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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 | 1673 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 | 1938 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 | 2956 Views

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Director of California High-speed Rail Authority resigns

Mehdi Morshed, the executive director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, is stepping down at the end of March....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 1661 Views

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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 | 1874 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 | 1677 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 | 1728 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 | 1729 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 | 3455 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 | 1840 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 | 1818 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 | 1656 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 | 1989 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 | 1756 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 | 1903 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 | 1532 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 | 2059 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 | 2006 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 | 2271 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 | 2071 Views
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