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Atherton volunteers rebuild plane-crash victim's home

Four years after a Tesla employee's plane plummeted into an East Palo Alto neighborhood, destroying Lisa Jones' home and...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mary S, on Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 11359 Views

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Three for reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District

In her recent letter, Betty Seckler hit the nail on the head – reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District will only happen...

Original post made by John McDowell on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 15 comments | 789 Views

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Editorial: Fatal shooting calls for camera policy refinement

Body-worn cameras for police work has escaped much of the criticism directed toward other technological surveillance tools....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 2428 Views

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Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled

After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by wwjd, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 4719 Views

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Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by L, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:48 am | 15 comments | 3040 Views

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Editorial: It is time to test chloramine

Amid the recent turmoil over dangerous chemicals in our food and toys, it's amazing to observe the federal government's somewhat...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2007
Last comment by Gregory, on Oct 13, 2007 at 9:27 am | 15 comments | 3678 Views

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New jail in Menlo Park?

A plot of land in Menlo Park is one of seven potential sites for a new county jail. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=4433...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2009
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 15 comments | 2826 Views

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Where is the accountability for anonymous Town Forum posters ?

When a person posts on Town Forum using their real name any interested reader can immediately, in the age of Google and the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 7, 2010
Last comment by john p johns, on Mar 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 15 comments | 1514 Views

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Nuances abound in supervisor runoff

Former sheriff Don Horsley and small business owner April Vargas are in a runoff election for the District 3 San Mateo County...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by concerned, on Oct 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm | 15 comments | 2211 Views

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'Saggy pants' passenger won't face charges

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against a man who was taken off an airplane...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by when you ain't white, on Jul 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | 15 comments | 1960 Views

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Electrification of Caltrain approved by board

Caltrain has received a unanimous thumbs-up by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board to electrify the Peninsula commuter-rail...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 11, 2012 at 6:57 am | 15 comments | 2386 Views

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Menlo Park traffic jam expected to last weeks

Lately it's taking almost an hour to drive from one end of Menlo Park to the other along a two-mile stretch of El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by Adina, on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 15 comments | 4038 Views

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Park Theatre plans take shape in Menlo Park

The peeling façade of the long-vacant Park Theatre may give way to a mix of office space and retail, according to owner...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by sammymiami, on Dec 24, 2012 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 4603 Views

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San Mateo gun buyback nets 680 firearms

A gun buyback event in San Mateo Saturday collected more than 680 firearms, including 24 assault weapons, 338 hand guns...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by elko-fer, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:37 am | 15 comments | 1747 Views

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Menlo Park weighs privacy versus surveillance

On the heels of an announcement of the long-awaited Belle Haven police substation, the Menlo Park council found itself mulling...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by What, on Jun 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm | 15 comments | 2124 Views

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Menlo Park fire chief returns home after fall

After three decades in a career that saw him deployed for 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, Katrina and local emergencies...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 2619 Views

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Guest opinion: Midpeninsula residents need to wake up

Many residents of the Midpeninsula are about to witness the destruction of hundreds of mature trees lining the Caltrain corridor....

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by vandie, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 15 comments | 1759 Views

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President Obama Has piled up over $7 Trillon in Debt

President Obama has been in office for 2,022 days and has 900 days remaining in his term. So far he has increased the national...

Original post made by Fed Busters! on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Hawk led, on Aug 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 15 comments | 821 Views

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Menlo Park holds forum on general plan update

Menlo Park has plans -- a lot of them: the specific plan, the housing plan, the Willow business area plan, the Belle Haven...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm | 15 comments | 1658 Views

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Invitation to Measure M supporters to engage in an open dialogue

The voters of Menlo Park deserve to be fully informed regarding Measure M. Pick any one of the following issues: 1 -...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 15 comments | 1014 Views
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