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One small seed

The mission of nurturing bodies and souls at St. Patrick's Seminary took on an added dimension last year with the launch...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Jul 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 2378 Views

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Drought, warm weather increase concerns about West Nile virus

Trapping mosquitoes, testing live chickens, vaccinating horses, unleashing bacteria. All of that is happening in San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2015
Last comment by shut 'er down!, on Aug 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 1437 Views

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Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board Wednesday approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2015
Last comment by Srini, on Aug 3, 2015 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 2322 Views

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Mosquito control operation went as planned, vector control district says

The campaign to kill mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus came to Menlo Park's Allied Arts neighborhood and parts of...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2015
Last comment by NIMBYBISP, on Aug 4, 2015 at 11:12 am | 7 comments | 2170 Views

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Cover story: Refusing to turn away

J. David Cummings of Menlo Park left an 11-year career as a theoretical physicist at Lawrence Livermore laboratory, a center...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Anna, on Aug 6, 2015 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 2672 Views

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Locals seek meeting with FAA over Surf Air, which added 10 round-trip flights this week

Local officials have requested Federal Aviation Administration representatives meet with them to discuss noise from Surf...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 72 comments | 5300 Views

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Arizona man who burglarized Woodside home is sentenced

One of two Arizona men who flew to the Bay Area in 2012 with the purpose of burglarizing homes was sentenced Friday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 4 comments | 2067 Views

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Tuesday: Learn about Atherton's plans for bicyclist and pedestrian improvements

The first phase of Atherton's plans for making the town a friendlier and safer place for bicyclists and pedestrians will...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by The privileged path, on Aug 11, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 7 comments | 2884 Views

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Fire danger warning issued, Peninsula watershed closed

Dry thunderstorms moving through the Bay Area from Thursday afternoon through this morning (Aug. 7), led the National Weather...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by Skyye, on Aug 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 2266 Views

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Report: Rent hikes greatly exceed income gains

San Mateo County has released statistics on housing costs and income for the quarter ending June 30, and the numbers confirm...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by JulieToo, on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 2 comments | 975 Views

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Looking for a miracle

It was 2 a.m. on July 12 and her husband and two daughters were half a world away, visiting his parents in France, when Marisa...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tina, on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 2033 Views

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Looking for a miracle

Marisa Martinez says she refuses to accept what doctors tell her - that her daughter Zamora Moon, not quite 8 years old,...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto , on Aug 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 5 comments | 6562 Views

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Briefs: Junior League partnership aims to boost girls in tech

The Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula and Technovation, a mobile app entrepreneurship competition for girls, are partnering...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Tim Goode, on Aug 13, 2015 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 821 Views

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Portola Valley: Town manager resigns after three years

The Portola Valley Town Council accepted the "involuntary resignation" of Town Manager Nick Pegueros last night (Wednesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 7196 Views

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Atherton wants to have new bike routes done by early 2016

Atherton wants to have the first phase of its master plan for making improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians in town,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Aug 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm | 6 comments | 2676 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 | 3780 Views

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Spare the Air alert issued Monday for Bay Area

A Spare the Air Smog Alert has been issued for Monday due to unhealthy levels of smog and smoke in the air, and residents...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by biker, on Aug 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1295 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 | 3724 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 | 2602 Views

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Guest opinion: How to make Menlo Park truly bike-friendly soon

Most Menlo Park residents recognize the recreational, health and environmental benefits of bike riding, and our city has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:42 am | 118 comments | 4944 Views
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