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PORTOLA VALLEY

Los Trancos Woods: Fire destroys garage, two vehicles and part of house

A two-alarm structure fire significantly damaged a home at 5 Joaquin Road in Los Trancos Woods after destroying the garage,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Amelia Gough, on Aug 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 1891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plea delayed in 1986 homicide case

Attorneys for a 49-year-old man, recently arrested in connection with the 1986 killing of a 17-year-old girl, were granted...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm | 1 comment | 1272 Views

MENLO PARK

Sacred education for the 21st century

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, so the saying goes. In this case, from the purchase of 40 acres of land in 1894 has...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Nitza Agam, on Aug 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

SPORTS

MA Vikings open Pop Warner season

It was a great weekend on the gridiron at St. Francis High School for the Menlo Atherton Vikings, as the Pop Warner football...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by Colin Jenkins, on Sep 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 1784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cyclist injured near Hillview campus

A bicyclist was injured Aug. 28 on Santa Cruz Avenue near Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park when the occupant of a parked...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by citatation?, on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1543 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wednesday: County bag ban meeting

Local governments are taking steps this fall to turn a proposed ban on plastic bags into reality for San Mateo County. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

AROUND TOWN

A few minutes with Martin Litton

Here's a softball question for an environmentalist: With climate change largely absent from the national consciousness, if...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1301 Views

MOVIES

A few minutes with Martin Litton

Here's a softball question for an environmentalist: With climate change largely absent from the national consciousness,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nicole, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 5561 Views

AROUND TOWN

Funds rejected by San Mateo County may pay for new trail network

An eleventh-hour request from Palo Alto and Stanford University for a grant that would greatly accelerate the city's ambitious...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Broken Pavement, on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education secretary starts tour at Sequoia High

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was at Sequoia High School in Redwood City on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Former Cherokee, on Sep 13, 2012 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 1558 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Shorts: Local Girl Scouts win Bronze Awards

Thirteen Girl Scouts from Troop 32515 at Encinal School in Menlo Park were awarded the Bronze Award, the highest award for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by kathleen, olivia's friend, on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1381 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man pleads not guilty to pellet gun robberies

A suspect in multiple armed robberies who was arrested Aug. 16 after a nearly 10-hour standoff outside a North Fair Oaks...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In search of high-quality preschool for all

With a Stanford University education and decades of hands-on experience with kids, Carol Thomsen of Menlo Park is something...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by Carolyn Clarke, on Sep 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 2862 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council takes next step to buy nursery site for affordable housing

The Portola Valley Town Council on Sept. 12 took another step in its plans to buy a 1.68-acre former nursery on Portola Road...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Lane, on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 1670 Views

MENLO PARK

Stolen bikes dominate Menlo Park theft reports

Police calls from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12053&e=y posted...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Shelly, on Sep 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm | 1 comment | 1633 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Arbitrage'

The "having it all" lifestyle of the CEO played by Richard Gere in "Arbitrage" may not be very relatable, but his nightmare...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Sep 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 8022 Views

MENLO PARK

Styrofoam gone on Nov. 1

That might be an exaggeration, but the Menlo Park City Council did pass an ordinance banning the use of polystyrene containers...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 1566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Slain activist Dave Lewis is celebrated

Supporters of a program that helps parolees transition back into their communities held a celebration Wednesday honoring...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Bob Cancilla, on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1364 Views

MENLO PARK

MP Mongolian BBQ opens in Menlo Park

El Camino Real has a new tenant: MP Mongolian BBQ has opened its doors in the spot formerly home to Deeelish in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by B. Lopez, on Sep 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 1330 Views

ATHERTON

[Video] Atherton Council Sep 19 2012

TOWN OF ATHERTON CITY COUNCIL ATHERTON CHANNEL DRAINAGE DISTRICT SEP 19 2012 REGULAR MEETING VIDEO BROADCAST The...

Original post made by APOA on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by APOA, on Sep 24, 2012 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 971 Views
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