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Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 22774 Views

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Residents warned against telephone scam

Residents are once again being warned to be aware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the San...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 5 comments | 3306 Views

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Almanac wins state-wide awards

The Almanac won eight awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, including first-place awards for...

Original post made on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Come on, on May 13, 2014 at 6:52 am | 9 comments | 4037 Views

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President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on May 10, 2014 at 9:13 am | 13 comments | 5673 Views

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Man sentenced to year in jail for Portola Valley attack

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail for an attack on a 13-year-old boy with a...

Original post made on May. 10, 2014
Last comment by Kris, on May 13, 2014 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 5368 Views

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Menlo Park planning commissioners selected

A new face has joined the return of a familiar one on the Menlo Park Planning Commission. The City Council has reappointed...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Good News, on May 11, 2014 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 2193 Views

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Atherton teen honored nationally for volunteer work

Jessica Bird, a senior at Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, is one of 10 young volunteers across the nation honored...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by R. Todd Johnson, on May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 3527 Views

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Menlo Park: St. Patrick's Seminary secretary pleads no contest to felony embezzlement

A secretary accused of helping her boss embezzle money from St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 6411 Views

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Menlo Park: Pregnant woman robbed in driveway

A man approached a pregnant woman sitting in a car parked in the driveway of her Menlo Park home and shattered a car window...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Belden, on May 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 4142 Views

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Skylonda: Work begins on Skyline slope

Crews from Caltrans are working to repair a steep slope off the shoulder of Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) at mile post 13.1...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on May 17, 2014 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 3221 Views

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Voters have choices for few county offices

South San Mateo County voters won't have choices in who will be their sheriff, their district attorney, or their superintendent...

Original post made on May. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 18, 2014 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 1997 Views

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Election: Open space district seeks voter OK for $300M bond measure

If two-thirds of voters approve Measure AA, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will be able to issue up to $300...

Original post made on May. 19, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 3367 Views

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Avenidas senior center head to step down

Menlo Park resident Lisa Hendrickson, the president and CEO for the past 15 years of Avenidas, the Palo Alto senior-services...

Original post made on May. 19, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on May 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2873 Views

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Atherton: Encinal students 'shelter in place' due to gas leak

A contractor working behind Encinal Elementary School in Atherton struck a small natural gas pipe this morning and caused...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 2434 Views

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Editorial: Horsley gets nod in District 3 race

Don Horsley has spent 18 years serving San Mateo County as an elected official, first as sheriff for 14 years and, most recently,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by RYOOYFM, on May 21, 2014 at 8:41 am | 7 comments | 1193 Views

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Editorial: Sheriff made mistakes, but is best choice

Greg Munks has put in nearly eight years as San Mateo County sheriff. There are surely high points of that career — getting...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 7 comments | 2092 Views

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Candidate says he questioned sheriff about Vegas incident

For Greg Munks, the sheriff of San Mateo County and the incumbent in the June 3 election for his third four-year term, one...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm | 18 comments | 4023 Views

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Menlo Park: Four reach Eagle Scout status

Four scouts with Menlo Park Boy Scouts of America Troop 109 recently achieved Eagle Scout status. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Lily, on Jun 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 4194 Views

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Circus Club suit alleges age discrimination

The former head of maintenance at the Menlo Circus Club who was fired last November is suing the Atherton club and its general...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sarah, on May 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1469 Views

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Police calls: Driver looks away briefly and crashes into pole

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Menlo Park and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/05/21/police-calls-driver-looks-away-briefly...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by straight talk, on May 22, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 1 comment | 2638 Views
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