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Portola Valley: Town official departs abruptly

The staff at Town Hall in Portola Valley is one person smaller with the abrupt departure of Assistant Town Manager Janet...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Anne , on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 1959 Views

ATHERTON

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2811 Views

ATHERTON

Huge mistake to talk about outsourcing APD

What would be the huge mistake to talk about outsourcing? Most cities are talking about it. "It would be a huge mistake...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:19 am | 8 comments | 2025 Views

MENLO PARK

Tap well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | 22 comments | 3719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 2822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2011 High School Football Schedules

Among high school football openers Friday, Sept. 2, Priory will host Stuart Hall at 4 p.m., Menlo-Atherton will host El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Aug 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 2574 Views

ATHERTON

Postal Service consolidates mail routes

For some residents of Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton, the consolidation of mail routes this week could switch delivery...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 2051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan announced to save Social Security

A very simple step to save Social Security http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/178231-bernie-sanders-to-introduce-payroll-tax-bill Uses...

Original post made by Alfred E Newman on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm | 29 comments | 2635 Views

AROUND TOWN

FBI investigation

After all the publicity this issue got in the Almanac , how about an update on the status of this investigation ? It would...

Original post made by bob on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm | 5 comments | 1496 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Almanac Rush to Judgment

A friend of mine Lisa Rossetti wrote a great article in the Lagonian. I asked her if she would publish that in the Almanac...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 2787 Views

MENLO PARK

Granny oak tree faces one-week deadline

Granny, the heritage oak tree at the center of a battle between a coalition of North Fair Oaks residents and the San Francisco...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Aug 30, 2011 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1622 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 8/28/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Magician King - Lev Grossman 2 Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh 3 Dance with Dragons - George...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1622 Views

ATHERTON

Taking down live oak

Alice Newton of Menlo Park sent us this picture she took Aug. 24 of Jil Antonio of Brothers Services (Redwood City) cutting...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Aug 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 1877 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents protest private club's wish for public well

The city's proposal to install an irrigation well in Nealon Park, a popular communal open space owned by Menlo Park, aroused...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by 30yr_resident, on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | 14 comments | 1718 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School appoints superintendent

==BI This is an expanded version of an article posted earlier.== Woodside Elementary School has a new superintendent/principal:...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Amanda, on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:10 am | 2 comments | 3467 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Adapting for disaster

On a sunny afternoon at an outdoor cafe, disasters are far from the minds of most people -- but Peter Carpenter and Scott...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2011
Last comment by Caroline Beverstock, on Aug 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1806 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Chowchilla kidnapper gets parole date

A state parole panel today (April 5) upheld a previous ruling that grants parole to one of the three men who kidnapped a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Lee , on Aug 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 2680 Views

MENLO PARK

Las Lomitas district returns to drawing board

Faced with lukewarm support by residents for a possible parcel tax and new information showing a significantly higher-than-expected...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Jackie, on Aug 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 9 comments | 3054 Views

AROUND TOWN

How much we owe to those who serve us

Remember every day those who serve us without question or hesitation: http://news.yahoo.com/elite-group-of-9-11-first-responders-still-battling-illness.html...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | 31 comments | 2516 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: No leads in oak tree beheadings

Violence was done to the tops of about 25 oak trees late last year along the 500 block of Portola Road in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:29 am | 9 comments | 3195 Views
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