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Lorry Lokey pledges $33 million for stem cell research center

Lorry Lokey of Atherton, has pledged a minimum of $33 million to build a home for Stanford University's Institute for Stem...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Marvelous!, on Oct 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3626 Views

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Superintendent: No ban on homework

Contrary to some television, newspaper and Web site reports, "neither the district nor Oak Knoll School has banned homework,"...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by Bobby, on Oct 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1815 Views

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Voters can vote early at elections offices

The San Mateo County Elections Office invites voters to vote early -- by mail or at elections offices in Redwood City or...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2008
Last comment by Susie B., on Nov 3, 2008 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 2840 Views

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How do parents explain their bad behavior?

I've appreciated the great decline in the number of people driving while yakking on a hand-held cellphone since July. But...

Original post made by Donna on Nov. 17, 2008
Last comment by Norma, on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 2692 Views

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Letter: Break the big box habit; shop close to home

I recently drove past a beautiful toy store right here in Menlo Park to get to Target's toy department to purchase some toys...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2497 Views

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Letter: Habitat for Humanity should consider neighborhood group's plan

I am writing this letter to respond to Jennifer Doettling's recent commentary about the proposed Habitat for Humanity housing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by who pays, on Dec 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm | 2 comments | 2751 Views

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Obituaries

<B>Frank Waters Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5652 posted Wednesday, February 6,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by AGZ, on May 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 3390 Views

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Bill would direct feds to buy Lehman bonds

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, introduced legislation in Congress Friday that would...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Ole, on Jan 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 2953 Views

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Gas prices continue to rise despite cheap oil

Bay Area gas prices steadily increased over the last two months, according to AAA, which announced Wednesday that California's...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by We're All Suckers to Chevron, on Feb 14, 2009 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 2356 Views

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Anna Eshoo votes for stimulus bill in Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, voted to approve the $787 billion conference stimulus bill on Friday, saying that it will...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 2472 Views

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Barbara Wood: How I came to have the second-best dog in the world

After our dog, Moose, died suddenly in December, we decided to live without a dog. It was the practical thing to do. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 2 comments | 2489 Views

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East Palo Alto may get long-sought supermarket

For years, East Palo Alto city officials have attempted to convince developers to build a supermarket in town so residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Monica White, on Mar 6, 2009 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2799 Views

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The birth of a musical

<B>June 1984 Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7697 posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Martin Hillerby, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 2371 Views

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Some changes to Town Square

As I'm sure Town Square readers and posters have noticed, we recently added a feature allowing users to report comments that...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Brielle Johnck, on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 2711 Views

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County pays $6.8 million to settle fraud suit

San Mateo County has agreed to pay $6.8 million to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that the San Mateo Medical...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2009
Last comment by Joan, on Mar 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 2844 Views

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Juveniles escape La Honda detention facility

Five juveniles escaped from a San Mateo County detention facility in La Honda on Friday night and were found by a K-9...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2009
Last comment by Holden Cells, on Mar 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 2874 Views

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When public meets private

What would the towns in The Almanac's circulation area — Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside — be like...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by , on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 2 comments | 3173 Views

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RECENT HOME SALES

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2009
Last comment by homeowner, on Mar 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 2315 Views

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Earthquake reveals newfound fault

A small earthquake that rattled parts of the Bay Area Monday morning occurred on a previously unknown fault, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 2541 Views

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The Insanity Behind Prop 8

Proposition 8. Ask any citizen of California or politically minded American, and we will offer up countless opposing viewpoints,...

Original post made by Escalus on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by menlocitizen, on Apr 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 3092 Views
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