About Us | Almanac Online |

About Us

The Almanac Online is the community news and information service for Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside, contiguous communities located on the Midpeninsula south of San Francisco. The Web site, www.AlmanacNews.com, provides frequent news updates; a forum called Town Square, where residents and visitors exchange information and ideas on matters large and small; and other features designed to link people with information about community events and resources.

The Web site also contains stories and other content from the newspaper, including back issues beginning in 1998. On the home page, you can click on recent cover images to view a Table of Contents with links to the stories. If you click on Section 1 or Section 2 under the cover images, you can view the entire paper as it appears in print.

The Almanac newspaper was founded in 1965 by three Portola Valley residents, Betty Fry, Hedy Boissevain and Jean Helfin. It is published every Wednesday and is available for free delivery in the communities it serves.

We welcome your ideas. E-mail them to [email protected], or follow this link to contact other members of the staff.

The Almanac is a division of Embarcadero Media and has offices at 3525 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4455. Phone: (650) 854-2626. E-mail: [email protected] to contribute news items.

Please respect our copyrighted material by not re-publishing or establishing links (other than to our home page) without permission.

Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.


Benefiting local non-profits

The 36th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, October 2, wherever you are! Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local non-profits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon.

Register Today!