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WOODSIDE

Woodside: Brush fire closes road, causes huge traffic backup

Canada Road at Godetia Drive was closed for several hours Thursday night due to a brush fire near Interstate 280 in Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 3227 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday: 'Fixit' clinic may help you fix your broken products

RethinkWaste — also known as the South Bayside Waste Management Authority — is holding a free "fixit" clinic at...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Scott McMahon, on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 656 Views

MENLO PARK

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana restaurant opens in downtown Menlo Park

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana, a family-owned Mexican restaurant, opened this month at 1081 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:28 am | 12 comments | 3378 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday: Menlo Park mayor holds office hours

You'll have four opportunities to share your opinions with Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller on Saturday (July 26) as he holds...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by MP historian, on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:25 am | 9 comments | 673 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Interim principal appointed for Corte Madera

John Dean, the Portola Valley School District's director of learning and media, has been named interim principal at Corte...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 628 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Corte Madera School principal named

Cyndi Maijala, principal at Bret Harte Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District, has been named principal of...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 1018 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fifth person pulls papers in council race

A fifth potential contender has pulled nomination papers for November's Menlo Park City Council race -- Kristin Duriseti,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sam Tyler, on Jul 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm | 3 comments | 463 Views

ATHERTON

Former Atherton councilman Jim Dobbie dies

Jim Dobbie, who resigned his seat on the Atherton City Council in March because of poor health, died yesterday (July 24)...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 2 comments | 1623 Views

AROUND TOWN

City launches monthly movie nights

Monthly movie nights are coming to Menlo Park. The first screening will be of the 2013 movie, "Frozen," at 7:30 p.m. Friday,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 1 comment | 406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers' Choice 2014 winners announced

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops, services and places to have fun in the Readers' Choice 2014 reader...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Harold Fine, on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 2 comments | 2183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Family Movie Night

Atherton Library is hosting a showing of "Frozen" on Friday, July 25 at 7 pm. Come dressed as your favorite Frozen character...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 50 Views

AROUND TOWN

Interview with Ed Klein on Obama Clinton Feud

Ed Klein, the former Editor in Chief of the New York Times Magazine and the former Foreign Editor of Newsweek Magazine is...

Original post made by Menlo Observer on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Willy, on Jul 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 6 comments | 140 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New El Camino Real mixed-use project

Pinnacle Group has submitted an application to build a new mixed-use complex at 1283-1295 El Camino Real, according to the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Warning, on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 17 comments | 2461 Views

MENLO PARK

Meet the Mayor, Sat. July 26, 2014

Have an idea, suggestion or wish to talk about anything related to the city, then this coming Saturday, July 26, 2014 may...

Original post made by Jim on Jul. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 74 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Cline, Combs pull papers for council race

Two people so far have pulled papers to potentially run for the Menlo Park City Council this year: incumbent Rich Cline and...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by influence, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:05 am | 9 comments | 757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bunny of the week

If you are a rabbit fan or curious about bunnies, it doesn't get any better than this. The Peninsula Humane Society is currently...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 703 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Man says he was 'traveling' without a license, not driving

Crime reports from Woodside and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/07/21/police-calls-man-says-he-was-traveling-without-a-license-not-driving...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Former IRS, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm | 10 comments | 1244 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative goes to ballot

Voters will have a chance to determine the fate of a grassroots group's proposed changes to Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 50 comments | 2609 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Get serious about conserving water

Town council members from both Portola Valley and Woodside at recent meetings expressed concern about the significant increase...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Matt R, on Jul 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 6 comments | 1470 Views

MENLO PARK

Author, model, and comedic talent Fran Kearton dies

The final curtain has come down on the life of Menlo Park resident Frances Peace Kearton, whose varied career included performing...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 1764 Views
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