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ATHERTON

Atherton: Report probes allegations, but makes no findings against ex-building chief

An investigator probed allegations that Mike Hood, Atherton's former building official, undermined town rules, accepted gifts...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2007
Last comment by kate, on Dec 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 2935 Views

SPORTS

Strikers boys U10 team wins championship

<I>Report by Nick Athens, parent of a player.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5426...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by F. Gray, on Dec 19, 2007 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 3585 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Revised calculations on the Derry project

In a recent city-wide e-mail, Menlo Park City Council member John Boyle writes of the newly proposed Derry project: "...our...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by 50 year resident, on Dec 28, 2007 at 11:07 am | 15 comments | 3325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park trustees say "si" to Spanish immersion kindergarten

Young parents passionate about launching a Spanish immersion program for kindergartners at a Menlo Park school next August...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2007
Last comment by MPCSD mother, on Dec 21, 2007 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 2597 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed rail route through Peninsula chosen

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board on Wednesday chose Pacheco Pass as the preferred California high-speed rail...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2007
Last comment by prefer planes, on Dec 26, 2007 at 8:54 am | 9 comments | 2692 Views

MENLO PARK

Commuters get green light on Alameda

The avenue of the fleas &#8212; the Alameda de las Pulgas &#8212; may be becoming more of a royal road for commuters through...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2007
Last comment by Been Gone Awhile, on Dec 26, 2007 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 2397 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Bike bridge gets a bad rap

The complex and sometimes racially charged tensions between the Menlo Park neighborhoods on the east and west side of U.S....

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by Clodius Pulcher, on Jan 2, 2008 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 2535 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed trains may zip through Atherton, MP

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board has chosen Pacheco Pass as the preferred California high-speed rail route,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by reader, on Dec 27, 2007 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 2542 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tensions peak over pedestrian bridge

Emotional recollection of traumatizing crimes and frustration with the long-standing isolation of the Belle Haven neighborhood...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by Bart, on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old World style: Local jeweler practices ancient, time-demanding metalworking techniques taught by a master

Davide Bigazzi sits at a workbench in his small, warmly lit studio, the master of his space. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 2778 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Death of cyclist who fell on Sand Hill Road ruled 'accidental'

Deborah Johnson, the 51-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist who died July 24 in Stanford Hospital after falling off her bike in...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Alexis, on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 4795 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Adopt from Pets in Need this holiday season

We adopted a beautiful five-year-old cat from Pets in Need a few weeks ago and she is a real treasure. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2450 Views

WOODSIDE

Obituary

<B>Robert McKee Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5424 posted Wednesday, December 19,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Mike Gary, on Jan 6, 2008 at 9:26 pm | 2 comments | 2780 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County agencies prepare for winter storms

San Mateo County officials are preparing for imminent winter storms by giving away sandbags and asking residents to remove...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2008
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 2496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton chooses city manager

Jerome "Jerry" Gruber, a former water department head for the ski-resort city of Big Bear Lake, is poised to become the next...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2008
Last comment by Steve S, on Jan 4, 2008 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 2631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sudden Oak Death

Last year it was the tanoaks; this year it's the live oaks. Oak trees are dying by the dozens in the woods of Woodside, Portola...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2008
Last comment by Agrifos, on Mar 20, 2008 at 9:10 am | 3 comments | 2670 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report local storm news here

If you have storm-related news to report, please let us know. You can click on the headline above, and post it in the Comment...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2510 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Start planning for rail projects now

High-speed rail, with its promise of bullet trains running between Northern and Southern California, presents a conundrum...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by observer, on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm | 13 comments | 2614 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to mortality

In a groundbreaking study, Stanford University researchers have linked the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide to an increase...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by NoMoreBreadAndCircuses, on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 7414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Business: Mark Gallagher brings 25 years' experience to his Atherton gallery

Mark Gallagher is a hometown boy. Growing up in Sharon Heights, he attended Las Lomitas district schools and graduated from...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2008
Last comment by Rise Krag, on Jan 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 2510 Views
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