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AROUND TOWN

Open space district unveils 'vision plan'

Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 6 comments | 7107 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 | 7063 Views

SPORTS

St. Raymond 8th-graders win hoops title

The eighth-grade boys basketball team at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park won the North-South PPSL Championship against All...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by brh, on Feb 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 6 comments | 7037 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Opinion: Republican takes on the debt-ceiling issue

The July 20 Guest Opinion piece by Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat, requires a fair and balanced response. The title of her essay...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2011
Last comment by David Dellinger, on Aug 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm | 38 comments | 6988 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 6975 Views

SPORTS

Local youth rugby season begins with first practice.

If you’re driving or walking by Ronald McNair Middle School Football field located at 2033 Pulgas Avenue on Monday evenings...

Original post made by Uhila Makoni on Dec. 6, 2012
There are no comments yet. 6926 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Nov 5, 2011 at 1:21 am | 5 comments | 6922 Views

AROUND TOWN

State senator introduces bill to reopen public access to Martin's Beach

Legislation introduced Monday would help restore public access to a popular surfing beach near Half Moon Bay that has...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 17 comments | 6917 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford study finds Lyme disease widespread in Bay Area

Lyme disease is more widespread in Bay Area open spaces than previously thought, according to a new study released Thursday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Laura, on Feb 20, 2014 at 8:47 am | 6 comments | 6904 Views

MENLO PARK

A swimming success?

Responding to a call on The Almanac's Web site for thoughts on Menlo Park's public pool in Burgess Park, one longtime resident,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 18 comments | 6901 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 6896 Views

MENLO PARK

Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 6889 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tell us about your favorite science fair exhibits

In this week's Almanac, staff writer Marjorie Mader tells about the mind-stretching array of exhibits on display at science...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 30, 2007
There are no comments yet. 6887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Possible misappropriation of funds found in Portola Valley schools

Already struggling to address a projected deficit of $854,000 in the next school year, the Portola Valley School District...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 6864 Views

AROUND TOWN

LA prosecutor and radio show host: Steve Wagstaffe tried to retaliate against me for writing a piece that was critical of Ayres prosecutor

On September 2, 2013, the Larry Elder radio show out of KABC in Los Angeles did a segment about the problematic prosecutor,...

Original post made by Lurker on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 10, 2014 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 6843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former probation chief sentenced

A former San Mateo County probation chief convicted of possessing child pornography was sentenced Friday to 10...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Sep 24, 2013 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 6838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas parents pepper high school district superintendent in forum

Had public comment been darts, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent James Lianides would have had puncture wounds...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Educator, on May 20, 2013 at 9:27 am | 35 comments | 6817 Views

MOVIES

Twilight at Atherton Library

Friday, August 14th at 7 PM... End the summer with TWILIGHT (PG-13). Everyone is welcome to attend. A special Twilight tote...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6816 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Lulu's carnitas soft tacos rock!

Seriously good stuff. The churros are worth every penny, too....

Original post made by Hombre con Hambre on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 6814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Ian Steven, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm | 4 comments | 6797 Views
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