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Holiday Fund: Raising expectations through education

<I>Story by Elizabeth Weal, founder and executive director, Sequoia Adult School Scholars. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ruth Sherer, on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 2 comments | 994 Views


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 | 3014 Views


Electric cars pose new challenges to firefighters

Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are increasingly commonplace in Santa Clara County, with a Tesla car, a Nissan Leaf or a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Nicholas, on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 3534 Views


Are gas prices going up in Menlo Park since the election?

Very few folks are rooting for higher gas prices. One of them is Vladimir Putin, trying to rescue his failing economy. Putin...

Original post made by SVK on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by El Camino, on Feb 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 609 Views


Feature: Menlo Park's Jeff Fisher has argued 31 times before U.S. Supreme Court

Before the Supreme Court's current Chief Justice John Roberts was a judge, he argued cases before the Supreme Court. According...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 3495 Views


Officers killed in the line of duty honored at county museum

The local law enforcement community gathered May 3 at the San Mateo County History Museum to honor 27 officers killed in...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by pearl, on May 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 1694 Views


Business, community leader Duncan Matteson dies at 82

Duncan Matteson, a longtime Menlo Park resident and a leader in business, philanthropy and community service, died peacefully...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on May 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 4318 Views


Feature story: Lauren Goodkind plays, teaches and writes about chess

Lauren Goodkind's last name may reflect noble human qualities, but when it comes to playing chess, she says she can leave...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Member, on Jul 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 2476 Views


Menlo Park: Fire district's new fire truck lights up the night

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has released a video promoting its new million-dollar "quint" fire engine/aerial...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jul 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 1988 Views


Fallen branch injures three at Menlo College picnic

A large tree branch collapsed on a group of people during a company picnic at Menlo College in Atherton on Saturday afternoon,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
Last comment by Srini, on Aug 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm | 2 comments | 1996 Views


Finding a niche

Living in a big city is a noisy proposition, not least in the dark of the early morning when the ambient silence would be...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Ian Wright, on Aug 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 797 Views


Mark Rich of Menlo Park dies in plane crash

Menlo Park resident Mark Rich, 58, the husband of former longtime Menlo Park City School District board member Laura Rich,...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Aug 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 13849 Views


Loud and late music in Atherton

Doesn't Atherton have any noise regulations? It's 11:45pm Saturday night and I can still hear with windows closed the very...

Original post made by whatever on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 373 Views


Tuesday: Menlo Park grapples with Willows traffic emergency

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss at its meeting Tuesday (Nov. 14) what to do about the drastically worsened...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2198 Views


Update: How woman was rescued; vehicle draped with live wire

A traffic accident on La Honda Road about 1 mile west of Skyline Boulevard on Nov. 16 left a motorist inside a wrecked vehicle...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by Glenn Reid, on Nov 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 2577 Views


Woodside: Filoli changes its holiday offerings

Filoli, the historic estate in Woodside, has changed its holiday program, which will now run Nov. 18 to Dec. 23, Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Epic Disappointment, on Dec 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 1509 Views


No excuses -– it’s easier than ever to find election information

<b>Report from Elliot Margolies of the Community Media Center.</b> Election day is coming November 7, and too many voters...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 18, 2006
Last comment by , on Oct 18, 2006 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 6084 Views


Guided tours: Eco-friendly driveway and parking lot

Want to make your driveway or parking areas more eco-friendly? Join the San Francisquito Watershed Council for a free guided...

Original post made by Katie Pilat on Mar. 14, 2007
Last comment by Katie, on Mar 19, 2007 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 5968 Views


Is fire district carrying fight too far?

<I>The following letter by Brian Schar was published in the Almanac's March 21 print edition:</I> <B>Editor:</B> First,...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Mar. 20, 2007
Last comment by RoverII, on Mar 23, 2007 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 4299 Views


Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents Club Offers Community, Support to Members

The Peninsula offers families great schools, a mild climate, culture in spades – and an array of options that can make...

Original post made by Hannah Thomson Boyd on May. 11, 2007
Last comment by MFT, on May 11, 2007 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 5034 Views
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Sun of Wolf to bring Mexican-California cuisine, cocktails to Cal Ave
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