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Activists seeking new oversight of Sheriff's Office

Activists in San Mateo County are seeking greater oversight of the Sheriff's Office and asking the county's Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Disappointing, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 592 Views

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Portola Valley woman has court date for felony DUI

Katherine Mumford of Portola Valley is set to appear in court on Oct. 21 on charges of felony drunk driving, misdemeanor...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Neither okay, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 2427 Views

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Jury trial for former sheriff's deputy, candidate postponed to Nov. 12

Juan Pablo Lopez, a former deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, was granted a postponement of a jury trial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mark, on Oct 19, 2019 at 9:49 am | 10 comments | 1295 Views

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Newcastle disease sidelines this year's Tour De Coop

Since 2012, locals have biked around Silicon Valley every fall to get a peek inside residents' backyard chicken coops. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
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Traffic alert: Woodside Road closed at Skyline Boulevard

Woodside Road from Skyline Boulevard to Portola Road is closed this afternoon (Oct. 17) due to a vehicle accident, according...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Shocking!!, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 483 Views

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Guest opinion: A call for new models to improve the downtown, make staff more accountable

Sloane Citron's recent guest opinion on the state of the Menlo Park downtown raised many important points. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 20 comments | 2698 Views

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Atherton to begin testing license plate readers, security cameras to deter crime

In response to a rash of 20 residential burglaries in Atherton over a four-month period, the City Council directed town staff...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Let's get real, on Oct 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 33 comments | 2617 Views

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Portola Valley school district to put parcel tax renewal on March 2020 ballot

A survey commissioned by Portola Valley School District has found that voters would support renewal of a parcel tax that...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by Just Curious, on Oct 10, 2019 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 1082 Views

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Menlo fire board rejects planned limited disaster communication system rollout

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board voted not to move ahead with an audio mass alert system for earthquakes, fires,...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:06 am | 10 comments | 2330 Views

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Protesters follow Trump to Los Trancos, near Portola Valley

President Trump's fundraising luncheon today (Sept. 17) ended up being in Los Trancos Woods near Portola Valley, but protesters...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by David Smernoff, on Oct 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm | 32 comments | 5140 Views

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Teenager's close call at Burgess Pool has a happy ending

On June 28, a teenager finished her backstroke race in a swim meet at Burgess Pool in Menlo Park, took off her goggles and...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Grateful, on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 2409 Views

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Newcastle disease sidelines this year's Tour De Coop

Since 2012, locals have biked around Silicon Valley every fall to get a peek inside residents' chicken coops. But this year,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Lisa Steele/Fresh Eggs Daily, on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 1599 Views

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Police calls: Menlo Park man loses $3,000 in phone scam

Crime reports from Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/09/27/police-calls-menlo-park-...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2019
Last comment by Ege Kahveci, on Sep 28, 2019 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 2545 Views

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Guild Theatre to close Thursday

Landmark's Guild Theatre, a single-screen movie theater that's been in Menlo Park since 1924, is set to officially close...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Sep 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 25 comments | 4044 Views

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Town panel nixes Ford Field site for affordable housing

The long-running saga of Portola Valley's quest to identify land that could be used for affordable housing took a further...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2019
Last comment by pvrez, on Sep 27, 2019 at 8:46 am | 8 comments | 2516 Views

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Wednesday: Free screening of 'Cinema Paradiso' to celebrate the end of an era at Guild Theatre

The Guild Theatre is closing on Thursday, Sept. 26, but before that it will host a free screening of the film "Cinema Paradiso"...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 1615 Views

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San Mateo County offers residents customized option for disaster alerts

Fire departments emphasize the importance of early-alert systems to keep residents informed about wildfires and other emergencies,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1746 Views

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Man arrested after hitting Menlo Park officer with his car

A 19-year-old San Mateo man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday (Sept. 17) after he allegedly hit a...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 2385 Views

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Flegel's building is for sale but business to continue as usual

The building that houses Flegel's Interior Design & Distinctive Home Furnishings, at 870 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, is...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 20, 2019 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 2922 Views

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Longtime Menlo Park resident Mary Whittle Tipton dies at 98

Mary Whittle Tipton, who was a member of St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park since its founding, died on June 24, just weeks...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by RIP Mrs. Tipton, on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 1148 Views
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