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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 | 2019 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 | 1627 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 | 2556 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 | 3026 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 | 2497 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 | 1908 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 | 1545 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 | 1472 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 | 2792 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 | 2846 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 | 2493 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 | 1808 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 | 2846 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 | 1665 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 | 1735 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 | 1421 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 | 3173 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 | 1845 Views

MENLO PARK

Accident near Draeger's wasn't first since '05

Woman says she sustained major injuries when struck March 13 at intersection near Draeger's market. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Emeril, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 1370 Views

MENLO PARK

Office building proposed at Sand Hill, Santa Cruz

The owner of two parcels at Santa Cruz Avenue and Sand Hill Road in unincorporated San Mateo County is applying to build...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by where, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:28 am | 4 comments | 1557 Views
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