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Styrofoam food containers banned at county facilities

Starting July 1, Styrofoam food containers are out — at least in food facilities operated by San Mateo County, or on...

Original post made on May. 6, 2008
Last comment by Wondering, on May 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 2974 Views

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Why deleted isn't really deleted--

I don't know how long it was that I worked and played on computers before I truly understood that when I erased a Word document...

Original post made by TechPaul on May. 6, 2008
Last comment by TechPaul, on May 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 2646 Views

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Simitian's new cell-phone law 'will save lives'

New research indicates that between 300 and 900 lives will be saved each year by a law — SB 1613, effective July 1...

Original post made on May. 14, 2008
Last comment by Grateful, on May 14, 2008 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 3283 Views

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Acrid smell smoke blankets Peninsula

An acrid smell of smoke from the massive Summit fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains has blanketed the Peninsula today. Firefighters...

Original post made on May. 23, 2008
Last comment by Post once, proof twice, on May 23, 2008 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 3553 Views

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Letter: Be sure to vote for Proposition 99

Editor: Peninsula voters need to be informed about two competing propositions on the state ballot that could have a profound...

Original post made by Andy Blue on May. 24, 2008
Last comment by Pablo, on May 28, 2008 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 3224 Views

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Car visits Flegel's via front window

The top of a $10,000 inlaid Italian table was showered with broken glass at Flegel's Home Furnishings at 870 Santa Cruz Ave....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by Alice, on Sep 30, 2008 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2783 Views

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Lorry Lokey pledges $33 million for stem cell research center

Lorry Lokey of Atherton, has pledged a minimum of $33 million to build a home for Stanford University's Institute for Stem...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Marvelous!, on Oct 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3387 Views

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Superintendent: No ban on homework

Contrary to some television, newspaper and Web site reports, "neither the district nor Oak Knoll School has banned homework,"...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by Bobby, on Oct 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1769 Views

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Voters can vote early at elections offices

The San Mateo County Elections Office invites voters to vote early -- by mail or at elections offices in Redwood City or...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2008
Last comment by Susie B., on Nov 3, 2008 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 2634 Views

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How do parents explain their bad behavior?

I've appreciated the great decline in the number of people driving while yakking on a hand-held cellphone since July. But...

Original post made by Donna on Nov. 17, 2008
Last comment by Norma, on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 2547 Views

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Letter: Break the big box habit; shop close to home

I recently drove past a beautiful toy store right here in Menlo Park to get to Target's toy department to purchase some toys...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2377 Views

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Letter: Habitat for Humanity should consider neighborhood group's plan

I am writing this letter to respond to Jennifer Doettling's recent commentary about the proposed Habitat for Humanity housing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by who pays, on Dec 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm | 2 comments | 2607 Views

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Obituaries

<B>Frank Waters Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5652 posted Wednesday, February 6,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by AGZ, on May 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 3223 Views

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Bill would direct feds to buy Lehman bonds

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, introduced legislation in Congress Friday that would...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Ole, on Jan 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 2761 Views

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Gas prices continue to rise despite cheap oil

Bay Area gas prices steadily increased over the last two months, according to AAA, which announced Wednesday that California's...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by We're All Suckers to Chevron, on Feb 14, 2009 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 2227 Views

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Anna Eshoo votes for stimulus bill in Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, voted to approve the $787 billion conference stimulus bill on Friday, saying that it will...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 2338 Views

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Barbara Wood: How I came to have the second-best dog in the world

After our dog, Moose, died suddenly in December, we decided to live without a dog. It was the practical thing to do. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 2 comments | 2312 Views

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East Palo Alto may get long-sought supermarket

For years, East Palo Alto city officials have attempted to convince developers to build a supermarket in town so residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Monica White, on Mar 6, 2009 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2589 Views

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The birth of a musical

<B>June 1984 Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7697 posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Martin Hillerby, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 2230 Views

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Some changes to Town Square

As I'm sure Town Square readers and posters have noticed, we recently added a feature allowing users to report comments that...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Brielle Johnck, on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 2513 Views
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