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Sequoia Healthcare District: Shefren, Hickey elected; third spot is close

Jerry Shefren and Jack Hickey were elected Tuesday to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District. Art Faro leads in the...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm | 15 comments | 2798 Views

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Trucker in bike fatality seeks indemnity

Truck driver Gabriel Vera and his employer are seeking indemnity from San Mateo County in connection with a lawsuit brought...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:21 am | 15 comments | 2758 Views

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Lawmaker rips plan for 'blended' rail system

A Central Valley assemblywoman came out swinging on Friday against a proposal by three Peninsula lawmakers to 'blend' Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 15 comments | 4799 Views

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East Palo Alto: Four homicides in 12 days

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis said police officers will sacrifice their days off and work overtime to fight the recent...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 15 comments | 4392 Views

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Grand jury: Pension costs out of control

A recent grand jury report dissects a topic near and dear to many hearts in San Mateo County: "Controlling the County's...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 15 comments | 2613 Views

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Protesters call on Zuckerberg to 'unfriend ' Christie

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is catching flack for his blossoming friendship with New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Thank-ster, on Feb 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm | 15 comments | 3559 Views

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Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 9149 Views

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Atherton volunteers rebuild plane-crash victim's home

Four years after a Tesla employee's plane plummeted into an East Palo Alto neighborhood, destroying Lisa Jones' home and...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mary S, on Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 12289 Views

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Three for reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District

In her recent letter, Betty Seckler hit the nail on the head – reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District will only happen...

Original post made by John McDowell on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 15 comments | 900 Views

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Editorial: Fatal shooting calls for camera policy refinement

Body-worn cameras for police work has escaped much of the criticism directed toward other technological surveillance tools....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 2756 Views

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Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled

After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by wwjd, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 5405 Views

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Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by L, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:48 am | 15 comments | 3379 Views

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Reagan: Tear down this wall; Trump: "Will he become my new best friend?"

Trump loves Putin, like Bush: "I looked the man in the eye – I was able to get a sense of his soul." American Leaders...

Original post made by Stanford research on the issue on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rik, on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm | 15 comments | 619 Views

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Ultra Conservative Arizona Republic condemns Trump, endorses Hillary Clinton

"the United States ... demand a steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think ... Hillary Clinton understands this. Donald...

Original post made by Eton on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Sunrise for new conservatives , on Oct 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm | 15 comments | 490 Views

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Which Trump policy will have the greatest effect on Menlo Park?

The wall? Repeal ObamaCare? Breaking apart the EU and NATO? Trade war (or worse) with China? Opening arctic...

Original post made by Labs on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by yeah, on Jan 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm | 15 comments | 498 Views

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Editorial: It is time to test chloramine

Amid the recent turmoil over dangerous chemicals in our food and toys, it's amazing to observe the federal government's somewhat...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2007
Last comment by Gregory, on Oct 13, 2007 at 9:27 am | 15 comments | 4326 Views

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New jail in Menlo Park?

A plot of land in Menlo Park is one of seven potential sites for a new county jail. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=4433...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2009
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 15 comments | 3289 Views

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Where is the accountability for anonymous Town Forum posters ?

When a person posts on Town Forum using their real name any interested reader can immediately, in the age of Google and the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 7, 2010
Last comment by john p johns, on Mar 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 15 comments | 1604 Views

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Nuances abound in supervisor runoff

Former sheriff Don Horsley and small business owner April Vargas are in a runoff election for the District 3 San Mateo County...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by concerned, on Oct 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm | 15 comments | 2548 Views

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'Saggy pants' passenger won't face charges

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against a man who was taken off an airplane...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by when you ain't white, on Jul 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | 15 comments | 2157 Views
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