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THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting approved an ordinance banning smoking in some public places, including ATM...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by e. grimley, on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | 56 comments | 13301 Views

AROUND TOWN

Setting record straight on Folger Stable

The renovation of the Folger Stable in Woodside cost $3 million, not the $5 million stated in the Sept. 15 issue of The Almanac,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Sep 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm | 4 comments | 13223 Views

WOODSIDE

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer of addiction medicine, dies at 61

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by thejazzmd, on Sep 30, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 6 comments | 12903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: A quarter-billion for Sequoia district high schools?

The coming surge in enrollment at area public high schools, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School, is the issue driving...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Enough, on May 26, 2014 at 10:50 am | 60 comments | 12901 Views

MENLO PARK

Arrillaga eyes El Camino Real properties in Menlo Park

Developer John Arrillaga has his eye on El Camino Real -- more specifically, former auto dealership lots now owned by Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sam Sinnott, on Oct 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 28 comments | 12899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 12894 Views

SPORTS

Redwood NJB Warriors Clinch Silicon Valley Division 3 Title

Undefeated Redwood NJB "Warriors" Clinch Division 3 Silicon Valley Title Regular Season, 8-0; Post-Season, 6-0 March...

Original post made by Ruby Seidl on Mar. 5, 2007
There are no comments yet. 12886 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Public works director leaving for Millbrae

Sources have told the Almanac that Menlo Park's Public Works Director, Chip Taylor, has accepted a similar position with...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Sam Tyler, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:39 am | 8 comments | 12817 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest article: CDC says Lyme disease is much bigger risk than previously thought

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Lyme disease is a much more significant health...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by barb, on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:50 am | 1 comment | 12812 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers' Choice awards

In a league of their own are the folks at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, which won for best live music and tied with Cafe Borrone...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Tee Hee, on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm | 4 comments | 12798 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 | 12797 Views

MOVIES

Movie Night at Atherton Library

The Atherton Library presents the animated feature "Ponyo" for all ages. Friday, May 28 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 for seating....

Original post made by Atherton Library on May. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 12755 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

A boy's life in Portola Valley

<I>Story by Dave Boyce</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14528 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by slavica skracic, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 12749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 12735 Views

MENLO PARK

Food trucks rolling into Menlo Park next month

Over the protests of nervous downtown business owners and some local residents, Menlo Park's Planning Commission, at a little...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by tom h, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 29 comments | 12716 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty sentenced to two years in state prison; expresses 'extreme remorse' for wrongdoing

Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District superintendent and Woodside Elementary School District finance officer,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 12288 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds of Filoli volunteers may quit if forced to sign new agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Feb 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 82 comments | 12282 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Housing complex previewed

The Belle Haven neighborhood is seeing an influx of proposed housing complexes, and with a cyber cafe, dog wash and play...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Jun 6, 2014 at 8:12 am | 17 comments | 12269 Views

SPORTS

Meteor zips over Bay Area Wednesday night, landing with sonic boom

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 12256 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents and Business Owners Take Heed

The Menlo Park El Camino/Downtown Specific Plan continues to move forward. The eventual outcome will shape our town for the...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jun 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm | 15 comments | 12230 Views
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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
By Steve Levy | 30 comments | 2,021 views

Foods of Love
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,888 views

A day for reading
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 606 views

Relationship Baggage or "Emo Crap"
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 533 views

Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )
By Stuart Soffer | 2 comments | 213 views