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East Palo Alto police desperate for toy donations

On the morning of Dec. 24 East Palo Alto police officers and staff plan to distribute toys to needy families and their children...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by GIVING BACK, on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 1649 Views

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How do you know it's a police officer?

After a young woman from Atherton was pulled over recently by what turned out to be a police impersonator who stole her car...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by concerned, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 1659 Views

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Remembering Marion Softky from Almanac's early days

Marion Softky and I were colleagues for 35 years. She started working for the Almanac in 1969. I came aboard six years later....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anna Steichen, on Jan 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 1478 Views

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Today: Commendation ceremony for Carl Clark

World War II veteran Carl Clark of Menlo Park will, at long last, be presented an award for his heroic actions 66 years ago...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Brian Belding, on Jan 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 2006 Views

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Will town say 'yea' to Willie Mays Way?

With the backing of most residents of the street, a local Little League leader wants the town of Atherton to rename Mount...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by G. Jones, on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 1481 Views

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Speakers: Don't halt Belle Haven services

Rarely does anyone show up to a budget hearing to say "please cut my program." The Menlo Park City Council's Jan. 30 study...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 1480 Views

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Menlo finds itself in unusual position this late in WBAL race

==B Tuesday's girls' soccer:== With only four matches left in the regular season, the Menlo School girls' soccer team is...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hi, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 3764 Views

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Caltrans joins spraying moratorium

Residents of rural San Mateo County have one less thing to worry about this spring, since the California Department of Transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Amy Shimmick, on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 1 comment | 3320 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to rebuild East Palo Alto fire station

A fire station built 56 years ago in East Palo Alto will give way to a modern facility during the next year as the district...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by , on Mar 5, 2012 at 3:40 am | 1 comment | 2071 Views

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Can't make it to Belgium?

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10681 posted Monday, March 5, 2012, 9:33 PM...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by Ryan Williams , on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1434 Views

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Gates shares optimism, frustrations on poverty

Freshly back from Ethiopia and Zambia, philanthropist Bill Gates Wednesday shared with a Stanford audience his optimism and...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 10, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 4855 Views

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Atherton: Paul Baran named to Internet Hall of Fame

Atherton inventor Paul Baran, who died last year, was inducted Monday into the Internet Hall of Fame in Geneva, Switzerland....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by RUKiddingMe?, on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1639 Views

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Teacher won't be charged in death of girl, 6

An East Palo Alto schoolteacher who accidentally struck and killed a 6-year-old girl in a crosswalk last year will not...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on May 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1477 Views

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Simitian pushes bill to keep parks open

With a July 1 deadline looming over a budget-cutting plan that would close some 70 of the 270 state parks, two state senators...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by ann, on May 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1442 Views

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Woodside memories: Mother's advice a life's gift

This morning as I put a pot of water on the stove, Mother's words returned: "Once the water boils, turn it down; it won't...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by joanna, on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1272 Views

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Police report gunfire in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police responded to several calls about gunfire at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the 800 block of Ivy...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mavis, on May 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 1551 Views

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Peninsula Transportation Alternatives Supervisor Candidate Questionnaire

Peninsula Transportation Alternatives is a new non-profit organization "dedicated to the idea that all modes of transportation...

Original post made by Andrew Boone on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 1472 Views

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Chowchilla kidnapper to be released on parole

Richard Schoenfeld, who grew up in Atherton and was imprisoned for nearly 36 years on a 1976 conviction related to the kidnapping...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

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Menlo Park man drowns in Minnesota

A 75-year-old Menlo Park man was swimming in a Minnesota lake on Saturday afternoon when he went under, according to the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Don, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1391 Views

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State Senate candidates in 30 minutes or less

California State Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, seems like a man who really could give you his life story in three...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1282 Views
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