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SCHOOLS & KIDS

County manager John Maltbie responds to grand jury report on budgets

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14067 posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:50 PM...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 3088 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park housing plan workshop

If you missed your chance to get in on the housing plan action in Menlo Park during the last update, you've got another opportunity...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 647 Views

MENLO PARK

Flags mark 9/11

Three hundred and forty-three American flags greeted the morning on the lawns of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Samuel, on Sep 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 830 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook 2.0

Facebook recently started construction work on its "west campus," located on Constitution Drive, down the road from its Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by dcobb@hotmail.com, on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 829 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebration of life of John Chaput

<I>This obituary is based on a family memorial on the Almanac's Lasting Memories website. Visit tinyurl.com/Chaput-122.</I></B> Read...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Laurie Mattison, on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 1011 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Today: Open space district festival

The public is invited to join the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in celebrating "40 years and over 60,000 acres"...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Thankful, on Sep 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest article: Healy takes over at Menlo School

Nathaniel (Than) Healy has taken over as head of school at Menlo School, replacing longtime head Norman Colb, who left Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by Gram-negative, on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1512 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature story: A boy's life in Portola Valley

There was a time in Portola Valley when civility regularly took a holiday, when Sunday, a day of rest and worship, also meant...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1076 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

The Menlo Park Circus comes to Redwood City

Calender of events for the lawsuit CIV517287 brought by plaintiff John Woodell against defendants Virginia Kiraly and Charles...

Original post made by Clarence Darrow on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Clarence Darrow, on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 801 Views

WOODSIDE

bicyclist killed by car in Woodside Sept 18

I heard a brief news report that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Woodside this afternoon. Anyone have more details?...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 2734 Views

MENLO PARK

Business: Midnight Munchies offers late-night cookies

Do you get those late night sweet tooth cravings? You're not alone, says Mark Sherry, whose Midnight Munchies Bakery now...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by R Crumb, on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 1 comment | 1008 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen organizes literacy drive

"It all started when a friend and I entered a Reading Rainbow contest in third grade," says Emerald Hills teen Ryan Traynor...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by sbahles, on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 988 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside council to hear appeal on realtor's proposal for awnings

Awnings will be the subject of a public hearing tonight (Sept. 24) at the Woodside Town Council meeting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by green fan, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm | 1 comment | 5208 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local philanthropists help bring ancient artifact to Asian Art Museum

A small ancient artifact that some historians call "the first bill of human rights" is now on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Anthony Alfidi, on Sep 25, 2013 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1303 Views

AROUND TOWN

County seeks new operator for Folger Stable

Three years after a historic renovation, Folger Stable finds itself facing empty stalls in the near future as San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by James, on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1113 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 3331 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 5092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ormondale is launch pad for science project

A newly installed telescope was the star of a recent community event at Ormondale School, where it was introduced by representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by ann haley, on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 1261 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen in critical condition after shooting

A 17-year-old boy was in critical condition Saturday evening after a shooting at 2:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Farrington...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 7515 Views
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