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ATHERTON

Atherton urges Surf Air to fly at higher altitudes

Taking a new approach in efforts to reduce airplane noise over Atherton, the town is sending a letter to the Federal Aviation...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Will Emite, on May 28, 2014 at 8:35 am | 11 comments | 7078 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 7078 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man dies of burns from fireworks explosion in Arizona

Randy Mark Feldman of Menlo Park died on Feb. 27 in a Las Vegas hospital from severe burns suffered when fireworks in the...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by A tragedy, on Mar 8, 2014 at 2:51 am | 5 comments | 7067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 7053 Views

WOODSIDE

Friend will remember Ryan Ferrari for his honesty and reliability

Ryan Ferrari, the 21-year-old Woodside man who died in a car crash early on the morning of Nov. 28 in the Woodside Hills...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by Mary White, on Dec 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm | 46 comments | 7053 Views

AROUND TOWN

School funding: Bad news keeps getting worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Rory, on Jul 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 123 comments | 7044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by WP, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 7035 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home remodels require plumbing upgrades to reduce water use

With the start of the new year, and in the middle of a dry, dry winter, California residents face a new set of regulations...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Trevor, on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm | 3 comments | 7015 Views

MENLO PARK

Bald eagle briefly annoyed on return to handler

==B Updated and expanded story:== A large bald eagle from the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, which had been visiting the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sybille, on Feb 27, 2013 at 9:35 am | 4 comments | 7002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board asked to rescind superintendent appointment

Atherton resident and open-government advocate Peter Carpenter has made good on his threat to try to force the governing...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 21 comments | 7001 Views

ATHERTON

At Menlo-Atherton, Class of 2006 bids farewell

The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of 2006 on June 8 proceeded to their assigned places on Coach Parks Field decked in...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by Erouh Attiyat, on Nov 13, 2007 at 3:42 am | 1 comment | 6998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voting starts for parcel tax election in Menlo Park, Portola Valley school districts

This week, ballots for parcel taxes in the Portola Valley and Menlo Park City school districts will be hitting mailboxes....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Get Real, on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm | 118 comments | 6995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park's Hap Halloran, bombardier and POW

During World War II, Menlo Park resident Raymond "Hap" Halloran found himself on the giving and the receiving ends in the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Ron Calub, on Jul 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 14 comments | 6977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Man allegedly backs truck into police officer

A Menlo Park police officer investigating a code violation complaint wound up being treated at the hospital after being struck...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Really, on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 10 comments | 6974 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 6966 Views

MENLO PARK

Priorities

Menlo Park is discussing whether or not to proceed with a Utility User Tax (UUT) that on a $200 utility bill would generate...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lasensky on Feb. 15, 2007
There are no comments yet. 6957 Views

WOODSIDE

Buck's in Woodside among targets of burglars

Of four burglaries reported late last week, two involved breaking and entering and two showed no obvious clues as to how...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by susan smythe, on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:57 am | 1 comment | 6954 Views

MOVIES

Movie Nights at Atherton Library

Friday March 19th at 7 PM, film night for adults: Star Trek. Friday, March 26th at 7 PM, Family Film Night: Up. Contact the...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Mar. 18, 2010
There are no comments yet. 6953 Views

WOODSIDE

Supervisors grant appeal, overturn Planning Commission decision

In a stunning reversal, momentum has slowed and possibly stopped on plans to convert a meditation center in the unincorporated...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by menloparkmom, on Mar 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm | 4 comments | 6952 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park releases first annual report on complaints made against police

A score of 0.066 percent on an exam would usually equal one big red "F" and a possible reconsideration of majors. As for...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Oversight, on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:09 am | 3 comments | 6948 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.

VOTE HERE