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PORTOLA VALLEY

Saturday: Bill Lane turns 90 and is still going strong

==I Bill Lane's birthday is on Saturday, Nov. 7 -- not Friday. The editor regrets the error.== Former Sunset publisher,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ghizela Tamas, on Nov 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 2061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Missing Menlo Park man is found

Paul McAdoo, an 86-year-old Menlo Park man who has been missing for nearly three weeks, was located at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Care, on Nov 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 1315 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Friday: Event to focus on high-speed-rail outreach

Peninsula residents concerned about California's proposed high-speed-rail system will have an opportunity Friday (Nov. 6)...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Alan Miller, on Nov 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm | 1 comment | 1409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why have I been so outspoken on Fire District election

I have been asked why, as a retiring Director not standing for reelection, I have been so outspoken on the unionís activities...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm | 3 comments | 1536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton Library needs your input

The San Mateo County Library is leading an effort to understand the current and future needs regarding the Atherton Library....

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Superintendent disputes drop-out number; The Almanac responds

In your Oct. 21 editorial, you stated that the Sequoia Union High School District has an "above-average dropout rate." This...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 1967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 5065 Views

WOODSIDE

Menlo Park motorcyclist killed

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office Mondday identified a motorcyclist who died after crashing on state Highway...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Rice Rocket, on Nov 4, 2009 at 1:24 am | 1 comment | 1866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighter group reports election spending

The Menlo Park firefighters' political action group that endorsed three candidates for three open seats on the local fire...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 21 comments | 1798 Views

ATHERTON

Solution to Drainage Lawsuit about to be Filed

Apparently, the Town of Atherton has a relatively new drainage policy that I just learned about in the context of a courageous...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Nov. 1, 2009
Last comment by maybe so but, on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 1466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Arnie Duncan on California's education system

According to a report from the nonprofit EdSource, Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, in talking in June about $4 billion...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1768 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighter group yet to divulge spending on campaign endorsement effort

Scores of union-sponsored campaign endorsement signs are visible all over the local landscape, but the state-mandated campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 44 comments | 2862 Views

MENLO PARK

Six candidates welcome fire district challenges

Labor talks are stalled, firefighters are working without a contract, morale is low, and financial concerns are causing capital...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:40 am | 35 comments | 1997 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Students expelled for pot, but no major drug bust at Sacred Heart, school official says

Rumors of a major drug bust at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton appear unfounded, but two students have been expelled...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:39 am | 21 comments | 2103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children's Program at Atherton Library

"Penguins, Poems and Popcorn" is a special event for children ages 4 and older. Stories and more! Monday, November 9th at...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1655 Views

AROUND TOWN

Duct Tape Wallet Craft at Atherton Library

Teens and 'Tweens, ages 10-18 can sign up to make a duct tape wallet at the Atherton Library on Thursday, November 5th at...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters have choice of change or continuity in Sequoia high school district election

Will there be a marked change of tone in decisions from the governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District over...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 2638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election night gathering at the Rotunda

Chief Elections Officer Warren Slocum is hosting an election night gathering for those interested in following the returns...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Talk: Holiday Gifts Go Green! - Considerations for Greening your holidays

Free & open to the public Save money, reduce stress, enjoy alternative and creative gift giving, and support a healthier...

Original post made by Avi Green Now on Nov. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1304 Views

ATHERTON

How does everyone feel about the smaller lots being zoned in with the bigger lots.

Smaller lots in Atherton are in the R1A (larger lot) zoning. Lots that are as small as .18 of an acre (less than a fifth...

Original post made by Fair on Nov. 1, 2009
Last comment by Candle lighter, on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 1375 Views
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Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,147 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,846 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 18 comments | 2,440 views

Charter School Proposal Steeped In Unintended Consequences
By Erin Glanville | 38 comments | 1,678 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 8 comments | 416 views