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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 | 2869 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 | 2899 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 | 3191 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 | 2332 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 | 2560 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 | 3106 Views

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Update: Teen may have been abducted

San Mateo County sheriff's detectives are following up on possible leads in the search for a teenage boy believed to have...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Another Concerned Parent, on Apr 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 2856 Views

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Thursday talk: USGS scientist on mercury accumulation in ecosystems

Just as there was gold in California's hills, there was also mercury, including in the Santa Cruz Mountains. USGS scientist...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 2570 Views

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Details released on drowning of mother, child

A mother and her young daughter who drowned after a strong current yanked them into the Pacific Ocean from Montara State...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 2391 Views

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Moutain lion sighting reported in Woodside

A possible mountain lion sighting was reported at Wunderlich County Park in Woodside at about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by Ione, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 2193 Views

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Saturday's high-speed rail meeting canceled

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Menlo Park) has postponed a community meeting on the state's high-speed rail project, originally...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Jul 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 2266 Views

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Covering the community for 40 years

Marion Softky has kept Almanac readers informed about interesting people, environmental issues, and local government for...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Marion Softky, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 6174 Views

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Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 2291 Views

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'Running with the Tiger' follows a life through World War II China

Ansie Lee Sperry of Portola Valley will present her memoirs of growing up in China — from her birth in 1914, through...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by LizzieB, on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:58 am | 2 comments | 2718 Views

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Saturday: High-speed rail 'teach-in'

The city of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 4854 Views

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Letter: Collacchi invited to focus on his hometown

If Paul Collacchi, who has lived in Redwood City for some years now, is so interested in the environment, he should spend...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by hooray for paul, on Oct 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments | 1704 Views

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Motorcyclists collide, suffer major injuries

Two Bay Area men suffered major injuries after their motorcycles collided on state Highway 84 east of Old La Honda Road...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Commoda Moto, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 1856 Views

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Sudden oak death test results are in

Last April, residents of Portola Valley and Woodside went out and collected samples to test for sudden oak death (SOD),...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by , on Nov 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2505 Views

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Comment sought on open space plan

The public is invited to a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 12, to comment on a 30-year master plan being considered for the La...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Leigh Ann Maze, MROSD, on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 2004 Views

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Suspects in Sonoma burglary resided in rural Skyline area

The suspects in the burglarizing of the home of a Sonoma family killed in a crash last weekend resided on Marine Road in...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Outraged, on Dec 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1955 Views
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