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Guest opinion: More can be done to protect bicyclists from fatal collisions

On April 10, bicyclist Lester Legarda was fatally struck by a driver on a CaƱada Road, a rural road popular among walkers,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 24, 2023 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 4949 Views


Get to know Woodside's new planning director

Sage Schaan has been leading Woodside's Planning Department since Feb. 1, following his predecessor's departure in October...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2023
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Apr 18, 2023 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 2364 Views


New rules to phase out gas appliances stoke excitement, anxiety on the Peninsula

With the Bay Area adopting sweeping new rules to phase out gas-fueled appliances, city and county officials in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 18, 2023 at 8:05 am | 40 comments | 4416 Views


Judge hears Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal resolved

At a court hearing on Friday morning, lawyers for convicted Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes argued that her upcoming...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2023
Last comment by Les, on Mar 20, 2023 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 2574 Views


Atherton looking to ban gas-powered leaf blowers next summer

Town officials are drafting an ordinance, that will come back to the City Council in April. Read the full story here

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 13, 2023 at 5:45 pm | 2 comments | 3809 Views


Power outages caused some school closures in Ravenswood district this week

Students are back in classrooms Friday, Feb. 24 following several school closures across the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2023
Last comment by Whatsit, on Feb 27, 2023 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 2757 Views


Woodside sends housing plan to the state but doesn't adopt it

With three options on the table and a looming state-mandated deadline on Jan. 31, the Woodside Town Council agreed to include...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Anne Kasten, on Feb 2, 2023 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 3149 Views


In the year ahead, housing, parking and other infrastructure on Woodside mayor's plate

Woodside Mayor Chris Shaw expects a lot of his focus this year to be on state housing mandates, though it wouldn't be his...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2594 Views


Mountain lions and housing took center stage in Woodside in 2022

Much of the focus in 2022 in Woodside was on state housing mandates and trying to keep the town rural. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by Don Pugh, on Jan 5, 2023 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2600 Views


San Mateo County pays Woodside equestrian $750K settlement in wrongful arrest lawsuit

A Woodside woman who was arrested while suffering a medical emergency that deputies mistook for drug or alcohol impairment...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 9990 Views


Woodside housing element doesn't pass state muster just yet

Woodside will need to make changes to its housing element before resubmitting it to the state by the end of January, according...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Oct 22, 2022 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 4005 Views


Woodside planning director to retire at the end of October

Woodside Planning Director Jackie Young is stepping down from her role after 14 years, after playing a central role in developing...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Don Pugh, on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3645 Views


Amid burglary concerns, Woodside will install license plate readers in town

Twenty license plate readers will be installed around Woodside despite concerns from some residents that the amount of crime...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Jul 28, 2022 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 4771 Views


Two Woodside council incumbents are running for reelection

Woodside Mayor Dick Brown and Councilman Brian Dombkowski are seeking reelection this fall, along with former Council member...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2022
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jul 25, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 3461 Views


Letters to the editor: Housing growth in the face of wildfire threats, stance on death penalty

This week, readers weighed in on housing, growth in Midpeninsula towns at heightened wildfire risk and the death penalty...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jul 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 3216 Views


Fourth of July celebrations return in person to the Peninsula

Events across the Peninsula will be taking place in person this year to mark Independence Day. From concerts to fireworks,...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jul 3, 2022 at 10:05 am | 4 comments | 2524 Views


How Emerald Hills got their animals to safety during the Edgewood Fire

Emerald Hills residents quickly came together to get their animals, including horses and ponies, out of the area when the...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 3195 Views


Cal Fire officials: Edgewood Fire is now 100% contained

Cal Fire officials on Monday said the Edgewood Fire in the Emerald Hills area of Woodside and Redwood City is 100% contained. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 27, 2022 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 5251 Views


'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames erupt just a few hundred feet away

Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jun 27, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 3456 Views


Fire near Edgewood Park now 80% contained

A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon was...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Dogs Are Smarter Than People, on Jun 23, 2022 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 17215 Views
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