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Thursday talk: USGS scientist on mercury accumulation in ecosystems

Just as there was gold in California's hills, there was also mercury, including in the Santa Cruz Mountains. USGS scientist...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 2533 Views

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Details released on drowning of mother, child

A mother and her young daughter who drowned after a strong current yanked them into the Pacific Ocean from Montara State...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 2351 Views

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Moutain lion sighting reported in Woodside

A possible mountain lion sighting was reported at Wunderlich County Park in Woodside at about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by Ione, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 2157 Views

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Saturday's high-speed rail meeting canceled

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Menlo Park) has postponed a community meeting on the state's high-speed rail project, originally...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Jul 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 2218 Views

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Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 5931 Views

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Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 2237 Views

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'Running with the Tiger' follows a life through World War II China

Ansie Lee Sperry of Portola Valley will present her memoirs of growing up in China — from her birth in 1914, through...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by LizzieB, on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:58 am | 2 comments | 2670 Views

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Saturday: High-speed rail 'teach-in'

The city of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 4808 Views

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Letter: Collacchi invited to focus on his hometown

If Paul Collacchi, who has lived in Redwood City for some years now, is so interested in the environment, he should spend...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by hooray for paul, on Oct 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments | 1677 Views

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Motorcyclists collide, suffer major injuries

Two Bay Area men suffered major injuries after their motorcycles collided on state Highway 84 east of Old La Honda Road...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Commoda Moto, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 1819 Views

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Sudden oak death test results are in

Last April, residents of Portola Valley and Woodside went out and collected samples to test for sudden oak death (SOD),...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by , on Nov 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2457 Views

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Comment sought on open space plan

The public is invited to a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 12, to comment on a 30-year master plan being considered for the La...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Leigh Ann Maze, MROSD, on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1986 Views

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Suspects in Sonoma burglary resided in rural Skyline area

The suspects in the burglarizing of the home of a Sonoma family killed in a crash last weekend resided on Marine Road in...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Outraged, on Dec 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1917 Views

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Guest opinion: Chief stands up for municipal unions

A recent (Nov. 11) letter to The Almanac by Mary Gilles of Menlo Park castigated unions and the San Mateo County Central...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 13, 2009 at 6:34 am | 2 comments | 1935 Views

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Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Wanda, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 1683 Views

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Avoiding strange symbols in Town Square posts

You may have noticed strange symbols in some Town Square posts. The symbols occur where apostrophes and quote marks should...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 2 comments | 1947 Views

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Menlo Park blog captures local life, people, vignettes

It's a cool winter's day here in Menlo Park, California, latitude 37 degrees, 44 minutes; longitude 122 degrees, 11 minutes....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Alice MacCorkle Carrott, on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 2978 Views

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Director of California High-speed Rail Authority resigns

Mehdi Morshed, the executive director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, is stepping down at the end of March....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 1675 Views

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Josh Becker zooms ahead in cash raised

Spurred by hefty contributions from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technologists, Josh Becker has taken a commanding...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Money Means Nothing, on Mar 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 1906 Views

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Tonight: Planning for aging population

Don Weden, a Santa Clara County planner, will speak at the new Menlo-Atherton High School performing arts center at 7 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by say no to density, on Mar 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm | 2 comments | 1702 Views
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