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PORTOLA VALLEY

Drawing a line in the air: Clotheslines are lovely to some, anathema to others

Portola Valley resident Danna Breen loves her clothesline, particularly when her children's clothes are pinned up on it....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jan 30, 2008 at 9:22 pm | 6 comments | 4906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Three arrested on burglary charges after Menlo Park pursuit

Three men were taken into custody Friday (March 20) following a pursuit sparked by a resident who reported seeing a suspicious...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Charlie, on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 4903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The homework myth

I'm disappointed to see Menlo Park school officials backpedal on the District's homework "ban." It seems to me they have...

Original post made by Menlo mother on Mar. 7, 2007
Last comment by a former oak knoll parent, on Apr 6, 2007 at 7:39 pm | 10 comments | 4902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 4902 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 4900 Views

ATHERTON

Hit and run driver knocks out power in parts of Atherton and Menlo Park

A hit and run driver struck a power pole on Bay Road early Saturday morning, knocking out power to as many as 300 people...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Feb 3, 2015 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 4900 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Managers to get raises under new contract

Approximately 34 city of Menlo Park employees would see raises of 4.5 percent and a bump in health benefits under the terms...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Irate, on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 4899 Views

AROUND TOWN

City manager releases consultant's drafts of letters to editor, talking points

Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre sent the Almanac on Wednesday night (Nov. 12) what he described as documents that consultant...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by formerly formerly, on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:50 am | 32 comments | 4897 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclist injured in collision on Alpine Road

A 58-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist was thrown 8 to 10 feet in the air and was injured in a collision with a vehicle on Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 34 comments | 4896 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

PV council to meet at The Sequoias Oct. 25

For its Wednesday, Oct. 25, meeting, the Portola Valley Town Council will convene at The Sequoias retirement community in...

Original post made by David Boyce on Oct. 13, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4896 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans plastic bags at checkout

Earth Day (April 22) will see the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park. The City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 19 comments | 4894 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E nearly doubles fee for those who leave for 'clean energy' programs

The California Public Utilities Commission voted Dec. 17 to allow Pacific Gas & Electric Company to increase by 95 percent...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by PG&E Admirer, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 4893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Hillview student says loss of trees, more traffic at Oak Knoll School would damage community

I was horrified to hear of the impending Oak Knoll plan and the implications that it would create. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2008
Last comment by Apostrophe Posse, on May 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm | 64 comments | 4893 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Ice cream thieves undone by tech tracks

When a theft is under way, one rule that is sometimes overlooked by the criminals -- don't do something stupid that gives...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2008
Last comment by andy creighton, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 5 comments | 4892 Views

MOVIES

Movie Review: 'The Judge'

Here comes "The Judge." It's been a while since we've seen a movie so…Grisham-y. But here we are again with big movie stars...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jack Z., on Oct 16, 2014 at 7:30 am | 3 comments | 4890 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Driver dead after single-vehicle crash

A man died early Saturday morning (March 4) when a vehicle he was driving left the eastbound lanes of Bayfront Expressway...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2017
Last comment by Shellykay, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm | 3 comments | 4889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: 'Pig scramble' faces local opposition

A tradition at the Woodside July Fourth Junior Rodeo is under fire. A local veterinarian and former humane society medical...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Rene Rowland, on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 23 comments | 4888 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Woodside riders worried over fate of horse trail

Woodside equestrians fear they are about to lose another key stretch of horse trail in town, thanks to a new owner's development...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jun 18, 2009 at 9:15 pm | 2 comments | 4888 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn sign: Romney/someone 2012

Now that Newt Gingrich has fallen off a cliff in Iowa, only days prior to their voting, it clears the way for Mitt Romney...

Original post made by Emerle on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by pogo, on May 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm | 128 comments | 4885 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tightens water belt

New water restrictions will take effect on Thursday, Aug. 28, for all customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Knock Knock!, on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 10 comments | 4884 Views
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Cherries and Berries
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 449 views

We need some volunteers.
By Stuart Soffer | 1 comment | 194 views

Meeting Other New Parents
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 160 views

 

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