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ATHERTON

No fooling: Atherton rental available at only $50,000 a month

Looking for a Midpeninsula rental? There's a nice seven bedroom, 9.5 bath home coming up in Atherton. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mac, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 2802 Views

MENLO PARK

Community Forum/Office Hours Announcement

Community Forum/Office Hours Announcement On Sunday April 12th, I will be holding office hours and a community forum to...

Original post made by Ray Mueller on Apr. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 110 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

One of Woodside's favorite sons is getting married

Tyler MacNiven, former star of "The Amazing Race," whose parents Margaret and Jamis own Buck's Restaurant in Woodside, is...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 3, 2015 at 7:03 am | 1 comment | 1645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Two attack, rob woman sitting in car

Two people attacked a woman sitting in her car on Market Place during the early evening of Wednesday, April 1, according...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Wondering, on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 2519 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Hands-on learning

It's an old dividing line, jobs in the trades that require hand skills with a variety of tools versus jobs that rely mainly...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Dr. Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg, on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 1787 Views

ATHERTON

Chowchilla kidnapper, a former Atherton resident, found fit for parole

One of three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 was found fit for parole Wednesday by a two-member...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by afluenza, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 1689 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Crowdfunding tries to save Nak's market

A crowdfunding campaign has kicked off to rescue Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/01/menlo-park-crowdfunding-tr...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by save a gem, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 1549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's claim of gender bias by Kleiner Perkins

After two full days of deliberation following an almost month-long trial, a jury on Friday found in favor of venture capital...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by War on Women, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:48 am | 28 comments | 2969 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by J.Booth, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 4768 Views

MENLO PARK

Governor orders mandatory reduction in water-use

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 1708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Filoli executive talks about moving past recent turmoil

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, who had refused to speak to the Almanac since Feb. 15, sat down...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 33 comments | 5163 Views

ATHERTON

What should Atherton do with millions in excess library funds?

Atherton property owners pay a library tax that generates about $1 million a year more than is needed to operate the Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Duh?, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Month of the Young Child

Atherton Library and the San Mateo County Library are hosting special programs for Month of the Young Child in April. Thursday,...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Apr. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 92 Views

MENLO PARK

Local Martial Arts Instructor Rises To The Rank Of Master!

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park, the Premier Martial Arts and Character Development Academy on the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made by Richard Quintana on Apr. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 103 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ballast rock update expected by Friday

After holding a meeting with an estimated 45 Belle Haven residents concerned about the dusty piles of ballast rock stored...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jason L. Tulock, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 1380 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park studies proposed M2 zoning changes

It's time for the decision-makers to take a first look at what residents have said they hope to see in Menlo Park's M2 industrial...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by more verification, on Mar 31, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 916 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to look at extending parking time limits downtown

Menlo Park will be looking at four changes to downtown parking, including letting people park in the downtown plazas for...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 27 comments | 3050 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man cited after claiming to be police officer

A "driving incident" on Crane Street led to the citation of a Menlo Park man for allegedly impersonating a police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Makes sense, on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 2398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park police officer honored for work with kids

Going to school pays off, both for the students and for the Menlo Park police officer whose mission it is to make sure the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 1997 Views

ATHERTON

Another daytime car burglary reported in Holbrook-Palmer Park

For the second time in a little more than a week, Holbrook-Palmer Park was the site of a broad-daylight vehicle burglary...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 1459 Views
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