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Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a telephone scam involving callers pretending...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by G.L. Stein, on Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments | 2554 Views

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Cafe Zoe in Redwood City closes

Although Cafe Zoe, a hub of community in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, continues to keep its doors wide open, owner...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jul 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 2922 Views

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Police: Burglars ransack East Palo Alto church

Less than a month before a scheduled 75th anniversary celebration and fundraiser to repair church grounds, burglars have...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 1624 Views

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Firefighters reach tentative deal with Menlo Park fire district

After seven years of working without a contract, firefighters and the management of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 2633 Views

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Longtime local family business moves back to its roots

In the more than 60 years since John and Mary Lyngso started Lyngso Garden Materials in the early 1950s, Lyngso has sold...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by James Carr, on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 3407 Views

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Drought, warm weather increase concerns about West Nile virus

Trapping mosquitoes, testing live chickens, vaccinating horses, unleashing bacteria. All of that is happening in San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2015
Last comment by shut 'er down!, on Aug 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 1469 Views

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Fire danger warning issued, Peninsula watershed closed

Dry thunderstorms moving through the Bay Area from Thursday afternoon through this morning (Aug. 7), led the National Weather...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by Skyye, on Aug 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 2311 Views

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Report: Rent hikes greatly exceed income gains

San Mateo County has released statistics on housing costs and income for the quarter ending June 30, and the numbers confirm...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by JulieToo, on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 2 comments | 1004 Views

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Looking for a miracle

It was 2 a.m. on July 12 and her husband and two daughters were half a world away, visiting his parents in France, when Marisa...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tina, on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 2074 Views

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San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state

San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 3.7 percent, according to July [http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/urate201508.pdf...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:22 am | 2 comments | 1697 Views

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Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

The Menlo Park City Council unanimous adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 1819 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3101 Views

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Community says farewell to Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

The farewell celebration for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 30, attracted no less than a marching band,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Dick Tjaden, on Oct 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 3557 Views

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Wednesday: Public hearing on proposed increases in bus fares

A public hearing on proposed changes in SamTrans bus fares is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the SamTrans headquarters...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense, on Oct 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 988 Views

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Local effort to help animal victims of Valley wildfire

When Joanne Klebe learned of the many animals who perished in September's Valley wildfire in Lake County, she says: "It hit...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 2003 Views

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Voter Guide: Seven run for community college board seats

In the 2014-15 school year, the San Mateo County community colleges enrolled about 25,000 students. Seven candidates are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Tom Devine, on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2660 Views

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Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1404 Views

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Phones and Internet out at Menlo Park City School District schools and offices - again

For the second time in a little more than two weeks, the phone lines for Menlo Park City School District schools and offices...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 1282 Views

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Eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday

Atherton town officials say eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 31, from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Oct 31, 2015 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 395 Views

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Annex West Menlo into Menlo Park

The Post had a story today about a group of West Menlo residents who wanted to be annexed into Menlo Park. How much will...

Original post made by Bill on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Nov 5, 2015 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 381 Views
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