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Warren Slocum running for county supervisor

A familiar face in county political circles, Warren Slocum announced his intention to run for the San Mateo County Board...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by , on Mar 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 1971 Views

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Divided board appoints new county controller

A divided San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed longtime county employee Bob Adler to fill the remaining...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by R. Gordon, on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 9936 Views

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Bay Area gas prices skyrocket in past month

Average gas prices in the Bay Area have skyrocketed in the past month, jumping by 51 cents to $4.41 on average per gallon,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by not just Europe, on Mar 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm | 2 comments | 2367 Views

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HSR KILL IT NOW....AB1455

Taxpayers pay attention to the bill mentioned in this article. http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=230683&title=Bill%20to%20kill%20high-speed%20rail%20gaining%2...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Mar. 17, 2012
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 1515 Views

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Woodside councilman Tom Shanahan ready to ask 'Why?'

The Woodside Town Council is a skeptical crew, but with the election in November of investment banker and former private-sector...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Patricia, on Dec 12, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 3891 Views

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Today: SusieCakes opens with Sock Hop

SusieCakes, an "all-American home-style bakery," will hold a grand opening Sock Hop event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm | 2 comments | 2345 Views

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Maid sentenced in residential jewelry thefts

Luz Maria Garcia, a maid for "The Maids" home cleaning service in Redwood City, was sentenced on March 29 to six months in...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 2300 Views

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Caltrain's hopes ride on new rail compact

Caltrain long-deferred dream of electrified tracks could finally become reality under a proposal between the California High-Speed...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 1881 Views

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Atherton: Burglar absconds with $45,800 in jewelry

Police are investigating a home burglary in Atherton with a reported loss of $45,000 in jewelry, including gold chains, a...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:31 am | 2 comments | 1695 Views

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Dave Pine Speech, "Honor Democracy"

http://youtu.be/3ZNVUsjoMss This is a video of Dave Pine's speech to the Board of Supervisors, December 16, 2008 it is a...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 30, 2012 at 7:25 am | 2 comments | 1736 Views

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County seeks public comment on plastic-bag ban at checkout counters

With the support of Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside and most other city and town governments in San Mateo County, the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by More Food For Thought, on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm | 2 comments | 2388 Views

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Lane closures on U.S. 101 as bridge is replaced

As part of its Ringwood Avenue bike-pedestrian bridge replacement, Caltrans is continuing to close portions of U.S. 101 during...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Adina, on Apr 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm | 2 comments | 2215 Views

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Saltworks drops off drawing board

Environmental activists rejoiced after developer DMB Associates announced last week that the controversial Saltworks project...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 1695 Views

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Menlo Park's main library closes

The Menlo Park public library on Alma Street closes on May 21 for renovation. When it reopens on June 18, patrons will see...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Concerned, on May 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 2148 Views

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High-Speed Rail Authority names new CEO

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors announced today that it will hire Jeff Morales as its new CEO. Read...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 2582 Views

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Kleiner Perkins: 'Facts will determine outcome of discrimination suit'

Calling the last several days a difficult time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, veteran partner John Doerr posted a statement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by Interested, on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | 2 comments | 3053 Views

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Exempting CEQA review of the High Speed Rail Project

State Senator Steinberg is leading the charge to pass an exemption from CEQA violations for the High Speed Rail project,...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm | 2 comments | 7900 Views

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Saturday: Portola Valley picnic, trail dedication

Portola Valley holds its town picnic Saturday with some new features: a trail, a club and a shirt. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by JW, on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2615 Views

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Letter: Remarkable year for Woodside High School

In an era when there is a flight from public schools and constant criticism of the performance of public schools ("Waiting...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 1759 Views

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Wildfire danger is high this year

The indicators are adding up to a higher than average danger of wildfire for the 2012 fire season. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 2433 Views
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