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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Archives

The mansion Herbert Law built in the 1920s for his 5-year-old daughter Patricia in the hills of Portola Valley burned in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Laura, on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 3393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measures A and C - Thank you

It has now been 80 days since the MPCSD Board voted to place these two Measures on a Special Election ballot. I would...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 119 Views

MENLO PARK

Keri Nicholas reports record per square foot home sales price in Menlo Park

Keri Nicholas of Alain Pinel Realtors said she recently closed a sale on a home at 520 Olive St. in Menlo Park for $5,998,000,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Peak, on Apr 23, 2016 at 7:07 am | 9 comments | 2924 Views

MENLO PARK

Where Should We Bury Grandma (Carriage House)

Sadly, there comes a time for many of us to decide where to bury a loved one. This may also hold true for properties we have...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 3 comments | 229 Views

SPORTS

M-A's Carlson named CCS Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Sarah "Sally" Carlson, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High, has been named CCS Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by AMY, on Apr 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: A remembrance of Walt Gerber, a 'titan of grace' whose impact lives on

Walt Gerber, the former senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now Menlo Church) who died earlier this month, touched...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Laurie, on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 964 Views

FICTION

Woodside council shifts preference on basement ordinance

A majority of Woodside council members now favors an ordinance that would allow the floor area of a new basement to extend...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Oh Please, on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Perils of a Private Education-only System

One of our more prolific posters here on this Town Square site, Jack Hickey, insists that the private education system is...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:42 am | 16 comments | 349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Climate Action Heroes

In observance of Earth Day and in the face of the challenge of climate change, Menlo Spark, the nonprofit that is working...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 22, 2016 at 9:42 am | 6 comments | 200 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside celebrates opening of new Sellman Pavilion

Woodside residents and alumni of Woodside Elementary School gathered on April 20 with current students and families to dedicate...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on Apr 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans for major changes in Flood Park worry neighbors

Some Menlo Park residents who live near Flood Park are concerned about a number of major changes to Flood Park proposed by...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Apr 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 6 comments | 2168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Look closely at the facts before voting on parcel taxes

I thank the Almanac for publishing Barbara Wood's recent article regarding the current school funding election for the Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Parent in MPCSD, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 506 Views

WOODSIDE

How new Woodside Library changes things

The remodeled Woodside Library, which reopened April 16 after a nine-month renovation, includes mobile book shelves capable...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by PatB, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 773 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measures A and C - the unanswered questions

1- Will every new age eligible child moving into the MPCSD attend MPCSD schools? 2 - Will new out of district students...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Tired of Overhead, on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 24 comments | 701 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Camille Paglia has Hillary's Number

Camille Paglia, with her poignant insight into the vain and vacuous (not to mention avaricious) Hillary Clinton hits the...

Original post made by Feel the Bern on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by concern trolling, on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 5 comments | 148 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 LE Community Member, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:25 am | 36 comments | 4287 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CHP seeks public's help with fatal hit-and-run

The California Highway Patrol is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle involved with a fatal...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 1225 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary mailer claims district remodeled demolished building

A brochure sent out by Woodside Elementary School last week appears to rewrite history by claiming the district remodeled...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Park parent, on Apr 19, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 13 comments | 2901 Views

MENLO PARK

Critics of Greenheart development weigh in

Last-minute emails and letters flooded City Hall right before the April 4 deadline for comment on the draft environmental...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by new guy, on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm | 6 comments | 1502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Planning Commission could approve boutique hotel in Menlo Park

A new boutique hotel proposed for a site on El Camino Real in Menlo Park could be approved tonight (April 18) at the 7 p.m....

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Ed Schor, on Apr 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 11 comments | 1069 Views
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Teaspoon adds new location inside Mervyn's in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,202 views

Some Impacts of Driverless Cars
By Steve Levy | 5 comments | 842 views

No on Measures A and C (or, "The School Board gets a 'Needs Improvement' in Public Process”)
By Stuart Soffer | 20 comments | 682 views

Where's Skye?
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 618 views

Why Bother Saying Thank You? Exotic Animal Training
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 364 views