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Digging in: The local food movement in our yards and on our plates

Sarah Machado climbs into the back of her truck at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market and emerges with four small pots of chives...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2008
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 7535 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bob Garner, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 36 comments | 7517 Views

MENLO PARK

City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 7489 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Generator, paint sprayers missing from Atherton construction site

Crime reports from Atherton, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13770...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by construction news, on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:29 am | 1 comment | 7403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district's $60 million bond measure passes

Voters said yes to the Las Lomitas School District's construction plans for its two schools by approving Measure S, a $60...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Nov 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 24 comments | 7350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 16 comments | 7335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bar warns Wagstaffe to cut out the misconduct

The Almanac has been forwarded documentary evidence establishing that San Mateo D.A. Steve Wagstaffe received a LETTER OF...

Original post made by Deep throat on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Lurker , on Feb 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 21 comments | 7330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 7328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 22 comments | 7327 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Towns look for volunteers for planning and architectural review panels

The town councils of Woodside and Portola Valley are looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panels. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 7301 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Summit Prep: Former student, charged with attempted rape, claims attack was a 'prank'

A former student at Summit Preparatory Charter High School, accused of trying to rape a female teacher at knifepoint...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | 5 comments | 7298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor Dave Pine will ask the Board to Rescind Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Ayres

I have just been informed that San Mateo Supervisor Dave Pine has contacted County Counsel and asked him to prepare a resolution...

Original post made by Lurker on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 28 comments | 7163 Views

SPORTS

Plenty of successful efforts in volleyball, water polo and football

==B Prep roundup:== No titles were forthcoming, but local prep teams still had very successful weekends in volleyball, water...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by david mclaughlin, on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 7052 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty aftermath: School districts take steps to prevent future financial misdeeds

While both the Woodside and Portola Valley school districts have put measures in place to try to make it more difficult for...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 6988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Hillview subcontractor did not follow architect's specifications

The reconstruction of the Hillview Middle School field and its replacement is not a small matter to the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by M09, on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 5 comments | 6982 Views

WOODSIDE

Cyclist's account of Woodside road-rage event

A Portola Valley resident said he was among 100 or so cyclists at the scene of a road-rage incident involving a pickup truck...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Al Renner, on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 98 comments | 6932 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Grand piano missing from Atherton home

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/19/police-calls-grand...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Come on, now, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 6857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flu Shots for Seniors

Atherton Library is offering free flu shots for Seniors age 65 and up. Saturday, November 9 at 11 am. Please bring your Medicare...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Poster, on Nov 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 6743 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Hungry Jack, on Apr 2, 2014 at 10:33 pm | 43 comments | 6726 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 6708 Views
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