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Woodside has lost its 'Music Man,' Richard Gordon

There's an empty music stand in Woodside right now, a conductor's baton waiting to be used. The town's own "Music Man," Richard...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Karen Offen, on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:20 am | 7 comments | 5488 Views


Menlo Park: More than 200 at hearing on Mandarin school

More than 200 people filled the Multi-Use Room at Encinal School on Tuesday (Oct. 14) for a public hearing on the proposed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by object to James 2, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 22 comments | 5484 Views


Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 5484 Views


East Palo Alto kids likely to get head-of-line privilege (more or less) to attend M-A

The high school district board is leaning strongly toward giving East Palo Alto eighth-graders a preference that would put...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:51 am | 84 comments | 5480 Views


Traffic congestion ahead: Marsh Road closure starts today

The planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road in Atherton begins Tuesday, May 31, as the town starts construction on a replacement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by JimmyCanDo, on Jun 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 8 comments | 5460 Views


Portola Valley man dies in single-car accident

A single-vehicle accident around 7:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the intersection of Portola and Alpine roads claimed the life...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Katie Wilson, on May 14, 2016 at 9:46 am | 4 comments | 5454 Views


Menlo Park red-light cameras under scrutiny

Menlo Park transportation commissioners saw red, then gasped as they watched video footage of drivers running red lights...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Roger, on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:12 am | 19 comments | 5452 Views


Guest Opinion: Council needs to set aside agenda for downtown Menlo visioning project

One thing I have learned over the years is that anyone who serves on the City Council has good intentions. They just have...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm | 5 comments | 5451 Views


Update: Gas leak capped; Willow Road partially reopened

A gas leak on Willow Road in Menlo Park was capped this afternoon and the road has been partially reopened, fire and utility...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm | 4 comments | 5451 Views


Menlo Park: Facebook opens west campus

It's no longer "the Gehry building" -- Facebook's newest Menlo Park office has been dubbed "MPK20" as employees start moving...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Willows Neighbor, on Apr 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm | 9 comments | 5449 Views


Pranksters' robo-call delays M-A's opening

Families in the Menlo-Atherton High School community received an early morning automated call on Friday, May 29, saying...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, Inc., on Jul 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 31 comments | 5449 Views


What do you think of the new Derry project?

A compromise has been reached on the Derry condo-commercial project by the O'Brien Group, the project developer; and Menlo...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Jun. 5, 2007
Last comment by let's get real 2, on Jun 10, 2007 at 6:48 pm | 29 comments | 5438 Views


Locals seek meeting with FAA over Surf Air, which added 10 round-trip flights this week

Local officials have requested Federal Aviation Administration representatives meet with them to discuss noise from Surf...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 72 comments | 5432 Views


Tuesday: Council could green-light no-parking signs on Woodside Road

The Woodside Town Council will consider authorizing the installation of no-parking signs on Woodside Road, with an exemption...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Sterling, on Sep 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 5432 Views


Su Hong's owner says it's closed for remodeling

Su Hong restaurant, a popular Menlo Park institution since 1977, closed suddenly June 13. The sign on the door at 1039 El...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 24 comments | 5430 Views


Should supervisor candidates run countywide?

Voters in San Mateo County will have another chance in November to decide whether to change how the five supervisors who...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Oct 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 19 comments | 5429 Views


Massive two-story building proposed to dwarf Oak Knoll School neighbors

In its headlong rush to break ground on a monstrous NEW 2 story bldg. at Oak Knoll School, backing on Oak Avenue and dwarfing...

Original post made by BIGGER THE BETTER? on Mar. 21, 2007
Last comment by Concerned Menlo Park Neighbor, on May 9, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 35 comments | 5425 Views


Lawsuit filed after teen struck in crosswalk on El Camino Real

A Menlo Park family is suing a motorist and a number of public agencies, including Menlo Park and Atherton, for negligence...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Peter, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:41 am | 46 comments | 5416 Views


Atherton works to reduce pedestrian risks on El Camino Real

Atherton has been working with Caltrans on ways to make El Camino Real safer for at least 18 months, since a September 2012...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by matt from the block, on Aug 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 22 comments | 5409 Views


Why is Lee Duboc sending unsolicited spam email to people in Menlo Park every week?

Is she planning on running for council again? Why didn't she have these epiphanies when she was on the council? She...

Original post made by Wondering on Jun. 23, 2008
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Oct 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 18 comments | 5401 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 9,244 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 19 comments | 1,574 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 903 views