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PORTOLA VALLEY

Occupied Portola Valley home burglarized; culprits escape

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are looking for two people in connection with a burglary of an occupied home in the 100...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 4, 2017 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 3251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 22 comments | 718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1950 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Crews respond to creek erosion near Alpine Road in Ladera

When storms uprooted two trees along the north bank of Los Trancos Creek in Ladera in mid-February, erosion of the bank by...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Samu Lizard, on Mar 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 1934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: House fire damages patio, bedrooms

A fire destroyed an attached covered patio and adjoining bedrooms of a house in the 300 block of Grayson Court in the Willows...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3786 Views

WOODSIDE

Bob Sherman returns to Woodside Elementary as interim principal

Bob Sherman, who was assistant principal at Woodside Elementary School from 2002 to 2008, has been named the interim principal...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 5 comments | 1141 Views

MENLO PARK

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 5 comments | 2783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park church founder Hattie Bostic dies at 76

The rafters may ring again at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood, but...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Evangelist Michael Johnson, Jr., on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm | 11 comments | 8684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Priory's twin towers wreck Stevenson in CCS hoop semi

==BI Priory girls also advance == Size matters, it has been said. Exhibit A is the Priory boys basketball team, which boasts...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Emily, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 730 Views

AROUND TOWN

New president-rector named for St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park

A faculty member who has been the spiritual adviser at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park will be the new president-rector...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Margie, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 2237 Views

ATHERTON

Today: Should Atherton allow Airbnb-type rentals?

Atherton's City Council will look at what, if anything, the town should do about short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, in a...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:35 am | 20 comments | 1532 Views

FICTION

Caltrain gets 3-month extension for electrification project

Caltrain has successfully negotiated an extension of the deadline for contractors to begin construction on a massive electrification...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 2, 2017 at 8:08 am | 4 comments | 1233 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council passes over incumbent to fill seat on architectural review board

With the appointment of John Carvell to Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board on Tuesday (Feb. 28), the Town Council...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by awatkins, on Mar 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 4 comments | 1760 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: School board may delay opening of Menlo Park high school to 2019

The opening of a tech-oriented magnet high school in Menlo Park will be delayed a year, until 2019, if the board of the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by MaryAnn, on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 1717 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford submits updated plans for 500 El Camino Real development in Menlo Park

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by be a better neighbor, on Mar 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 9 comments | 4271 Views

OTHER TOPICS

David Frum: The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton; "I appreciate that Donald Trump is too slovenly and incompetent to qualify as a true dictator"

"To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like amputating a leg because of a sliver in the toe;...

Original post made by MacArthur on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Alameda, on Mar 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm | 42 comments | 1107 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Michael goodwin takes the New York Times to the Woodshed

This is one of the better articles on the New York Times embarrassing cheer leading for the Obama Administration. Its obsequious...

Original post made by Gray Lady Down on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by structured queries , on Mar 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 100 comments | 25081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Woodside council faces decision on architectural review board seat

One seat is open on Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board and the Town Council on Tuesday (Feb. 28) is set to consider...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 1, 2017 at 10:18 am | 10 comments | 1560 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Policing, traffic and development on Menlo Park council's agenda

The Menlo Park City Council has a packed agenda for its meeting tonight (Tuesday, Feb.28). Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/02/28/tonight-policing-tr...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by FB police, on Feb 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 1257 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Surveillance video catches 30-second burglary

This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 11 comments | 2800 Views
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