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PORTOLA VALLEY

Scarecrows out standing in their field again

One good thing about being a scarecrow: if someone stabs and dismembers you and leaves you to molder on the cold, cold ground,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jeanne Kunz, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 1291 Views

WOODSIDE

Susan George kept Woodside on 'even keel'

The Woodside public in 1993 "wanted to hang the Town Council, they were doing such a bad job," Mayor Dave Tanner said in...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 1621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charged by the arts

Laurel School kindergartner Emma gets the attention of her classmate Noah as they finish their artwork during an Art in Action...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Robin Allen, on Jan 20, 2012 at 8:01 am | 1 comment | 2142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Peninsula Bike Party -- Facebook tour

The bike ride will celebrate Facebook's move to Menlo Park with a tour of Facebook's former and current offices in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by zuck, on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three gain Eagle Scout rank

Three Portola Valley youth from Boy Scout Troop 64 were honored recently at an Eagle court of Honor at Valley Presbyterian...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Abilities United, on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1016 Views

MENLO PARK

Olympian, WWII vet speaks at church

With an extraordinary life story as told in the bestselling book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand, 94-year old Louis Zamperini...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Bruce, on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1242 Views

WOODSIDE

Saturday: Open house for Filoli volunteers

The many ways to volunteer at Filoli will be discussed at the semi-annual volunteer recruitment open house at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Say What??, on Jan 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 1336 Views

MENLO PARK

Must Read Menlo Park Facebook Article

Apologies to the Almanac and to the Patch, but someone on this forum had to post a link to this article on the Patch that...

Original post made by David on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 863 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woman sentenced for Portola Valley crimes

County jail, not state prison, is ahead for San Francisco resident Jennifer Leigh Prince, who was arrested in December 2010...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Janet, on Jan 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1212 Views

AROUND TOWN

A fresh perspective on anonymous postings

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/career/the-case-of-anonymity-in-social-media/3874?tag=nl.e101 “The reason that many...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 886 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may close housing department

The Menlo Park City Council asked staff Tuesday to move ahead with closing the city's housing department, which reduces...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Tax Payer, on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's transition team plans future

After Clark Kepler announced his retirement from day-to-day operations at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, an eight-member team...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 1069 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes 4-1 on new city manager contract

Menlo Park City Council meetings can be packed full of surprises, but the Jan. 24 meeting proceeded much as expected —...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police nab two Menlo Park men as burglary suspects

Palo Alto police chased down and arrested two Menlo Park men who they believe were planning to burglarize a residence in...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1130 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Fire occurred at Larry Ellison's former home

The large Japanese pagoda-style home in Atherton where firefighters quickly extinguished an attic fire Sunday was the former...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1811 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 1364 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Two women now on architecture review board

The gender ratio on Portola Valley's five-member architecture review board has changed to three men and two women from a...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Megan Koch, on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 1955 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Will town say 'yea' to Willie Mays Way?

With the backing of most residents of the street, a local Little League leader wants the town of Atherton to rename Mount...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by G. Jones, on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 1178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing student found safe

A missing 19-year-old special-needs Canada College student was found safe early this morning (Feb. 2) after authorities...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 896 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Speakers: Don't halt Belle Haven services

Rarely does anyone show up to a budget hearing to say "please cut my program." The Menlo Park City Council's Jan. 30 study...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 1170 Views
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