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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 | 2562 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 | 1408 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 | 4252 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 | 2459 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 | 468 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 | 2302 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 | 5508 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. 2014 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 | 5455 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
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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 | 2622 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 | 3109 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 | 1313 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 | 2197 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 | 2165 Views

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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 | 3417 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 | 4269 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 | 2563 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 | 3687 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 | 3375 Views
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Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 8,601 views