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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley surveys residents on license-plate cameras

The town of Portola Valley is using an online survey to gather community opinion on the use of cameras that photograph the...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Keep PV SAFE !, on Aug 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 5 comments | 2750 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Ex-employees sue Filoli estate, allege age discrimination

Four women recently employed at the Filoli estate in Woodside have sued their former employer, alleging age discrimination...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by TruthFollowingHer, on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 23 comments | 8329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli faces age-discrimination suit by ex-employees

The list of plaintiffs may grow in an age-discrimination lawsuit filed April 21 in San Mateo County Superior Court by four...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2017
Last comment by TruthFollowingHer, on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 1886 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo fire board will appoint new director

The governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District plans to fill the seat to be vacated by longtime board member...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 4671 Views

ATHERTON

Former finance director John Johns signs lawsuit settlement; Atherton council OKS pact, 3-2

Atherton residents had a new finance director today (Monday, April 19), but it's a safe bet they didn't know it. As part...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 10 comments | 3837 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident seeks help finding lost dog

Karen Merwin of Woodside is seeking help from local residents to find her lost dog, a cockapoo named Suki that was last...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by Karen, on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:25 am | 2 comments | 2530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public workshop: FAA study of San Carlos Airport noise

A second public information workshop, designed to provide an update on the progress of a Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by No SA, on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:56 am | 11 comments | 1733 Views

OTHER TOPICS

FAA report looks to change noisy SFO-arrivals path

A new flight path that would reduce noise over the Peninsula is being developed by the Federal Aviation Administration, according...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2017
Last comment by Jetman, on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm | 16 comments | 2731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 21 comments | 42159 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Editorial: Time for city to create a policy on accepting gifts

Who should decide the timing of public-facilities development and the spending schedule for city funds in Menlo Park? The...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Insider, on Aug 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm | 10 comments | 2381 Views

SPORTS

Atherton's Bellis a hit at Bank of the West Classic

Atherton resident CiCi Bellis calls it her home tournament and with the support she gets, its certainly becoming obvious...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by Bill Rayburn, on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments | 1324 Views

OTHER TOPICS

People: Aided by internet and social media, this couple has made traveling a career

Christine Williams, who grew up in Atherton, and Jules Hatfield, from Melbourne, Australia, met in Peru in 2012 and discovered...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by , on Aug 3, 2017 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 2655 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Diners give first impressions of new restaurant

It was only its second night in business, so few were willing to jump to any conclusions after having had dinner July 25...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by LM, on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:53 am | 6 comments | 2534 Views

AROUND TOWN

SamTrans to release study on relieving traffic congestion in Dumbarton corridor

After almost 18 months of work, the San Mateo County Transit District will soon release first-draft results of a study, funded...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 2, 2017 at 9:14 pm | 6 comments | 2041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Facebook needs corporate social responsibility policy

In Kate Bradshaw's article, "Facebook unveils plans for giant new development in Menlo Park" (The Almanac, July 7), her statement,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Hear Hear for Justice, on Aug 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 1189 Views

WOODSIDE

Restoring a Woodside meadow

Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2017/08/02/restoring-a-woodside-meadowdesign-nonbold-main-head-on-page-5...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Bill Jordan III, on Aug 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments | 794 Views

MENLO PARK

New trail to give public greater access to open space preserve

Officials plan to break ground on Tuesday, Aug. 1, on a $1.2 million six-mile-long trail with "panoramic coastal views" in...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2017
Last comment by Franklin, on Aug 2, 2017 at 8:10 am | 3 comments | 2760 Views

ATHERTON

Voting has already started

While Election Day is a month away, voting has already started. Vote-by-mail ballots are being sent to voters starting Oct....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2017
Last comment by , on Aug 2, 2017 at 6:46 am | 3 comments | 929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Should city pay for Uber, Lyft rides to reduce parking congestion downtown?

The city of Menlo Park is looking at the idea of subsidizing Uber and Lyft rides for local residents as a way to reduce parking...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by Kellen Nicholson, on Aug 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 32 comments | 3948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Globe trippers

Christine Williams and Jules Hatfield were both in their mid-20s and working for a disaster relief organization when they...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Laura, on Aug 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 853 Views
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