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Former World Bank executive dies at 96

A celebration of the life of J. Burke Knapp of Portola Valley, who had a distinguished career in international finance, will...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1484 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed....

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 2419 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Driver, 21, dies in Woodside crash

A 21-year-old man died in Woodside early this morning after his car hit two trees and another vehicle before flipping, a...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Dec 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm | 18 comments | 2518 Views

ATHERTON

Recall Drive Underway

Anger is boiling over at the secret six figure payout to a former Atherton Police Officer just before the parcel tax election. The...

Original post made by james caravelle on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Good, on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1387 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 13 comments | 1432 Views

ATHERTON

Can't wait until Kathy is mayor

We need change and I think she is just the right person. I like her and think she will do great things. I for one will be...

Original post made by Straight shooter on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by about time, on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 1530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week Ending 12/13/09

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 3 Help Kathryn Stockett 4 Wolf Hall Hilary...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1211 Views

ATHERTON

Charles Marsala for Mayor

In Atherton tradition calls for the Vice Mayor to be elected Mayor. I hope that the City Council breaks with tradition...

Original post made by Civic Minded on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by NO THANKS, on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:57 am | 6 comments | 1538 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton parcel tax renewal wins handily

Atherton's parcel tax renewal, Measure S, won a resounding victory, passing 1,104 votes to 319. Measure S, and its companion...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Just Sick, on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:44 am | 3 comments | 1569 Views

MENLO PARK

Overnight parking WILL be relaxed, briefly

Menlo Park's police department brings us the final word on overnight holiday parking (we hope): Enforcement will be relaxed,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by ticked off, on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 12 comments | 1656 Views

SPORTS

Night games at M-A? Boosters enthusiastic, neighbors wary

A recent football game between Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Prep created a sensation in M-A's school community...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Dave Radtke, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm | 16 comments | 2365 Views

WOODSIDE

Friend will remember Ryan Ferrari for his honesty and reliability

Ryan Ferrari, the 21-year-old Woodside man who died in a car crash early on the morning of Nov. 28 in the Woodside Hills...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by Mary White, on Dec 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm | 46 comments | 2951 Views

ATHERTON

Man arraigned after chain-reaction collision with Atherton patrol car

In an incident that demonstrates the dangers police officers face after pulling someone over for a traffic ticket, a man...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by woops, on Dec 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 1551 Views

MENLO PARK

Spike in property crime in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police are conducting undercover operations and increasing patrols in some areas in response to a spike in property...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by where is the security, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1229 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Chief stands up for municipal unions

A recent (Nov. 11) letter to The Almanac by Mary Gilles of Menlo Park castigated unions and the San Mateo County Central...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 13, 2009 at 6:34 am | 2 comments | 1701 Views

MENLO PARK

Trial of M-A assistant track coach in its third day

A jury trial began Monday, Dec. 7, in San Mateo County Superior Court for Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country Assistant...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by RWRMS, on Dec 13, 2009 at 3:15 am | 11 comments | 1438 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Cline, new Menlo Park mayor, promises measured approach to contentious land-use debates

New mayor Rich Cline looks to guide Menlo Park with a steady hand through emotional debates over 30-year downtown plan and...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by seriously, on Dec 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 10 comments | 1639 Views

SPORTS

M-A Bears Basketball Team finds Redemption in Los Gatos

After a disappointing 2nd round defeat to Leland High, the Menlo-Atherton Bears bounced back with a convincing 49 - 37 win...

Original post made by calfan on Dec. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1524 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Son of Barry Bonds arrested in Menlo

The 19-year-old son of Barry Bonds, who holds the lifetime and single-season Major League home run records, was arrested...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by To Pragmatic, on Dec 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm | 9 comments | 1356 Views
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