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Sights of the season

Holiday lights along Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park on Friday, Nov. 28. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/11/29/sights-of-the-season...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Nov 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments | 2817 Views

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Body-worn cameras help, hurt law enforcement in Menlo Park

The fatal shooting by three Menlo Park police officers of a burglary suspect who reportedly drew a gun during a foot pursuit...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Dec 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 23 comments | 6210 Views

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John Johns pursues lawsuit against Atherton

John Johns, Atherton's former finance director, is pursuing the $500,000 wrongful termination lawsuit against the town that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 1134 Views

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County election stats: 66 percent vote by mail

Only 46 percent of the registered voters in San Mateo County voted in the Nov. 4 election, and twice as many voted by mail...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Santa, on Dec 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 1953 Views

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Judge orders property owner to reopen gate at Martins Beach

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Friday issued a final ruling affirming that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 8 comments | 2812 Views

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Tuesday: Meeting on document examining San Carlos Airport's effects on neighbors

A meeting to discuss the draft of a document that looks at the current and projected effect of the San Carlos Airport on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm | 5 comments | 2056 Views

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Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door

A pair of men posing as plumbers talked their way into two Atherton homes on Monday, Dec. 15, stealing money and jewelry...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Dec 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 4016 Views

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Menlo College terminates contract with tweeting San Jose cop

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who generated widespread outrage after tweeting threatening statements about civil...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Dec 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 3449 Views

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Menlo Park: Laundry room bandit strikes at apartments

A laundry room bandit or bandits swarmed through Menlo Park recently, hitting coin-operated laundry machines in apartment...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 3085 Views

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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...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm | 18 comments | 3307 Views

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Looking back: Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/17/looking-back-vast-photo-collection-documents-san-mateo-coun...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hulya Koc, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 1012 Views

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Guest opinion: Complex Searsville Dam issue being addressed

I read with interest the Viewpoint piece by Dr. Walter Bortz in the Nov. 26 issue of the Almanac ("Searsville Dam should...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Dec 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 3 comments | 2155 Views

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Menlo Park: Tokyo Subway to close Wednesday

Tokyo Subway, a three decades-long Japanese staple in downtown Menlo Park, is closing Wednesday, Dec. 24. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 4253 Views

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Horse-drawn carriages make annual holiday trek through Woodside

On Dec. 21 the Peninsula Carriage Driving Club continued a 20-year tradition by staging a holiday drive through Woodside. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 3822 Views

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Woodside: Man flees bank empty-handed after robbery attempt

A man wearing a leopard-print hat tried to rob the Chase bank at 2977 Woodside Road in Woodside on Friday, Dec. 20, but fled...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Dec 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 3099 Views

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Sunny skies forecast for weeken

Skies will be sunny today with highs in the upper 50s and north winds of 10 to 15 mph. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/26/sunny-skies-forecast-for-...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Dec 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1749 Views

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Another 'Spare the Air' day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for today. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/29/another-spare-the-air-day...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 7 comments | 3039 Views

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Judge: City erred in referring to prior allegations of lying when firing police officer

A judge has ruled that the city of Menlo Park should not have mentioned prior allegations of dishonesty on the job when it...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Don't count on it, on Jan 1, 2015 at 6:37 am | 8 comments | 4276 Views

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Guest opinion: Searsville Dam debate continues

The Almanac recently published two guest opinion pieces about the future of Stanford University's Searsville Dam. I was heartened...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Matt Stoecker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 10:15 am | 3 comments | 1264 Views

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Atherton: Rancho Palos Verdes rescinds Widmer's city manager job offer

In the end, Bill Widmer didn't have to decide if he was going to resign from his seat on the Atherton City Council to take...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 2121 Views
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