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Atherton leader Phil Lively dies; service on Saturday

Philip D. Lively of Atherton, whose public service to his community over the last 25 years was wide-reaching and consequential,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Jim Drake, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 3381 Views


Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mother of teen driver, on Jun 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 3095 Views


Arizona man pleads no contest in Woodside residential burglary case

One of two Arizona men accused of burglarizing a Woodside home in 2012 pleaded no contest on July 13 to three felonies in...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 1820 Views


Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a telephone scam involving callers pretending...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by G.L. Stein, on Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments | 2585 Views


Cafe Zoe in Redwood City closes

Although Cafe Zoe, a hub of community in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, continues to keep its doors wide open, owner...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jul 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 2963 Views


Police: Burglars ransack East Palo Alto church

Less than a month before a scheduled 75th anniversary celebration and fundraiser to repair church grounds, burglars have...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 1649 Views


Firefighters reach tentative deal with Menlo Park fire district

After seven years of working without a contract, firefighters and the management of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 2694 Views


Longtime local family business moves back to its roots

In the more than 60 years since John and Mary Lyngso started Lyngso Garden Materials in the early 1950s, Lyngso has sold...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by James Carr, on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 3478 Views


Drought, warm weather increase concerns about West Nile virus

Trapping mosquitoes, testing live chickens, vaccinating horses, unleashing bacteria. All of that is happening in San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2015
Last comment by shut 'er down!, on Aug 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 1497 Views


Fire danger warning issued, Peninsula watershed closed

Dry thunderstorms moving through the Bay Area from Thursday afternoon through this morning (Aug. 7), led the National Weather...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by Skyye, on Aug 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 2348 Views


Report: Rent hikes greatly exceed income gains

San Mateo County has released statistics on housing costs and income for the quarter ending June 30, and the numbers confirm...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by JulieToo, on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 2 comments | 1028 Views


Looking for a miracle

It was 2 a.m. on July 12 and her husband and two daughters were half a world away, visiting his parents in France, when Marisa...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tina, on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 2101 Views


San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state

San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 3.7 percent, according to July [

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:22 am | 2 comments | 1729 Views


Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

The Menlo Park City Council unanimous adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 1870 Views


How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3155 Views


Community says farewell to Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

The farewell celebration for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 30, attracted no less than a marching band,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Dick Tjaden, on Oct 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 3615 Views


Wednesday: Public hearing on proposed increases in bus fares

A public hearing on proposed changes in SamTrans bus fares is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the SamTrans headquarters...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense, on Oct 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 1027 Views


Local effort to help animal victims of Valley wildfire

When Joanne Klebe learned of the many animals who perished in September's Valley wildfire in Lake County, she says: "It hit...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 2037 Views


Voter Guide: Seven run for community college board seats

In the 2014-15 school year, the San Mateo County community colleges enrolled about 25,000 students. Seven candidates are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Tom Devine, on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2723 Views


Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1437 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
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Response to Arguments Against Measure B
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By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,225 views