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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley will 'Celebrate Africa' on Aug. 23

The African Library Project, a Portola Valley-based nonprofit that collects and ships thousands of books to libraries in...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Slam Dunk, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 2107 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion reported near Phillips Lane

A mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of 140 Phillips Lane near Woodside very early Sunday morning, according to an alert...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Robin Smith, on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 2312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight years is enough for trustee Gordon Lewin

After two terms on the governing board of the high school district that followed one term on the local elementary school...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:38 am | 4 comments | 1781 Views

MENLO PARK

Recession brings new life to downtown Menlo Park

With rents falling and vacancies abounding, business owners have jumped at the opportunity to open new shops, or expand old...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1377 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2087 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Vaulters club takes top honors at national championships in Lexington

<I>This story was submitted by Carrie Wick, a spokesperson for the Woodside Vaulters.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8437...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by WoodsideV, on Aug 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 2458 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Vaulters club wins titles at Junior/Young Rider competition

Local athletes from the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club won individual awards at the Federation Equestre Internationale's...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by PV Rider, on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:46 am | 1 comment | 2271 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Wrong way on bus routes

Just when the environment needs good public transit the most, the wheels are beginning to fall off the SamTrans bus system...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 1742 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial date for man accused of ringing doorbells while naked

Peter Allen Steele, a tall 38-year-old Union City man accused of ringing residential doorbells near Woodside High School...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Barry Ister, on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 1327 Views

AROUND TOWN

In heated high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by David, on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:22 am | 1 comment | 1279 Views

WOODSIDE

$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 2369 Views

SPORTS

Novitsky, Levenson take top spots in national masters cycling trials

Woodside resident John Novitsky recently won the 2009 USA Cycling Masters Road national title in the men's age 50-54 individual...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Shawn M., on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 2356 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley postcard: Is there a message between the lines?

Did Town Hall in Portola Valley inadvertently send a signal of support for the utility user tax? The 4.5 percent tax brings...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by PV neighbor, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

OTHER TOPICS

More candidates emerge for local races

A last chance for newcomers to run for election in November brought out a handful of late-filing candidates for local districts....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Former Council Member, on Aug 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 1612 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside roadside attraction

Lisa Green and her son Evan (in picture) maintain a barnyard habitat of chickens, goats, ducks, geese and a llama in a Woodside...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jeannine, on Aug 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 2305 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Judith Howell, on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1484 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 1558 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire closes Peet's, Calla indefinitely

Peet's Coffee & Tea in Menlo Park is closed indefinitely, as is the Calla clothing boutique next door, after the March 17...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1298 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo: No plans for health care town hall?

As people pack town hall meetings across the country on plans for health care reform, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, has...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 59 comments | 2744 Views

MENLO PARK

Tesla plans to move headquarters to Palo Alto

Tesla Motors, whose sleek, flashy roadsters have become a visible emblem of Bay Area's growing electric-car industry, is...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by woodsider, on Aug 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm | 16 comments | 1604 Views
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