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FICTION

Two reports of mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported in San Mateo County Wednesday afternoon -- one near Edgewood County Park and...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Yomamma, on Jan 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 5574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools: Audit shows lax oversight

What has emerged from the recent forensic audit of the school district finances overseen by Tim Hanretty is a picture of...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by A. Parent, on Jun 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 18 comments | 5574 Views

MOVIES

I've got your apocolypse right here

Thesis: Mel Gibson is a marginally talented filmmaker with a disturbing taste for extreme violence and gore that he tarts...

Original post made by Violence is not sexy on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Diana, on Dec 13, 2006 at 5:22 pm | 4 comments | 5559 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Judge may dismiss Woodell lawsuit over destroyed evidence

A judge may deliver a devastating blow to the defamation lawsuit filed against two Menlo Park fire board directors A tentative...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 61 comments | 5557 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Priory gets green light for artificial grass field

They were eloquent in their opposition to artificial grass. Defenders of a natural grass infield for the new oval running...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 12 comments | 5552 Views

MOVIES

Retro night at the Stanford Theatre

Former Almanac staffer and now Arts & Entertainment editor at the Palo Alto Weekly, Rebecca Wallace, tells about her recent...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Feb. 6, 2007
There are no comments yet. 5551 Views

MOVIES

Family Movie Night

Atherton Library hosts Final Friday Flicks the last Friday of each month, with family friendly films. April 30 at 7 PM the...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Apr. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 5549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial delayed in defamation suit against Menlo Park fire board directors

In a ruling that one party to the lawsuit compared to the last-minute cancellation of an anticipated baseball game, a judge...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Whatever, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 5549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 5547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: An open letter from one Sarah to another

(The following is an open letter to the Republican vice presidential hopeful.) Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6827...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by impressed!, on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:06 am | 98 comments | 5542 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 5537 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Views of full moon in Woodside

Melinda Stocker sent us these photos of the full moon rising behind the large lit evergreen and creche opposite Roberts Market...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by dinner for shmucks, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:49 am | 5 comments | 5533 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Checks stolen from church

Someone walked away with about $20,000 in un-cashed checks at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Menlo Park, but the checks...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Taitz, on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 4 comments | 5532 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Four shelter dogs trained by inmates graduate on Friday

Four Peninsula Humane Society shelter dogs will graduate Friday, Jan. 10, from an eight-week training program made possible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by parnian, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:46 am | 2 comments | 5498 Views

FICTION

Menlo Park hires full-time 'community engagement' director

Cherise Brandell, a 19-year employee of Battle Creek, Michigan, has been hired as Menlo Park's "community engagement" director...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 5491 Views

MOVIES

Movie Night at Atherton Library

The library will host a family holiday movie night on Friday, December 11 at 7 PM. The film will be "Muppet Christmas Carol"...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Dec. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharon Heights rallies against housing site

Clearly the key to community engagement in Menlo Park is to suggest building "affordable housing" in Sharon Heights, in a...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:43 am | 67 comments | 5469 Views

MENLO PARK

Reconstructing Hillview playing field

Turf that for only a few months covered the playing field at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park is being carted away as...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 26, 2013 at 8:09 am | 10 comments | 5469 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 5451 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

Friday, October 9th the Atherton Library will be hosting "Monsoon Wedding" at 7 PM. In honor of "One Book One Community."...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5435 Views
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