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AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Portola Valley meets on affordable housing

==B Wednesday:== Portola Valley will hold a community discussion of affordable housing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:06 am | 5 comments | 2811 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain limits service Thanksgiving and Friday

Caltrain officials have announced a change to normal schedules during Thanksgiving week. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2879...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2008
Last comment by Bobby de Flamey, on Nov 25, 2008 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 2810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley man pleads no-contest to child porn charges

Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 65, pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges of possession of child pornography, according...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Andrea, on Mar 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 2810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Eagle Scouts to be honored Jan. 9

Robert Lane and Anders Chiang have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and will be recognized at a Court of Honor Jan. 9 at Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 2810 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sudden oak death test results are in

Last April, residents of Portola Valley and Woodside went out and collected samples to test for sudden oak death (SOD),...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by , on Nov 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2810 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Community members remember Marion Softky

Marion Softky, an Almanac reporter for four decades, created a "remarkable legacy" for our area, says Portola Valley historian...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by DM, on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2810 Views

WOODSIDE

Unspoiled Peninsula now on display in Woodside Town Hall

Robert L. Buelteman Jr., a Woodside native and practiced maker of fine art with a camera, is also an admirer of the B-2 stealth...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by moo, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 2810 Views

SPORTS

Boys Varsity Baseball: M-A Drops Seesaw Battle to Washington (S.F.), 12-9

Menlo-Atherton generated a season-high 12 hits but couldn’t overcome four costly errors in dropping a 12-9 decision to...

Original post made by Bob Moriarty, Team Parent on Mar. 20, 2010
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AROUND TOWN

Today: Zero-tolerance on cell phone driving law

The California Highway Patrol today will conduct the second zero-tolerance enforcement this month of the state's hands-free...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Kevyn, on Aug 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 5 comments | 2809 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/21/police-encounters-am-i-free-to-leave...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:01 am | 8 comments | 2809 Views

ATHERTON

Officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 2809 Views

MENLO PARK

Memos reveal details of Menlo's downtown plan

Refinements in the long-range plan that will govern development in downtown Menlo Park and along El Camino Real for the next...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by concerned, on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:05 am | 6 comments | 2808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by WyldKat, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 2808 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should dogs be allowed in San Mateo County parks?

San Mateo County prohibits dogs in its parks, with certain exceptions. For nearly a year, a 10-member committee has been...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2017
Last comment by Dog owner against it, on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:34 am | 19 comments | 2808 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters quickly douse Atherton blaze

Firefighters quickly extinguished a one-alarm fire in Atherton this morning, a fire dispatcher said. The fire occurred at...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray of Sunshine, on Nov 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 7 comments | 2808 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Flint likely choice as permanent chief

Interim Police Chief Ed Flint is likely to become Atherton's permanent chief when the City Council meets on Wednesday, May...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm | 2 comments | 2808 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain reports record ridership again

Caltrain set record ridership for the third year in a row as people looked for options to high gas prices, Caltrain spokesperson...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2008
Last comment by Rayla, on Aug 6, 2008 at 10:22 am | 5 comments | 2807 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New look at grade separations

They aren't sure what they plan to do with the money, if anything, but the Menlo Park City Council decided to ask for county...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Barnes, on Nov 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 2807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton inspector volunteers to help China quake victims

Atherton building inspector Kenneth Huo recently traveled to the earthquake-ravaged Chinese province of Gansu with a five-man...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Veronica Caballero, on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 2807 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tips on handling a mountain lion encounter

Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon on the Midpeninsula. Local officials are reminding residents of the best way to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 2 comments | 2807 Views
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