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Filing period over for June 8 ballot

There will be no race for several key San Mateo County elective offices due to a dearth of candidates. With the closing of...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1645 Views

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Two aim to cross country on electric bikes

Brother and sister Oliver and Catherine Bock, 55 and 61 respectively, and both residents of Woodside, plan to leave from...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Eric, on Apr 22, 2010 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 3383 Views

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Rail options get gruff response in Atherton

It wasn't even two minutes into his planned half-hour presentation at an Atherton community meeting that Dominic Spaethling...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by bigoldchildren, on May 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 1790 Views

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Candidates for treasurer on how to handle $2.6 billion

The taxpayers of San Mateo County currently have revenues of about $2.6 billion in an investment portfolio from which funds...

Original post made on May. 29, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Voter, on May 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 1761 Views

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Letter: Mandelkern is best choice for treasurer

Our local school districts have felt the devastating impact of our current county treasurer's loss of $155 million in the...

Original post made on May. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 1579 Views

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Beyond Yosemite

While Yosemite's day hikes are world-class, the truly stunning vistas and solitude of California's high country wilderness...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Jul 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 1949 Views

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Editorial: Supervisors make bad call on elections

San Mateo County's one-of-a-kind system of electing supervisors by a countywide vote will continue indefinitely following...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 1676 Views

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What Could Be Done With $30 Million

One of the reasons this country, and communities like the Peninsula are failing to make progress, is the way we spend indiscriminately...

Original post made by R.Gordon on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by StanfordStudent, on Aug 21, 2010 at 9:51 am | 2 comments | 1840 Views

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Letter: Vote no on county Measure U

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=10333 posted Wednesday, October...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:13 am | 2 comments | 1461 Views

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Think there 'Oughta be a Law'?

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is inviting California residents to submit ideas for state legislation in his 10th...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm | 2 comments | 1984 Views

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Rich Gordon gets solid sendoff to Sacramento

San Mateo Supervisor Rich Gordon is on his way to Sacramento -- which he termed "a strange and insidious place" -- after...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by EducatedVoter, on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 1917 Views

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County teasurer-tax collector runoff: Sandie Arnott elected

Sandie Arnott, San Mateo County deputy treasurer, was elected Tuesday to the post of county treasurer-tax collector. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by F. Edwards, on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:25 am | 2 comments | 2173 Views

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New bridge across Bay: study approved

The Bay Area Toll Authority's oversight committee voted Wednesday (Nov. 10) to spend up to $400,000 to conduct another...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Incensed, on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:13 am | 2 comments | 1993 Views

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In wake of fatality, bike lane could come to intersection of Alpine Road and Interstate 280

A bike lane could be in the works for the ambiguous two-and-a-half-lane section of Alpine Road that runs westbound under...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Stan Gage, on Nov 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 2461 Views

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Police nab suspects in midday gas station robbery

Menlo Park police recovered cash and cigarettes, and made two arrests on Jan. 1 in connection with a midday armed robbery...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 1920 Views

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Green business offers 'plug and play' solar panels

ReadySolar, a green business with Portola Valley roots, has been selling its boxed, pre-assembled solar panels in cities,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by FireET, on Jan 11, 2011 at 3:12 am | 2 comments | 2122 Views

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Thursday: Judy Squier tells of her extraordinary life

Judy Squier, a longtime Portola Valley resident, returns to sign copies of her book, "His Majesty in Brokeness," on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 2568 Views

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Mountain lion spotted in Woodside.

A mountain lion was spotted this morning in the hills above Interstate 280 in San Mateo County, emergency officials said....

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by scout, on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:30 am | 2 comments | 1843 Views

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Clocks jump ahead Sunday

Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday. Stanford sleep experts offer tips for springing ahead. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8487...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2011
Last comment by thanks!, on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 1886 Views

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Saturday: Meet candidates in District 1 county supervisor election

Five candidates running for election to the position of San Mateo County District 1 supervisor are expected to be on hand...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 20, 2011 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 1973 Views
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