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PORTOLA VALLEY

Report of mountain lion sighting near school

Someone reported seeing a mountain lion near the back fence of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley on Wednesday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by A mom, on Feb 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 2562 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Roaring in the lunar new year

Parent volunteer Russell Kao leads students in Cynthia Chiu's Mandarin language class at La Entrada School in the Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 2516 Views

MENLO PARK

Kirsten Keith says so long to Menlo Park

Check out the bottom of the candidate roster below https://www.shapethefuture.org/documents/dynamic/candidaterosterweb.pdf Looks...

Original post made by BigBobSmith on Feb. 4, 2012
Last comment by old timer, on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:08 am | 19 comments | 2446 Views

MENLO PARK

Silicon Valley economy rebounding, report says

With 42,000 new jobs and other positive indicators, Silicon Valley's innovation engine is heating up again, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two women now on architecture review board

The gender ratio on Portola Valley's five-member architecture review board has changed to three men and two women from a...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2167 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New division chief joins fire district

A former Oakland firefighter who left for Colorado has returned to California as the new operations division chief for the...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm | 7 comments | 2957 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Leadership in Atherton

Councilman Jim Dobbie responds to last week's editorial in the Almanac, which, he says, "is counter to what I am seeing as...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Poster, on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 1381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park mayor joins race for seat on Board of Supervisors

Newly minted Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith on Saturday tossed her name into a crowded field of candidates for a seat on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 18 comments | 2338 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton struggles without leaders

In what appears to be a complete meltdown in communications between the City Council and an interim city manager, Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by John P Johns, CPA, on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 3089 Views

AROUND TOWN

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and DDA Brian Donnellan have really slanted the Jesse Wilson case in their favor.

This would be a good case to review by citizen oversight committee if we had one. Jesse Wilson is charged with 2 Felony...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 28, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:44 am | 8 comments | 4266 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilwoman cites harassment

The difficult job of serving on the Atherton City Council for the past 11 years has been made nearly intolerable by incidents...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by 55 year year Atherton resident, on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 2230 Views

MENLO PARK

A page from our history

Clark Kepler took over management of the family bookstore in 1988. Here he is shown in the garage level of the new Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1774 Views

ATHERTON

Greater accountability is needed in Atherton

Dear Readers: The following is a reply I received from the Town of Atherton in response to my requests for copies of Mr....

Original post made by John P Johns, CPA on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm | 6 comments | 2123 Views

ATHERTON

Will Atherton say 'yea' to Willie Mays Way?

With the backing of most residents of the street, a local Little League leader wants the town of Atherton to rename Mount...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 8 comments | 3691 Views

FICTION

Former Menlo School coach pleads not guilty

Michael Taylor, a former Menlo School assistant baseball coach, has pleaded not guilty to stealing computers from the Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 4427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 2245 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton officer named in lawsuit retires

An Atherton police officer named in a federal lawsuit for his role in a domestic violence incident and the subsequent alteration...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Editor, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:43 am | 1 comment | 1934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's reveals new details about future

The transition team taking Kepler's Books into a new phase of life has revealed a few more details about upcoming changes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by praveen madan, on Feb 3, 2012 at 6:49 am | 4 comments | 1814 Views

ATHERTON

Danielson resigns as manager, but may stay on as consultant

==B Update:== Due to an adverse ruling by a state agency, Atherton's interim city manager John Danielson has submitted his...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Interesting, on Feb 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 8 comments | 2743 Views

ATHERTON

Why the rush in Atherton city manager shuffle?

> This is an expanded version of a previously published article.< With the town of Atherton scrambling at the 11th hour...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm | 14 comments | 3415 Views
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