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FICTION

Innocence - a work of fiction

Innocence Every Tuesday we would meet in the park. It wasn’t much of a park, but it was equidistant between our...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 22, 2006
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OTHER TOPICS

Crossing the line of convention

From a wonderful book by Robert Fulghum. The book is titled "Maybe (Maybe Not)" On a hot summer's day, late in August,...

Original post made by Llib Brunyar on Dec. 20, 2006
Last comment by Diana, on Dec 20, 2006 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 4750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thanksgiving Vignette

There is a wonderful museum on the campus of Stanford University and in front of it there is an outdoor sculpture garden...

Original post made by Bemused on Dec. 20, 2006
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AROUND TOWN

Poems from the homeless

It was a surprise and inspiration to learn that Lorin Vernon Krogh, who now lives in an apartment at the new Opportunity...

Original post made by Marion Softky on Dec. 5, 2006
Last comment by Mr. Man, on Dec 19, 2006 at 1:16 pm | 3 comments | 4970 Views

AROUND TOWN

One thing to do with a Starbucks gift card

A $10 Starbucks gift card is a terrible thing to waste, right, so I went out last night to downtown Palo Alto to find a homeless...

Original post made by Menlo Park resident on Dec. 15, 2006
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Dec 19, 2006 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 5351 Views

MOVIES

Eragon

Susan Tavernetti in the Palo Alto Weekly gave this movie three stars. Metacritic, the online movie review aggregator, gives...

Original post made by Menlo Park resident on Dec. 19, 2006
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Double of Nothing X 3 Boys & Girls Clubs Challenges

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula is currently facing several challenges. The youth organization, which has clubhouses...

Original post made by Chris Canter on Dec. 19, 2006
Last comment by , on Dec 19, 2006 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 4783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summit Prep wants to reserve seats for volunteers' children, but high school district says no

Summit Preparatory Charter High School, the high-performing four-year-old school that enrolls about 80 children from the...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Summit Parent, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:48 pm | 7 comments | 6111 Views

WOODSIDE

Update on Portola Road closure

California Water Service Co. has finished the first phase of a project to install a new water main on Portola Road between...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 18, 2006
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WOODSIDE

Portola Road closure

The town of Woodside reports: The California Water Service Company is constructing a new 12" water main on Portola Road...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 18, 2006
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenging Time for Peninsula Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula is currently facing several challenges. The youth organization, which has clubhouses...

Original post made by Chris Canter on Dec. 16, 2006
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MENLO PARK

Thanks to David Wormley: he directed traffic when pedestrian was hit on November 13, 2006

Thank you for your article on David Wormley! While I personally thanked him for directing traffic the evening I saw a pedestrian...

Original post made by Amy Klein on Dec. 15, 2006
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Dec 15, 2006 at 3:28 pm | 1 comment | 5215 Views

MOVIES

Top five films of 2006

I didn't see all of the movies I wanted to this year, but here are my top five for 2006: 1. "The Departed" 2. "Little...

Original post made by Mr. Movie Man on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by Don't get out much, on Dec 15, 2006 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 16649 Views

MENLO PARK

Recycling center closes

The bottle and can recycling redemption center, located for many years in the Safeway parking lot on El Camino Real, has...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Dec. 14, 2006
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MENLO PARK

Goodwill Donation Site Moves

The Goodwill donation site, located for many years at the Safeway on El Camino Real, has moved to the rear entrance of the...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Dec. 14, 2006
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THE LOCAL DISH

In 'n Out Burgers

In 'n Out is the place to enjoy a vacation from responsible eating. FYI: There are unpublished items on the menu, if...

Original post made by on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by Mr. Man, on Dec 14, 2006 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments | 1 Views

ATHERTON

Resident embarrassed by Atherton lawsuit

<B>This letter was published in the Dec. 13 issue of the Almanac.</B> Editor: The following letter was addressed to...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Dec. 14, 2006
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Bill and Jean dedicate lands

Bill and Jean Lane have established a conservation easement for their 10 acres of land in the Westridge neighborhood, effectively...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 14, 2006
There are no comments yet. 5150 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Don't bother with a brunch menu at Il Fornaio

For my money, the only thing worth getting at brunch at Il Fornaio is the French toast. The lump of melting marscapone cheese...

Original post made by Prima Collazione on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Joanne, on Dec 14, 2006 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 5320 Views

MOVIES

I've got your apocolypse right here

Thesis: Mel Gibson is a marginally talented filmmaker with a disturbing taste for extreme violence and gore that he tarts...

Original post made by Violence is not sexy on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Diana, on Dec 13, 2006 at 5:22 pm | 4 comments | 7835 Views
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