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Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 918 Views


Contractors contribute $75,000 to bond measure campaign for community college district

The campaign for Measure H, a $564 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot for the San Mateo County Community College District,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 914 Views


Camp Menlo Park and its Mid Peninsula Legacy

Between the pandemic and political races this year, it is little wonder we haven’t paused to remember that Camp Menlo Park...

Original post made by jeff Kleck on Dec. 14, 2020
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Post Covid 19 - A Wish List

The message below is from the Galway Mayor Michael Cubbard. The thoughts expressed may be universal as stated by the youth...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Jun. 17, 2021
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Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade Fundraiser

Hand crafted wood Toy Fire Station silent auction to benefit Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade. Alice's Restaurant is...

Original post made by nancy wagner on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Nancy, on Sep 21, 2020 at 7:10 am | 1 comment | 876 Views


Six Performances Only of "Stage Door" in the PAC

Fresh-faced and hopeful, with school behind them and home miles away, Big Life Decisions loom large for the resident actresses...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Oct. 31, 2011
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Menlo Park has had a Sister City program for many years. In fact, its relationship with Galway, Ireland can be traced back...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Nov. 12, 2021
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Who removed the right turn lane at the start of Santa Cruz Ave?

Who is responsible for removing the right turn lane and creating traffic backups on Alameda de las Pulgas? Is this a MP decision?...

Original post made by new guy on Jul. 3, 2019
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Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

The July 16 edition of the Almanac emphasized the growing concern we all feel on the Peninsula about wildfires in California....

Original post made by Rob Hogue on Jul. 28, 2021
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Menlo Park Chess Club

Several of your neighbors are starting a chess club which will meet Wednesday evenings in the Cypress Room at the Arrillaga...

Original post made by Mark Drury on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Mark Drury, on Dec 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 796 Views


It's Time To Save Menlo Park Outdoor Dining And The Santa Cruz Avenue Community Plaza

The Menlo Park City Council will decide the future of these important community assets on January 25.

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Jan. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 760 Views


Guest opinion: Shooting for carbon negative development

One of the most daunting challenges of developing new housing in the wildland urban interface is increased fire danger. Fire...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Linda Drey-Nightingale, on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 730 Views


Rising Above: A Virtual Evening of Resilience & Hope March 11 at 7 pm

NCEFT, the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, is delighted to announce that Rising Above: A Virtual Evening...

Original post made by Nan Meek on Mar. 3, 2021
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Taking the pain out of pointe: How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerinas' feet

Dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte was 11 years old when she finally got permission to go en pointe. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Jul 2, 2022 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 674 Views


Approving office space increases housing demand.

I had a long discussion with a former colleague recently. The irony is that if you want to ameliorate (that's a 25 cent...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Sep 4, 2022 at 2:58 pm | 5 comments | 670 Views


If You Had the Power To Improve Downtown Menlo Park What 3 Things Would You Do?

==I Reinvigorating downtown Menlo Park will require a refined and pragmatic vision, civic and private investments, a well...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Feb. 3, 2021
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Menlo Park Now Has A Tremendous Opportunity to Transform Its Downtown

UPDATE:(Feb 23, 2021) - Last night the Council unanimously agreed to extend the existing trial of Santa Cruz lane closures...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Mar. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 625 Views


Thank you to the person who gave my husband's keys to CVS

I'd like to thank the kind person who found my husband's keys. They had a CVS tag on them so they were handed in at the Sharon...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Jul. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 618 Views


Menlo-Atherton Leo Club at Encinal Family Science Night

The Menlo-Atherton Leo Club led a hands-on experiment for about 60 students at Encinal Elementary School for their Family...

Original post made by M-A Leo Club on May. 11, 2022
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An Aspirational New Vision for Downtown Menlo Park - Great Outdoor Dining, Public Art, Lively Community Plaza

This is a great time to reconsider what type of downtown our community would like to exist a year from now. The current official...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 17, 2021
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