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Wednesday: Atherton examines drainage study, aircraft noise

Updates on storm water running through Atherton and aircraft noise happening above are on the agenda for the Wednesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pat, on Sep 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1406 Views

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Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail

At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:20 am | 8 comments | 1752 Views

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Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?

One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:40 am | 49 comments | 5555 Views

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Portola Valley: Deputies see mountain lion feed on deer carcass

Of the many local reports of mountain lions sightings, this is a rare one. When the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 9 comments | 2869 Views

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Arrested deputy sues, claims retribution

The year 2014 had some tough stretches for Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, according to the lawsuit...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Wait a minute, on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:49 am | 31 comments | 4451 Views

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Almanac: Covering community for 50 years

On Sept. 8, 1965, the first issue of the Country Almanac appeared in mailboxes all over Portola Valley and Woodside. The...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Yera, on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 2370 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 888 Views

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Menlo Park council approves salary increase for assistant city manager position

Praising City Manager Alex McIntyre for creativity and innovation in changing the duties of the assistant city manager, the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:58 am | 7 comments | 2201 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3105 Views

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It's all but over for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

For almost 30 years, Sung Lee has been managing his Fosters Freeze burger and ice cream joint, a Menlo Park landmark at...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Mary Leslie Fehrt, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 27 comments | 5157 Views

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Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Skylonda crash

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured in a collision with a box truck in San Mateo County's Skylonda area Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by johngslater, on Sep 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 2260 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton council has packed agenda

Perhaps it's what they get for taking August off. The Atherton City Council has such a packed agenda for its Wednesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sludgey, on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1316 Views

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Atherton moves toward town-wide, high-speed optical fiber system

Mike Farmwald says his plans to install a state-of-the-art optical fiber cable stystem in Atherton would provide the town...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Steve Aber, on Jan 6, 2016 at 8:14 am | 5 comments | 2533 Views

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Saturday: Kepler's celebrates 60 years in Menlo Park

A grand public party on Saturday, Sept. 19, will mark the 60th birthday of Kepler's Books. But the iconic bookstore in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Bettina, on Sep 17, 2015 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 1891 Views

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Almanac website back online after cyber attack

The five online news sites of Embarcadero Media Group, including AlmanacNews.com, were hacked Thursday night at about 10:30...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Sep 21, 2015 at 1:44 am | 7 comments | 3572 Views

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Atherton says PG&E can start process to remove 16 trees

Atherton's City Council has agreed to let PG&E begin the process to remove 16 trees on private property in the town that...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 2409 Views

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Menlo Park man, 27, charged with rape of 15-year-old girl

Isaac Adam Rodriguez, 27, of Menlo Park, pleaded not guilty Friday, Sept. 18, to six felony charges relating to the alleged...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Shivaun, on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 3410 Views

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Tacks scattered on Woodside roads are hazard to bicyclists

Bicyclists have a nemesis roaming the upper reaches of Kings Mountain Road in unincorporated Woodside. Someone is scattering...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm | 32 comments | 8554 Views

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Arizona man sentenced to 13 years for Woodside home burglary

A man accused of flying to the Bay Area from Arizona to burglarize a Woodside home in 2012 was sentenced to 13 years in...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by welp, on Sep 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 3 comments | 2055 Views

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Consultants: Delays add $2.8 million to cost of Atherton civic center

It took five tries, but the committee charged with advising Atherton's City Council about the plans for the town's new civic...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Disclosure, on Sep 27, 2015 at 8:07 am | 6 comments | 2704 Views
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