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Menlo Park Planning Commission looks at medical office cap

The council's recommendation to cap medical office space within the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area at 33,000...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm | 20 comments | 2716 Views

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Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

A newcomer aiming for his first public office is running against a 14-year-veteran for a seat on the board of the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 3106 Views

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County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 4320 Views

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Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 2711 Views

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Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 3921 Views

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Voter info available to candidates, journalists

It may come as a surprise to voters that much of the information they provide when they register to vote (including name,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:10 am | 10 comments | 1636 Views

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Menlo Park: Measure M fundraising, spending pick up

The latest batch of campaign finance reports show big spending on both sides of the Measure M debate. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Allied, on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 30 comments | 3144 Views

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Woodside Community Theatre stages 'Curtains'

Rehearsals are in full swing in Menlo Park and Woodside, with the new director commuting from the East Bay and actors coming...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Patricia, on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 2519 Views

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Menlo Park: Keith raises $20,274 for council campaign

As befits a small city election, Menlo Park council candidate campaigns are weighed in thousands of dollars, rather than...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2121 Views

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Residents have growing concerns over small commuter planes

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Not convinced, on Nov 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 2972 Views

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Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations

Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by concernedresident1, on Oct 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 1 comment | 1806 Views

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Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?

One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 6 comments | 2162 Views

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Menlo Park resident arrested for alleged graffiti vandalism

An 18-year-old Menlo Park resident has been arrested for allegedly spray-painting graffiti on public and private property...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2905 Views

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Woodside: Fine diluted again for felling trees

It's been eight years since Woodside's Town Council amended the town's tree protection law. Take down three or more significant...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Nancy, on Nov 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 1914 Views

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Health care district: Hickey re-elected but loses his battle

A longtime plan by Sequoia Healthcare District board member Jack Hickey to have voters decide on the future of the district...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 6, 2015 at 11:43 am | 32 comments | 5268 Views

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Community college bond measure passes easily

Measure H, the $388 million community college bond measure, passed easily Tuesday. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/11/04/community-college-bond-measu...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 4 comments | 2327 Views

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MacNivens to be honored at 'Sillycon' Valley event

"Fun, informal laugh therapy" is how Becky Witter of Woodside describes her "brainchild," Sillycon Valley LOL, a fundraiser...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by woodside subscriber, on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 2672 Views

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PetSmart employee, boyfriend sentenced to 29 years in prison

A former San Carlos PetSmart employee and her boyfriend were sentenced to a total of 29 years in prison Thursday morning...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Nov 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 2978 Views

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City manager releases consultant's drafts of letters to editor, talking points

Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre sent the Almanac on Wednesday night (Nov. 12) what he described as documents that consultant...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by formerly formerly, on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:50 am | 32 comments | 4863 Views

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Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 52 comments | 7585 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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