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Wednesday: County bag ban meeting

Local governments are taking steps this fall to turn a proposed ban on plastic bags into reality for San Mateo County. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1364 Views

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Shorts: Local Girl Scouts win Bronze Awards

Thirteen Girl Scouts from Troop 32515 at Encinal School in Menlo Park were awarded the Bronze Award, the highest award for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by kathleen, olivia's friend, on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1637 Views

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Man pleads not guilty to pellet gun robberies

A suspect in multiple armed robberies who was arrested Aug. 16 after a nearly 10-hour standoff outside a North Fair Oaks...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 640 Views

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Slain activist Dave Lewis is celebrated

Supporters of a program that helps parolees transition back into their communities held a celebration Wednesday honoring...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Bob Cancilla, on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1609 Views

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News briefs: Menlo Park woman surprises stranger in her home

The last thing anyone wants to stumble upon in their home is a stranger. That was, however, the sight greeting a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Lisa Lovazzano, on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 1 comment | 1876 Views

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Letter: Avoid state mandates; become a charter city

An inspiring example of the power of local involvement took place at the Menlo Park Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by W. Dito, on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 2137 Views

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League of Women Voters provide election info and video links on their website

Go to SmartVoter.org and check out the ballot measures and candidates for the November election. Notable videos include...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Oct 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm | 1 comment | 1649 Views

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Portola Valley: Time running out for ancient oak

It continues to shade the home team dugout at Portola Valley's Ford Field baseball diamond, that solitary old oak with its...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Dibs!, on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2235 Views

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Museum upgrades exhibit on county history

The San Mateo County History Museum is reopening its exhibit space, "Joseph W. Welch Jr. Gallery: Journey to Work," on Sunday,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 3129 Views

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'Significant' mail theft reported in Woodside

A "significant theft" from mail boxes at Bear Gulch Road and Skyline Boulevard in Woodside occurred from Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Moo, on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 3344 Views

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Tutor sentenced in molestation case

A former Menlo Park City School District employee was sentenced Oct. 5 to three years in state prison for two counts of felony...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 3366 Views

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Lost and found dogs confound Menlo Park neighborhood

Here's one for the Sherlock Holmes case file: In Menlo Park, two dogs vanish from a locked house. They're found, two days...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 1399 Views

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Odd twist in Sequoia Healthcare District race

The Sequoia Healthcare District elections resemble a game of musical chairs this year. Director Jack Hickey, whose third...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1391 Views

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Health care district defends itself

It was said decades ago, beware what (government) department you create, for you will never get rid of it. Director Kim...

Original post made by Henry Riggs on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Oct 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1279 Views

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Guest opinion: Sequoia Healthcare -- the hospital district that won't die

cTypeface:Bold>Editor's Note:</I></B> Jack Hickey, a member of the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District, has for many...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 1499 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District says: "One dollar and twenty-seven cents returned for every tax dollar collected"

Visit http://www.sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com/ and you will see this incredible, and meaningless claim. The Sequoia Healthcare...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 29, 2012 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1775 Views

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Those were the days

In the 1920s, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was the site of scout camps. Here in their uniforms are the unidentified girls...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Lorraine, on Nov 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1357 Views

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Menlo Park man shot in East Palo Alto Sunday

A Menlo Park man was wounded in a shooting in East Palo Alto Sunday night, Nov. 25. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12544...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by what?, on Nov 27, 2012 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1550 Views

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Review: 'Life of Pi'

In Ang Lee's exhilarating "Life of Pi" -- based upon the bestselling novel by Yann Martel -- a boy adrift reads a "Survival...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Uriah, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1603 Views

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Warning on eating wild mushrooms

With wild mushroom growth prompted by seasonal rains, the California Department of Public Health has issued a warning...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Porcini Harvesting, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1726 Views
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