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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen organizes literacy drive

"It all started when a friend and I entered a Reading Rainbow contest in third grade," says Emerald Hills teen Ryan Traynor...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by sbahles, on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 1299 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gerry's Cakes not closing, at least not yet

Rumors that Gerry's Cakes in Menlo Park is closing are not true, according to the owner, though she acknowledged that the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by foodlover, on Dec 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1298 Views

MENLO PARK

County tries new locations for sidewalk trees

The San Mateo County Public Works Department is adjusting the locations of sidewalk planter boxes along Alameda de las Pulgas...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Plotter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:17 am | 2 comments | 1298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain

Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Caltrain fan, on Jan 29, 2011 at 9:32 am | 4 comments | 1298 Views

MENLO PARK

Sharon Heights' homeowner association doesn't function

It appears that many local communities have formed active and informative community associations for their residents. Palo...

Original post made by Sara on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Sara, on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm | 3 comments | 1298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Church opens pop-up store for holidays

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has opened a pop-up store at 846 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park to sell handcrafted...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Honore, on Dec 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 1298 Views

AROUND TOWN

June 21: Pajama Party Adopt-a-thon

Odette, a 65-pound, 3-year-old, with an adorable, wrinkled face and a passion for belly rubs, is among the 200 or so dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris M, on Jun 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1298 Views

MENLO PARK

Vote for your favorite restaurants, shops and services

Almanac readers are a discerning lot, and that's why we turn to their expertise every summer as we search for their favorites...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1297 Views

MENLO PARK

Nail salon chain hit with class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was filed in San Mateo County Superior Court today against a popular nail salon chain accused of wage...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by Amata , on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm | 2 comments | 1297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley native takes up house-hunting in wake of storm

Portola Valley native Laura MacMillan, 23, was for a time a displaced person. She still lives in Brooklyn, just not in the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 1297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winners Breakfast to Honor Community's Unsung Heroes 9/18

On September 18, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 a.m., Family Service Agency of San Mateo County and Oracle invite the public to the...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1296 Views

MENLO PARK

Unions say 'no thanks' to Menlo endorsements

They invited, they interviewed, they conferred, but in the end, three unions decided to endorse -- no one running for Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm | 14 comments | 1296 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Atherton hopes to name short-term manager

Atherton City Council members have been scrambling to find a short-term town manager until another interim manager is appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by A.Milne, on Oct 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm | 3 comments | 1296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Late donations poured in for bond measure

==B Update and correction.== In the two weeks before and one week after the Nov. 8 election, corporate donors gave $68,500...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:51 am | 4 comments | 1296 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Menlo Park chamber holds mixer

Menlo Park's Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Vizions Artwear and Salon...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1295 Views

OTHER TOPICS

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TESLA?

They got a half billion dollar loan to produce an electric car for the rich. There was a man on 60 minutes last night who...

Original post made by R.GORDON on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:17 am | 8 comments | 1295 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: Dr. William Tevis dies at 87

Dr. William Wade Tevis, who served on the staffs of Sequoia Hospital and Stanford Medical Center, died quietly April 11 at...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lorraine Bailin, on Apr 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 1295 Views

MENLO PARK

Beechwood School teacher honored for work in music and dramatics

Emilee Getter, a music and drama teacher at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, has been named by the San Mateo County Arts Commission...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by MENLO, on Mar 1, 2011 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1295 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale College of San Mateo 4/2

Heirloom, popular and unusual varieties of tomato and pepper seedlings will be sold Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rain...

Original post made by Leslie Muennemann on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1295 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Eight tame rabbits rescued

Volunteers have captured eight of the tame rabbits that someone released into the Portola Valley woods sometime over the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Bambi, on Aug 16, 2012 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 1295 Views
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