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Earthquake reveals newfound fault

A small earthquake that rattled parts of the Bay Area Monday morning occurred on a previously unknown fault, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 2365 Views

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The Insanity Behind Prop 8

Proposition 8. Ask any citizen of California or politically minded American, and we will offer up countless opposing viewpoints,...

Original post made by Escalus on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by menlocitizen, on Apr 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 2946 Views

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Update: Teen may have been abducted

San Mateo County sheriff's detectives are following up on possible leads in the search for a teenage boy believed to have...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Another Concerned Parent, on Apr 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 2649 Views

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Thursday talk: USGS scientist on mercury accumulation in ecosystems

Just as there was gold in California's hills, there was also mercury, including in the Santa Cruz Mountains. USGS scientist...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 2366 Views

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Details released on drowning of mother, child

A mother and her young daughter who drowned after a strong current yanked them into the Pacific Ocean from Montara State...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 2220 Views

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Moutain lion sighting reported in Woodside

A possible mountain lion sighting was reported at Wunderlich County Park in Woodside at about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by Ione, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 2052 Views

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Saturday's high-speed rail meeting canceled

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Menlo Park) has postponed a community meeting on the state's high-speed rail project, originally...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Jul 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 2093 Views

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Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 5607 Views

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Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 2117 Views

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'Running with the Tiger' follows a life through World War II China

Ansie Lee Sperry of Portola Valley will present her memoirs of growing up in China — from her birth in 1914, through...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by LizzieB, on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:58 am | 2 comments | 2526 Views

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Saturday: High-speed rail 'teach-in'

The city of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 4726 Views

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Letter: Collacchi invited to focus on his hometown

If Paul Collacchi, who has lived in Redwood City for some years now, is so interested in the environment, he should spend...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by hooray for paul, on Oct 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments | 1633 Views

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Motorcyclists collide, suffer major injuries

Two Bay Area men suffered major injuries after their motorcycles collided on state Highway 84 east of Old La Honda Road...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Commoda Moto, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 1755 Views

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Sudden oak death test results are in

Last April, residents of Portola Valley and Woodside went out and collected samples to test for sudden oak death (SOD),...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by , on Nov 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2370 Views

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Comment sought on open space plan

The public is invited to a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 12, to comment on a 30-year master plan being considered for the La...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Leigh Ann Maze, MROSD, on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1957 Views

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Suspects in Sonoma burglary resided in rural Skyline area

The suspects in the burglarizing of the home of a Sonoma family killed in a crash last weekend resided on Marine Road in...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Outraged, on Dec 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1837 Views

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Guest opinion: Chief stands up for municipal unions

A recent (Nov. 11) letter to The Almanac by Mary Gilles of Menlo Park castigated unions and the San Mateo County Central...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 13, 2009 at 6:34 am | 2 comments | 1908 Views

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Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Wanda, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 1639 Views

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Avoiding strange symbols in Town Square posts

You may have noticed strange symbols in some Town Square posts. The symbols occur where apostrophes and quote marks should...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 2 comments | 1867 Views

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Menlo Park blog captures local life, people, vignettes

It's a cool winter's day here in Menlo Park, California, latitude 37 degrees, 44 minutes; longitude 122 degrees, 11 minutes....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Alice MacCorkle Carrott, on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 2911 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,335 views