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Letter: Escalating cost of firefighters unsustainable

Cities and counties can no longer afford the salaries and pensions of our firefighters. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8399...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:21 am | 12 comments | 3236 Views

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Consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies - Yes or No?

In another discussion the issue of consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies was raised. I promised to post your Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Rob Silano, on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 12 comments | 4749 Views

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Are cameras for red-light runners working?

Red-light violations down 27 percent at notoriously dangerous Willow/Bayfront intersection, but accidents haven't fallen. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Simon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm | 12 comments | 2354 Views

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On the firing line

Officials representing the state's high-speed rail project met with skepticism and tough questions at a Q&A meeting in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm | 12 comments | 1986 Views

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Las Lomitas district to explore parcel tax increase

The governing board of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District agreed unanimously to hire a pollster to test voter opinion...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Yamaha, on Nov 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm | 12 comments | 2018 Views

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Citizens' Brown Act Violation Fund established

The current San Mateo DA will NOT pursue Brown Act violations. Sadly in San Mateo County that responsibility then falls...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm | 12 comments | 2108 Views

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New auxiliary lanes being built on 101

Caltrans crews broke ground Wednesday (July 20) on a project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S....

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Max Crittenden, on Jul 25, 2011 at 8:41 am | 12 comments | 1721 Views

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Stogner's message to SMC voters re: Measure H $564M

If you are a voter who does not own real estate in San Mateo County, please take a few moments to think about this before...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 15, 2011
Last comment by jahzebel, on Nov 1, 2011 at 12:10 am | 12 comments | 1981 Views

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M-A's "Stage Door" Opens to Rave Reviews

Would you follow your dreams or sell out? “Stage Door,” by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, grapples with these very questions...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lyn Napel, on Nov 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm | 12 comments | 2218 Views

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Stanford OKs expanded list of trail routes along Alpine Road

Tuesday meeting: Stanford University has agreed to expand the range of options it would consider in its 2006 offer to pay...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by DNLB, on Dec 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 12 comments | 5348 Views

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Hanretty arrested on embezzlement charges

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District, has been arrested and charged with felony...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2012
Last comment by Matt R., on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 3415 Views

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Hanretty expresses 'extreme remorse' for stealing from schools; heads to state prison

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by still reeling, on Oct 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 6094 Views

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Friday shooting: Victim probably shot himself

A 19-year-old man injured in a shooting in East Palo Alto Friday afternoon probably shot himself, Police Chief Ronald...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by LMGTFY, on May 20, 2013 at 10:08 am | 12 comments | 2729 Views

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Grand jury: County misled public on finances; county manager calls its conclusion 'bizarre'

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report Monday that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 4, 2013 at 8:20 am | 12 comments | 10154 Views

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Election: Union influence key issue in Menlo fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Double Standard, on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 12 comments | 4285 Views

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Menlo Park may hire $150,000 consultant to study specific plan initiative

The tab for Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan keeps rising, even though the $1.7 million plan was approved...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 12 comments | 2764 Views

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Almanac refines its Terms of Use

The Almanac has now publicly declared that "Posters are allowed to post anonymously on this forum, and the comment on a public...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 828 Views

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Measure M freezes Menlo Park into the past

Measure M freezes these definition: ECR SPECIFIC PLAN AREA VOTER-ADOPTED DEVELOPMENT DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS. 1 - ECR...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 am | 12 comments | 1151 Views

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County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 4319 Views

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ACTORS committee submits formal letter to Supervisors,re: the DA's mistreatment of Juan Lopez and the Greg Munks incident

The Ayres blog has the link to the document that was submitted by ActForUS last week to all of the Board of Supervisors and...

Original post made by Activism on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm | 12 comments | 1039 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

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