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Train strikes car in Atherton
A southbound Caltrain struck a on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The... Last comment 4 hours ago | 9 comments

Downtown Parking - More Needs To Be Done
Nearly daily, one hears about what OTHER cities are doing about parking. For instance, in today's paper an article appeared... Last comment 7 hours ago | 43 comments

Menlo College Coach and Cop's Twitter Rampage
San Jose cop Phillip White is the assistant basketball coach for Menlo College in Atherton. Here's what he had to say... Last comment 8 hours ago | 11 comments

 
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Erin Glanville A Civil Look At Civics
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What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
Dec 17, 2014 | 11 comments

Chandrama Anderson Couple's Net
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Death with Dignity
Dec 16, 2014 | 1 comment

John Raftrey and Lori McCormick Thinking About College
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Early Decision Blues
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Paul Bendix On a Roll
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Water Torture
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Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

 
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Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges
Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy in connection with a case involving an inmate in the San Mateo County jail who is accused of acquiring and using a cellphone while in jail. Wednesday, 3:37 PM

Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades
Retired commercial and news photographer Norton Pearl has donated a lifetime's worth of negatives representing his professional work to the San Mateo County Historical Association. Wednesday, 10:28 PM

Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools
The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties -- $9.3 million for a 2.1-acre site in Menlo Park near Belle Haven and $3.4 million for a 1-acre site in San Carlos. Wednesday, 10:29 PM

Woodside, Portola Valley elect new mayors
Woodside and Portola Valley have new mayors -- Tom Shanahan and Jeff Aalfs. Both councilmen were elected on unanimous votes of their town councils, on Dec. 9 and 10, and both are holding the office for the first time. Wednesday, 10:28 PM

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint
A cashier was beaten and another robbed at gunpoint after four men entered the El Rancho Market around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Menlo Park police. Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 5 comments

Train strikes car in Atherton
A southbound Caltrain struck a on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The driver was able to escape the car before the collision. Wednesday, 2:26 PM | 9 comments

Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments
A laundry room bandit or bandits swarmed through Menlo Park recently, hitting coin-operated laundry machines in apartment complexes, according to the Menlo Park Police Department. Tuesday, 7:03 PM | 1 comments

Menlo College terminates contract with tweeting cop
Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who generated widespread outrage after tweeting threatening statements about civil rights protestors, has had his contract as an assistant basketball coach terminated by Menlo College. Wednesday, 6:09 PM | 1 comments

Broken water main in West Menlo Park
Two to three fire trucks responded to a broken water main in West Menlo Park at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, a neighbor reported.
Tuesday, 11:22 PM

Food truck event gets five-year permit in Menlo Park
Off the Grid's weekly food truck event rolled away from Monday's Planning Commission meeting with unanimous approval to continue for five years in Menlo Park. Tuesday, 10:46 AM | 3 comments

Glimpse at new building coming to Menlo-Atherton campus
A rendering of a new two-story building at Menlo-Atherton High School showed up in a presentation to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District on Dec. 9. Tuesday, 8:21 AM

Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door
A pair of men posing as plumbers talked their way into two Atherton homes on Monday, Dec. 15, stealing money and jewelry while the residents were distracted, police said. Tuesday, 11:13 AM | 2 comments

Woodside: No crosswalk on Mountain Home Road for now
Children walking to Woodside Elementary School from the south side of town -- from neighborhoods along Mountain Home and Whiskey Hill roads -- have not had the benefit of a crosswalk when crossing Mountain Home Road. A crosswalk was planned, but it's off for now.
Tuesday, 8:10 AM

Holiday Fund: Unlocking stories helps adults learn to read, write and find success

Six people displaced by house fire in North Fair Oaks

New Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City to debut Tuesday

Storm delivering rain as predicted

Recent home sales - Dec. 10

Holiday Fund: Overcoming adversity, transforming lives

Cover story: War is hell

Multi-family zoning in Woodside?

 

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