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Wednesday: How can Atherton cut cost of civic center?

Atherton's City Council will hold an early morning meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to discuss options for reducing the cost...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by Local news, on Sep 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm | 7 comments | 3407 Views


Former Almanac reporter wins education reporting award

The California School Boards Association has named former Almanac reporter Barbara Wood a recipient of its inaugural Golden...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm | 7 comments | 4305 Views


Bids come in below cost estimate for civic center project

Three out of four bids for the construction of a long-awaited new civic center in Atherton have come in below the estimated...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ricki Shaw, on Mar 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm | 7 comments | 4161 Views


Social scientist and startup mentor running in contested Atherton City Council race

27-year Atherton resident Diana Hawkins-Manuelian is among four candidates vying for two open seats on the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Sep 3, 2020 at 7:24 pm | 7 comments | 5916 Views


Police: Rise in Atherton burglaries is 'alarming'

An elderly Lindenwood resident awoke to two strangers lurking in her bedroom with flashlights one night last month. She screamed...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by lspw, on Aug 11, 2021 at 4:29 pm | 7 comments | 6636 Views


Atherton: Thieves nab $86K worth of goods in January, but February has remained burglary-free

There haven't been any burglaries in town in February, but thieves took about $86,000 worth of goods during eight burglaries...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Mar 3, 2022 at 7:45 am | 7 comments | 4129 Views


Death of cyclist who fell on Sand Hill Road ruled 'accidental'

Deborah Johnson, the 51-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist who died July 24 in Stanford Hospital after falling off her bike in...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Alexis, on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 9452 Views


Barack Obama raise $453,000 in Portola Valley

<b> Re this story: "Barack Obama raises $453,000 in Portola Valley"</b> O.K.,...

Original post made by mary dumont on Feb. 27, 2007
Last comment by theopaul, on Mar 25, 2007 at 9:54 am | 7 comments | 5984 Views


Portola Valley loses an icon

A new Wednesday morning routine has settled in at Portola Valley Hardware at the corner of Alpine and Portola roads: the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Sheryl Nouaux, on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 7 comments | 9419 Views


Portola Valley council rejects Cargill development

The Cargill Salt Corp. proposal for a residential community on a salt flat off Redwood City should instead be restored as...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | 7 comments | 5461 Views


Town Council ran afoul of open-meeting law, CNPA attorney says

<B>Editor"s note:</B> In an earlier version of this story, the Almanac incorrectly reported that former councilman Richard...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:46 am | 7 comments | 5591 Views


Portola Valley: new school bells disrupting neighborhood peace, residents claim

New and reportedly unnatural sounds have come to the neighborhood around Corte Madera Middle School in Portola Valley: bell-like...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 17, 2011 at 7:49 am | 7 comments | 5144 Views


Road safety: Portola Valley reshapes traffic committee

Portola Valley changes name and mission of its traffic committee to focus on problems and conflicts between bicyclist, drivers...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by A Person, on Oct 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 7 comments | 4860 Views


Portola Valley schools: $2 million in budget cuts

In the face of an unexpected fiscal crisis that came to light in April, Portola Valley school district officials are proposing...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Member, on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:26 am | 7 comments | 5211 Views


Portola Valley: Council to allow contract to expire on nursery purchase

Portola Valley residents applauded a late-night decision on Wednesday, Dec. 12, by the Town Council to not extend a contract...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by PV resident, on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 7 comments | 5982 Views


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 | 4995 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 | 5077 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 | 3793 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 | 2435 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 | 6852 Views
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