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Menlo Park City Council: Taylor, Combs and Nash leading
Preliminary election night results show that Menlo Park City Council candidates Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash... Last comment 2 hours ago | 40 comments

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


Spare the Air alert extended through Friday
As heavy smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to choke Bay Area skies, a Winter Spare the Air alert has been extended through
Friday, Nov. 16. Monday, 2:16 PM

Arson charges for Menlo Park man rescued at Compadres fire
Palo Alto police arrested a man Saturday night, Nov. 10, on suspicion of starting two fires that afternoon within 50 minutes of each other along El Camino Real. Sunday, 1:22 PM | 2 comments

Local firefighters sent to Butte County wildfire
Local firefighters have been sent to fight the Butte County wildfire, which started on Thursday, Nov. 8. Monday, 11:49 AM

The perils of plastic
Plastics: It's hard to imagine modern life without them. But the word describes a modern development that has become both a blessing and a curse. Monday, 11:49 AM

Woodside: Glens residents resist the 'nonconforming' label
For some people, being labeled a nonconformist is a badge of honor. Homeowners in the Glens in Woodside are tired of being labeled as not conforming to the town's spacious open-space requirements meant for much larger properties. Monday, 9:31 AM

One World: The new way of business
Helping companies to develop and increase their social impact is the mission of "One World," a Palo Alto-based company founded in 2015 by Scott Saslow. Saturday, 9:36 PM

Portola Valley: Wife says missing man has contacted attorney
Portola Valley resident Marc Bajet, who was the subject of a search by the community and the Sheriff's Office last week when he was reported missing, has contacted his attorney and is "hiding out," his wife told The Almanac. Friday, 11:53 AM

Menlo Park City Council update: Taylor, Combs, Nash maintain significant leads
The latest round of election results from the San Mateo County Elections Office, released at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, show Menlo Park City Council candidates Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash maintaining their significant leads in the race for council districts 1, 2 and 4, respectively. The first tally was released shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night and has not changed much in subsequent counts.
Thursday, 5:07 PM | 40 comments

Update: Fluet increases his lead in Woodside council race
Ned Fluet has improved his lead over his opponent, Frank Rosenblum, in the race for Woodside's District 7 Town Council seat. The unofficial count from the county Elections Office posted at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 8) gives Fluet 54 percent of the vote. Thursday, 5:00 PM

Update: Jones, McLaughlin, Bernstein maintain strong lead in fire board race
Unofficial vote counts updated by the county at 4:30 p.m. today (Nov. 8) show that incumbents Robert Jones and Chuck Bernstein along with Jim McLaughlin are maintaining a strong lead in the contest for three open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District governing board. Thursday, 5:00 PM

Update: Portola Valley school bond measure closer to approval
Unofficial results updated by the county Nov. 8 show Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the Portola Valley School District's two campuses, inching toward approval. Thursday, 5:22 PM | 13 comments

New leader picked to head SVCF
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced Thursday it has chosen a new top executive following a monthslong search. Thursday, 3:47 PM

New mail-in ballot system triggers delays in election results for San Mateo County
When the first, much anticipated vote counts were released by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, the numbers, while telling in some instances, were in many cases so low as to leave key races undetermined. Thursday, 11:58 AM | 16 comments

Portola Valley: Former restaurateur avoids bail revocation
A judge granted more time to the attorney representing Russell Howard Deutsch, a former Portola Valley restaurateur, but denied Deutsch the three months of rehabilitation time he asked for before standing trial on tax evasion, theft and fraud charges. Wednesday, 5:55 PM

Zoo demands custody of Koko's partner, Ndume
The future is in question for Ndume, the 37-year-old male western lowland gorilla who lives at a preserve operated by The Gorilla Foundation off Skyline Boulevard in Woodside. Wednesday, 8:17 PM | 4 comments

Long, slow lines frustrate San Mateo County voters
A cumbersome voting process and technical glitches resulting in long lines frustrated voters in East Palo Alto Tuesday and caused at least one City Council member to question why problems repeatedly plague San Mateo County elections. Thursday, 2:26 PM

Butte County fire impacts local schools

Residents protest appointment of acting attorney general

Winter Spare the Air alert extended through Monday

County transportation tax measure on the edge

Weeding is coming to Spring Down Open Space

Dumbarton rail project to get full environmental, fiscal analysis


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Couples: Philosophy of Love
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