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Cyclist injured in hit-and-run at Alpine Road and I-280
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Menlo Park: Toys, volunteers needed for holiday drive
The annual Willows neighborhood toy drive to benefit children and families in the Ravenswood City School District is underway, and organizers are sounding the call for donations and volunteers. Sunday, 4:07 PM

Local author cooks up easy entertaining
Skylonda resident Erin Gleeson's three "The Forest Feast" vegetarian cookbooks are known around the world -- more than 250,000 copies have been published in 10 different languages. Sunday, 7:24 PM

Longtime aging expert, now 88, heeds his own advice
At 88 years old, aging expert and retired Stanford University professor Walter Bortz is personally experiencing some of the health trials he's spent a career studying and writing about. Sunday, 9:00 AM

A Woodside treasure
The Fleishhacker estate in Woodside, recently revealed to be on the market for an unnamed price that local real estate agents speculate could surpass $150 million, has been a summer retreat for members of the Fleishhacker family for more than a century. Saturday, 11:46 AM

WHOA! responding to animals in need
The toll of losses from the Camp Fire continues to climb. Along with the devastation to the human population, thousands of animals have been impacted. WHOA!, the Woodside area equestrian organization, responded to the situation with a call for donations to assist in feeding and caring for the animals. Friday, 7:44 PM

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers 'life-changing' educational help
Upward Scholars provides financial and academic support to low-income adults so they can continue their education in community college, get better jobs, and serve as role models and advocates for their children. The nonprofit is one of 10 that benefit from The Almanac's 2018 Holiday Fund. Friday, 4:16 PM | 1 comments

County officials certify results for local elections
San Mateo County election officials released the certified results for the Nov. 6 election on Thursday, Dec. 6. And given the preliminary counts that have trickled in since election night, there were no surprises except perhaps for the approval of the countywide sales tax Measure W. Friday, 10:57 AM | 6 comments

Recycled-water irrigation coming to Menlo golf course
The West Bay Sanitary District has begun construction of a 500,000-gallons-per-day wastewater recycling facility on the grounds of the Sharon Heights Golf Course in western Menlo Park. Thursday, 6:30 PM | 1 comments

High school district forms committee to address student performance, absenteeism
The Sequoia Union High School District will form a committee to look at improving its school climate and students' academic performance, Superintendent Mary Streshly announced Tuesday (Dec. 4). Friday, 11:48 AM

Menlo Park council gives $275,000 to local nonprofits
Nonprofits that serve people in Menlo Park earned a combined $275,000 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, when the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously to approve a spending plan for its community funding program. Thursday, 11:45 AM

'Tis the season indeed
You know ‘tis the season of giving when 300-plus people drive up the hill to Alice's Restaurant in Woodside in rainy conditions to attend a Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser. Thursday, 12:27 PM

Landmark Theaters bought by Cohen Media Group
Landmark Theaters, which includes the Guild in Menlo Park and the Aquarius Theatre in downtown Palo Alto, has been bought by the Cohen Media Group, the company announced this week. Thursday, 7:53 AM | 2 comments

40 years after surviving Jonestown, Rep. Jackie Speier talks about trauma, politics
She was shot five times and left for dead in the jungles of Guyana. She lost her first husband in a fatal car accident. But Jackie Speier, undaunted, hasn't let personal tragedy or professional challenges stop her from rising through the ranks of elective office to congresswoman. Thursday, 11:51 AM

Upcoming meetings in Menlo Park
It's business as usual between now and the holidays when it comes to Menlo Park's public meeting schedule. Here are a few upcoming gatherings to look out for. Thursday, 10:34 AM

Threat found in M-A bathroom

Pulido, Sobomehin, Fitch win seats on Ravenswood board

Menlo Park district registering preschool students

Facebook's international drama has its day in county court

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run at Alpine Road and I-280

Menlo Park: Four burglaries reported on Tuesday

Sheriff's Office warns of scam involving SMC Alert system

Planning Commission OKs Middlefield office building

Holiday Fund: Maria’s story: Not letting diabetes win

Holiday Fund: More than just a garden ornament

 

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