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Editorial: Supervisors' rushed appointment of sheriff a bad decision

"The public was completely removed from this process," Supervisor Dave Pine says, referring to the rushed and unexpected...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 14 hours ago | 47 comments | 2588 Views

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Palo Alto Square CineArts is closing in August

In case the Almanac hasn't covered this news, Palo Alto is losing a great theater and we are all going to suffer. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2016/07/20/cinarts-to-shutter-...

Original post made by Palo Alto News on Jul. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 88 Views

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New findings on combating sudden oak death

In a breakthrough in the study of sudden oak death, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley now have reliable...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 3751 Views

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Retreat center sues county over plan to reorganize as drug, alcohol rehab facility

The owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center at 16350 Skyline Blvd. in the unincorporated woods above Woodside are suing San...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by P4ND0R4, on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:13 pm | 10 comments | 4318 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Education inequality, housing fees, Facebook money and more

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss some of Menlo Park's biggest issues during its Tuesday, July 19, meeting,...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 1311 Views

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Eshoo sees swift appointment of new sheriff as an affront

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors had a 30-day window to choose a successor to former sheriff Greg Munks, who resigned...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:35 am | 16 comments | 3179 Views

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Menlo Park author has a lot to juggle

Menlo Park's Nick Taylor is a champion multitasker, the type who in the past would have been called a Renaissance man. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Money Penny, on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm | 1 comment | 1659 Views

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Home Sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1669 Views

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Filing period opens for local elections

The candidate filing period for Nov. 8 local elections to city councils, school board and special district boards opens July...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Park Republican, on Jul 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 4 comments | 248 Views

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FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

Commuter airline Surf Air has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying a new approach...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm | 12 comments | 4313 Views

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New sheriff appoints new undersheriff

Assistant Sheriff Trisha Sanchez will be the county's new undersheriff, effective Sunday, July 17, as Acting Sheriff Carlos...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 12 comments | 1088 Views

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Marsh Road drainage channel project moving ahead

Atherton officials say the contractors are making significant progress in installing a new drainage channel along Marsh Road. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 5 comments | 2190 Views

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Menlo Park says 'no thanks' to state affordable housing bill

Menlo Park "agrees that California is facing a housing affordability crisis; however, this is not the solution." Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by no more, on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 20 comments | 4498 Views

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NRA statement on Dallas missing usual Gun Canard content

Today's statement did not include the usual NRA comments when another mass shooting takes place: - the usual "if only...

Original post made by Stop the insanity on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sophie, on Jul 12, 2016 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 215 Views

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Menlo Park: Dry cleaner pleads no contest to fraud charges

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Jul 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 1454 Views

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Atherton council: Lewis and Wiest say they will run for re-election

Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis and Councilman Cary Wiest, whose council terms end this year, have told the Almanac they plan...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:25 am | 3 comments | 1484 Views

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Pig scrambles: Residents, veterinarians debate issue

A brief and extemporaneous debate on the values of the Old West took shape on June 28 at the Woodside Town Council meeting...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2016
Last comment by KT2, on Jul 10, 2016 at 12:23 am | 5 comments | 1206 Views

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Liquor license application for Cuckoo's Nest on hold

A request for a liquor license by a private club, called the Cuckoo's Nest, in Menlo Park has generated no insignificant...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by Our town, on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:10 am | 7 comments | 2988 Views

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East Palo Alto activists say Menlo Park omitted key letter from Facebook expansion study

Something is missing from the almost 5,000 pages of text detailing how the environment would be affected by Facebook's plans...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Kathy, on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 4 comments | 1620 Views

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Menlo Park: How Facebook's expansion might affect local traffic

While there is debate about how much Facebook's expansion plans will impact housing in Menlo Park, since only about 4 percent...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 7, 2016 at 9:38 am | 6 comments | 2289 Views
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PokéWorks opens in Mountain View
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Heart Pounding, Hands Cold and Sweating
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