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MENLO PARK

Obituary: Dorothy Cartan of Menlo Park

Dorothy Mary Bjorkland Cartan of Menlo Park died peacefully at home on Sept. 24. She was 87. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12245...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by Tony Lucio, on Nov 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 1340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Second sister succumbs to injuries from crash

A second sister critically injured in a crash with a California Highway Patrol vehicle on northbound U.S. 101 in Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Nov 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 1728 Views

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Those were the days

In the 1920s, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was the site of scout camps. Here in their uniforms are the unidentified girls...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Lorraine, on Nov 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1007 Views

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Menlo Park man shot in East Palo Alto Sunday

A Menlo Park man was wounded in a shooting in East Palo Alto Sunday night, Nov. 25. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12544...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by what?, on Nov 27, 2012 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1141 Views

ATHERTON

A page from our history

Silas and Olive Holbrook Palmer lived at Elmwood in Atherton until the home burned down in 1958, just a few months after...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Nov 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1238 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: The Sunset of WMD

Soon Atherton will have a newly formulated town council and none too soon. Meanwhile the noise level is increasing to an...

Original post made by new start on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 28, 2012 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 2073 Views

ATHERTON

APOA are selfish cowards

How come the APOA didn't start up its "PAC" activities until just recently? Early last year (2011), almost all their co-workers...

Original post made by Hard truth on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by WMD Timing, on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1030 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley names new commissioners

The Town Council of Portola Valley last night (Nov. 28) named two new members and reappointed five incumbent members to the...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Nov 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 2213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sacred Heart Prep girls advance to state title match

==I Priory falls in Division V final.== The Sacred Heart Prep girls' volleyball team will have a chance to play for its third...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by , on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Westbound Alpine Road now open

Westbound Alpine Road at Interstate 280 is now open, but eastbound Alpine remains closed. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12598...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1122 Views

ATHERTON

[VIDEO] Council Meeting November 28 2012

TOWN OF ATHERTON CITY COUNCIL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 - 7:00 P.M. The Town of Atherton assumed responsibility for recording...

Original post made by APOA on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by APOA, on Dec 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 926 Views

ATHERTON

Union Causes Bill Widmer to Change His Tune on $6,000 Party

After requesting staff work on the $6,000 Party at the end of his term as Mayor and McKeithen's term on the council, Bill...

Original post made by Public Influence on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Dickens, on Dec 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 1924 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Peter Ohtaki next in line to be Menlo Park mayor

A new mayor and vice mayor will be chosen at tonight's Menlo Park City Council meeting. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12610&e=y...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Gina, on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 926 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside High grieves over death of freshman

Sadness pervaded Woodside High School last week as students and teachers remembered Leyla Beban. The 14-year-old Redwood...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Sad Day in Community, on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 1705 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd, but reconsideration likely

The vote may have been unanimous, but the outcome of the Atherton City Council's approval of compensation changes for 10...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by BenchMark, on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 1185 Views

MENLO PARK

Kepler's named Small Business of the Year

A longtime Kepler's customer and fan, State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has named the iconic bookstore the "Small...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 1701 Views

AROUND TOWN

When rain causes fire

Electrical fires are known for being impervious to water, a truth demonstrated in the rain over nearly two hours early Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Allied but not Arty, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 966 Views

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Review: 'Life of Pi'

In Ang Lee's exhilarating "Life of Pi" -- based upon the bestselling novel by Yann Martel -- a boy adrift reads a "Survival...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Uriah, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1138 Views

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Warning on eating wild mushrooms

With wild mushroom growth prompted by seasonal rains, the California Department of Public Health has issued a warning...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Porcini Harvesting, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1281 Views

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Menlo boys' hoop coach Kris Weem joins Golden State Warriors

A lot of positive things are happening with the NBA's Golden State Warriors these days. The team has new owners, a new coach,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Michelle, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm | 1 comment | 1473 Views
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