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Sacred Heart Prepatory graduates 136 students

Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 136 students on May 23 at the 116th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Kohki Kitano, on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 1914 Views

MENLO PARK

New principal, construction at M-A High

As fall classes resume at Menlo-Atherton High School, a new principal is at the helm: Simone Rick-Kennel. And ground has...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 1981 Views

MENLO PARK

Jane Knoerle is moving, but not retiring

Most Almanac readers can't remember a time when Jane Knoerle didn't work for the paper. That's probably because Ms. Knoerle...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by linda tarter clark, on Aug 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former San Mateo County deputy Sheriff found guilty of molesting girl for six years

From the Mercury News today: Former San Mateo Co. deputy sheriff found guilty of molesting girl for 6 years By Tracey...

Original post made by Familiar name on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm | 6 comments | 188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 1858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii

A resident of St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, has been charged with drunken...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 8 comments | 2098 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager

The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by editor, on Aug 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 2761 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman on a bicycle traveling east on Alpine Road was injured in a collision with a westbound...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by jason, on Aug 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 15 comments | 2405 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park

Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:57 am | 26 comments | 3084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thank You John Ullom, saved taxpayers $35,000

John Ullom just received a letter from Glenn Lazof Interim General Manager of the Harbor District of San Mateo County for...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by hmbreview, on Aug 28, 2015 at 12:13 am | 5 comments | 148 Views

AROUND TOWN

Linden Avenue in Atherton closed due to fallen tree

Linden Avenue in Atherton is closed at Elm Place in the Lindenwood neighborhood of Atherton by a fallen tree, town officials...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district will remove oak on new school site

A very large, very old oak tree on the new Upper Laurel School site that some people had asked the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 216 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bobcat visits a Portola Valley home

It was about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, when Ron Johnson of the Alpine Hills neighborhood, in his hand a single-lens reflex...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Ann, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 2 comments | 2587 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton weighs Menlo School expansion plans

Whether the town should give Menlo School a height variance for a third-floor addition at the rear of the school's most historic...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Menlo neighbor, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 1434 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: On Caltrain's 'downward path' with high-speed rail

A look at history reveals the downward path which Caltrain is now headed since its involvement with the California high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 51 comments | 2235 Views

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SMC Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez vs. San Mateo County

Filed this week. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION,...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Aug 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 12 comments | 355 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eastbound Marsh Road to be closed Wednesday, 9-3 for fence repair

The eastbound lane of Marsh Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26 to repair the fence between the road...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Westside Trucker, on Aug 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 1075 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

The Menlo Park City Council unanimous adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 904 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire on roof of Woodside Bakery extinguished by alert employees

Quick action on the part of employees at the Woodside Tennis Shop and the office of Dave Tanner's home design and remodeling...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtowner, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 3229 Views

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Portola Valley: Town manager resigns after three years

The Portola Valley Town Council accepted the "involuntary resignation" of Town Manager Nick Pegueros last night (Wednesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 5030 Views
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