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Bobcat visits a Portola Valley home

It was about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, when Ron Johnson of the Alpine Hills neighborhood, in his hand a single-lens reflex...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Ann, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 2275 Views

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The Donald Trumps Jeb! Bush in New Hampshire

The Donald, despite what the elite establishment Republicans tell us, is taking a commanding lead over Bush! in NH. And...

Original post made by Two Docs on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Sam Sun, 15 hours ago | 10 comments | 238 Views

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Eastbound Marsh Road to be closed Wednesday, 9-3 for fence repair

The eastbound lane of Marsh Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26 to repair the fence between the road...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Westside Trucker, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 911 Views

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215,000 jobs. Bush recession finally over?

After 800,000 jobs lost in December 2008, the United States has 58th consecutive month of overall job growth in July, the...

Original post made by Katy H on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by June, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:27 am | 70 comments | 1498 Views

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Seven candidates running for three seats on community college board

It's a crowded field for the November election to the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College District...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1224 Views

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Housing report: Cost increases greatly exceed income gains

San Mateo County's latest statistics on housing costs show what everyone probably already knew – that rents and home...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by Garrett, on Aug 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 28 comments | 3302 Views

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Filing deadline extended for four local elections; three contested elections ahead

As the list of candidates for the Nov. 3 election settles, the boards of four local public agencies will have extended candidate...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by no followers, on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 4 comments | 1464 Views

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Sunday: Memorial for Helen Hausman, former college district board member

A memorial service for Helen Hausman, a longtime member of the governing board for the San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1217 Views

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GOP fights American Founding Fathers

Ted Cruz and Republicans want to change the Constitution's checks and balances: “This past term, the court crossed a line,...

Original post made by Calgary Coward on Jul. 25, 2015
Last comment by Marty G, on Aug 5, 2015 at 8:34 pm | 17 comments | 500 Views

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2015 Readers' Choice: The winners are ...

You'll see many old favorites – and some newcomers – on the list of winners of the 2015 Almanac Readers' Choice...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 6 comments | 3840 Views

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Eshoo on aircraft noise: FAA knows 'something has changed dramatically'

The Federal Aviation Administration "clearly knows something has changed dramatically" with regard to local aircraft noise...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm | 22 comments | 3236 Views

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Chowchilla kidnapper may be released

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2012
Last comment by Timothy, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm | 22 comments | 2519 Views

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Man who threatened to kill Atherton officer arrested in Florida after attacking officers there

A 35-year-old former Atherton resident who police say recently threatened to kill an Atherton officer was arrested yesterday...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Jason Gluz, on Aug 2, 2015 at 11:16 am | 4 comments | 2398 Views

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Trump laps field in NH Republican Demolition Derby: 24% to 12%

Monmouth University: One-quarter of likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire currently support Donald Trump (24%), with...

Original post made by Donald, Duck!! on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 164 Views

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Musicians strive for a connected world — no high-tech needed

We live in a connected world. Or so the sloganeers tell us. But what standard do we apply when we speak of our connection...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by pal, on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 641 Views

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Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

One of this site's posters continually and tauntingly asks "who can beat Hillary Clinton?" According to today's Quinnipiac...

Original post made by pogo on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:56 am | 4 comments | 273 Views

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As NASA probe nears Pluto, Ames hosts live screening

The world will get an unprecedented view of Pluto on Tuesday when a NASA spacecraft launched nine years ago nears the icy...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 15, 2015 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 1003 Views

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Local Rotary clubs help launch West Bank birthing center

After a seven-year effort by Donna Baranski-Walker of the Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola Valley, a birthing center and pre-natal...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2015
Last comment by Margo, on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 1872 Views

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Breaking: Trump leads all Republicans

"according to the Huffington Post Pollster poll average, Donald Trump now sits atop the GOP field..." There ya go, bongs...

Original post made by News of the weird on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by view from my desktop, on Jul 14, 2015 at 8:33 am | 14 comments | 719 Views

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Candidate filing period opens

The candidate filing period for the Nov. 3 election opens Monday, July 13, and closes Aug. 7. In Almanac towns, a total of...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 1351 Views
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