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Here's a conservation tip: Stop population growth

Yes, Charles Marsala is right. It is "time to get off the CO2 habit," as he expressed in last week's guest opinion. We...

Original post made by Jackie Leonard-Dimmick on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by SettingTheRecordStraight, on May 2, 2007 at 11:30 pm | 2 comments | 4170 Views

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Do you have experiences with electric cars? Please share them here.

In the May 16 issue of the Almanac, which most homes will receive on Tuesday, May 15, is a story about Chris Paine, who grew...

Original post made by Richard Hine on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by TEG, on Sep 16, 2007 at 9:29 pm | 2 comments | 3653 Views

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Portola Valley cyclist struck, killed on Skyline Boulevard

The life of Thomas Colby Maddox came to an untimely end Saturday, July 15, after the Portola Valley resident and cyclist...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by David Nader, on Nov 15, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 5053 Views

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Portola Valley man dies, unnoticed, in busy parking lot

A tender memorial has cropped up in an unusual place — a parking space at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
Last comment by Leslie, on Aug 30, 2008 at 5:10 pm | 2 comments | 3773 Views

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Menlo Park Watch: Downtown block party on Aug. 1

The Connoisseurs' Marketplace has come and gone, but more entertainment is coming to downtown Menlo Park when the city closes...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2007
Last comment by Jenn, on Aug 16, 2007 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 3800 Views

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Are air fresheners dangerous?

I love it when my personal dislikes are validated by science. I hate stinky, chemical air "fresheners" so I was particularly...

Original post made by MPworkingMom on Sep. 20, 2007
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Sep 20, 2007 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments | 3884 Views

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Los Trancos Water District: Krenz, Swan lead

Incumbent Charles Krenz and challenger Richard Swan are leading in the early count in the contest for two seats on the board...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2007
Last comment by k, on Nov 7, 2007 at 8:21 am | 2 comments | 4214 Views

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Kepler's launches 'Go-Green' series of summer programs, including authors' talks and trips to parks and preserves

Clark Kepler, CEO of Kepler's, and Menlo Park Mayor Kelly Fergusson will host the kickoff event June 10 for a series of 12...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2008
Last comment by Susan Lider, on Feb 4, 2008 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 3366 Views

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How delegates are chosen in California

The primary election is important, but the ultimate choice of which candidates will be nominated is in the hands of the...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2008
Last comment by Barbara Lee, on Jan 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm | 2 comments | 11666 Views

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Reduce Junk Mail, "Do Not (junk) Mail" petition

My neighbors and I in Menlo Park & Palo Alto have to deal with tons of junk mail... What a waste, and what an environmental...

Original post made by ebara on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by ebara, on Mar 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 3162 Views

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Letter: Help save the planet by dropping meat from diet

It's not about changing light bulbs anymore. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6088...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2008
Last comment by Diane, on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 3121 Views

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Styrofoam food containers banned at county facilities

Starting July 1, Styrofoam food containers are out — at least in food facilities operated by San Mateo County, or on...

Original post made on May. 6, 2008
Last comment by Wondering, on May 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 3130 Views

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Why deleted isn't really deleted--

I don't know how long it was that I worked and played on computers before I truly understood that when I erased a Word document...

Original post made by TechPaul on May. 6, 2008
Last comment by TechPaul, on May 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 2864 Views

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Simitian's new cell-phone law 'will save lives'

New research indicates that between 300 and 900 lives will be saved each year by a law — SB 1613, effective July 1...

Original post made on May. 14, 2008
Last comment by Grateful, on May 14, 2008 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 3540 Views

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Acrid smell smoke blankets Peninsula

An acrid smell of smoke from the massive Summit fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains has blanketed the Peninsula today. Firefighters...

Original post made on May. 23, 2008
Last comment by Post once, proof twice, on May 23, 2008 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 3866 Views

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Letter: Be sure to vote for Proposition 99

Editor: Peninsula voters need to be informed about two competing propositions on the state ballot that could have a profound...

Original post made by Andy Blue on May. 24, 2008
Last comment by Pablo, on May 28, 2008 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 3518 Views

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Car visits Flegel's via front window

The top of a $10,000 inlaid Italian table was showered with broken glass at Flegel's Home Furnishings at 870 Santa Cruz Ave....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by Alice, on Sep 30, 2008 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 3055 Views

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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 | 3642 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 | 1817 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 | 2874 Views
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