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Destination: Japan

My daughter Frances loves travel and is a keen photographer. I had done a father-daughter trip with her to Peru about seven...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Thank you, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:18 am | 1 comment | 4697 Views

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Menlo Park: Two arrested in probe of burglaries, thefts

A 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested Monday (March 3) in connection with several burglaries and thefts...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 3833 Views

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On horseback, he has done it all

Horses have had a remarkable influence on the second half of Woodside resident Don Pugh's life. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ken Pugh, on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:23 am | 1 comment | 1347 Views

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Portola Valley theater stages 'The Diviners'

Hope, faith and fate. These are some of the themes of "The Diviners: A Play in Two Acts and Elegies," being staged by the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Goodman-Morris, on Mar 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 2752 Views

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Jail staffing, appeal of rehab center OK on supes' agenda

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its March 25 meeting will consider an ordinance allocating $4.2 million for...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 2733 Views

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Judge rules assistant controller can run for top post

After more than four hours of hearing legal arguments, a San Mateo County Superior Court judge this afternoon (March 24)...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Frank Fortunato, on Mar 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm | 1 comment | 7502 Views

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MANDATORY ETHICS TRAINING (AB 1234)

State law (AB 1234) requires that local officials who receive compensation, salary, stipends, or expense reimbursements must...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 673 Views

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Let them eat bread

As is common among bread bakers, Portola Valley resident and part-time baker Phil Reilly starts his day early. Not 3 a.m....

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by MadamPresident, on Mar 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 2713 Views

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Sheriff's Office warns public of telephone scam

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of scammers who ask for money due to a failed appearance for...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 31, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 1 comment | 2774 Views

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Appeals Court rejects Galligan's legal challenge in controller's race

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Sally Grimsley, on Apr 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 4586 Views

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Mt. Tam search ongoing for missing Menlo Park woman

A large-scale search launched Saturday (April 5) for a 33-year-old Menlo Park woman last seen on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by HikerWoman, on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 3024 Views

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Police calls: $34,500 in losses in Woodside residential burglary

Crime reports from Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/04/08/police-calls-34500-in-losses-in-woodside-residential...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm | 1 comment | 2866 Views

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Menlo Park: Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:54 am | 1 comment | 4032 Views

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Women's network helps low-income moms

The Women's Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA), which aims to increase the economic self-sufficiency of...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Kay, on May 6, 2014 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2113 Views

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County Supervisor Horsley loves taxes!

Don Horsley has never seen a tax he didn't like. Today, it's the $300,000,000 MROSD Bond measure(AA). Don is a signatory...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Salary, on May 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views

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Police calls: Passenger seat stolen from car in Woodside

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/05/08/police-calls-passenger-seat-st...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on May 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 3112 Views

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Deputy challenges incumbent sheriff in write-in campaign

Greg Munks ran unopposed for re-election as San Mateo County sheriff in 2010. This time around, while the ballot for the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on May 21, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 3512 Views

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State assembly candidates to meet in forum

Three candidates for the 24th State Assembly will meet in a forum Thursday, May 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palo Alto Council...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Greg Coladonato, on May 21, 2014 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 1020 Views

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Review: "The Magic Flute"

There have been much more lavish (and expensive) productions of Mozart's most popular work, but Palo Alto's plucky West Bay...

Original post made on May. 25, 2014
Last comment by johnt, on May 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 1 comment | 2103 Views

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Election results

==I Links to local election results.== Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/06/03/election-results...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Shelly, on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 2149 Views
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