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OTHER TOPICS

Two people killed by trains identified

Two of three people who died on Bay Area railroad tracks on Saturday have been identified. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10216...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
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OTHER TOPICS

Lower Alpine Road Endorsement from Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Below is a recent letter from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. After careful...

Original post made by Shandon LLoyd on Dec. 5, 2011
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SPORTS

Girls soccer team wins AYSO area championship

The Menlo Park-Atherton AYSO Girls (under 19) team recently won the AYSO Silicon Valley Area Championship. This area covers...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by mayso, on Dec 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm | 2 comments | 4209 Views

AROUND TOWN

An abundance of holiday home tours

'Tis the season to check out snazzy houses -- all gussied up for the holidays. Two home tours take place this weekend --...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2011
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MENLO PARK

City eases downtown parking rules for holidays

Menlo Park police want to help Santa make his way to your house, so they will loosen up on parking enforcement from Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Long Time Menlo Man, on Dec 3, 2011 at 7:40 am | 5 comments | 1899 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Contrasting views of offer to rebuild the Alpine Road trail

<I>Editor's Note: The Board of Supervisors has given Stanford until Dec. 13 to accept three additional options for a total...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2011
Last comment by JB, on Dec 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm | 4 comments | 2607 Views

MENLO PARK

New art gallery opens in downtown Menlo

The new Erricson-Himmelberger art gallery at 855 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park has reclaimed the former site of,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 3384 Views

AROUND TOWN

Maltbie gets $100 an hour as interim manager

A pay rate of $100 per hour, starting Thursday, Dec. 1, will be the full compensation for John Maltbie, the interim county...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Dec 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 1523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sweet treats abound at Angel Heart Cakes

==B Business:== Opening a bakery is no cakewalk. Just ask Chris Rivera and Debbie Umphreys. Since these Menlo Park moms launched...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by JF, on Nov 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 3 comments | 3822 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Halloween Party free-for-all on Shawnee Pass!

I would like to say THANK YOU to whomever put on the incredible Halloween Party and made it free for all to attend. Without...

Original post made by Alex Coluzzi on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Steve & Alison , on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 2570 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian aide arrested for drunkenness, vandalism

A senior field representative to California Sen. Joe Simitian was arrested after two police officers said they saw him lift...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Nov 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 7 comments | 1420 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Plan to pay for high-speed rail draws fresh scrutiny

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan, which shows the price tag of the controversial project nearly...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Doug, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 2499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Pop Warner team in championships

The Redwood City 49er Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner football team (ages 10-11) will play in a regional championship game at Woodside...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2011
Last comment by old football hand, on Nov 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 4 comments | 2265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get what you want, for free, at Alice's Restaurant

In the spirit of Thanksgiving portrayed in the 1967 song "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, the management and staff...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Redfield Flash, on Nov 30, 2011 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 2100 Views

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Blend For A Cause

On December 11, Piccolo Bella Hair Design along with a blend of local Menlo Park businesses, will host a winter season celebration...

Original post made by Janet Lash on Nov. 29, 2011
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FICTION

Computer heist estimated at $31,000 at Hillview

Another school-based computer theft, this time 30 laptops valued at $31,000 at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, occurred...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by Hillview parent, on Nov 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 3547 Views

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Pop Warner Vikings win: 'Orlando, here we come!'

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings PeeWee footballers earned a trip to the Pop Warner National Championships in Florida with a 20-6...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by PeeWee Fan, on Nov 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 5 comments | 3477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Effects of Tinsley transfer program

==B School desegregation:== A Stanford researcher will discuss the effects of the Tinsley transfer program at a special meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by School Parent, on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 2321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming programs at Atherton Library

Thursday, December 1 at 3:30 pm- Children can learn to make origami snowflakes. All ages. Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm-...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 29, 2011
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AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Mountain lion kills three goats

A large mountain lion entered a fenced enclosure containing three dwarf goats and two alpacas, killed the goats, and carried...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:38 am | 16 comments | 4119 Views
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