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County agencies prepare for winter storms

San Mateo County officials are preparing for imminent winter storms by giving away sandbags and asking residents to remove...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2008
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 3081 Views

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Congresswoman Eshoo endorses Obama; decision 'moves beyond gender or race'

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Her announcement today...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2008
Last comment by question, on Jan 30, 2008 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 2923 Views

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Voters invited to avoid election day tsunami

Local voters have the opportunity to vote early and avoid the Election Day rush Tuesday. On Saturday, Feb. 2, and Monday,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2008
Last comment by Annelise Connell, on Feb 4, 2008 at 6:59 pm | 1 comment | 3001 Views

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Supes place parks tax on June ballot

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to place a one-eighth cent sales tax measure on the June...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 14, 2008 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 3083 Views

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Obituary: Patricia Brown helped shape Portola Valley

Patricia "Pat" Brown, who with her husband, the late Robert V. "Bob" Brown, helped shape the community of Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2008
Last comment by Collette Hegg Wilson, on Feb 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm | 1 comment | 3292 Views

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Obituaries

These obituaries are based on information provided by families and funeral homes. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5765...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2008
Last comment by Beth Blote, on Mar 17, 2008 at 11:40 pm | 1 comment | 3062 Views

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Daffodils by the thousands

About 14,000 daffodils live on Village Hill in Woodside, having been planted there by the Woodside Landscape Committee, and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2008
Last comment by wild flower, on Mar 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 2821 Views

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Guest Opinion: Stray cat the best deal in town

By John Schulte Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5914 posted Wednesday, March 26,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2008
Last comment by Don, on Mar 26, 2008 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 2714 Views

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Getting there is half the fun; coming back is the other half

http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/15/private-funding-how-about-the-ikea-train/ Heads up, Caltrain. Check out these photos....

Original post made by Martin Engel on Apr. 16, 2008
Last comment by Bleeding eyes, on Apr 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 2554 Views

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Consider online strorage for data backup

Backup your data. Backup your files. Backup your pictures. Backup your 'system state'. Backup, backup, backup! Backup...

Original post made by techpaul on Apr. 27, 2008
Last comment by Jenny, on Apr 27, 2008 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 2912 Views

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Ebay Founder Meg Whitman hosted McCain Fundraiser today

So glad I know to avoid using Ebay in the future. For the real McCain: "Less Jobs/More War" http://therealmccain.com/ ...

Original post made by TrueBlue on May. 22, 2008
Last comment by Fewer goofs/Better grammar, on May 22, 2008 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 2781 Views

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Caltrain conducts Rail Safety Relay

Caltrain officials held a Rail Safety Relay Wednesday morning to teach the community about safety and emphasize that tracks...

Original post made on May. 23, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on May 23, 2008 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 2789 Views

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Letter: Hard work behind Measure O to enhance parks

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6304 posted Wednesday, May 28,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 29, 2008 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2660 Views

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Letter: Parks need our help on Election Day

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6306 posted Wednesday, May 28,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 29, 2008 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2543 Views

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Barbara Walters to sign her new book at Kepler's Saturday

Broadcaster Barbara Walters will be at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, to sign her book, "Audition:...

Original post made on May. 30, 2008
Last comment by Robert, on May 30, 2008 at 12:24 am | 1 comment | 2838 Views

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Whaler's Cove reopens to public thanks to POST

A cove south of Half Moon Bay that has been closed to the public for more than a decade is being reopened for the enjoyment...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2008
Last comment by Valerie Goff, on Jun 8, 2008 at 11:47 pm | 1 comment | 3058 Views

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Parkinson's: Not a death sentence

Lynn Fielder remembers the first time she accepted Parkinson's disease as an inseparable part of herself. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2008
Last comment by David DiBenedetto, on Jun 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 3061 Views

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Mileage and Smileage from Slowage

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, from our neck of the woods, is an advocate for and has proposed legislation reducing speeds...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jul. 14, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 2373 Views

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OBITUARIES

<i> The Almanac runs obituaries in its news section on people who lived in, or played a prominent role in, Atherton, Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3262 Views

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Letter: Protesting the protesters who picketed KKR

Yesterday (July 17) the building in which I work was picketed by the SEIU. They were protesting the tax status (capital gains)...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Give us a break, on Jul 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 2529 Views
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