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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by accuracy counts!, on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 8420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview playing field woes continue with lawsuit

The problem-plagued project to construct, then reconstruct, Hillview Middle School's playing field may finally be finished,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 6 comments | 8351 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to outsource two departments

The town of Atherton is preparing to outsource its entire building and public works departments, handing 13 of 16 non-management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 129 comments | 8348 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 | 8345 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Police arrest two in separate burglary incidents

Atherton police have arrested two people over the last two days on suspicion of burglary and other crimes, the town reports. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 30, 2013 at 7:21 am | 3 comments | 8344 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 | 8335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on May 13, 2013 at 9:05 am | 20 comments | 8312 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 | 8297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lions roam Woodside: Don't be alarmed, experts say

It was around 3 a.m. on Sept. 18 when strange noises roused residents of Audiffred Lane in Woodside, a small cul-de-sac off...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 12 comments | 8284 Views

MENLO PARK

Council asks if Menlo Park is 'too aggressive' with parking enforcement

How much efficiency is enough? When it comes to parking enforcement in downtown Menlo Park, the answer seems to be "a little...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 24 comments | 8269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air pilots trying different strategy to mitigate noise

Pilots flying Surf Air planes into the San Carlos Airport have begun trial use of a visual approach technique in an attempt...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Bertha Rodriguez, on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:14 am | 20 comments | 8266 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 8244 Views

AROUND TOWN

New book by Dave Newhouse recalls the M-A High class of 1956

Dave Newhouse, a longtime sportswriter and columnist for the Oakland Tribune, and a member of the Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Aug. 1, 2007
There are no comments yet. 8223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Hidden license-plate cameras captured drive-by traffic

Radar-equipped vehicle-speed-monitoring trailers often seen along the side of the road in Portola Valley have been doing...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 17 comments | 8210 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

A boy's life in Portola Valley

<I>Story by Dave Boyce</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14528 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by slavica skracic, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 8152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley military tanks heading to East Coast

At this time a year from now, about 80 armored vehicles of war from the Jacques Littlefield collection in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tanks a lot!, on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:20 am | 11 comments | 8127 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Bag burgled from black BMW

Crime and accident reports from Ladera, Woodside, Menlo Park, and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13725...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 3, 2013 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 8113 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest article: CDC says Lyme disease is much bigger risk than previously thought

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease is a much more significant health...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by barb, on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:50 am | 1 comment | 8106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market to stay open

Good news. Nak's Oriental Market &#151; Menlo Park's last downtown mom-and-pop grocery store &#151; will stay in business....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by shira, on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 8 comments | 8076 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Bikers deserve a trail

The San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department is in the middle of a nasty dispute pitting hikers and equestrians against...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by jim sullivan, on Oct 16, 2013 at 7:23 am | 4 comments | 8070 Views
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