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PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 9041 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New mayor, vice mayor chosen

The first Tuesday in December sees a shuffling in the ranks of Menlo Park City Council members each year as they choose...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Dagwood, on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 5113 Views

MENLO PARK

Laura Rich leaves school board, but not the world of learning

It all started with 16 unmatched fragments of carpeting greeting her in the hallway outside the multipurpose room during...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by C Orton, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 4276 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's municipal trailer park on last legs

While Atherton may be known to outsiders as the community with the most expensive real estate in the country, it would be...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by No way more portables, on Apr 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2732 Views

MENLO PARK

Fuzzy logic on turf field decision

The following letter by Steve Wallace was published in the Almanac's April 18 print edition: Editor: So the Menlo Park...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 17, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Apr 17, 2007 at 11:01 pm | 1 comment | 3237 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Daffodils by the thousands

About 14,000 daffodils live on Village Hill in Woodside, having been planted there by the Woodside Landscape Committee, and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2008
Last comment by wild flower, on Mar 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 2616 Views

ATHERTON

McKeithen, Lewis elected to Atherton City Council

Incumbent Kathy McKeithen and newcomer Elizabeth Lewis were elected Tuesday to four-year terms on the Atherton City Council....

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by Wendy Surkis, on Nov 5, 2008 at 4:42 am | 1 comment | 2426 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys make tennis history with a title

Members of the Menlo boys' tennis team rush onto the court to congratulate senior Jamin Ball (far right) after his victory...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Jeff Healey, on Mar 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chief: Fatal Menlo Park fire appears accidental

A fatal fire at a Menlo Park home early Tuesday morning appears to have started accidentally, Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 1470 Views

MENLO PARK

High Speed Rail project must start in the Central Valley

At the meeting today of the High Speed Rail Authority, van Ark, announced that the Federal Rail Administration had sent them...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Dollars and Sense, on Nov 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 5469 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Remembering Betty -- and Country Almanac

Betty Fry, who died Dec. 30 in Nevada City, is still making her mark on the Midpeninsula every week, as the local newspaper...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 2055 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers spiffed-up baseball park

The town of Atherton is moving forward cautiously to examine a proposal by the Menlo Park-Atherton Little League to rebuild,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by collect on delivery, on May 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 1669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside's enchanted forest

Regal would not be too strong a word to describe this rider on a roadside trail in Woodside on Saturday, Oct. 13, for the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 1359 Views

ATHERTON

Today: Atherton looks at ambitious climate action plan

Details about an ambitious climate action plan that could allow Atherton to cut back on its greenhouse gas emissions by...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 361 Views

MENLO PARK

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Chuck Wood, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 825 Views

MENLO PARK

Mr. Robinson went to Washington

Menlo Park Mayor Heyward Robinson traveled to Washington, D.C., the weekend before the presidential inauguration in a city-sponsored...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1903 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Quick action needed to stem foreclosures

The real estate market in Menlo Park and the surrounding communities is renowned for its apparent insulation from larger...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Vanguard, on Apr 15, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1705 Views

MENLO PARK

The state of Menlo Park: Good - for some

Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline found himself doing something he'd never expected on Thursday night – delivering the annual...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Sep 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 1 comment | 1348 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Former PV superintendent Hanretty charged with three felonies

Tim Hanretty, who resigned Jan. 31 as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District during an investigation of "financial...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1947 Views

AROUND TOWN

'High-risk' sex offender back in custody

An accused sex offender on parole who escaped Friday morning from a mental health facility in unincorporated Redwood City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 18, 2012 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1504 Views
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