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'Granny' may live if neighbors assume responsibility

Granny, the centuries-old heritage tree in North Fair Oaks, may continue to live long and prosper despite sitting in the...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 2522 Views

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Trail connections a focus for POST leader Walter Moore

Creating trail connections among open-space parcels on the Peninsula will be the next great focus of local land preservation,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by John, on Jul 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm | 2 comments | 2512 Views

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Former Woodside woman embezzled millions

Ann Ray, a bookkeeper and former resident of Woodside, pleaded guilty in federal court July 19 to six felony counts of income...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 22, 2011 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 3274 Views

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Contested election likely in high school district

With more than two weeks left to register as a candidate for public office in the November election, a contested election...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2011
Last comment by larry, on Aug 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 2 comments | 2633 Views

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Mountain lion seen walking the links

A mountain lion was seen walking the links on a golf course in unincorporated Burlingame on Sunday morning (July 31),...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny, on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2189 Views

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House OKs debt-ceiling bill; Eshoo votes yes

Ending weeks of partisan bickering over raising the debt ceiling that threatened to plunge the federal government into default,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm | 2 comments | 2372 Views

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M. Kenneth Oshman, tech pioneer and Atherton resident, dies at 71

Silicon Valley pioneer and Jewish community center benefactor M. Kenneth Oshman has died at 71. An Atherton resident, he...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by poster, on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 2566 Views

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Letter: Disappointed in Stanford stance on trail

The following letter was written to Stanford President John Hennessy. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=11534...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by Trail Fan, on Aug 11, 2011 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 2122 Views

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Businesses protest Amazon tax resistance

Brick-and-mortar businesses that pay sales taxes are protesting Amazon.com's attempts to get an exemption for Internet sales...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen A, on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2423 Views

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Share your recollections of Sept. 11, 2001

If you wish to share your memories of Sept. 11, 2001, with Almanac readers online, please do so by commenting below. This...

Original post made by Editor on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 2107 Views

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Guest opinion: Draeger's makes case against usurping parking plazas

<I>(Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to the Menlo Park City Council.)</I></B> Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Eyes wide open, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 2553 Views

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Report: High cost of youth gun violence

Gun violence in San Mateo County costs taxpayers an estimated $50 million each year, according to a report on youth and...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 2485 Views

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Tesla Model S debut draws a crowd

<B>Note:</B> <I> An earlier version of this story said the 17-inch, high-definition display in the center of the dash is...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Oct 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments | 2237 Views

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Bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

Ann Ray, 67, a bookkeeper and former resident of Woodside, was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 26, to 46 months in federal prison...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 3556 Views

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La Entrada School celebrates life of teacher Jason Picetti

A celebration of the life of Jason Picetti was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, where he...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Latai, on Oct 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 2810 Views

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Caltrans plans to spray chemicals along Hwy. 84

San Mateo County may have a moratorium on broadcast roadside spraying of herbicides, but that isn't helping some county residents...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bruce, on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm | 2 comments | 2392 Views

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Supervisors to face music on Stanford trail offer

==B Tuesday:== A moment of truth is coming Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. when San Mateo COunty supervisors meet to weigh in...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Alpine Bicyclist, on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm | 2 comments | 2584 Views

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Guest opinion: High-speed rail critics have come a long way

As early as 2003, when Menlo Park was threatened with grade separations that would have achieved what the high-speed rail...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 3061 Views

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Griffin defends Sequoia Healthcare District

Kim Griffin, President of the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors defends the District's actions after a scathing...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by Tsk tsk, on Dec 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 2242 Views

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Ugandan dancers at M-A

Traveling halfway around the world, the young dancers and musicians of the Spirit of Uganda return to the Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by Spirit of Uganda, on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 2141 Views
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