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Atherton: Michael Pollan, Jesse Ziff Cool on 'feeding our families'

Writer Michael Pollan says his decades-long explorations into food and the American diet were inspired, at least in part,...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Nov 14, 2015 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 3189 Views

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Good news, bad news from Caltrans on herbicide spraying

Caltrans has given San Mateo County residents some good news and some bad news about the state's plans for spraying herbicides...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by I know, right?, on Nov 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 16 comments | 3987 Views

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Voter turnout rises in 'all-mail' ballot election

Voter turnout was 15 percent higher for the Nov. 3 election in San Mateo County than it was in November 2013, the last off-year...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Vote vote vote, on Nov 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 3 comments | 2359 Views

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Menlo Park council to conduct first downtown plan review since Measure M

The Menlo Park City Council will review tonight (Nov. 17) the city's "El Camino Real/downtown specific plan," a set of policies...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 3433 Views

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Woodside town engineer reflects on career in public works

Woodside Deputy Town Manager and Town Engineer Paul Nagengast has said to an Almanac reporter that he has room for improvement....

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Ron, on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:03 am | 4 comments | 3085 Views

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Menlo Park moms and dog owners battle over Nealon Park's open field

Renovations for Nealon Park are on the drawing board, but how will the city balance the interests of parents and their small...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Nanc, on Nov 19, 2015 at 1:06 pm | 17 comments | 3892 Views

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C'est magnifique

Mademoiselle Colette, the elegant French patisserie that opened in Menlo Park last month, has quickly proven popular. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Amie, on Nov 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 2366 Views

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Latest local scores, game details

See local [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/sports/scoreboard.php sports scores] and game details. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
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New affordable housing for homeless vets unveiled

For Veterans Day this year, local homeless veterans saw the completion of a brand new affordable apartment complex some may...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 4550 Views

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Why one Harvard MBA pursues career to narrow opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2015
Last comment by Daniel, on Nov 21, 2015 at 3:02 am | 1 comment | 2164 Views

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Costs soar for plans to build new high school in Menlo Park

Price inflation has exacted a toll on Sequoia Union High School District plans to build two new small high schools (including...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 16 comments | 3022 Views

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Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1504 Views

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Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by one in five, on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 703 Views

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Residents concerned about herbicide spraying plan to meet with Senator Hill

Residents protesting Caltrans' spraying herbicides along local highways say they will show up for a coffee scheduled by Senator...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Tillie, on Nov 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 2269 Views

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County advisory: beware of extra high tides

Water levels at high tide along the San Mateo County coast are expected to be a few inches to a foot higher than usual from...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Looking north, on Nov 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 2520 Views

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Why one Harvard MBA is dedicating his career to narrowing the opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Ram Duriseti, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 3329 Views

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School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 5 comments | 1460 Views

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King tides provide preview of sea level rise

Gray water, rippling with rainfall, lapped at the banked edge of the Coyote Point waterfront at the San Francisco Bay, covering...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm | 6 comments | 3062 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan commit to giving 99% of their Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced on "Giving Tuesday" that they will give 99 percent of their Facebook shares...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2548 Views

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Surf Air co-founder sues airline and backers for $125 million

One of the founders of Surf Air has filed a lawsuit for more than $125 million against the company, its financial backers...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2015 at 7:05 am | 57 comments | 4620 Views
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