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AROUND TOWN

County may spend $600K to defend suit over Skyline rehab center

The county Board of Supervisors recently authorized spending up to $600,000 to defend the county in a discrimination lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by County Resident, on Dec 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1408 Views

ATHERTON

Caltrain QUIET ZONE at Fair Oaks Railroad crossing. You can HELP

Hello, I'm posting to Almanacnews to let residents that live in Lloyden Park and Menlo Park Villas (the neighborhood near...

Original post made by Scott on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Train Fan, on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm | 18 comments | 1666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Eagle Scouts to be honored Jan. 9

Robert Lane and Anders Chiang have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and will be recognized at a Court of Honor Jan. 9 at Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 1759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A bumpy reorganization for Sequoia district board

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District earlier this month reorganized with new officers, installing Alan Sarver...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Calypso41, on Dec 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1699 Views

MENLO PARK

PG&E nearly doubles fee for those who leave for 'clean energy' programs

The California Public Utilities Commission voted Dec. 17 to allow Pacific Gas & Electric Company to increase by 95 percent...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by PG&E Admirer, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 3388 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park won't enforce overnight parking restrictions Dec. 23-Jan. 3

Menlo Park police will not enforce overnight parking restrictions from the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 23, to the morning...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Dec 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 6 comments | 1928 Views

MENLO PARK

Christmas Eve memorial service for jogger fatally struck by car in Menlo Park

A memorial service is set for Thursday, Dec. 24, for a Palo Alto man who was struck and killed by an SUV on Saturday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by MP resident, on Dec 26, 2015 at 10:11 am | 3 comments | 2340 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook, Little House give to senior center

Red umbrellas hung festively from the ceiling of the Menlo Park Senior Center while the girl scouts of Beechwood Elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Dec 24, 2015 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 1597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Another accident takes down fence on Marsh Road

Marsh Road will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to make repairs to the Atherton Channel fence, something...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by MP Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 24 comments | 4222 Views

MENLO PARK

The gift of hearing

"Ga ga ooh la la." Five-year old Ivan "Vanya" Priimak, sat on the floor of a Menlo Park home, glued to an iPad streaming...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tracy S, on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 3456 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police chase, arrest suspect in Trader Joe's robbery

After a "lengthy foot pursuit," police captured and arrested a 56-year-old man Monday afternoon on suspicion of stealing...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 5 comments | 3619 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park may oppose PG&E fee hike

Menlo Park's City Council may vote Tuesday, Dec. 15, to send a [http://menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/8950 letter] to...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 5 comments | 2641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Borrone MarketBar to host holiday pop-up event

Six months after its unexpected closure, Borrone MarketBar, the neighboring sister restaurant of the ever-popular Cafe Borrone...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2599 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilman to run for state Assembly

Menlo Park Councilman Peter Ohtaki has announced plans to run in 2016 for the District 24 California Assembly seat currently...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Pay Attention, on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:47 am | 9 comments | 1870 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fatal crash closes Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Menlo Park this morning (Dec. 19) that has closed Sand Hill Road. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 14 comments | 11605 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Former client now contributes to Ecumenical Hunger Program

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Ecumenical Hunger Program. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/12/21/holiday-fund-former-client-now-contri...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 1634 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bracing ourselves for El Nino storms

El Nino, the periodic concentration of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, may result in severe storms this winter,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 3111 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Home fire destroys workshop on Olive Hill Lane

A residential fire Thursday evening at 275 Olive Hill Lane in Woodside destroyed a workshop and the tools and materials inside....

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Wd, on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 2088 Views

WOODSIDE

Interim pastor aims to help revitalize church

Atheists have a philosophical belief in common with the Rev. Ama Zenya, the interim head of the congregation at the Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by sj burns, on Dec 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm | 3 comments | 4720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good Holiday Light Displays?

Can anyone recommend local neighborhoods with lovely light displays for the holidays? There's of course Christmas Tree Lane...

Original post made by Water on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Why Bother?, on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 563 Views
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