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PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty sentenced to two years in state prison; expresses 'extreme remorse' for wrongdoing

Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District superintendent and Woodside Elementary School District finance officer,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 8365 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Downsizing not the answer for Atherton

We are deeply concerned about the proposal to downsize our Atherton government, which can only result in a decreased level...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | 45 comments | 8355 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford drops medical offices from proposed mixed-use complex in Menlo Park

Stanford has agreed to make several changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, Menlo Park council subcommittee...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:34 am | 69 comments | 8333 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 107 comments | 8315 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls

Crime reports from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/06/police-calls-three-children-attacked-at-portola-va...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 5 comments | 8269 Views

SPORTS

Meteor zips over Bay Area Wednesday night, landing with sonic boom

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 8261 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 | 8255 Views

SPORTS

Prep football roundup: M-A, Menlo, Woodside, SHP

==I Prep football roundup including Menlo-Atherton, Menlo School, Woodside and Sacred Heart Prep. == Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Oct 9, 2012 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 8250 Views

MENLO PARK

As traffic increases, concerns grow about student safety

As local schools struggle to accommodate larger numbers of students than their campuses were designed for, roadways around...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 22 comments | 8224 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike lanes open in memory of cyclist

Cyclists and officials from San Mateo County, the California Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 4 comments | 8188 Views

MENLO PARK

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Menlo Park

Train #258 struck and killed a pedestrian north of the Encinal Avenue crossing in Menlo Park around 4:22 p.m. Monday, according...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe67, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 20 comments | 8187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Son testifies in Woodside murder trial

The son of a Woodside man who is charged with killing his wife in April 2010 testified Tuesday that his mother had been depressed...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 8159 Views

MOVIES

Brad Pitt sighted in Sharon Heights

Actor Brad Pitt was spotted at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon (July 27) while on a break from filming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mitch L, on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 25 comments | 8156 Views

MOVIES

Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by One possibility, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 8148 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Generator, paint sprayers missing from Atherton construction site

Crime reports from Atherton, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13770...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by construction news, on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:29 am | 1 comment | 8137 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Permanent solution needed for noisy planes

Surely there is a way for the Federal Aviation Administration to address the sea-change in noise impact caused by a small...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm | 80 comments | 8137 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: The food truck conundrum

Although we are sympathetic to the concerns of unfair competition raised by some Menlo Park restaurant owners, we do not...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:15 am | 32 comments | 8090 Views

MENLO PARK

City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 8084 Views

MENLO PARK

Students, parents rally to win tenure for La Entrada teacher

Students and former students of Michael Dumbra's Latin classes whooped and hollered and clapped for joy on Friday, March...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Lakshmi, on Nov 16, 2013 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 8081 Views

MENLO PARK

Rock on, Readers' Choice

Readers pick their favorite local restaurants, shops and services. ==B Photo:== Klara Turner, owner of Los Salonez in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Of course it's rigged, on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 61 comments | 8062 Views
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