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SCHOOLS & KIDS

College board puts $564M bond measure on ballot

A measure that would raise $564 million for community college facilities will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 24, 2011 at 8:00 am | 12 comments | 3707 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council proceeds with its outsourcing plan

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night, Aug. 17, to...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by fiscally responsible, on Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1884 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Aug. 25: How to coexist with mountain lions

A woman who for two years has been monitoring mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains will give a talk in Woodside about...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by , on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 1 comment | 2662 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: A counterpoint on Stanford's Alpine trail

A recent guest opinion in the Almanac by my Ladera neighbor Lennie Roberts did not fairly represent the pertinent issues...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Len Horowitz, on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 20 comments | 4142 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council proceeds with outsourcing

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night to proceed with...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 11 comments | 2325 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Amazon's misguided fight against sales tax

We hope the public will wholeheartedly support the local merchants, including Menlo Park's Clark Kepler, who joined a press...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by fiscalsanity, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 2263 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tapestries of fear

Michealene Cristini Risley seems to be a typical Woodside mom — she has coached her three sons' soccer and basketball teams,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by shrinksrus, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm | 5 comments | 2062 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 8/21/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Dance with Dragons - George R R Martin 2 State of Wonder - Ann Patchett 3 Magician King - Lev Grossman 4 Paris...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 23, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1534 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac Q&A: Jane Fonda on life, longevity and activism

Actress, activist, author and fitness guru Jane Fonda spoke and signed copies of her new book at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm | 3 comments | 1628 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Council weighs Walgreens alcohol appeal

Beer and wine are on the menu for the next meeting of Menlo Park's City Council. Walgreens has appealed the Planning Commission's...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 1618 Views

FICTION

Q&A: Jane Fonda on life, longevity and activism

Actress, activist, author and fitness guru Jane Fonda answers Almanac questions about longevity and its effects, and activism...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by srini, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 17 comments | 3826 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Opinions clash on Alpine Road trail plan

Stanford Professor P.J. Utz, the author of last week's guest opinion titled "Counterpoint on the Alpine Trail," knows not...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by altview, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2198 Views

AROUND TOWN

'I'm happy. Lucky -- alive,' instructor says after small plane makes emergency landing near East Palo Alto

A small airplane made an emergency landing in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve near East Palo Alto this morning. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by joe, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 1546 Views

WOODSIDE

Man sought after suspicious Woodside incident

Authorities are looking for a man a sheriff's deputy discovered pushing buttons on a call box at the gate of a residence...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Citizen A, on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 2638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Music concert at Atherton Library

Tonight, Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm, don't miss Jennings and Keller, an acoustic duo based in Miami Florida. They will...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Aug. 23, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1511 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police reports: Car strikes stroller

A Toyota Prius struck a stroller, tossing a child out, as the driver tried to make a left turn on to Ravenswood Avenue from...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Subaruzi, on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | 4 comments | 1670 Views

MENLO PARK

Transportation Commission backs specific plan

The downtown specific plan got a thumbs up from one Menlo Park commission on Aug. 18. Tonight (Aug. 22), it goes before the...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by fact checker, on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 1592 Views

ATHERTON

Coach Ben Parks named to sports hall of fame

Another honor is ahead for Ben Parks, a former football and wrestling coach at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, an...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Tim Sullivan, on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:04 am | 3 comments | 5248 Views

SPORTS

Coach Parks: the passing of a legend

Long-time Menlo-Atherton football and wrestling coach Ben Parks passed away in his sleep Friday night. He was 77. Known simply...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Theresa Cobb, on Aug 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 3 comments | 2998 Views

MENLO PARK

Split vote denies Walgreens permit to sell beer and wine

Walgreens said it's still thinking about whether to appeal the Menlo Park Planning Commission's denial of an alcohol sales...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by G Cronin, on Aug 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1448 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

VOTE HERE