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FICTION

Bothun charges dismissed

The probation violation charge that resulted from the search of journalist Brian Bothun's Atherton home last October was...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by John P Johns, on Feb 2, 2011 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 3797 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: David Palecek, 37, father of four

David Vaclav Palecek, an Atherton resident and a partner at McKinsey & Co. management consulting firm, died from complications...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 3795 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park's failure as a Lead Agency

The City of Menlo Park has taken the responsibility as the Lead Agency for the environmental impact review of the proposed...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm | 19 comments | 3794 Views

ATHERTON

Two pedestrians seriously injured on El Camino

Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer has sent a strongly worded message to Caltrans demanding that improved safety measures be put...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 27 comments | 3791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open-space bond measure 'yes' votes exceed required 2/3rds

The $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District appears to have passed, with the current...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 13 comments | 3788 Views

MOVIES

A week of thefts and burglaries in Menlo Park

March got off to a rough start in Menlo Park, where victims of crime extended from the west to the east sides of town. A...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Fork Hue, on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 3787 Views

MENLO PARK

Andy Cohen's Feigned Ethics

Strange that Council Member Cohen is spearheading an open government platform. Has anyone ever seen members of Mr. Cohen’s...

Original post made by Barf Bag Warning on Mar. 9, 2007
Last comment by AndyAdmirer, on Mar 10, 2007 at 5:50 pm | 5 comments | 3785 Views

MENLO PARK

Two arrested in Menlo Park burglary

On Friday afternoon, a Menlo Park resident noticed that the house seemed a bit emptier than it had that morning, what with...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Lee, on Apr 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 3784 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton interim police chief appointed

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra is leaving on July 15 the post he has held since November 2009, in a department he has...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 3781 Views

ATHERTON

Russian Orthodox church celebrates 60 years

Epiphany, January 19, 2013, was an important day for members of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin, a Russian Orthodox church...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by , on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 3779 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by poster, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 3777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Welcome to Town Square!

Residents of Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside, and other visitors to The Almanac Online: Here is your...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 2, 2006
There are no comments yet. 3773 Views

AROUND TOWN

Artisan Shop has new home at Allied Arts Guild

The Artisan Shop, which first opened at Allied Arts Guild in 2006, has a sunny new location. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mrs. Teddy Heinrich, on Mar 10, 2014 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 3772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents Club Offers Community, Support to Members

The Peninsula offers families great schools, a mild climate, culture in spades – and an array of options that can make it...

Original post made by Hannah Thomson Boyd on May. 11, 2007
Last comment by MFT, on May 11, 2007 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 3767 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: special meeting on Town Center

A special meeting of the Portola Valley Town Council is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, October 5, in the Historic Schoolhouse...

Original post made by David Boyce on Oct. 4, 2006
There are no comments yet. 3766 Views

MENLO PARK

Derry Referendum -- The Law is a Ass -- Councilman Andy Cohen's remarks

Copied below are the transcribed remarks from councilman Andy Cohen at the Nov 28th, council meeting; They were made...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Dec. 2, 2006
Last comment by interested citizen, on Dec 12, 2006 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 3764 Views

ATHERTON

Why I'm about to sue Atherton (again)

During the past 24 months I have submitted as 100 public records requests. During the past 24 months I have sought to...

Original post made by John P Johns on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm | 16 comments | 3763 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Polish sausage at the Dutch Goose

Please correct me if I'm wrong about this, since I haven't been back to the Dutch Goose after the experience one night in...

Original post made by Dave B. on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by Dave B., on Mar 14, 2007 at 2:47 pm | 7 comments | 3760 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What restaurant would you like us to review?

What local restaurant would you like The Almanac to review? Or, write a review of your own in the Comment box below. For...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 13, 2008
Last comment by Peace and Quiet, on Jan 13, 2008 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 3756 Views

OTHER TOPICS

1944 Gene Kelly film burns at Stanford Theatre

The 1944 film "Cover Girl," starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth, caught fire Thursday night about 10 minutes into the film...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by ron genauer, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:12 am | 5 comments | 3754 Views
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Teavana Palo Alto closes
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 4,208 views

What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 18 comments | 3,395 views

Waiting on the Edge of Death
By Chandrama Anderson | 8 comments | 2,061 views

Welcome Back Sugar Addict
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,813 views

Menlo Park Playing Nicely
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 393 views