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Portola Valley school district to discuss possible parcel tax renewal
As Portola Valley students begin to file into classrooms next week for the start of the school year, school board members... Last comment 17 hours ago | 3 comments

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Public comment period for county's Flood Park project review is open
Plans by San Mateo County to renovate Flood Park, a 24-acre park nestled in Menlo Park's residential Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle neighborhoods, are slowly moving forward. Monday, 3:06 PM

Fissures emerge between Ravenswood school trustees
Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and old trustees are struggling to find common ground.
Monday, 8:32 AM | 2 comments

From the fields to canvas
California's Salinas Valley, with its fertile fields and high yield of food crops, is known as the Salad Bowl of the World. Sarah Phillips Deen knew it for much of her 83 years of life as home. Sunday, 9:11 AM

Menlo Park skydivers to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Alan Eustace and Deke Sonnichson, both of Menlo Park, hadn't known each other -- or of each other's skydiving achievement -- until they met recently at Cafe Borrone to speak to The Almanac. Saturday, 7:41 AM

Preparing for the worst
Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team Pesident Tom Prussing talks about disaster preparedness and how he became passionate about the topic. Friday, 3:58 PM

New high school opens, but construction is ongoing
TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction is ongoing because of project setbacks, according to school officials.  Friday, 11:25 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park neighborhood hit with auto burglaries
Menlo Park police received reports of five auto burglaries that occurred in the same general vicinity during the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 12. Thursday, 1:57 PM | 6 comments

Local home sales for the week of Aug. 5
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Woodside recorded the highest sale at $16,750,000 for a six-bedroom home on 8 acres, bordering Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Friday, 8:00 AM

Woodside: Teague Hill blaze caused by illegal campfire
An illegal campfire was the cause of a wildfire in the Teague Hill Open Space Preserve in Woodside that broke out early in the morning on Sunday, Aug. 11. Wednesday, 5:12 PM | 4 comments

Woodside's electric duo
Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't Elon Musk, but Woodside residents Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning who first built the brand that ignited the electric vehicle revolution. Thursday, 10:29 AM

Menlo Park woman loses $25K in phone scam
A Menlo Park woman was apparently the victim of a phone scam when she mailed $25,000 to an address in New York because she was told it was needed to bail her son out of a Mexican jail, according to the Menlo Park police. Wednesday, 11:53 AM

Woodside council rules on Menlo Country Club noise ruckus
Debbie Mendelson bought her home on Sheridan Way in Woodside more than 30 years ago, but she says it wasn't until after she moved in that she discovered she had a large and noisy next-door neighbor in the Menlo Country Club. Wednesday, 10:57 AM | 14 comments

Stanford Blood Center sounds the call for donations
Stanford Blood Center is in urgent need of blood donations due to a critically low inventory of blood products resulting from a drop in donations over the summer and a higher than normal need. Wednesday, 8:11 AM

Congresswoman Speier, Menlo Park council talk gun violence

Bay Area mayors call for Senate action on gun safety laws

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