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Atherton residents protest height of planned Caltrain poles
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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

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City of Menlo Park gives $266,000 to nonprofits
Menlo Park will give more than a quarter of a million dollars to local nonprofit organizations under the city's community funding program. Wednesday, 10:35 PM

Holiday Fund: Patients' experiences are vital part of well-being
Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Ravenswood Family Health Center and nine other local community organizations. Wednesday, 9:34 PM

Two women found dead of gunshot wounds
Two women were found dead Wednesday morning at a residence in East Palo Alto in what police are investigating as a possible murder-suicide. Wednesday, 9:16 PM

Home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
Woodside estate sells for $13 million Wednesday, 9:18 PM

Portola Valley prepares for license-plate-reading cameras
The poles are in the ground in Portola Valley and waiting for their intended purpose: as mounts for license-plate-reading cameras that will create a daily visual record of every vehicle that passes through town. Wednesday, 7:25 AM

Menlo Park: Councilman Peter Ohtaki named next mayor
Marking the completion of another year, the Menlo Park City Council held its annual chair swap as Councilwoman Kirsten Keith passed the role of mayor to Councilman Peter Ohtaki, who had been serving as vice mayor. Wednesday, 11:38 AM

Holiday Fund: Boys & Girls Clubs boost efforts for students
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula has grown to serve 2,500 K-12 students at three clubhouses and nine school campuses in eastern Menlo Park, Redwood City, and East Palo Alto. Wednesday, 8:56 AM

Feature: Former Woodside Elementary student returns, with a river
Gregory Gavin says his lifelong preoccupation with creeks started more than five decades ago when he was a young Woodside Elementary School student. Wednesday, 9:04 AM

Spare the Air alerts issued
Bay Area air quality officials have issued Winter Spare the Air Alerts banning the burning of solid fuels on both Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday, 7:37 AM | 4 comments

Police calls: Crime reports from Woodside, Ladera, Menlo Oaks, Atherton
These reports are from the Atherton Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Monday, 10:55 PM

Portola Valley: Marijuana sales in town worry residents
The idea of a retail marijuana dispensary in a central commercial area in Portola Valley has residents painting grim scenarios, including of Peninsula cannabis tourism and back-door deals with seedy characters. Monday, 10:52 PM | 12 comments

Menlo Park: Should new library include housing?
Where to put a new main library and whether it should include housing were two questions discussed but not resolved at a public meeting held Monday, Dec. 4, at the Menlo Park Library. Monday, 11:31 PM | 8 comments

After all these years: St. Raymond class reunites
Some didn't have to leave Menlo Park, but many traveled hundreds and in some cases, thousands, of miles. But they all came to celebrate and reminisce. Monday, 4:25 PM

Menlo Park: City's 'satisfaction survey' raises red flags for some
Menlo Park's biennial survey by Godbe Research, circulated randomly among residents in early December to gauge their satisfaction with city services, raised concerns for some respondents that the way several questions were phrased may result in wrong conclusions. Monday, 10:21 AM | 10 comments

Fourth girl says coach touched her inappropriately
Prosecutors have added a fourth child, this one 5 years old, to the list of girls who claim to have been touched inappropriately by an Emerald Hills man and former after-school coach at a San Carlos elementary school. Monday, 11:42 AM

Supes OK limited commercial cultivation of marijuana

Silicon Valley and its impacts were Markoff's beats

Atherton has little interest in elevating train tracks

Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting in marshland area

SamTrans adopts study on easing Dumbarton Corridor traffic congestion

Winant calls Atherton police probe of his mistreatment claims 'a travesty'

Menlo Park settles development-related lawsuit with East Palo Alto

Menlo Park police calls: attempted robbery, auto burglaries, thefts

Brooke Day is new Portola Valley School board member


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