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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 | 4842 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 | 2594 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 | 1035 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 | 2419 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 | 3342 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 | 5422 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 | 2414 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 | 1446 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 | 2744 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 | 2087 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 | 3772 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 | 2584 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 | 3577 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 | 9148 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 | 2214 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 | 2897 Views

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Bradley's Funky Franks: new hot dog joint in Menlo Park

Bradley's Funky Franks, a gourmet hot dog restaurant owned by award-winning Chef Bradley Ogden, opened its doors to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 1401 Views

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Students lead tour of JobTrain facilities

In a blur of activity, beaming students led visitors through an open house Sept. 17 at the Menlo Park JobTrain facilities...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 26, 2015 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 1925 Views

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Atherton gives go-ahead to new bike routes

The Atherton City Council has unanimously approved plans for the first phase of the town's Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 1988 Views

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Police calls: Arsonist sets roadside couch on fire

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/09/29/police-calls-arsonist-sets-roa...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Keerer, on Sep 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 3 comments | 2633 Views
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