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ATHERTON

Atherton residents demand town fight state housing mandate

With potential changes, like a zoning overlay for townhouses, Atherton residents are feeling distressed about their town...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Law ‘n Order, on May 12, 2022 at 11:27 am | 88 comments | 18857 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park pastor placed on leave for 'poor judgment'

A Menlo Park megachurch recently placed a pastor on leave after learning he allowed a volunteer who admitted an "unwanted...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 12, 2020 at 10:50 am | 18 comments | 18830 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Dave Pine will ask the Board to Rescind Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Ayres

I have just been informed that San Mateo Supervisor Dave Pine has contacted County Counsel and asked him to prepare a resolution...

Original post made by Lurker on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 28 comments | 18828 Views

MENLO PARK

Price tag swells for high-speed rail

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:41 am | 12 comments | 18746 Views

ATHERTON

Was councilwoman's house built lawfully?

The question has been raised, publicly and emotionally, for at least two years: Did Atherton City Councilwoman Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 42 comments | 18742 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Out-of-control wildfires grow to 40,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties

Wildfires blazing in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, dubbed the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, have merged and spread...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 18689 Views

MOVIES

Family Film at Atherton Library

Friday July 31st the Atherton library will be screening "Tale of Despereaux" at 7:00pm. Refreshments provided by the Friends...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by , on Jul 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 18583 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Largest Ski Resort in North America Opened 13 Days Early

A spokesperson for Whistler said "Thanks to oodles of snow, Whistler Mountain will open 13 days early this season. Whistler...

Original post made by Global Warming on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mac, on Jan 24, 2017 at 10:53 am | 42 comments | 18537 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police try new strategy against gang violence

Fall has been riddled with bullets in Menlo Park, with four shootings in the past month alone. The police are trying a new...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ted, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm | 7 comments | 18482 Views

MENLO PARK

Did Menlo Park fire district chief put TV show ahead of accident response?

There is little or no disagreement from Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman on the facts in an...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 228 comments | 18359 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 18288 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gov Romney explains how he differs from George W Bush

A question asked many times and never answered in the popular forum "Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?" (3199 views, 127...

Original post made by Wally on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by reality-based observer, on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 38 comments | 18263 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

The library will host the Final Friday Flick for August, on Friday August 28 at 7 PM. The film will be the 1971 classic,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by , on Aug 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 18210 Views

MENLO PARK

What's in a name? Menlo Park City Council candidate endorsements

With about a month to go before the Nov. 6 Menlo Park City Council elections, the five candidates are hitting the campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 29 comments | 18184 Views

MOVIES

Post your review of "The Good Shepherd"

Despite covert operations, betrayal and the man who knew too much, director Robert De Niro's fictional take on the founding...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Feb 8, 2007 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 18167 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Grant Applications oversubscribed

In a press release from District PR guy, Don Shoecraft (a.k.a. MTK Communications http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=8177),...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | 10 comments | 18158 Views

WOODSIDE

Ellison wins 60% tax cut on Woodside estate

Woodside billionaire Larry Ellison will get an estimated $3.06 million refund from property taxes he's paid since 2004 on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2008
Last comment by another editor, on Mar 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm | 8 comments | 18087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Superman' hits Woodside High School

Woodside High School is cast in an unflattering spotlight this week with the nation-wide opening of the documentary "Waiting...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Oct 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 78 comments | 18056 Views

MENLO PARK

Arrillaga eyes El Camino Real properties in Menlo Park

Developer John Arrillaga has his eye on El Camino Real -- more specifically, former auto dealership lots now owned by Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sam Sinnott, on Oct 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 28 comments | 18020 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: $92,000 in purses missing from home

Atherton police called it grand theft in the April 5 log entry -- and it is definitely grand -- but they say they're investigating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | 16 comments | 18011 Views
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