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M. Kenneth Oshman, tech pioneer and Atherton resident, dies at 71

Silicon Valley pioneer and Jewish community center benefactor M. Kenneth Oshman has died at 71. An Atherton resident, he...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by poster, on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 2511 Views

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Letter: Disappointed in Stanford stance on trail

The following letter was written to Stanford President John Hennessy. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=11534...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by Trail Fan, on Aug 11, 2011 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 2093 Views

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Businesses protest Amazon tax resistance

Brick-and-mortar businesses that pay sales taxes are protesting Amazon.com's attempts to get an exemption for Internet sales...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen A, on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2363 Views

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Share your recollections of Sept. 11, 2001

If you wish to share your memories of Sept. 11, 2001, with Almanac readers online, please do so by commenting below. This...

Original post made by Editor on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 2065 Views

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Guest opinion: Draeger's makes case against usurping parking plazas

<I>(Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to the Menlo Park City Council.)</I></B> Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Eyes wide open, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 2519 Views

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Report: High cost of youth gun violence

Gun violence in San Mateo County costs taxpayers an estimated $50 million each year, according to a report on youth and...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 2410 Views

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Tesla Model S debut draws a crowd

<B>Note:</B> <I> An earlier version of this story said the 17-inch, high-definition display in the center of the dash is...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Oct 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments | 2194 Views

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Bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

Ann Ray, 67, a bookkeeper and former resident of Woodside, was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 26, to 46 months in federal prison...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 3485 Views

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La Entrada School celebrates life of teacher Jason Picetti

A celebration of the life of Jason Picetti was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, where he...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Latai, on Oct 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 2697 Views

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Caltrans plans to spray chemicals along Hwy. 84

San Mateo County may have a moratorium on broadcast roadside spraying of herbicides, but that isn't helping some county residents...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bruce, on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm | 2 comments | 2334 Views

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Supervisors to face music on Stanford trail offer

==B Tuesday:== A moment of truth is coming Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. when San Mateo COunty supervisors meet to weigh in...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Alpine Bicyclist, on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm | 2 comments | 2524 Views

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Guest opinion: High-speed rail critics have come a long way

As early as 2003, when Menlo Park was threatened with grade separations that would have achieved what the high-speed rail...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 3015 Views

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Griffin defends Sequoia Healthcare District

Kim Griffin, President of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors defends the District's actions after a scathing...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by Tsk tsk, on Dec 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 2178 Views

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Ugandan dancers at M-A

Traveling halfway around the world, the young dancers and musicians of the Spirit of Uganda return to the Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by Spirit of Uganda, on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 2107 Views

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massive development proposed E of 101; Fire District impact ignored

Oh, this is funny. East Palo Alto (which Peter Carpenter has been trying to draw into attacking Menlo Park for the Facebook...

Original post made by I. Ron E. on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Ad Nauseam , on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 1836 Views

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County extends spraying moratorium

San Mateo County will extend a moratorium on spraying herbicides along 315-miles of county-maintained roads until March 13...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by Carr, on Mar 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 2512 Views

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Rail authority slammed for lax oversight of contracts

The agency charged with building a high-speed rail system violated state law when it awarded contracts for information-technology...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Thomas Paine IV, on Jan 25, 2012 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 2117 Views

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Mothers protest Facebook at nurse-in

Facebook got a lot of unexpected visitors at its offices around the world Feb. 6, including several dozen at Menlo Park headquarters....

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 2601 Views

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Woodside woman seeks high, high office

Woodside resident and documentary filmmaker Michealene Risley has a June deadline. She needs at least 50,000 people &#8212;...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 2008 Views

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Former post office manager faces charges

The post office manager of Menlo College is facing charges of credit card and identification theft after an investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by for the record, on Mar 30, 2012 at 8:08 am | 2 comments | 2537 Views
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