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Nativity Carnival opens Friday

Nativity School in Menlo Park will kick off summer with its 31st annual Nativity Carnival fundraiser on Friday, Saturday...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Bad Link, on May 25, 2012 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 2682 Views

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June 21: Bark party in Menlo Park

Dogs on parade, now coming to this summer's Menlo Park Block Party! Participating dogs will earn a certificate, while the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2011
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 1632 Views

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Saturday: Save the Bay one weed at a time

Save The Bay will celebrate 50 years of environmental protection and restoration with a weed-pulling party followed by a...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Josh from Save The Bay, on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1591 Views

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Menlo Park barber shop misses football helmet

The Simpsons Family Barber Shop has lost a beloved tchotchke. A Stanford football helmet, a gift from a customer, vanished...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 1568 Views

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Atherton layoffs delayed at last minute

A judge temporarily stopped Atherton from laying off six city employees at the last minute on Friday, July 15, after hearing...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Aaron , on Jul 21, 2011 at 7:29 am | 2 comments | 1880 Views

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Stanford's $8 million offer gets another shot

Call it the $8 million offer that won't die: Stanford University's proposal to pay for trail improvements along Alpine Road...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jimmae, on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1776 Views

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Elected Official Compensation

Intriguing data courtesy of the LA Times. They have a recap of all general law cities and the amount paid to council members....

Original post made by Benefit Watcher on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 2000 Views

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Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts

The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1699 Views

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Texting-while-driving bill gets Legislature's OK

The fines for texting on or holding a cell phone while driving in California could get much steeper if Gov. Jerry Brown signs...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 1751 Views

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Kaygetsu prepares to say goodbye

Kaygetsu, a seven-year-old Japanese restaurant in Menlo Park that made Zagat's top 10 list and has consistently made the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by twgp, on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 2467 Views

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Wednesday: Supes discuss district boundaries

A meeting is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the results of five workshops held for the once-a-decade task...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:25 am | 2 comments | 1922 Views

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Chili cook-off benefits fire district

A chili cook-off and barbecue is coming to the Runnymede Farm in Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1503 Views

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Residents revisit Stanford's offer to upgrade trail

Residents of Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered last week to reconsider a controversial offer by Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by pj, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 1560 Views

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Night-vision goggles, glow stick help rescue girl

Night-vision goggles and a glow-stick necklace were instrumental in a search-and-rescue team locating and rescuing a 5-year-old...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 1677 Views

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Hiker reports mountain lion sighting

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office received a report of a mountain lion sighting in the Portola Valley area on Saturday...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Jamie Spencer, on Oct 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1584 Views

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Service for Michele Daschbach Fast

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, for Michele Daschbach Fast, the youngest daughter of the well-known Daschbach...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2045 Views

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Friday: Vikings to play at M-A halftime

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings, a local Pop Warner football program, will parade their skills before an expanded audience on...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hand, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:08 am | 2 comments | 1559 Views

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Woodside theater stages 'South Pacific'

If "South Pacific" can enjoy a successful revival on Broadway, then why not try in Woodside, too? Woodside Community Theatre...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 2162 Views

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Chris Paine returns with 'Revenge'

It's time to celebrate the electric car, according to Chris Paine, a Portola Valley native and documentary film director...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by UH OH, on Nov 12, 2011 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 2177 Views

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Philz Coffee shop coming to Facebook campus

Employees clocking long hours at Facebook's new Menlo Park campus require fuel in the form of caffeine, of course, so Philz...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by better coffee, on Nov 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views
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