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PORTOLA VALLEY

Council flare-up over controversial postcard

An exchange between members of the Portola Valley Town Council exposed the controversy behind a Town Hall decision to mail...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Emma, on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 2176 Views

MENLO PARK

Getting a handle on the Bohannon project

On paper and in renderings, the first thing that jumps out at people about the "Menlo Gateway" real estate development project...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 1553 Views

MENLO PARK

Accident near Draeger's wasn't first since '05

Woman says she sustained major injuries when struck March 13 at intersection near Draeger's market. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Emeril, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire closes Peet's, Calla indefinitely

Peet's Coffee & Tea in Menlo Park is closed indefinitely, as is the Calla clothing boutique next door, after the March 17...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler’s Best-Sellers – Week of August 17, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 South Of Broad Pat Conroy 2 Zeitoun Dave Eggers 3 That Old Cape Magic Richard Russo 4 Inherent...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1428 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 1672 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Judith Howell, on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1589 Views

MENLO PARK

New gym: What's LEED worth?

What's it worth to have a building certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the nonprofit group that sets the "LEED"...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Almost But Not Quite!, on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 1249 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: In defense of Elizabeth Lasensky

In response to the Aug. 5 letter from Elizabeth Lasensky to The Almanac and the flurry of comments online, I would like to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Aug 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 11 comments | 2402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holidays on a High Note Benefit Slated for 10/19 in Atherton

The Foothill Auxiliary to Family Service Agency of San Mateo County will hold its 12th annual ‘Holidays on a High Note’ home...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Aug. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1519 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside roadside attraction

Lisa Green and her son Evan (in picture) maintain a barnyard habitat of chickens, goats, ducks, geese and a llama in a Woodside...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jeannine, on Aug 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 2540 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park cops nab bike-napper

An item on Craigslist led to the arrest of a suspected bicycle thief, Menlo Park police said. An undercover officer arrested...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Kenneth Cantamout, on Aug 14, 2009 at 9:35 am | 8 comments | 2481 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley postcard: Is there a message between the lines?

Did Town Hall in Portola Valley inadvertently send a signal of support for the utility user tax? The 4.5 percent tax brings...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by PV neighbor, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2366 Views

SPORTS

Novitsky, Levenson take top spots in national masters cycling trials

Woodside resident John Novitsky recently won the 2009 USA Cycling Masters Road national title in the men's age 50-54 individual...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Shawn M., on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 2712 Views

WOODSIDE

$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 2606 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get A Life (The One You Want)

Monday, August 17 from 7-9 PM. Learn how to achieve your personal or professional goals, as well as how to overcome common...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
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AROUND TOWN

Knitting workshop at Atherton Library

Saturday, August 15 2-4 PM. Knitters of all levels are welcome to knit their very own scarf. Supplies will be provided to...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
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MOVIES

Twilight at Atherton Library

Friday, August 14th at 7 PM... End the summer with TWILIGHT (PG-13). Everyone is welcome to attend. A special Twilight tote...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer Reading Finale in Atherton

Friday, August 14th from Noon to 3 PM Summer Reading Finale and Carnival Bounce house, crafts, games, ice cream, Menlo...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 13, 2009
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AROUND TOWN

Winners Breakfast to Honor Community's Unsung Heroes 9/18

On September 18, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 a.m., Family Service Agency of San Mateo County and Oracle invite the public to the...

Original post made by Katherine Chouteau on Aug. 13, 2009
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