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Josh Becker zooms ahead in cash raised

Spurred by hefty contributions from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technologists, Josh Becker has taken a commanding...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Money Means Nothing, on Mar 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 1827 Views

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Tonight: Planning for aging population

Don Weden, a Santa Clara County planner, will speak at the new Menlo-Atherton High School performing arts center at 7 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by say no to density, on Mar 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm | 2 comments | 1655 Views

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Editorial: It is time to adjust Prop 13

Research by a Menlo Park woman with a school-aged child described in last week's Almanac shows in dramatic detail how the...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
Last comment by Homework Maven, on Apr 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 1694 Views

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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 | 1683 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 | 3418 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 | 1817 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 | 1800 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 | 1621 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 | 1969 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 | 1711 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 | 1878 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 | 1503 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 | 2025 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 | 1972 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 | 2224 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 | 2039 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 | 2528 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 | 1960 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 | 2177 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 | 2650 Views
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