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New report offers tips for tackling Peninsula's two biggest headaches

A newly released report by two Bay Area nonprofits shines light on how the Peninsula's twin problems -- a stunted, costly...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2018
Last comment by maddog49, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 1083 Views

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Woodside: Residents express concern about 'plans' for new fire station

Residents in the vicinity of Haciendas Drive in Woodside turned out on Tuesday evening (June 12) to complain to the Town...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by FF, on Jun 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 1051 Views

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Open space district steps back from proposal for red barn site

It looks like they won't be -- to paraphrase Joni Mitchell -- paving paradise to put up a parking lot, at least not next...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by pvrez, on Jun 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2185 Views

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All mail ballot is a disaster.

Slightly more than 50% of ballots were counted by Wednesday night. Please! Let's go back to the old system where most votes...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 11, 2018 at 5:19 pm | 10 comments | 317 Views

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Sheriff's race: Bolanos winning, but opponent's numbers impressive

Early election night results show appointed incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos easily winning his bid to retain his seat, but...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 11, 2018 at 3:28 pm | 29 comments | 898 Views

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SamTrans announces partnership with Facebook, Plenary Group to explore Dumbarton corridor project

SamTrans announced Wednesday, June 6, that its Board of Directors will be working with Facebook and Plenary Group, an infrastructure...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2018
Last comment by Steve Schmidt, on Jun 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 1524 Views

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More than 400 firearms turned in during gun buyback event

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies collected more than 400 guns for destruction at a gun buyback event on May 5, according...

Original post made on May. 14, 2018
Last comment by Joad Road, on Jun 7, 2018 at 2:57 pm | 48 comments | 2282 Views

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Young engineer is going places

Woodside school seventh-grader designs award-winning, cost-efficient solar energy device Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2018/06/06/young-engineer-...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2018
Last comment by Steve Jasik, on Jun 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm | 1 comment | 292 Views

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Roommate: Alleged hacker said he was paid to attack news site

Alleged Almanac Online hacker Ross M. Colby told a housemate that he had hacked a news website for pay, according to testimony...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jun 6, 2018 at 6:34 pm | 3 comments | 1942 Views

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Bridge-toll hike poised to pass

Wednesday morning election results show Bay Area voters on the cusp of approving a regional measure that would raise tolls...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jun 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 1070 Views

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Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstrations every Friday, noon - 1 in Palo Alto

I invite all community members and activists concerned about poverty, racism, militarism and ecological damage to our earth,...

Original post made by Judy Adams on May. 30, 2018
Last comment by Kelp Bed, on May 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 129 Views

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Shefren supports delay in SHD minority Zone D election

On February 7, 2018, theSequoia Healthcare District took action to establish the election schedule for the newly formed zones...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 24, 2018
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 25, 2018 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 195 Views

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Court hears U.S. appeal of preliminary injunction that kept DACA program in place

A panel of U.S. appeals court judges appeared to give a cool reception Tuesday to a government lawyer who urged them to overturn...

Original post made on May. 21, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on May 21, 2018 at 6:25 am | 1 comment | 953 Views

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Proxy recount yields win for water company board incumbents

In a hotly contested process that logged more than 32 hours over three consecutive days in East Palo Alto, the board incumbents...

Original post made on May. 15, 2018
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on May 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 2017 Views

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Saturday: Cash paid for unwanted guns

Law enforcement officials are offering cash for guns, no questions asked, on Saturday, May 5, between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m....

Original post made on May. 4, 2018
Last comment by Michael G.Stogner, on May 13, 2018 at 6:21 pm | 40 comments | 1536 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District CEO denies Grantee information to Director Hickey

The Sequoia Healthcare District meets on May 9th http://www.sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com/may-9-2018-board-packet/ to consider...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 3, 2018
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 180 Views

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Second executive resigns from foundation amid scandal

Amid a storm of complaints of workplace harassment, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced Tuesday its executive...

Original post made on May. 2, 2018
Last comment by Silence hurts, on May 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm | 3 comments | 1581 Views

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A matter of opinion

Allen S. Weiner directs the international law program at Stanford. His students consider how nation states and their lawyers...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2018
Last comment by justaskme, on May 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 2032 Views

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SVCF facing calls for new leadership

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is reeling from a crisis of leadership following allegations last week that the organization...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2018
Last comment by former employee, on Apr 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3250 Views

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Rep. Speier introduces bill to provide free technology to block robocalls

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, introduced legislation Wednesday directing the Federal Communications Commission...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by David B, on Apr 24, 2018 at 1:03 pm | 11 comments | 1783 Views
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