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Wrapping up 30-year run, Richard Hine says farewell

Longtime Almanac editor Richard Hine is retiring, but he promises that he'll be "keeping an eye on The Almanac" even as he...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Linda Hubbard, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 489 Views


Change is hard

For 29 years Filoli, the historic Woodside estate owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by DeeDee Stovel, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 136 Views


Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement •Management of historic estate accused of age discrimination, other violations.

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Filoli of age discrimination and other violations of employment...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Lonnie Wilson, on Jan 16, 2018 at 7:36 am | 1 comment | 186 Views


Local filmmakers to launch documentary series on Silicon Valley

Menlo Park documentarian duo Kiki Kapany and Michael Schwarz of Kikim Media are releasing a three-part documentary all about...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by Susie Norris, on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 2130 Views


New book explores origins of street names in Menlo Park

In January 2017, Jim Lewis, the incoming president of the Menlo Park Historical Association, said he wanted to uncover the...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:34 am | 5 comments | 2678 Views


Almanac's Holiday Fund: New data shows one in four residents at risk for hunger

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and nine other community organizations. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
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Woodside: Filoli changes its holiday offerings

Filoli, the historic estate in Woodside, has changed its holiday program, which will now run Nov. 18 to Dec. 23, Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Epic Disappointment, on Dec 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 1494 Views


Jean Lane, philanthropist and environmentalist, dies at 87

Jean Lane, a philanthropist, environmentalist, gardener and notable Portola Valley resident, died at her home on Nov. 18...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Philippe, on Dec 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2431 Views


Affordable housing development proposed along El Camino near Atherton

Within the next couple of years, drivers traversing the North Fair Oaks section of El Camino Real, just north of Atherton,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by The Real Issue, on Dec 1, 2017 at 8:50 am | 3 comments | 2046 Views


Holiday Fund: A new start for a family in crisis

<B><I>By Jessica Harders, manager of individual giving at StarVista.</I></B> Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Janis Baron, on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 600 Views


Hiring events set for 11-story Hotel Nia in Menlo Park

Hotel Nia, an 11-story, 250-room hotel at Independence and Chrysler drives, east of U.S. 101, in Menlo Park, is expected...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by Kay Blocker, on Nov 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 2112 Views


Fire officials: Local lessons from North Bay fires

During wildfire season, when the temperature is high and the humidity low, firefighters are advising residents of Woodside,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2017
Last comment by Wendy, on Nov 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 6 comments | 2074 Views


Update: How woman was rescued; vehicle draped with live wire

A traffic accident on La Honda Road about 1 mile west of Skyline Boulevard on Nov. 16 left a motorist inside a wrecked vehicle...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by Glenn Reid, on Nov 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 2560 Views


Menlo Park: Bedwell Bayfront Park plan approved

The feel and function of Menlo Park's Bedwell Bayfront Park will remain mostly the same over the next quarter-century, but...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by acomfort, on Nov 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 1597 Views


Tuesday: Menlo Park grapples with Willows traffic emergency

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss at its meeting Tuesday (Nov. 14) what to do about the drastically worsened...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2176 Views


Sunday: Logging's past brought to life in Woodside

Fallers, buckers, peelers, bull whackers, skid row kids and greasers they all played a part in the colorful history of Woodside's...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by anonymouse, on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 1052 Views


Firefighters will attend funeral services for young men killed in car crash

The fire chief for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District says that all district firefighters – those on-duty and those...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 1693 Views


Editorial: Why we're changing our policy on reporting arrests

The Almanac and its sister newspapers at Embarcadero Media are changing our policy for naming suspects who have been arrested....

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2017
Last comment by Different strokes, on Nov 5, 2017 at 4:09 am | 8 comments | 1902 Views


Young car-crash victims were part of local fire district 'family'

Two of the three young men who died in a car crash on Skyline Boulevard this week had more in common than their schooling...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 3, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 5 comments | 4237 Views


Sequoia Healthcare District "junket" to Kona Kai Resort & Spa

The ACHD annual meeting to be attended...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm | 12 comments | 614 Views
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