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Trucker in bike fatality seeks indemnity

Truck driver Gabriel Vera and his employer are seeking indemnity from San Mateo County in connection with a lawsuit brought...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:21 am | 15 comments | 2597 Views

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Lawmaker rips plan for 'blended' rail system

A Central Valley assemblywoman came out swinging on Friday against a proposal by three Peninsula lawmakers to 'blend' Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 15 comments | 4494 Views

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East Palo Alto: Four homicides in 12 days

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis said police officers will sacrifice their days off and work overtime to fight the recent...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 15 comments | 3973 Views

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Grand jury: Pension costs out of control

A recent grand jury report dissects a topic near and dear to many hearts in San Mateo County: "Controlling the County's...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 15 comments | 2340 Views

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Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 8760 Views

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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 | 11879 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 | 834 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 | 2577 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 | 5075 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 | 3209 Views

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Ultra Conservative Arizona Republic condemns Trump, endorses Hillary Clinton

"the United States ... demand a steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think ... Hillary Clinton understands this. Donald...

Original post made by Eton on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Sunrise for new conservatives , on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm | 15 comments | 376 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 | 4004 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 | 3070 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 | 1555 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 | 2383 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 | 2052 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 | 2727 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 | 4502 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 | 5099 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 | 1860 Views
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