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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Roaring in the lunar new year

Parent volunteer Russell Kao leads students in Cynthia Chiu's Mandarin language class at La Entrada School in the Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1292 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Report of mountain lion sighting near school

Someone reported seeing a mountain lion near the back fence of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley on Wednesday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by A mom, on Feb 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 1324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Garden expands at Priory

The paths to the cultivation of a home vegetable garden have been many -- the hardships of the Great Depression, the backyard...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by ingrid shu, on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted into...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by K. Llewellen, on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1126 Views

MENLO PARK

Howard Daschbach dies at 87

A funeral Mass for Howard M. Daschbach of Atherton, who practiced law in Menlo Park for 43 years and was a 57-year parishioner...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Kerrin Meinhardt, on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 1042 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo finds itself in unusual position this late in WBAL race

==B Tuesday's girls' soccer:== With only four matches left in the regular season, the Menlo School girls' soccer team is...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hi, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 2252 Views

MENLO PARK

SusieCakes moves to Menlo Park

A new business is coming to town, and that business needs new employees. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10640...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by , on Feb 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 1268 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans joins spraying moratorium

Residents of rural San Mateo County have one less thing to worry about this spring, since the California Department of Transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Amy Shimmick, on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 1 comment | 2967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Tracing your family's history

The Menlo Park Family History Center will hold an open house on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1105 Valparaiso...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2012
Last comment by ALICE, on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2836 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to review library, gym parking

The Library Commission's recent conclusion that about one third of drivers hoping to stop at either the main Menlo Park Library...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3131 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton changes course on recruiting manager

The Atherton City Council is likely to abandon its plan to have former interim city manager John Danielson conduct the search...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Feb 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 3056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: M-A fashion show makes M-AGIC

Seniors at Menlo-Atherton High School will take center stage Saturday, Feb. 25, in "M-A MAGIC, Be Captivated," the PTA's...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Charleston Pierce, on Feb 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2917 Views

MENLO PARK

Green energy home wins award

Tavinder and Vivek Wadhwa have won Menlo Park's 2011 Environmental Quality Award, for their passive energy home, the city...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by , on Feb 29, 2012 at 7:15 am | 1 comment | 4152 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside, Portola Valley law enforcement funds restored

There's good news and bad news out of Sacramento for the extra Sheriff's Office squad car that patrols Woodside and Portola...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by Sharon Richards, on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 3523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building a bridge, word by word

Margy Kahn's first full-length play, "Familiar Strangers," is being premiered by Pear Avenue Theatre on March 2. ==I Photo...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by enlightened, on Feb 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm | 1 comment | 3009 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton mass kidnapper may be set free

Richard Schoenfeld along with his brother and a friend from Portola Valley were convicted of kidnapping 26 schoolchildren...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Injustice, on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 1851 Views

ATHERTON

VIDEO - City Council Special Meeting of Feb 28, 2012

Town of Atherton City Council Agenda Special Meeting February 28, 2012 Video Broadcast Brought to you by the men...

Original post made by APOA on Mar. 3, 2012
Last comment by APOA, on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 1013 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park fire district to rebuild East Palo Alto fire station

A fire station built 56 years ago in East Palo Alto will give way to a modern facility during the next year as the district...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by , on Mar 5, 2012 at 3:40 am | 1 comment | 1466 Views

ATHERTON

Former manager John Danielson out of the picture in Atherton

A contract approved by the Atherton City Council in late January to hire the town's newly resigned interim city manager John...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by John Denver, on Mar 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1407 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Can't make it to Belgium?

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10681 posted Monday, March 5, 2012, 9:33 PM...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by Ryan Williams , on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1109 Views
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