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Menlo Park blog captures local life, people, vignettes

It's a cool winter's day here in Menlo Park, California, latitude 37 degrees, 44 minutes; longitude 122 degrees, 11 minutes....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Alice MacCorkle Carrott, on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 3157 Views

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Director of California High-speed Rail Authority resigns

Mehdi Morshed, the executive director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, is stepping down at the end of March....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 1799 Views

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Road reopens after accident reconstruction

Authorities have reopened a portion of Bayfront Expressway (Highway 84) in Menlo Park that was shut down this morning so...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Feb 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 2022 Views

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Josh Becker zooms ahead in cash raised

Spurred by hefty contributions from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technologists, Josh Becker has taken a commanding...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Money Means Nothing, on Mar 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 2134 Views

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Tonight: Planning for aging population

Don Weden, a Santa Clara County planner, will speak at the new Menlo-Atherton High School performing arts center at 7 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by say no to density, on Mar 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm | 2 comments | 1875 Views

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Editorial: It is time to adjust Prop 13

Research by a Menlo Park woman with a school-aged child described in last week's Almanac shows in dramatic detail how the...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
Last comment by Homework Maven, on Apr 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 1897 Views

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Filing period over for June 8 ballot

There will be no race for several key San Mateo County elective offices due to a dearth of candidates. With the closing of...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1904 Views

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Two aim to cross country on electric bikes

Brother and sister Oliver and Catherine Bock, 55 and 61 respectively, and both residents of Woodside, plan to leave from...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Eric, on Apr 22, 2010 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 3822 Views

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Rail options get gruff response in Atherton

It wasn't even two minutes into his planned half-hour presentation at an Atherton community meeting that Dominic Spaethling...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by bigoldchildren, on May 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 2087 Views

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Candidates for treasurer on how to handle $2.6 billion

The taxpayers of San Mateo County currently have revenues of about $2.6 billion in an investment portfolio from which funds...

Original post made on May. 29, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Voter, on May 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 1962 Views

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Letter: Mandelkern is best choice for treasurer

Our local school districts have felt the devastating impact of our current county treasurer's loss of $155 million in the...

Original post made on May. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 1785 Views

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Beyond Yosemite

While Yosemite's day hikes are world-class, the truly stunning vistas and solitude of California's high country wilderness...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Jul 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 2175 Views

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Editorial: Supervisors make bad call on elections

San Mateo County's one-of-a-kind system of electing supervisors by a countywide vote will continue indefinitely following...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 1926 Views

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What Could Be Done With $30 Million

One of the reasons this country, and communities like the Peninsula are failing to make progress, is the way we spend indiscriminately...

Original post made by R.Gordon on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by StanfordStudent, on Aug 21, 2010 at 9:51 am | 2 comments | 2042 Views

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Letter: Vote no on county Measure U

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=10333 posted Wednesday, October...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:13 am | 2 comments | 1696 Views

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Think there 'Oughta be a Law'?

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is inviting California residents to submit ideas for state legislation in his 10th...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm | 2 comments | 2243 Views

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Rich Gordon gets solid sendoff to Sacramento

San Mateo Supervisor Rich Gordon is on his way to Sacramento -- which he termed "a strange and insidious place" -- after...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by EducatedVoter, on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 2198 Views

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New bridge across Bay: study approved

The Bay Area Toll Authority's oversight committee voted Wednesday (Nov. 10) to spend up to $400,000 to conduct another...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Incensed, on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:13 am | 2 comments | 2300 Views

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In wake of fatality, bike lane could come to intersection of Alpine Road and Interstate 280

A bike lane could be in the works for the ambiguous two-and-a-half-lane section of Alpine Road that runs westbound under...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Stan Gage, on Nov 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 2832 Views

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Police nab suspects in midday gas station robbery

Menlo Park police recovered cash and cigarettes, and made two arrests on Jan. 1 in connection with a midday armed robbery...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 2189 Views
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