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Atherton: 500 guests expected at Super Bowl-related fundraiser Saturday

There's a big party coming to Atherton on Saturday night, but the town is working to make sure the "Big Game Give," an annual...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, 7 hours ago | 27 comments | 5453 Views

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Elected officials speak on local threat of sea level rise

State Sen. Jerry Hill, Assemblyman Rich Gordon and county supervisors Dave Pine and Don Horsley spoke of the importance of...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by John Englander, on Feb 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm | 1 comment | 579 Views

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Driving alert: Expect traffic delays on Willow Road today

Drivers should expect traffic delays on Willow Road on Thursday, Jan. 28, due to traffic signal work at the Willow Road and...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by acomfort, on Jan 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 733 Views

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Are Woodside, Portola Valley and Atherton boring?

Tired of hearing how our local communities top lists for the most expensive real estate, wealthiest populations or highest...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm | 20 comments | 2705 Views

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Menlo Park report: Violent crime down, property crime up

Violent crime cases fell 39 percent in 2015, compared to 2014, while property crime rose 9 percent, according to new Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Jan 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 2 comments | 1281 Views

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Portola Valley: Eight households win habitat award

On the Portola Valley property of Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, milkweed grows and Monarch butterfly larvae feed where once...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Danna, on Jan 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1269 Views

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Atherton: Auto dealer Bernard Magnussen dies at 78

Auto dealership owner Bernard "Bernie" L. Magnussen, 78, died Jan. 3 at his home in Atherton after a 10-year battle with...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Sally Wood, on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1998 Views

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Menlo Park may oppose PG&E fee hike

Menlo Park's City Council may vote Tuesday, Dec. 15, to send a [http://menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/8950 letter] to...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 5 comments | 2276 Views

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Holiday Fund: Former client now contributes to Ecumenical Hunger Program

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Ecumenical Hunger Program. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/12/21/holiday-fund-former-client-now-contri...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 1418 Views

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Bracing ourselves for El Nino storms

El Nino, the periodic concentration of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, may result in severe storms this winter,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 2799 Views

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Property tax assessments to rise about 1.5 percent

San Mateo County property taxpayers should receive some welcome news with their 2016 tax bill. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Samuel S, on Dec 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 13 comments | 2903 Views

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Menlo Park, Stanford medical facilities penalized over patient safety

Stanford Health Care and Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Menlo Park Surgical Hospital will see their Medicare reimbursements...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by hope for the future, on Dec 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 8 comments | 3963 Views

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Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Milica Boghunovich, on Dec 16, 2015 at 9:10 am | 18 comments | 4470 Views

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Financial report shows county has robust economy, healthy budget

San Mateo County has released its annual financial report for 2014-15, showing the county has the lowest unemployment rate...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stats, on Dec 14, 2015 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 1812 Views

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An Open Letter To The Commissioners -- South City Is Dumping The Harbor District While Courting The County

Hello Commissioners, I hope this email finds you well. I have discovered three things that I feel it’s important...

Original post made by John Charles Ullom on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by realist, on Dec 2, 2015 at 10:21 am | 7 comments | 469 Views

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Holiday Fund: New health center serves thousands more

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Ravenswood Family Health Center. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/12/01/holiday-fund-new-health-cent...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1934 Views

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Editorial: A means to help neighbors in need

Almanac readers have for 22 years risen to the challenge of helping neighbors in need during the holiday season, and we trust...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 6 comments | 1804 Views

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Business: Village Stationers, Accent Arts to leave California Avenue

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Duffy, on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 2635 Views

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Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 4750 Views

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FAA vows to take fresh look at flight paths, altitudes

Responding to a rising volume of complaints about airplane noise, the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to take...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 2545 Views
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Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls
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Foods of Love
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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
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