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Looking back: Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decades

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/17/looking-back-vast-photo-collection-documents-san-mateo-coun...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hulya Koc, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 1248 Views

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Guest opinion: Complex Searsville Dam issue being addressed

I read with interest the Viewpoint piece by Dr. Walter Bortz in the Nov. 26 issue of the Almanac ("Searsville Dam should...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Dec 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 3 comments | 2494 Views

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Menlo Park: Tokyo Subway to close Wednesday

Tokyo Subway, a three decades-long Japanese staple in downtown Menlo Park, is closing Wednesday, Dec. 24. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 4516 Views

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Horse-drawn carriages make annual holiday trek through Woodside

On Dec. 21 the Peninsula Carriage Driving Club continued a 20-year tradition by staging a holiday drive through Woodside. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 4259 Views

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Woodside: Man flees bank empty-handed after robbery attempt

A man wearing a leopard-print hat tried to rob the Chase bank at 2977 Woodside Road in Woodside on Friday, Dec. 20, but fled...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Dec 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 3310 Views

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Sunny skies forecast for weeken

Skies will be sunny today with highs in the upper 50s and north winds of 10 to 15 mph. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/26/sunny-skies-forecast-for-...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Dec 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1949 Views

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Another 'Spare the Air' day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for today. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/29/another-spare-the-air-day...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 7 comments | 3325 Views

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Judge: City erred in referring to prior allegations of lying when firing police officer

A judge has ruled that the city of Menlo Park should not have mentioned prior allegations of dishonesty on the job when it...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Don't count on it, on Jan 1, 2015 at 6:37 am | 8 comments | 4624 Views

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Guest opinion: Searsville Dam debate continues

The Almanac recently published two guest opinion pieces about the future of Stanford University's Searsville Dam. I was heartened...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Matt Stoecker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 10:15 am | 3 comments | 1560 Views

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Atherton: Rancho Palos Verdes rescinds Widmer's city manager job offer

In the end, Bill Widmer didn't have to decide if he was going to resign from his seat on the Atherton City Council to take...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 2482 Views

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Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 12, 2016 at 3:18 pm | 35 comments | 5141 Views

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'Spare the Air' restrictions extended

The 10th winter Spare the Air alert this season has been issued for Monday by officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:12 am | 22 comments | 3697 Views

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'Spare the Air' issued for Wednesday, sixth straight day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday. It will be...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1761 Views

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Carole Groom sworn in as Board of Supervisors president

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by more to the story, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 2582 Views

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Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 4900 Views

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Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 3141 Views

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Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 6263 Views

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Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner arrested on credit card fraud charges

On the tail of being evicted from the premises of popular dry-cleaning business Menalto Cleaners, owner Edwin Gary Smith...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 8464 Views

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Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 3731 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 3830 Views
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