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Hartwig to head Portola Valley schools for two more years

Eric Hartwig, hired as interim superintendent of the Portola Valley School District when Superintendent Lisa Gonzales abruptly...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Dick Givens, on Jan 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park meeting Wednesday on flood-control project

The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Who is in the lead?, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2897 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside elementary principal leaving district next month

Pam Duarte, hired in 2014 as a principal at Woodside Elementary School, will be leaving the district in mid-February, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:03 am | 3 comments | 3385 Views

FICTION

Robert Taylor honored for pioneering work on computers, Internet

Robert W. Taylor, a Woodside resident for 30 years and a visionary in the development of computer networks and modern personal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by , on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 10481 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reagan: Tear down this wall; Trump: "Will he become my new best friend?"

Trump loves Putin, like Bush: "I looked the man in the eye – I was able to get a sense of his soul." American Leaders...

Original post made by Stanford research on the issue on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rik, on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm | 15 comments | 862 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 3-story, mixed-use building may arise downtown

The single-story building running from 706 to 716 Santa Cruz Ave., which currently houses the Japanese restaurant Juban Yakiniku...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by popuppark, on Jan 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 4617 Views

MENLO PARK

Get rid of the pop-up park

What a stupid, ridiculous concept. When is this "Pop-Up" park going to disappear. It disrupts traffic, takes up parking...

Original post made by Long time resident on Jan. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Your Fire District - All the facts you might want to know

The Fire District has just posted its 2015/15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. http://sire.menlofire.org/sirepub/cache/2/rwzycs1v0jwb5o0iks15yhro/33754201132017065122832.PD...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 472 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative

Efforts aimed at reducing aircraft noise in the skies above Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside were dealt a setback recently...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Arabian Elbow, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 2808 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by Not Perfect, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:34 am | 29 comments | 3544 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air no longer has Bayside route option

To the consternation of local residents and Surf Air alike, San Mateo County announced this week that the alternate route...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 44 comments | 8228 Views

MENLO PARK

Photos of flooding at Menlo Park Caltrain station parking lot

Menlo Park resident Andrea Gemmet took these photos of flooding Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, at the Caltrain station parking...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Ummm, on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 5 comments | 3172 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Term limits for Town Council?

Of the 20 incorporated towns and cities in San Mateo County, five – Redwood City, Foster City, San Mateo, Millbrae and...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:58 am | 10 comments | 3335 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Displacement policy talk kicks off Menlo Park council's 2017 agenda

The Menlo Park City Council will begin the new year with a long-awaited discussion about residential displacement. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 8 comments | 3004 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Aiding the restoration of free flow to Western waterways by helping remove obsolete dams is the goal of a $50 million grant...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Katie, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 6 comments | 1720 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home burglaries in Willows focus of public meeting

In response to a number of residential burglaries in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, the city will hold a public meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 8 comments | 4692 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

On writing

Portola Valley resident Mary Waters-Sayer, author of "The Blue Bath," a well-received first novel recently published by St....

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Janet Nopes, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1375 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Thieves bust in front doors in four Menlo Park home burglaries

Crime reports from Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/01/10/police-calls-front-doors-broken-thr...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Dennis J. Oliver, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 7055 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Great Question from WashPost: "If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?"

One imagines that the 13% of Almanac readers whom voted for Trump have one answer - the rest of us are curious about facts. "First,...

Original post made by Great Scot! on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by home owner, on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:53 am | 6 comments | 667 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Surf Air noise: Will county go beyond voluntary measures?

After years of working with Surf Air to try to find ways the airline could voluntarily do something to reduce the noise its...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Livesnearairports, on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 113 comments | 7609 Views
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