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Menlo Park: FBI seeking 'sports cap' bandit

The FBI is seeking a woman they have dubbed the "Sports Cap Bandit," who robbed two banks in Menlo Park in October...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 6521 Views

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Feature story: Olympic outreach

Not many kids can say that their water polo coach is a four-time Olympic medalist. But at Menlo Park's Belle Haven Pool,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Dec 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 3762 Views

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Surf Air pilots trying different strategy to mitigate noise

Pilots flying Surf Air planes into the San Carlos Airport have begun trial use of a visual approach technique in an attempt...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Bertha Rodriguez, on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:14 am | 21 comments | 12272 Views

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Police calls: $95,000 diamond ring missing from Atherton home

Crime reports from Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/12/10/police-calls-95000-diamond-ring-missing-fr...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by liz, on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 3 comments | 5248 Views

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Menlo Park: Council approves union contract

'Twas a long winter's night as the Menlo Park City Council met on Dec. 10, deciding much and debating more. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 3 comments | 3492 Views

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Pet of the week

Santa baby, she's been nice -- we swear! Meet Bella, a sweet female pit bull available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 2975 Views

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Guest opinion: State housing rules cripple local cities

<I>First of two parts</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/12/11/guest-opinion-state-housing-rules-cripple-local-cities...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 4965 Views

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Feature story: Friendly persuasion

If films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 3613 Views

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Clef Hangers seek new members

Love to sing? Looking for a new interest? Consider joining the Peninsula Clef Hangers, a women's chorus of 25 to 30 volunteers...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Brenda Wiley, on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm | 1 comment | 2586 Views

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Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Peter Jackson's grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 7414 Views

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Holiday Fund: Changing lives through literacy

Project Read-Menlo Park is one of 10 community organizations that benefit from donations to the Almanac's Holiday Fund. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by apex, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 6014 Views

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Redwood City officials meet with Sims on fire prevention

Redwood City officials met Wednesday with Sims Metal Management after a second fire in two months broke out at the recycling...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 2706 Views

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Bohannon to tweak Menlo Gateway

It's back to the drawing board for at least part of Menlo Gateway. The project remains a concept three years after voters...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
Last comment by Embarrassed...for you., on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:57 am | 7 comments | 3531 Views

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Wood burning banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jan 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | 46 comments | 11237 Views

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Another 'Spare the Air' alert Friday

More air will be spared on Friday, as a series of "Winter Spare the Air" alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 3190 Views

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Top stories of 2013

This was not a year reporters spent idling at their desks, desperate for news to write. On the contrary, 2013 brought a deluge...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Feeling defensive?, on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 2 comments | 13107 Views

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Former deputy faces felony assault charges

A January court hearing is ahead for former deputy Colin Troy Smith of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Smith pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 3021 Views

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Friday: another 'Spare the Air' day

With the Bay Area experiencing a winter with some of the worst air quality in years, another "Winter Spare the Air" day...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm | 5 comments | 2979 Views

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Bradley's Fine Diner replaces Gambardella's

Celebrity chef Bradley Ogden is planning to open a new restaurant in the large, plantation-style building that formerly housed...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm | 4 comments | 4914 Views

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Portola Valley launches radio station

A low-power AM radio station went on line recently in Portola Valley. The broadcast signal is intended for town-wide communications...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Chance, on Jan 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 2797 Views
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