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Police calls: Home surveillance camera captures images of suspected burglars

Crime reports from Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by America's Polymath, on Apr 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 7 comments | 5038 Views


Tonight: Council to consider a ban on gasoline-powered leaf-blowers

The Portola Valley Town Council, when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 9, will consider banning gasoline-powered leaf blowers, along...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2019
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 7 comments | 5128 Views


Portola Valley: License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value

A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm | 7 comments | 3848 Views


Opinion: I reported my harassment in the California Legislature. Then state investigators went after me

A woman filed a workplace discrimination complaint that alleged harassment while working for Assembly member Marc Berman's...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by tmain, on May 2, 2022 at 11:19 pm | 7 comments | 2645 Views


Mr. Roadshow on passing bicyclists safely

The debate over sharing the road has reached the Mercury News' Mr. Roadshow column, with a letter about passing a group of...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Mar. 7, 2007
Last comment by A more patient person, on Jun 5, 2007 at 9:26 pm | 7 comments | 6893 Views


Woodside councilwoman charged with DUI

Woodside Councilwoman Carroll Ann Hodges spent Friday night in the First Chance substance-abuse facility in San Carlos and...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2008
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on Apr 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm | 7 comments | 6534 Views


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 Katya Mills, on Jun 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 7 comments | 22260 Views


Services set for Joan Sellman, former Almanac staffer

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Woodside Village Church for Joan Sellman, a resident of Woodside for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Lorraine Bailin, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 7 comments | 4026 Views


Photo: Jackling house is no more

The pile of splintered wooden framing under this demolition excavator symbolizes the fate of the Jackling house, a 1926 Woodside...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm | 7 comments | 5921 Views


Woodside: Report says dog in distress rescued by passersby and deputy

Passersby and a deputy from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office rescued a Husky dog from heatstroke in Woodside over the...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm | 7 comments | 4961 Views


Locals face 35% cuts in water use

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area used an average of 85 gallons of water per person per day in September 2014, according...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Waterworld, on Apr 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 7 comments | 4712 Views


Woodside gives Stanford habitat award

In Woodside's fourth year of recognizing residents who allow their properties to be open and accessible to wildlife, the...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm | 7 comments | 5956 Views


Woodside: Mixed reception to changes in home-design review

A change to the Woodside municipal code designates one person rather than a review board to determine whether applications...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 20, 2015 at 9:49 am | 7 comments | 5998 Views


Woodside: Homeowner chases prowler off his property

A man who entered an occupied house early Tuesday morning (Jan. 19) in Woodside evaded capture by San Mateo County sheriff's...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:22 am | 7 comments | 4929 Views


Grass fire near Facebook in Menlo Park is contained, chief reports

Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District battled a grass fire late Monday afternoon and early evening that...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Request for better reporting, on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 7 comments | 8329 Views


Thursday: Immigrant rights forum at M-A High

A community forum to discuss how life and the law could change for immigrant families and students during a Trump administration...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by no to trolls, on Dec 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 7 comments | 4018 Views


Term limits for Woodside council members, volunteers?

A discussion on term limits for Woodside elected officials and volunteers, including council members, is scheduled for the...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm | 7 comments | 4241 Views


Woodside: New residential complex may force widening of Mountain Wood Lane

If Woodside issues one more building permit to develop an undeveloped parcel on Mountain Wood Lane, the fire code will require...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Unique perspective, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 5162 Views


Grand jury says entire county at risk of wildfire

A San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report released on July 9 warns residents of urban areas not to be complacent about wildfires...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by GM, on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:16 am | 7 comments | 5756 Views


The search for bigfoot goes on

A prominent researcher in the search for Bigfoot works out of Menlo Park. My immediate question: why Menlo Park? I think...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 20, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm | 7 comments | 7535 Views
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