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Obituary: Wayne D. Trewhitt III

Wayne Douglas Trewhitt III, a leader in the waste management industry, died May 5 at his Woodside home. He was 76. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jim Notley, on Nov 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 682 Views

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Saturday, Sunday: Menlo Park church holds Global Gift Fair

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church will hold a Global Gift Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Monica Brandt, on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 1514 Views

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Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments

Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 2795 Views

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Holiday Fund: Overcoming adversity, transforming lives

Both of Mark's parents suffered from serious mental illness: his mother from schizophrenia and his father from bipolar disorder....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chuck Hagel, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 2383 Views

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Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

Retired commercial and news photographer Norton Pearl has donated a lifetime's worth of negatives representing his professional...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 3368 Views

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Attorney general issues alert for mobile app location services

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued a consumer alert about geographical location services used by mobile...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm | 1 comment | 3724 Views

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Garden clubbers dig in to improve wildlife habitat

For over a year, a band of local women has been toiling in the dirt in Palo Alto to participate in what's being called the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1300 Views

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Big band swings into town for Herb Wong tribute

The Woody Herman Orchestra will pay tribute to the late Herb Wong in a Jan. 25 concert at the M-A Performing Arts Center....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Malcolm Dudley, on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 2237 Views

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Jury awards $4M to family of Menlo School grad killed by truck

The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco's South...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 5686 Views

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Menlo Park property transfer tax revenue jumps

Menlo Park saw an increase in revenue garnered from the transfer of real estate during the first six months of this fiscal...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Abdominal Pain, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 2324 Views

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Feature story: Bob Sawyer of Woodside discovers his latent talent in forecasting

An experiment organized by the national intelligence community is attempting to demonstrate that reliable forecasts can be...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by gunste, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 4093 Views

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Woodside's Richard Delucchi dies at 105

A memorial service is set for Monday, Feb. 16, for longtime Woodside resident Richard Delucchi, a father and husband, a builder,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Britschgi, on Feb 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm | 1 comment | 3121 Views

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Filoli board relents on volunteer agreement, lets volunteers opt out of 'release clause'

Filoli's governing board on Thursday morning sent an email to all volunteers telling them that they would be allowed to "opt...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by volunteer, on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 520 Views

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Caltrans delays spraying of herbicides on roadsides until March 10

The roadside spraying of herbicides along Highway 84 west of Skyline Boulevard has been postponed until March 10 while Caltrans...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by concerned, on Mar 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1681 Views

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Police calls: Burglar ransacks house in Ladera

Crime reports from Woodside, Ladera, North Fair Oaks, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/03/12/police-calls-burglar-ransa...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by gunste, on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 2299 Views

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Want to serve on the civil grand jury?

If you've ever harbored a desire to serve on the San Mateo County Superior Court Civil Grand Jury, now's your chance. The...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Flynn, on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 1303 Views

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Ireland revisited: Much has changed, but country's beauty and friendliness are as satisfying as they were two decades ago

More than two decades ago Dan and I spent part of our honeymoon in Mrs. Murphy's B&B in the Irish village of Macroom, where...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 2047 Views

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Caltrans delays, but won't stop, spraying

For the second week in a row, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) at the last minute on March 10 postponed...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by Patty Mayall, on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 937 Views

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Obituary: John Bacon, 84, of Atherton; long career in lumber, nursery business

Funeral services are set for Friday morning, Nov. 21, for John William Bacon, who died at his Atherton home of cardiac arrest...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Cecelia Roddy, on Mar 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 1 comment | 1358 Views

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Opposition grows to herbicide spraying

The Committee for Green Foothills has joined the protest over recent roadside spraying of herbicides by the California Department...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Patty New, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 1308 Views
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