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WOODSIDE

Portola Valley: 'We love horses' essay contest

Strideaway Farms in Portola Valley is hosting a "We love horses" essay contest. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13643...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1045 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Swimmers salute inspiring coach George French

It's been decades since they were swimming together as kids under the direction of Coach George French, but many of the swimmers...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Scott Barrett, on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:56 am | 1 comment | 1630 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Interim deputy fire chief chosen

Staffing changes continue at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District with the appointment of Daniel Belville as interim deputy...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Doubting Thomas, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm | 8 comments | 1347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Festivities for the Fourth

Local communities will celebrate the Fourth of July with old-fashioned family activities, ranging from a pig scramble at...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by MomOf2, on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arrillaga's latest gift to Stanford tops all others

Stanford University today announced a new gift of $151 million from Silicon Valley landowner and developer John Arrillaga,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Scholar, on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 24 comments | 1965 Views

MENLO PARK

Judge dismisses lawsuit against John Woodell

A duel of defamation lawsuits left one standing after a San Mateo County judge ruled in favor of dismissing the claim filed...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 1184 Views

SPORTS

Lopez wins lacrosse All-American honors

Alex Lopez of Portola Valley is one of 15 Bay Area players to be named as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American Player....

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by footballer, on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 34318 Views

MENLO PARK

Peninsula residents laud Prop 8 ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling dismissing the Proposition 8 appeal and likely making way for same-sex weddings...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Moderate Republican, on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 16 comments | 2466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open Letter to all elected officials in San Mateo County.

Please take a position on this issue. Boundary Redistricting Committee. April 22, 2013 I e-mailed the Supervisors and asked...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jul. 1, 2013
There are no comments yet. 777 Views

MENLO PARK

Developer, neighbors battle over driveway permit

Charges of misrepresentation and fraud are flying from both developers and Louise Street residents after the Menlo Park council...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Developer , on Jun 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm | 14 comments | 2332 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: One applicant so far for council seat

Greg Conlon, who ran for City Council last November, is the only Atherton resident so far who has applied for appointment...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Jun 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 5 comments | 1147 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Webb Ranch to sell produce at farmers' markets

It's nearly summer, but the Webb Ranch fruit and vegetable stand at Alpine Road and Interstate 280 has been dark and empty....

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by who owns it?, on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm | 3 comments | 1599 Views

WOODSIDE

Police calls: Grandparent scam

Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park and Portola Valley. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13910&e=y...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 2525 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plastic bag ban at checkout starts

Earth Day (April 22) this year heralds the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park and 24 other...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 25 comments | 2042 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Embezzlement case: District sues former official over 'gift' of Menlo Park home

The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has sued the district's former finance director alleging that,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Ugh ... !, on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 1942 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Hands off open government laws

Residents of California, you nearly got screwed. The latest attempt by Sacramento to weaken the public's access to their...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Hands, on Jun 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm | 4 comments | 1868 Views

SPORTS

District 52 Majors 9-10 all-stars schedule

==B DISTRICT 52 LITTLE LEAGUE MAJORS 9-10 ALL-STARS== ==B Hosted by Menlo-Atherton, Alpine West/Menlo== ==B Saturday== ==B...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Alejandro, on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm | 1 comment | 1219 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Atherton officers perform important work, professionally

In response to the "Viewpoint" article (Atherton faces big decision on police costs) in the Almanac by the editor dated May...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Other side of the coin, on Jun 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 13 comments | 1321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo student, 14, wins high music honors

Pianist Anna Boonyanit, a ninth-grader at Menlo School, was the winner of many awards, including an invitation to perform...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council passes 'healthy outlook' budget

Higher-than-expected property tax revenue and the effects of whittling down spending over the last few years have led to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by look north, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 10 comments | 1195 Views
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