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PORTOLA VALLEY

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Portola Valley teachers spent some time being students this summer; learning about project-based learning, in which students...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Margot Rawlins, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 2 comments | 2402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vi seniors take case to federal court

More than 40 seniors mobilized in the U.S. District Court in San Jose this week to show their displeasure with how the parent...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by PACCRC, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 2275 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Measure M and balanced development

Contrary to what Mickie Winkler claims in her September 3 letter to the Almanac's editor, Measure M does, in fact, uphold...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 10 comments | 510 Views

MENLO PARK

Two injured in Menlo Park accident

Two people were injured in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Chilco Street at about 11...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 1728 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by West Atherton resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 2229 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2851 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police stage training at former school this week

Explosions, gunfire and yelling -- all simulated -- may be heard coming from the former campus of James Flood Elementary...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1661 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 11751 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by JGB, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 13 comments | 3176 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone

Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Victor B., on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm | 53 comments | 8918 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Reverse outsourcing, at least for two employees?

Atherton's City Council will consider making two current part-time contract jobs into full-time town positions when it meets...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Expect More?, on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 7 comments | 1489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council may buy duplexes for city

Menlo Park may pay $1.12 million for two duplexes, at 1175 and 1177 Willow Road, to potentially use as below-market-rate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by xy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 758 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Measure M debate: council control

Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 202 comments | 5344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Measure M is in the spirit of democracy

Definition of an Initiative: allows the people to bypass the legislators and propose a new statute, ordinance, or constitutional...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 443 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 8871 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists

A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 35 comments | 2954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection

A Seattle company led by Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in in a dispute over ownership...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Unfortunate, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 2869 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officers issues 252 traffic tickets on Wednesday in Atherton and Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 3423 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Couple plead no contest to burglaries

A San Jose couple, accused of several 2013 Peninsula burglaries, including the theft of a Porsche in Portola Valley, has...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mark Toshland, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:40 am | 2 comments | 7093 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tree protest ends peacefully; tree is cut down

A man chained himself to an Italian stone pine tree in Fremont Park early Tuesday morning, but the protest came to a peaceful...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by tammygee, on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1742 Views
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