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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley volunteers chafe over limits on their affordable housing role

There are many avenues of inquiry into the topic of affordable housing in Portola Valley: Why is the state inserting itself...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1268 Views

AROUND TOWN

The sale (and free exchange) of locally grown food gathers steam

The idea of local people eating locally grown food continues to make headlines in Woodside. The Town Council has expressed...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 1119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans previews Willow Road interchange redesign

The Menlo Park Transportation Commission recently got a look at how Caltrans could redesign the U.S. 101 and Willow Road...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 1 comment | 3193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside resident to make 600th blood donation

Woodside resident Alden Tagg will make his 600th blood donation, through a process known as apheresis, at the Stanford Blood...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Atherton resident, on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 4212 Views

MENLO PARK

Gymnastics probe findings won't be made public

The investigation into allegations of a hostile workplace within Menlo Park's gymnastics program will likely take at least...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Apr 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 1190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school vandalized

Vandals didn't steal anything, but they left a calling card -- explicit graffiti spray-painted across the walls of La Entrada...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by so sad, on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 1064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Clear-cutting of 18 trees

Eighteen trees fell recently in a clear-cutting on a lightly forested hilltop at 18 Redberry Ridge in Portola Valley. While...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by jimmae, on Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 999 Views

SPORTS

Girls softball: Patton pitches perfect game

Woodside High School's Christina Patton pitched a perfect game Tuesday to lead her team to a 11-0 victory over Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by WHS Parent, on Apr 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 10675 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Self-publish your book -- and print it in 10 minutes

It's getting easier for writers to get published now that there are so many self-publishing options. Vanity press has largely...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Alpine Neighbor, on Apr 5, 2013 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 2002 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park raises city fees

Changes to Menlo Park fees for community services such as gymnastics classes, afterschool programs and facility rentals will...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Don, on Apr 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Free compost in Menlo Park

Time to fertilize? Menlo Park is giving away compost on Saturday, April 6. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13387&e=y...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by HammerHead, on Apr 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1225 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Association of California Healthcare Districts removes "Guide to Grassroots Advocacy" from its website

In another topic "Why is the Sequoia Healthcare District switching its Workers Comp. Insurance to ACHD's Alpha Fund?" http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&t=8175...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 1348 Views

WOODSIDE

Tennis pro Bradley wins Lifetime Achievement honors

Longtime local tennis coach and pro Chris Bradley recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Professional Tennis...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Michelle, on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1555 Views

MENLO PARK

La Honda Road reopens; Ranch Road blocked

La Honda Road (state Highway 84) in San Mateo County has reopened after downed cable lines blocked traffic for several hours...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 1142 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven may yet see active police substation

Buried in discussion of Menlo Park's upcoming budget was a hint as to the fate of a long-awaited, active police substation...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 1234 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Early morning runners be alert

This morning, around 5:30-6:00 am, my mom was running on Ringwood between Bay and Middlefield. She always runs with a flashlight...

Original post made by Angry Runner on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 1205 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Can Menlo Park recover what it lost in specific plan?

With the recent downtown Menlo Park project submitted by Stanford University, residents are waking up to the reality of a...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Editor, on Apr 12, 2013 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Shaping the West

It's a safe bet that few can now say what these four things have in common: asparagus, the sliding glass door, a wilderness...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1459 Views

OTHER TOPICS

At the top: Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr.

In a time of war but not of national sacrifice, of an official news blackout on photos of the flag-draped coffins of war...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2013
Last comment by Keith B, on Apr 13, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 1229 Views

MENLO PARK

Gardeners arrested on suspicion of burglary

Two men were arrested after a woman arrived home in an unincorporated area of Menlo Park to find them inside her home...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by Don R, on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1446 Views
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