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Wednesday: Portola Valley School District seeks public's help to plan future facilities

The Portola Valley School District wants the public's help in planning the future of its school facilities. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Meg Abraham, on Nov 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 2 comments | 1087 Views

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Menlo Park: Firefighters rescue two men from lift basket stuck 80 feet in the air

Firefighters in Menlo Park on Friday rescued two men stuck inside a lift basket that had stopped 80 feet in the air at a...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 2 comments | 3273 Views

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Menlo Park: BBC renovations inch closer to completion

It's not yet known when the famed BBC building in downtown Menlo Park will be open for business as a new restaurant and bar,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Annabelle, on Nov 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2835 Views

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First winter 'Spare the Air' alert issued

The first winter Spare the Air Alert in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for today (Monday, Dec. 19), officials...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Particular Particulates, on Dec 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 1034 Views

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Third suspect in smash-and-grab burglary of Bloomingdale's is arrested

A fugitive wanted in a brazen 2015 burglary of Bloomingdale's department store at Stanford Shopping Center has been captured...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Jan 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 1951 Views

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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. 12, 2017
Last comment by Brian Guth-Pasta, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:09 pm | 2 comments | 1379 Views

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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 | 2 comments | 2687 Views

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Driver at fault in Jan. 19 car vs. train accident on Palo Alto tracks

An accident between a commuter train and an SUV last Thursday could have resulted in catastrophe, but instead the out-of-town...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by MikeP, on Jan 27, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 1762 Views

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Atherton civic center: Tying up loose ends

With the final approval of a design for a new Atherton civic center scheduled for Feb. 15, the City Council meets with the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 1260 Views

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Menlo Atherton Golfers: How much golf does it take to impede your work productivity?

Folks said that Obama golfed too much. Trump has golfed 6 times in his first month in office. Add in the required naps for...

Original post made by Home Course on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by @Jack Hickey, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 220 Views

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Priory's twin towers wreck Stevenson in CCS hoop semi

==BI Priory girls also advance == Size matters, it has been said. Exhibit A is the Priory boys basketball team, which boasts...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Emily, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 729 Views

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Woodside: Search-and-rescue teams searching for missing woman

Sheriff's deputies and search-and-rescue teams are looking for a 56-year-old woman reported to have been hiking with her...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 4791 Views

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Atherton drafts angry letter over fire station study

Atherton has drafted a letter to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District complaining that its request to be involved in a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1622 Views

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Update: Woodside Elementary tax measure win holds at 73% of voters

The county on Thursday released an updated count on Woodside Elementary School District's parcel tax win on Tuesday, reporting...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by PARCEL tax payer, on Apr 16, 2017 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 1665 Views

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Atherton council set to sign contract for Menlo Park fire district review

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 162 Views

MOVIES

Locked-in mind becomes a butterfly

This is always my favorite time of year for movies -- when most of the best are let out of the gate to contend for an Oscar...

Original post made by MovieGoer on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 6280 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Social Network'

There's a lot to "Like" about "The Social Network." The riveting film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defines a generation,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Oct 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 18357 Views

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A week of thefts and burglaries in Menlo Park

March got off to a rough start in Menlo Park, where victims of crime extended from the west to the east sides of town. A...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Fork Hue, on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 5529 Views

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Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight'

There have long been notable connections between filmmakers and magicians. Houdini became a film star, Orson Welles delighted...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Aug 3, 2014 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3212 Views

MOVIES

Star Trek Club

Hailing on all frequencies! How have you been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this year? Would you like...

Original post made by Star Trek Club on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Star Trek Club, on Nov 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 327 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

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