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Feature story: Hands-on learning

It's an old dividing line, jobs in the trades that require hand skills with a variety of tools versus jobs that rely mainly...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Dr. Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg, on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 3140 Views

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Water board tells Stanford it supports removing Searsville Dam

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Stanford University it supports removing Searsville Dam...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 4409 Views

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Menlo Park: Two attack, rob woman sitting in car

Two people attacked a woman sitting in her car on Market Place during the early evening of Wednesday, April 1, according...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Wondering, on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 3632 Views

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Guest opinion: Recalling moment of panic on the train tracks

In the aftermath of the recent death of a young driver on the Ravenswood Avenue train tracks, a Menlo Park resident recalls...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Apr 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 34 comments | 3996 Views

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Retreat center sues county over plan to reorganize as drug, alcohol rehab facility

The owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center at 16350 Skyline Blvd. in the unincorporated woods above Woodside are suing San...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by P4ND0R4, on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:13 pm | 10 comments | 5038 Views

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Feature story: Greening up the dinner table

Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Susannah, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

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Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 53 comments | 7562 Views

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Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by water saver 2, on Apr 13, 2015 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 2446 Views

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Kepler's aims to start national conversation

Starting on Wednesday, April 8, well-known radio journalist Angie Coiro will host "In Deep," a two-hour talk show recorded...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:10 am | 4 comments | 3085 Views

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Police calls: Closet alarm may have scared off Felton Drive burglar

Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2015/04/10/police-calls-closet-alarm-may-have-scared-felton-drive-burglar...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by THE iron man, on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 2344 Views

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Menlo Park: One cart, 17 bottles of booze and three arrests

Despite the number of times such capers go awry, three people allegedly loaded a shopping cart at Safeway with bottles of...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 3409 Views

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Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 3, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 96 comments | 8204 Views

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Two major construction projects planned for Woodside Road this summer

If all goes as planned, two major construction projects will be underway in Woodside this summer, on either side of Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 3921 Views

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Atherton moving to put stoplight at El Camino & Almendral

Atherton's City Council is quickly moving toward installing a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Bruce McHenry, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm | 26 comments | 5268 Views

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Trial set over lawsuit involving driver who struck horse on I-280

A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician who was serious injured in December 2012...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on May 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 2113 Views

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Sunday: 'Going Native' garden tour shows how to use less water

A free "Going Native Garden Tour" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at gardens in Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2133 Views

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Atherton OKs pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino

Atherton has given the go-ahead for work on a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, where...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:38 am | 4 comments | 3230 Views

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Open space district official asks Caltrans to cut back herbicide spraying

A Midpeninsula Regional Open Space official has sent a letter to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) asking...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by oakleaf, on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 2957 Views

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More Woodside residents are moving underground

Woodside residents seem to be moving underground at an increasing pace. In the past five years, the town has approved 40...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 3033 Views

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Court battle continues over German Panzer tank

The battle continues in San Mateo County court over who owns a World War II-era German Panzer IV tank that once belonged...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tricia , on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 5 comments | 2932 Views
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