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Parents push for Mandarin immersion program

With China on a path to becoming the largest economy in the world, the interest in teaching children in the United States...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Willows Parent, on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 57 comments | 23234 Views

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Atherton, Menlo Park residents advised to shelter in place due to fire at scrap metal yard

Atherton and Menlo Park police advised residents this afternoon to shelter in place with windows closed if they smell smoke...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 68 comments | 15728 Views

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High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 6 comments | 11315 Views

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Another fire at Sims metal recycling

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Roger R., on Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | 64 comments | 10932 Views

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the new Gov. Romney VP choice post

Months ago, Emerle created a post on suggested VP candidates for Mitt Romney. Quite a bit early as it turned out, the scrubs...

Original post made by Chuck Roofe on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by VP picker, on Aug 4, 2012 at 9:53 am | 27 comments | 9675 Views

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Update: Mountain lion kills three goats

A mountain lion killed three dwarf goats in a fenced enclosure on Tripp Court in Woodside on Nov. 14, but the chances of...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by C, on May 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 6 comments | 8286 Views

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Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 8182 Views

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Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 8015 Views

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Digging in: The local food movement in our yards and on our plates

Sarah Machado climbs into the back of her truck at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market and emerges with four small pots of chives...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2008
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 7574 Views

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Police calls: Generator, paint sprayers missing from Atherton construction site

Crime reports from Atherton, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13770...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by construction news, on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:29 am | 1 comment | 7411 Views

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Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 7355 Views

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Summit Prep: Former student, charged with attempted rape, claims attack was a 'prank'

A former student at Summit Preparatory Charter High School, accused of trying to rape a female teacher at knifepoint...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | 5 comments | 7342 Views

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Towns look for volunteers for planning and architectural review panels

The town councils of Woodside and Portola Valley are looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panels. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 7322 Views

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Menlo Park bicyclist struck by motorist, sustains major injuries

A Menlo Park man was struck by a motorist in the early morning darkness at Stanford University on Wednesday, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 6577 Views

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Letter: Most scientists agree about climate change

A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15 issue of the "Environmental Research Letters," found that 97...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by gosh it sprinkled today so NO WARMING, on May 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments | 6536 Views

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Menlo Park council looks at buying license plate readers, surveillance cameras

As the Menlo Park Police Department seeks council approval tonight to purchase three automated license plate readers and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 23 comments | 6509 Views

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Gov Romney explains how he differs from George W Bush

A question asked many times and never answered in the popular forum "Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?" (3199 views, 127...

Original post made by Wally on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by reality-based observer, on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 38 comments | 6204 Views

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Sinnott files lawsuit over driveway

The battle over a Louise Street driveway in Menlo Park has now moved to the courtroom. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/22/sinnott-files-lawsuit-o...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by pathetic, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm | 8 comments | 5957 Views

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Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 5734 Views

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Contaminated animal feed again

The contaminated Chinese protein powder that has sickened some 17,000 American dogs and cats has now turned up in the human...

Original post made by Miles Barne on May. 19, 2007
Last comment by , on Dec 31, 1969 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 5414 Views
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