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Atherton councilman Bill Widmer is new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes
Bill Widmer, who on Nov. 4 was elected to his second term on the Atherton City Council, has been named the new city manager... Last comment 8 hours ago | 14 comments

Downtown Parking - More Needs To Be Done
Nearly daily, one hears about what OTHER cities are doing about parking. For instance, in today's paper an article appeared... Last comment 7 hours ago | 50 comments

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"Diaper Derby"
Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

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Menlo Park: Security camera helps capture alleged package thief
A few days after a security camera captured the theft of a package from the doorstep of a home in the Willows neighborhood, Menlo Park police arrested a suspect. Friday, 9:53 AM | 7 comments

Middlefield Road in Atherton reopens
Middlefield Road between Oak Grove Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue has reopened, Atherton police reported at 3:23 p.m. Friday (Dec. 19). Friday, 6:26 PM | 4 comments

Atherton couple celebrate 70th anniversary
On Dec. 22, 1944, a young man named Joe Cotton asked Rema Nelson to marry him. Recently returned to the states from being shot down over Greece in World War II, and spending three harrowing months evading the Nazis, Mr. Cotton was ready for a challenge of a more domestic sort. Friday, 5:01 PM

Police calls: Thefts from home construction site in Portola Valley
Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Friday, 8:07 AM

School board gets update on Spanish immersion, world languages
Reports from Menlo Park City School District administrators about the Spanish immersion program and how to make study of world languages available to all district students drew a big crowd to a recent school board meeting. Friday, 8:09 AM

Atherton's new mayor lays out his vision
New Atherton mayor Rick DeGolia's vision for the coming year includes a new civic center that creates all its own energy and a free high-speed fiber Internet system for the whole town. Friday, 8:04 AM | 1 comments

Woodside, Portola Valley elect new mayors
Woodside and Portola Valley have new mayors -- Tom Shanahan and Jeff Aalfs. Both councilmen were elected on unanimous votes of their town councils, on Dec. 9 and 10, and both are holding the office for the first time. Friday, 8:04 AM

Atherton councilman Bill Widmer is new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes
Bill Widmer, who on Nov. 4 was elected to his second term on the Atherton City Council, has been named the new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California. He says that, for now, he is not moving from Atherton and will remain on the council, but new mayor Rick DeGolia says he has asked Mr. Widmer to resign. Friday, 8:18 PM | 14 comments

Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades
Retired commercial and news photographer Norton Pearl has donated a lifetime's worth of negatives representing his professional work to the San Mateo County Historical Association. Wednesday, 10:28 PM | 1 comments

Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges
Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy in connection with a case involving an inmate in the San Mateo County jail who is accused of acquiring and using a cellphone while in jail. Wednesday, 3:37 PM | 12 comments

Menlo Park: Seven homes flooded by broken water main
A broken water main flooded the yards and garages of seven homes in West Menlo Park on Tuesday night. Thursday, 10:11 AM

Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools
The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties -- $9.3 million for a 2.1-acre site in Menlo Park near Belle Haven and $3.4 million for a 1-acre site in San Carlos. Wednesday, 10:29 PM | 1 comments

'Cali' girl needs good home!
Parker is a medium-sized, spayed Californian bunny available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society's Center for Compassion in Burlingame. Thursday, 3:05 PM

Four men rob Menlo Park market at gunpoint
A cashier was beaten and another robbed at gunpoint after four men entered the El Rancho Market around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Menlo Park police. Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 5 comments

Train strikes car in Atherton

Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments

Menlo College terminates contract with tweeting cop

Food truck event gets five-year permit in Menlo Park

Glimpse at new building coming to Menlo-Atherton campus

Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door

Woodside: No crosswalk on Mountain Home Road for now

Holiday Fund: Unlocking stories helps adults learn to read, write and find success

Six people displaced by house fire in North Fair Oaks

New Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City to debut Tuesday

Storm delivering rain as predicted

Recent home sales - Dec. 10

Holiday Fund: Overcoming adversity, transforming lives

Cover story: War is hell

Multi-family zoning in Woodside?


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