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Four shelter dogs trained by inmates graduate on Friday

Four Peninsula Humane Society shelter dogs will graduate Friday, Jan. 10, from an eight-week training program made possible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by parnian, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:46 am | 2 comments | 8236 Views

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Unions and Howard Jarvis Join Forces to Keep Democracy Private

This was the title of an article on the Association of California Healthcare Districts(ACHD) website. It voiced their opposition...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 1095 Views

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Menlo Park police launch bike registration service

It's a given that bikes attract thieves, and no lock is perfect. Now, the Menlo Park police are trying to make recovering...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Feb 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 2 comments | 3418 Views

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First person: Witnessing pain, human resilience in Oso

As a Red Cross volunteer I've seen areas devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by john, on Apr 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 4049 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $120 million for local schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Friday a $120 million donation to local high-need schools,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by tammyGee, on May 31, 2014 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 3714 Views

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Woodside's Nick Woodman expands GoPro stock offering

GoPro, the maker of rugged wearable video cameras founded by Menlo School grad and Woodside resident Nick Woodman, is going...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 4634 Views

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Neil (TARPster) Kashkari and Chris Christie in SF

Mr Kashkari (Obama's TARP enabler) continues to highlight his poor judgement; this week he chooses to meet with Christie...

Original post made by TARP Buster on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Patriot, on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 707 Views

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Residents protest catalog deluge

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 9222 Views

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San Carlos Supermajority Vote Fails

Thanks to councilmembers Grocott and Grasilli, who voted not to override protests of residents, San Carlos avoided an election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 854 Views

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Water mandates signal 'get tough' approach

The state Water Resources Control Board on July 15 took steps to enable local water agencies to move beyond voluntary compliance...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 22, 2014 at 8:47 am | 2 comments | 3254 Views

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Today: Clinton at Facebook in Menlo Park

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host a live question-and-answer session during her visit to Facebook's...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by book sales, on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 2104 Views

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6.1 earthquake at 3:20:44 A.M. 8/24

This one rattled the sliding glass doors on my bedroom. I'm waiting for the aftershock. ...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by not in town, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 913 Views

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Tips on handling a mountain lion encounter

Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon on the Midpeninsula. Local officials are reminding residents of the best way to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 2 comments | 2210 Views

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Healthcare District website misleading

The Sequoia Healthcare District provides "10 things you should know about Sequoia Healthcare District" on it's website. ...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 602 Views

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Jerry Hill introduces 'ignition interlocks' bill for DUI offenders

First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by pilot program results?, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 2004 Views

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Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook failed to demonstrate that scanning private user messages sent using the social media website qualifies as an "ordinary...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 2805 Views

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Bay Area Freedom Train, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., makes its final ride

Monday's 54-mile round trip of the Bay Area's Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco to honor the civil rights legacy...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 1680 Views

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Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality

A 64-year-old San Jose resident was struck and killed by a train at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Mark Simon, Caltrain, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 3346 Views

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Former district attorney Keith Sorenson dies at 93

Keith C. Sorenson, the district attorney in San Mateo County from 1953 to 1982, has died. Mr. Sorenson played a major role...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 2263 Views

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Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion; plus another $4 trillion in interest

The bill has been presented. Hundreds of thousands of lives, trillions of US taxpayer dollars, and all I got was a tee...

Original post made by Reuters - Brown University on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 2 comments | 487 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,414 views