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Woodside: Two more mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported near Woodside within 12 hours of each other on Friday night and this morning. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by Mike H., on Apr 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm | 2 comments | 2140 Views

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Thursday: Bike to Work Day

To the joy of bikers and chagrin of drivers, Thursday, May 12, marks the 17th annual Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area. Read...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on May 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 1623 Views

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Great Frame Up replaces Book Rack in Menlo Park

Decades after first spotting an ideal spot for a store, Marcy Magatelli, owner of the Great Frame Up, finally gets to move...

Original post made on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Stu, on May 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 1643 Views

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Stanford University trail opens

A long-awaited public hiking trail that has been a decade in the making will open Friday (May 20). The new trail, called...

Original post made on May. 21, 2011
Last comment by any parking?, on May 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1803 Views

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Former assemblyman Ira Ruskin diagnosed with malignant tumor

Former state Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, whose district included Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley, has been...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 2326 Views

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Nativity Carnival opens Friday

Nativity School in Menlo Park will kick off summer with its 31st annual Nativity Carnival fundraiser on Friday, Saturday...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Bad Link, on May 25, 2012 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 2473 Views

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June 21: Bark party in Menlo Park

Dogs on parade, now coming to this summer's Menlo Park Block Party! Participating dogs will earn a certificate, while the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2011
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 1511 Views

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Saturday: Save the Bay one weed at a time

Save The Bay will celebrate 50 years of environmental protection and restoration with a weed-pulling party followed by a...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Josh from Save The Bay, on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1504 Views

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Menlo Park barber shop misses football helmet

The Simpsons Family Barber Shop has lost a beloved tchotchke. A Stanford football helmet, a gift from a customer, vanished...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 1435 Views

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Atherton layoffs delayed at last minute

A judge temporarily stopped Atherton from laying off six city employees at the last minute on Friday, July 15, after hearing...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Aaron , on Jul 21, 2011 at 7:29 am | 2 comments | 1687 Views

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Stanford's $8 million offer gets another shot

Call it the $8 million offer that won't die: Stanford University's proposal to pay for trail improvements along Alpine Road...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jimmae, on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1708 Views

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El Camino Pedestrian Accidents

Two people have died crossing El Camino Real in the past year or so. Yesterday, there was another accident involving a pedestrian....

Original post made by El Camino Real on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 1358 Views

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Elected Official Compensation

Intriguing data courtesy of the LA Times. They have a recap of all general law cities and the amount paid to council members....

Original post made by Benefit Watcher on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 1898 Views

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Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts

The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1576 Views

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Texting-while-driving bill gets Legislature's OK

The fines for texting on or holding a cell phone while driving in California could get much steeper if Gov. Jerry Brown signs...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 1590 Views

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Kaygetsu prepares to say goodbye

Kaygetsu, a seven-year-old Japanese restaurant in Menlo Park that made Zagat's top 10 list and has consistently made the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by twgp, on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 2331 Views

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Wednesday: Supes discuss district boundaries

A meeting is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the results of five workshops held for the once-a-decade task...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:25 am | 2 comments | 1858 Views

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Chili cook-off benefits fire district

A chili cook-off and barbecue is coming to the Runnymede Farm in Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1368 Views

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Residents revisit Stanford's offer to upgrade trail

Residents of Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered last week to reconsider a controversial offer by Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by pj, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 1425 Views

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Night-vision goggles, glow stick help rescue girl

Night-vision goggles and a glow-stick necklace were instrumental in a search-and-rescue team locating and rescuing a 5-year-old...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 1555 Views
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