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Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison
Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced... Last comment 5 hours ago | 38 comments

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?
In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were... Last comment 13 hours ago | 25 comments

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M
When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box... Last comment 5 hours ago | 162 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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College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent
When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation. This time, they have company. Friday, 5:59 PM

Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions
Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have been indicted in federal court in San Francisco, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Friday, 8:29 AM | 8 comments

Voter Guide 2014
Links to Voter Guide stories in the Almanac for the Nov. 4 election.
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Voter info available to candidates, journalists
It may come as a surprise to voters that much of the information they provide when they register to vote (including name, party affiliation and address) can be legally obtained by candidates and ballot measure committees, as well as scholars and journalists. They also can find out whether or not you voted. Friday, 8:29 AM

New laws aim to level playing field for LGBT community members
Two bills by Assemblyman Rich Gordon to improve healthcare and economic opportunities for the LGBT community have been signed into law. The bills were among 17 Mr. Gordon authored in 2014 that passed in both houses of the state Legislature. Friday, 9:17 AM

Supes OK going forward with Middlefield Road redesign plan
San Mateo County is ready to design improvements that will slim down the section of Middlefield Road between Redwood City and Atherton to three lanes while adding bike lanes, wider sidewalks and other other amenities. Thursday, 10:15 AM

Local 2015 Michelin stars: Madera, Village Pub, Baume
The Michelin guide released its latest San Francisco Bay Area stars list Tuesday, yet again granting distinction to Baume in Palo Alto, Madera in Menlo Park, Chez TJ in Mountain View and The Village Pub in Woodside. Thursday, 12:00 AM

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone
A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to help survey the scene of a fire from above. Wednesday, 3:58 PM | 4 comments

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute
Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave John Fuller time to think about and the inspiration for his recently published book, "Fly Car." Wednesday, 4:07 PM | 3 comments

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan
The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time to study the process in which developers in the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area are allowed extra square footage if they provide public benefits. Wednesday, 11:47 AM | 42 comments

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco product" to include electronic smoking devices. The board also voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking of all types in and around multi-unit residences, which include owner-occupied condominiums and townhouses, in unincorporated areas of the county. Wednesday, 9:24 AM | 12 comments

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Facebook funds upgrades to fire district technology and equipment

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

Menlo Park mayor hosts Chinese delegation

Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison

Police calls: Bobcat construction vehicle stolen from Woodside home

Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Police calls: Portola Valley home burglary during errand run


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