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AROUND TOWN

Hanretty expresses 'extreme remorse' for stealing from schools; heads to state prison

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by still reeling, on Oct 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 6100 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Brush fire closes road, causes huge traffic backup

Canada Road at Godetia Drive was closed for several hours Thursday night due to a brush fire near Interstate 280 in Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 6099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 6098 Views

WOODSIDE

Storm alerts for Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park

Here are the most recent storm alerts from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and Atherton and Menlo Park police departments....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by La Hondan, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 am | 20 comments | 6098 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New driveway coming to Louise Street

It turns out that life on Menlo Park's Louise Street as the residents know it may survive the addition of one more driveway...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 6092 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sen. Jerry Hill introduces bill requiring DUI offenders to use 'ignition interlocks'

First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 8 comments | 6087 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ladera: Green bike lanes coming to Alpine Road

Green-colored pavement is coming to bike lanes along the sides of Alpine Road as they pass under Interstate 280 just east...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Herb B, on Jul 23, 2013 at 8:25 am | 14 comments | 6077 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Red Currant bistro opens at Allied Arts

The Red Currant bistro is open for business at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. The proprietors are Nir and Ayellet Perry,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2007
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Mar 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 6074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawsuit filed after teen struck in crosswalk on El Camino Real

A Menlo Park family is suing a motorist and a number of public agencies, including Menlo Park and Atherton, for negligence...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Peter, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:41 am | 46 comments | 6073 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto stops M-A, 14-7 for CCS football title

Junior quarterback Will Brandin lofted a 14-yard scoring pass to senior receiver Mike Scott with 13.6 seconds to play, lifting...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm | 6 comments | 6073 Views

FICTION

Wednesday: Atherton may adopt resolution opposing high-speed rail project

The Atherton City Council will consider Wednesday a resolution putting the town government on record as opposing the California...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by JustAsking, on Aug 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 5 comments | 6073 Views

AROUND TOWN

New business development manager on board in Menlo Park

Jim Cogan starts a new job on Monday (Dec. 17) – he's been hired as Menlo Park's business development manager, according...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Waste of $, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 10 comments | 6071 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Supervisors ask for noise study on San Carlos Airport

Supporters of the San Carlos Airport filled a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8, but they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ron, on May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 128 comments | 6069 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Downtown between a rock and hard place

Menlo Park's already controversial downtown plan got even more so with the recent release of the draft environmental impact...

Original post made on May. 30, 2011
Last comment by denver example, on Jun 5, 2011 at 10:37 am | 37 comments | 6068 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 6054 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 6049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Farewell Su Hong, hello Yum Cha Palace

Jason Kwan's forthcoming Menlo Park restaurant, Yum Cha Palace, will be somewhat of a departure from the Su Hong sit-down...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by People, on Dec 15, 2015 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 6046 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by M. Lynett USN-Ret, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:35 am | 6 comments | 6046 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Submit ideas to Short Takes

The Short Takes editor can always use good ideas for her column. Amusing annecdotes, wacky coincidences, goverment officials'...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 2, 2006
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OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley man dies in single-car accident

A single-vehicle accident around 7:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the intersection of Portola and Alpine roads claimed the life...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Katie Wilson, on May 14, 2016 at 9:46 am | 4 comments | 6045 Views
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