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MENLO PARK

High-speed rail lobbyist Ravi Mehta sticks around

Residents said 'nay', and so did the mayor, but the Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 to retain high-speed rail lobbyist...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by truth, on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm | 5 comments | 6341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs firing of special education director

The school board approved the removal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education from her job...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Damage control, on Mar 26, 2013 at 9:03 am | 5 comments | 6339 Views

ATHERTON

Train strikes car in Atherton

A southbound Caltrain struck a on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. The...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Big Enos, on Dec 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 6339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Movie review: 'Gravity'

Life is one hell of a ride, as George Clooney's character puts it. So is "Gravity." -- ==I Peter Canavese== Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Connie, on Oct 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 6328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: FBI seeking 'sports cap' bandit

The FBI is seeking a woman they have dubbed the "Sports Cap Bandit," who robbed two banks in Menlo Park in October...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 6328 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 6313 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New El Camino Real mixed-use project

Pinnacle Group has submitted an application to build a new mixed-use complex at 1283-1295 El Camino Real, according to the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Warning, on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 17 comments | 6304 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 | 6304 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 | 6299 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Shots fired at officers during police chase

Shots were fired at officers in the Willow Road area of Menlo Park during a police chase tonight. No officers were injured,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm | 1 comment | 6294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia school board: Thomsen, Sarver win

Chris Thomsen and Alan Sarver won the election Tuesday for two seats on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District....

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Bushie lover, on Nov 9, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 23 comments | 6291 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 6291 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bicyclist dies after accident on Woodside Road

Richard Kadet, 67, of Redwood City died June 9 from injuries suffered in a May 29 bicycle accident on Woodside Road near...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 37 comments | 6288 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 | 6287 Views

SPORTS

Atherton council may be near deal on Little League park facilities

Menlo-Atherton Little League and the town of Atherton may be close to an agreement that will allow the sports league to build...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by LL Parent, on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 3 comments | 6287 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 | 6283 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 | 47 comments | 6281 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Robert S. Allen, on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 6281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest charter high school outflanks school district in surprise move

In its oft-thwarted efforts to find a home in Redwood City, officials of Everest (charter) Public High School have invoked...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by Go Everest, on Jul 29, 2009 at 6:08 am | 54 comments | 6278 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man with semi-automatic weapon protests on Sand Hill

==B Update:== There's a man with a gun over there, and what he wants ain't exactly clear. "There" is in the 2800 block of...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Marshall, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:21 am | 9 comments | 6277 Views
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