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MENLO PARK

Software valued at $500,000 stolen in home burglary

A laptop computer containing proprietary software that the owner says is worth $500,000 was part of the take in a residential...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 7681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire election: 4 qualified so far

Four out of five prospective candidates have now qualified for the upcoming election for three seats on the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:37 am | 10 comments | 7677 Views

MENLO PARK

County will look into San Carlos Airport noise problems

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has created a subcommittee to look at noise and other problems caused by the steadily...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Nov 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm | 163 comments | 7672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 7665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial delayed in defamation suit against Menlo Park fire board directors

In a ruling that one party to the lawsuit compared to the last-minute cancellation of an anticipated baseball game, a judge...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Whatever, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 7660 Views

FICTION

Former MP city manager ousted from manager post in Scottsdale

Jan Dolan, Menlo Park's city manager from 1990 to 2000, has been ousted from her post as city manager in Scottsdale, Arizona,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 20, 2008 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 7653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Authorities declare Woodside High campus safe after bomb threat

Investigators and a bomb-sniffing dog from the San Mateo County bomb squad have completed their search of the campus of...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 45 comments | 7647 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail wins legal battle

An effort by Peninsula cities to stop California's high-speed-rail project came to a screeching halt this week when a Sacramento...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 9, 2013 at 8:07 am | 44 comments | 7633 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Critics slam high-speed rail business plan

Peninsula critics of California's proposed high-speed rail system released a new report Monday night challenging the economics...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by Don Barnby, on Oct 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm | 8 comments | 7628 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Portola Valley hearing on artificial grass at Priory

The Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley is requesting permission to use artificial grass on the field inside a new running...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by carolyn rogers, on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 7618 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 | 7616 Views

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 | 7605 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by J.Booth, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 7603 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Person struck, killed on Atherton train tracks

A person was struck by a train and killed shortly before 3 p.m. today (June 5) at the Atherton Caltrain Station, according...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 7597 Views

FICTION

Letter: Meat production has big role in warming

I was very impressed with Leonardo DiCaprio's powerful documentary "The 11th Hour." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4868...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2007
Last comment by Jeff, on Sep 11, 2007 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 7597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 7593 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bravo Fono restaurant closes after 27 years

Bravo Fono restaurant, a landmark at Stanford Shopping Center, has closed after 27 years in business. Owners Laszlo and Paulette...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by jack rosenberg, on Apr 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 7 comments | 7593 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Rising housing costs threaten private school for low-income families

Every morning, Konstance Kirkendoll leaves her San Leandro home at 7 a.m., with her two children, an 8-year-old and a 3-month-old,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 24 comments | 7590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big day at La Entrada

Dressed up for La Entrada's eighth-grade graduation and the dance following are, from left, Emily Westerfield, Victoria Mauett...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by asdf, on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 2 comments | 7586 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gaylynne Mann, a force for emergency preparedness

For someone seeking a role model for a take-charge personality, it would be hard to do better than Gaylynne Mann of Woodside....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by john dawson, on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 7585 Views
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