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8181...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2009
Last comment by diana boyle, on Sep 7, 2009 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1845 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Public meeting before contract talks begin a good idea

Anyone who believes the citizen-based San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is an unfailingly neutral body incapable of political...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2009
Last comment by Ella, on Sep 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 1308 Views

MENLO PARK

Phillips Brooks' Bitsie Root marries Bill Epperly

Elizabeth "Bitsie" Root presided over countless ceremonies at Phillips Brooks School during the nearly 20 years she served...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2009
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Sep 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 1761 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents share high-speed-rail ideas -- civilly

High-speed-rail officials vowed Saturday to collaborate with Peninsula residents on the design of the controversial rail...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by KJI, on Sep 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 1513 Views

MENLO PARK

Man robbed in Sand Hill parking lot

Two men broke into an occupied vehicle in a parking lot in the 2400 block of Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park at about 7:25...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Citizen A, on Sep 15, 2009 at 12:59 am | 1 comment | 1516 Views

MENLO PARK

City unveils plan to revamp El Camino, downtown area

After two-plus years of meetings and workshops, residents will get their first look this week at a preliminary version of...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Kal Trains, on Sep 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1366 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Katie's Corner: Friendships forged by Harry Potter magic

The Harry Potter book and movie series is the classic story of good and evil, growing up, and the real meaning of friendships...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Marty Higgins, on Sep 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 1783 Views
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Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto
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Family Outing - Inside Out
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Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8
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