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PORTOLA VALLEY

Towns face steep hike in costs for services of Sheriff's Office

A sharp rise in costs for police patrols in Portola Valley is likely for the budget year that begins July 1, with the increases...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | 15 comments | 3096 Views

MENLO PARK

Comments and Corrections to the Almanac’s 7/18/07 Article on Allied Arts

On the whole, Mr. Brown’s report on the Allied Arts Guild is well balanced, and accurate. However, the statements made by...

Original post made by A Friend of the Palo Alto Auxiliary and Children’s Hospital on Jul. 18, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3095 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two people require surgery after car crashes into Palo Alto restaurant

Two people who were injured, one critically, required surgery after a silver Nissan crashed into a downtown Palo Alto cafe...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by voice_of_reason, on Aug 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 14 comments | 3095 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Circus Club: 'Let's be a role model' for water use

With a 10-acre polo field visible from the street, it's almost inevitable that passersby would complain when they notice...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Still wasting water!, on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:49 am | 14 comments | 3095 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Licensing? Mandatory rear-view mirrors? Some bike safety ideas

Editor: I have asked various bike riders for their views on certain safety issues. Let me begin with the questions: Q....

Original post made by Bruce Campbell on Aug. 22, 2007
Last comment by RightFacts, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:49 pm | 5 comments | 3094 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton boys lead water polo team

Senior Marker Anderson and sophomore Grant Villeneuve, both of Atherton, led Deerfield Academy — a college preparatory...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2008
Last comment by Alfonza Cutezina, on Feb 8, 2008 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 3093 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Layoffs delayed while talks continue

The town of Atherton agreed on Thursday (June 9) to delay its planned layoff of 13 employees until July 15 while it negotiates...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:15 am | 79 comments | 3093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Train 'clipped' car at Menlo Park crossing

A southbound train "clipped" an eastbound car at the Ravenswood Avenue Caltrain crossing in Menlo Park at about 5:30 p.m....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Aaron, on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:22 am | 9 comments | 3093 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Dumbarton Scoping & Freight

I would like to share my scoping comments for the Dumbarton Railroad Environmental Impact Report (EIR). I believe I have...

Original post made by Margaret Fruth on Mar. 2, 2007
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SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

The 3rd Annual Bears Classic, benefiting the Menlo-Atherton Boys Golf Teams, will be held on Saturday, April 28, at Coyote...

Original post made by LinksNut on Mar. 14, 2007
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Heist nets $17,000 in materials from Portola Valley Town Center

A thief or thieves stole an estimated $17,000 in materials Aug. 4 and 5 from a locked equipment container at the Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2007
Last comment by Annelise Connell, on Aug 15, 2007 at 6:16 am | 1 comment | 3092 Views

MENLO PARK

Mandarin charter proposal scrutinized by community, district

In preparation for a public hearing on a proposed Mandarin immersion charter school, officials from the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 11, 2014 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 3092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview boy competes in state geography bee

Kurt Kessler of Atherton, an eighth-grader at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, has qualified to represent the school...

Original post made by Newsboy on Mar. 23, 2007
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinions: Support pours in for Measure C

Math teacher, parents urge a 'yes' vote Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=9494 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Plubius, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 13 comments | 3091 Views

ATHERTON

The Power of Unions

As a long-time observer of these forums, I read with interest about the retirement of Mike Wassman after the Almanac wrote...

Original post made by Joe D. on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:20 am | 65 comments | 3091 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley report on affordable housing

In planning for housing affordable to people of low and moderate incomes, as state law requires, a committee of volunteers...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by yello, on Jun 14, 2013 at 8:49 am | 5 comments | 3091 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: A counterpoint on Stanford's Alpine trail

A recent guest opinion in the Almanac by my Ladera neighbor Lennie Roberts did not fairly represent the pertinent issues...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Len Horowitz, on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 20 comments | 3090 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Police Union: You're on Candid Camera!

The Atherton police union has recently started video taping any town meeting in which police issues are mentioned. Their...

Original post made by Allen Funt on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 20 comments | 3089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Owner of vehicle in hit-and-run incident claims it was stolen

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 3089 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 3088 Views
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