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WOODSIDE

Sprinkler system douses home office fire

An interior sprinkler system extinguished a home-office fire on Buck Court in Woodside before firefighters arrived and before...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Satire, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | 46 comments | 3459 Views

MENLO PARK

High rent forces out local advocate of affordable housing

Elizabeth Lasensky advocated for a number of local causes, pulling no punches in criticizing Menlo Park's "old guard." Read...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by huh?, on Nov 28, 2009 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 1262 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Country Club faces uphill battle in opening door for expansion

The Menlo Country Club, a private golf course that sits along Woodside Road across from Woodside High School, may be thought...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 5 comments | 1908 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Many unanswered questions on Menlo Gateway project

While the Menlo Gateway project is an attractive proposal, and the developer has presented persuasive arguments in support...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Intrigued, on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1263 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In favor of low density downtown

I have been a Menlo Park resident since 1998 and am a regular shopper and diner in the town. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8832...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Long time resident, on Nov 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 14 comments | 1877 Views

WOODSIDE

Menlo Park man chases burglar

A Menlo Park man chased a burglar from his home Friday, Nov. 13, though he wasn't able to recover the antique doormats the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by nancy sanders, on Nov 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 1816 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon deal might hinge on cutting car trips

Reducing traffic, carbon emissions will be a focal point in negotiations over Menlo Park development project. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by not enuff, on Nov 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 3150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Preuss Pharmacy in downtown Menlo Park to close; business sold to Safeway

Preuss Pharmacy, in business in downtown Menlo Park since 1947, will close Nov. 19, owner and chief pharmacist John Celedon...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Chris Preimesberger, on Nov 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 16 comments | 2090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless shelter at VA still looking for new home

The 60-bed Clara Mateo shelter on the campus of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs hospital is still looking for a new home. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by tgodfrey, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1418 Views

MENLO PARK

Laurel student, 6, dies in hit-and-run crash

The 6-year-old Menlo Park girl who died after a hit-and-run accident Thursday has been identified as Lisa Xaiver, a student...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 2562 Views

MENLO PARK

The rotten apples living in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Atherton

Please view: Diridon's Rotten Apples comment from the Nov 5th board meeting on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRecXlwFXWA Not...

Original post made by morris brown on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Helen, on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 13 comments | 2158 Views

SPORTS

SHP girls win CCS polo title but M-A is upset again

A third straight victory and a second straight loss. That was the bottom line for two top-ranked teams at the Central Coast...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Warren H. Moore, on Nov 24, 2009 at 4:37 am | 1 comment | 1788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Siegel appointed to fill vacant Las Lomitas district school board seat

Jay Siegel, who has a child at La Entrada School and has been an active volunteer on the Las Lomitas Education Foundation,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Fed LE Parent, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 10 comments | 2223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - November 23, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Help Kathryn Stockett 3 Lost Symbol Dan Brown 4 Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel 5 Too...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Students Advise Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Juniors Julia Sommer and Leah Worthington have been selected to serve on Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s 14th Congressional District...

Original post made by Carol Orton on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Senior Represents U.S. at UNICEF Climate Change Conference

Menlo-Atherton senior Chloe Songer is one of four students chosen to represent the United States at UNICEF’s 2009 Children’s...

Original post made by Carol Orton on Nov. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1665 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ann Wengert named mayor of Portola Valley

Councilwoman Ann Wengert is the new mayor of Portola Valley for the next 12 months. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7399...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2231 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Spring Ridge winery would add buildings to scenic pasture

Spring Ridge winery in Portola Valley proposes to add 23,000 square feet of floor area that would include a greenhouse, an...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kari, on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 1877 Views

MENLO PARK

There will be more at stake in Big Game than just the Axe

There have been stranger weeks leading up to the Big Game than this one, but it would be difficult to find. Stanford is favored...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Mom, on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 1277 Views
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