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Understanding the world through science

Humans like to think about the past as a simpler time, and when viewed through the lens of scientific progress, that kind...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nina, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 3249 Views

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San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state

San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 3.7 percent, according to July [http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/urate201508.pdf...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:22 am | 2 comments | 1785 Views

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Saturday: Hundreds expected at Tour de Menlo bicycle ride

If you are out early on Saturday, Aug. 22, watch out for cyclists who will be setting out from Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Aug 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 5 comments | 1922 Views

MENLO PARK

Feature story: Burgers and brews among friends at the Dutch Goose

Scott Davis pored over a newspaper while nursing a golden ale as a bright afternoon sun peeked into the patio of one of the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 21 comments | 4249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Highway 84 closed in Woodside

Live power lines are down in the 1400 block of La Honda Road (state Highway 84) in Woodside, and eastbound and westbound...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 22, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 1894 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board member opposes proposed contract

It's been seven years since Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters have worked under a contract. If district governing...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 3567 Views

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Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is moving, but not retiring

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is leaving Menlo Park, where she's lived in Sharon Heights since 1961, but she not...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Edith, on Aug 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 3497 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia Healthcare School District meeting

The pictured announcement appeared on the home page of the Sequoia Healthcare District(SHD) on whose Board I have served...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 480 Views

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Friday: High-tech a cappella groups to belt 'em out at Menlo College

Menlo College will cap its free summer concert series on Friday, Aug. 21, when vocal groups from Facebook, Google, Pinterest,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Googapella, on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 2391 Views

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Suspects sought in armed robbery of man kicked in face

Sheriff's deputies are looking for three suspects who stole a man's wallet Tuesday night in unincorporated San Mateo County...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2395 Views

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Still waiting for a new home

So near and yet so far. That describes the place Jasper Ridge Farm finds itself in now that the nonprofit has run into more...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Tia, on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:38 am | 4 comments | 2899 Views

MENLO PARK

District meets water-reduction target in June-July period

Atherton and Menlo Park customers of the California Water Service Company's Bear Gulch District didn't quite meet the 36...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Aug 20, 2015 at 6:56 am | 2 comments | 2049 Views

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San Mateo County Corrections Officer Jason Jurow arrested.

Jason Jurow, 32, faces six felony charges including being in possession of Xanax at the county jail, according to prosecutors....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Aug 20, 2015 at 12:05 am | 3 comments | 1411 Views

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Contractor's equipment started Aug. 11 grass fire near Webb Ranch

Fire Marshal Denise Enea of the Woodside Fire Protection District said she plans to talk with the land management department...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 2719 Views

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Police calls: Road rage in Woodside

Crime reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/08/18/police-calls-road-rage-in-woodside...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by fwiw, on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:32 am | 6 comments | 3895 Views

OTHER TOPICS

215,000 jobs. Bush recession finally over?

After 800,000 jobs lost in December 2008, the United States has 58th consecutive month of overall job growth in July, the...

Original post made by Katy H on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by June, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:27 am | 70 comments | 2608 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park Planning Commission reviews El Camino mixed-use proposal

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will review a three-story mixed-use project proposed for two adjacent parcels on El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by lost retail, on Aug 18, 2015 at 8:57 am | 6 comments | 1984 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton dentist charged with defrauding patients

Kim Chi Vu, a 52-year-old dentist from Atherton, has been charged with defrauding patients by charging them for services...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 4174 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Seven candidates running for three seats on community college board

It's a crowded field for the November election to the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College District...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 2694 Views

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District will remove oak on new school site

A report from an outside arborist has confirmed that a large old oak tree on the site where the new Upper Laurel School is...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by safer than sorry, on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 32 comments | 4021 Views
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