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Corrupt Programs

The failed farm bill and its food stamps program reminds me of the perverse corruption behind our foreign aid programs, which...

Original post made by Virgil Stevens on Jul. 13, 2013
Last comment by crown, on Jul 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 12 comments | 2214 Views

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Supervisors reject part of amendment allowing Sheriff's Office to sell old guns

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment today that would have allowed the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Willis Barnes, on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 12 comments | 6775 Views

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Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community colleges

It's a season of giving for construction interests from around the Bay Area. Contributions from architectural firms, builders...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Dr. B., on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 3596 Views

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San Jose Police Officer Killed

A San Jose Police Officer was killed today. I will be waiting with baited breath for the protests and riots regarding his...

Original post made by Menlo Voter on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm | 12 comments | 1233 Views

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Multi county parcel tax sought by San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority -

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority(SFBRA) http://sfbayrestore.org/sf-bay-restoration-authority-faq.php was established...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Laurel, on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:10 pm | 12 comments | 698 Views

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Menlo Park: Sharon Heights fire leaves 50 temporarily homeless

A structure fire reported just after midnight on Saturday (April 23) in a Sharon Heights apartment complex in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 26, 2016 at 9:02 am | 12 comments | 4904 Views

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San Mateo County supervisors move toward sales tax ballot measure

Following up on a vow to find funding to help alleviate the housing crisis in San Mateo County, the county's Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Born & raised right here in SMC, on Jul 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 12 comments | 2004 Views

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The Almanac makes push for delivery by mail

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate use of the ubiquitous blue plastic bags, The Almanac is beginning...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2008
Last comment by Rexie, on Sep 19, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 12 comments | 2757 Views

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Letter: Escalating cost of firefighters unsustainable

Cities and counties can no longer afford the salaries and pensions of our firefighters. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8399...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:21 am | 12 comments | 2942 Views

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Consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies - Yes or No?

In another discussion the issue of consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies was raised. I promised to post your Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Rob Silano, on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 12 comments | 3724 Views

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Are cameras for red-light runners working?

Red-light violations down 27 percent at notoriously dangerous Willow/Bayfront intersection, but accidents haven't fallen. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Simon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm | 12 comments | 2083 Views

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On the firing line

Officials representing the state's high-speed rail project met with skepticism and tough questions at a Q&A meeting in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm | 12 comments | 1792 Views

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Las Lomitas district to explore parcel tax increase

The governing board of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District agreed unanimously to hire a pollster to test voter opinion...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Yamaha, on Nov 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm | 12 comments | 1852 Views

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Citizens' Brown Act Violation Fund established

The current San Mateo DA will NOT pursue Brown Act violations. Sadly in San Mateo County that responsibility then falls...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm | 12 comments | 1882 Views

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New auxiliary lanes being built on 101

Caltrans crews broke ground Wednesday (July 20) on a project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S....

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Max Crittenden, on Jul 25, 2011 at 8:41 am | 12 comments | 1558 Views

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Stogner's message to SMC voters re: Measure H $564M

If you are a voter who does not own real estate in San Mateo County, please take a few moments to think about this before...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 15, 2011
Last comment by jahzebel, on Nov 1, 2011 at 12:10 am | 12 comments | 1645 Views

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M-A's "Stage Door" Opens to Rave Reviews

Would you follow your dreams or sell out? “Stage Door,” by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, grapples with these very questions...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lyn Napel, on Nov 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm | 12 comments | 2069 Views

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Stanford OKs expanded list of trail routes along Alpine Road

Tuesday meeting: Stanford University has agreed to expand the range of options it would consider in its 2006 offer to pay...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by DNLB, on Dec 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 12 comments | 4955 Views

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Hanretty arrested on embezzlement charges

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District, has been arrested and charged with felony...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2012
Last comment by Matt R., on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 3019 Views

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Hanretty expresses 'extreme remorse' for stealing from schools; heads to state prison

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by still reeling, on Oct 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 5205 Views
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