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Mileage and Smileage from Slowage

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, from our neck of the woods, is an advocate for and has proposed legislation reducing speeds...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jul. 14, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 2272 Views

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OBITUARIES

<i> The Almanac runs obituaries in its news section on people who lived in, or played a prominent role in, Atherton, Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3106 Views

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Letter: Protesting the protesters who picketed KKR

Yesterday (July 17) the building in which I work was picketed by the SEIU. They were protesting the tax status (capital gains)...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Give us a break, on Jul 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 2416 Views

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Eshoo holds telephone town hall meetings

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is taking advantage of a service that blends two communication technologies, the robo-call...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2008
Last comment by Shaun Dakin, on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 2730 Views

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Digging in: The local food movement in our yards and on our plates

Sarah Machado climbs into the back of her truck at the Menlo Park Farmers' Market and emerges with four small pots of chives...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2008
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 33286 Views

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Hearings set on EIR for Clos de la Tech Winery

Clos de la Tech, the vineyard west of Skyline Boulevard where T.J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, wants to build...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2008
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Aug 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm | 1 comment | 2514 Views

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From Linfield Oaks to Saudi Arabia

Charles "Chuck" Everson holds California Landscape Architect's License #158, dated June 1, 1954. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2008
Last comment by Geoffrey Griffard, on Sep 19, 2008 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 2611 Views

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Letter: It's up to us to bring about change in our country

I am a liberated woman, teacher, mother and grandmother who is very concerned with the future of all children and grandchildren....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2008
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Sep 20, 2008 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 2449 Views

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Another electric car company may come to MP

Tesla Motors' days as the only electric car dealership in Menlo Park may be numbered. ZAP!, a Santa Rosa-based electric vehicle...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2008
Last comment by Jonathan, on Oct 5, 2008 at 8:56 pm | 1 comment | 2773 Views

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Superintendent: No ban on homework

Contrary to some television, newspaper and Web site reports, "neither the district nor Oak Knoll School has banned homework,"...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by none of yours, on Oct 23, 2008 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 1772 Views

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Superintendent: No ban on homework

Contrary to some television, newspaper and Web site reports, "neither the district nor Oak Knoll School has banned homework,"...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by none of yours, on Oct 23, 2008 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 1641 Views

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'Sunset Unlimited': Lane family honored as history makers

When Laurence W. "Larry" Lane bought floundering Sunset magazine in 1928 for $60,000, he planted the seeds of more than pretty...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by Sue Purdy Pelosi, on Oct 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 4568 Views

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Students remember classmate who took her life

Grief-stricken friends, relatives and teachers mourned and lamented the death of 16-year-old Ophylia Mona Lisa Afuhaamango...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2008
Last comment by <3, on Nov 12, 2008 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 2230 Views

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Guest opinion: High-speed rail takes dollars from real transit

The Almanac carried an editorial about the high-speed train last week. It points out the challenges facing Menlo Park if...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by G, on Nov 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 2067 Views

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Scott Alonso adds to political career.

Scott Alonso, a 2004 graduate of Menlo-Atherton, recently completed a stint with the California Democratic Party in San Francisco....

Original post made by Tony Miller on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by Julia, on Dec 7, 2008 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 2392 Views

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Water pipeline upgrade meeting Wednesday

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will hold a community meeting in North Fair Oaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Richard Daybell, on Dec 9, 2008 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2287 Views

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Snowpack 76 percent of normal, officials say

The first snow survey of the 2008-09 winter season indicates that California's snow-water content, or the volume of water...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2009
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Jan 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 1 comment | 2096 Views

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Woodside's Kathleen Scutchfield gives conservation easement to POST

The Toto Ranch, 952 acres along Highway 1 south of Half Moon Bay, won't be developed into luxury homes thanks to the generosity...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 12, 2009 at 4:21 am | 1 comment | 2864 Views

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Bail remains for doctor in death of MP student

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Wednesday morning declined to eliminate bail for a Colorado doctor accused of illegally...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by clotho, on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 2126 Views

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Letter: City should not be in the housing business

It's bad enough that the city is losing money in the child care business, but now former Mayor Andy Cohen and the Almanac...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 553 Views
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