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Menlo Park won't disclose findings of investigation into city's gymnastics program

The investigation into allegations of a hostile workplace within Menlo Park's gymnastics program will likely take at least...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by More investigations?, on Apr 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm | 7 comments | 2792 Views

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The sale (and free exchange) of locally grown food gathers steam

The idea of local people eating locally grown food continues to make headlines in Woodside. The Town Council has expressed...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2574 Views

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Caltrans previews Willow Road interchange redesign

The Menlo Park Transportation Commission recently got a look at how Caltrans could redesign the U.S. 101 and Willow Road...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 1 comment | 5762 Views

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Woodside resident to make 600th blood donation

Woodside resident Alden Tagg will make his 600th blood donation, through a process known as apheresis, at the Stanford Blood...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Atherton resident, on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 5990 Views

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Menlo Park school vandalized

Vandals didn't steal anything, but they left a calling card -- explicit graffiti spray-painted across the walls of La Entrada...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by so sad, on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 2544 Views

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Portola Valley: Clear-cutting of 18 trees

Eighteen trees fell recently in a clear-cutting on a lightly forested hilltop at 18 Redberry Ridge in Portola Valley. While...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by jimmae, on Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 2049 Views

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President raises funds at two Atherton events

The president got into some trouble at the Goldman home when he referred to California Attorney General Kamala Harris as...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by insert name here, on Apr 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 22 comments | 2354 Views

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Saturday: Free compost in Menlo Park

Time to fertilize? Menlo Park is giving away compost on Saturday, April 6. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13387&e=y...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by HammerHead, on Apr 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 2753 Views

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Those were the days

What is now the Alpine Inn on Alpine Road in Portola Valley has had a number of names and owners. This 1906 photo shows the...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Dolly Adams, on Apr 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 3 comments | 2785 Views

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Pedestrian robbed of purse in Menlo Park

A late afternoon stroll along a bike bridge in Menlo Park cost a woman her purse, according to police. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Mrs. B., on Apr 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 3 comments | 2534 Views

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Excelling in math, reading, and barbering

Erik Burmeister asked for it, and he got it. Hillview School eighth-grader Andrew gives his principal's head a close shave...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 2143 Views

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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 | 16242 Views

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Feature story: Shaping the West

It's a safe bet that few can now say what these four things have in common: asparagus, the sliding glass door, a wilderness...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Debbie Mytels, on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3249 Views

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Runner says she was hit by car in Menlo Park

A 61-year-old woman jogging along Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park was left bruised and shaken after a hit-and-run encounter...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 11 comments | 3820 Views

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Uncounted ballots found from November election

San Mateo County election officials said Thursday that 65 uncounted provisional ballots from November's election were...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by provo man, on Apr 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 16 comments | 2277 Views

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Mae Mays, wife of Willie Mays, dies at 74

Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays for 41 years, died Friday at their Atherton home after a 16-year...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Patricia Armstrong Watkins, on Apr 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 2598 Views

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Plastic bag ban at checkout starts

Earth Day (April 22) this year heralds the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park and 24 other...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 25 comments | 4218 Views

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Man, 19, injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting

A 19-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www2.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13484...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 3250 Views

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Today: Menlowe Ballet's 'Reverie'

The Menlowe Ballet company presents the program "Reverie," featuring the world premiere of "Sweet Sadness" by choreographer...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2013
Last comment by Frances, on Apr 21, 2013 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 2838 Views

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My cousin, my hero!

Avid baseball player, 10-year-old Matt Lev, from Portola Valley, was the first in line to get an autograph on his hat and...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 2982 Views
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