Wednesday Jul 9
Editorial: Good move by Woodside commission on construction violations
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Tue Jul 08, 2014
Woodside halts work at mansion
This stop-work notice was photographed July 7 in front of 360 Mountain Home Road.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Good listeners: Dogs give young readers undivided attention
Two young girls, Cassie and Stella, read and groom Annie the therapy dog at Woodside Library on June 11, 2014.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure
As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job it has been and how warmly I was received by the staff and the communities we serve.
Palo Alto Weekly
A guide to the Fourth
Fireworks go off at the Shoreline Ampitheatre as the San Francisco Symphony finishes their final song, on the fourth of July.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
GreenWaste says it needs higher rates because people are producing less garbage
The Portola Valley Town Council approved a 5.58 percent rate increase for recycled materials and garbage collection in Portola Valley starting July 1. The increase is identical to that approved earlier in June by the Woodside council.
Woodside adds funds for bridge rehabilitation
A long-term bridge rehabilitation program and the occasional presence at the planning desk in Woodside Town Hall of an in-house architectural consultant are among the late-approved allocations from the town's budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Woodside cuts fine in half for trees felled without permit
It has become a familiar pattern. A Woodside resident comes to the Town Council to appeal a five-figure fine for having felled mature trees without first obtaining a permit.
Boundary map affirms intact school communities
By a 4-0 vote on June 25, the governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District made significant changes to the high school boundary maps, changes that will affect the lives of thousands of high school students in the years ahead.
Demolition work has Woodside reviewing mansion's remodel
Plans approved in mid-2013 for a significant remodel of a 7,750-square-foot mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside are coming back to the town's Planning Commission for further examination and deliberation on Wednesday, July 2. A visit in May to the property by town staff revealed that, contrary to the approved plans, the entire first floor ... (more)
Assessed property values rise steadily
The assessed value of property in the county increased by $8.75 billion from Jan. 1, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, the San Mateo County Assessor's Office announced Friday.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Woodside: Council halves fine for three trees felled without a permit
It has become a familiar pattern. A Woodside resident comes to the Town Council to appeal a five-figure fine for having felled mature trees without having first obtained a permit.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
An appeal for preservation
A metal and stone horse sculpture, created by Bryon Tedrick and donated to the town by Susan Blake, was fittingly sited last year near the front of the Carriage House.Photo by Brandon Chew It's Atherton's only public park, and is often referred to as the town's crown jewel.
Today: Sequoia district board votes on new boundary map
The board of the Sequoia Union High School District, at its Wednesday, June 25, meeting, will consider and likely vote on a new boundary map for assigning households to high schools.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Concord: Woodside Elementary teacher's molestation trial begins
Joseph Martin manipulated his students, their parents and the community at large to maintain access to young boys he fondled, a prosecutor told a Contra Costa jury Monday morning.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Small and reusable, Urban Market Bags come to market again
While being first to market is typically an advantage in Silicon Valley, Kerri Stenson of Woodside learned firsthand the pitfalls of being too early.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs
Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store in Palo Alto on Wednesday that they hope might send a message to the furniture and hardware store's corporate headquarters.
NousDecor's Heather Gillette shares barn with menagerie
Heather Gillette, 44, and her husband Christopher Carstens, 34, pictured with miniature donkeys Large Marge, left, and Penelope May 22, 2014 in front of their home in Woodside, Calif.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Residents oppose herbicide spraying
Residents of rural San Mateo County who oppose the roadside spraying of herbicides to control weeds were upset to find out recently that a fight they thought they had won in 2012 when the county ordered a stop to most spraying isn't really over.