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Palo Alto blasts high-speed rail project for moving too fast

With plans for California's high-speed rail system accelerating on the Peninsula, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday ramped up...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 20 comments | 2794 Views

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Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1489 Views

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Woodside: Jeb Bush to visit for fundraiser on Oct. 20

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is set to visit Woodside on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a fundraiser at the home of...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 18 comments | 2515 Views

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Local officials roll out storm plans

Warning that rainwater might not be contained if the predicted El Nino storms hit the Bay Area this winter, local officials...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Haley, on Oct 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 3 comments | 3719 Views

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More groups ask Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides in San Mateo County

More local groups, public officials and farmers and ranchers have asked Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides along San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by La Hondan, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 13 comments | 3256 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center announces 10 new retail stores

Stanford Shopping Center is entering its final phase of renovation, and on Tuesday, Simon Property Group, which owns the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 2502 Views

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Phones and Internet out at Menlo Park City School District schools and offices - again

For the second time in a little more than two weeks, the phone lines for Menlo Park City School District schools and offices...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 1361 Views

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Public viewing of Sunset gardens in Menlo Park ends on Friday

Sunset Publishing Corp., which has been on its site at 80 Willow Road for 63 years, will permanently close its gardens...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 4153 Views

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Woodside venture capitalist John Doerr to be honored

Venture capital leader and philanthropist John Doerr of Woodside will be honored at the 11th annual "Pioneers & Purpose"...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2387 Views

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Eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday

Atherton town officials say eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 31, from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Oct 31, 2015 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 447 Views

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Your voting options in 'all mail' election

Although San Mateo County is participating in a historic trial of a so-called "all mail" election this year, voters can...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Bueller?, on Nov 3, 2015 at 9:25 am | 10 comments | 2224 Views

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In business: New barbershop opens in West Menlo Park

Contrary to what overeager holiday decorators might think, the new red and white striped pole spotted at 2100 Avy Ave. in...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Janel Dummar, on Apr 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 5354 Views

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Sheriff Greg Munks announces plans to retire in 2018

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks said he plans to retire in December 2018, at the conclusion of his third four-year term...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1957 Views

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Offering help

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Samuel Smith, on Nov 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 5239 Views

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Tuesday: Sheldon Breiner talks photography and staying fresh behind the lens

Portola Valley resident, geophysicist and world traveler Sheldon Breiner is skilled with a camera, a talent he plans to talk...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1568 Views

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Local customers continue to exceed water-saving mandates

Water customers in Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley exceeded their water saving goals in September, and came close...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 2575 Views

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Eshoo's bills aim to lower volume on aircraft noise

Responding to an upswell of concern from local residents about increasing airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo on Nov. 6...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by republican thinker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 16 comments | 3048 Views

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Suspended deputy denied appeal by commission

The county Civil Service Commission on Tuesday (Nov. 10) voted unanimously to uphold disciplinary action against Deputy...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 am | 15 comments | 1278 Views

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Saturday: Unity Bike Ride in Belle Haven

Belle Haven Bikes, a community hub and bike workshop, will host a "Unity Ride" Saturday morning, Nov. 14, set to depart from...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by John, on Nov 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2165 Views

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Suspended deputy's appeal rejected by commission

The county Civil Service Commission on Tuesday (Nov. 10) voted unanimously to uphold disciplinary action against Deputy...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by What a relief!, on Nov 12, 2015 at 9:01 pm | 5 comments | 2131 Views
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