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Portola Valley Superintendent Lisa Gonzales resigns

Portola Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Gonzales is leaving the district, effective Friday, Oct. 9, with Eric...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Trouble indeed, on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 4208 Views

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Fire chief releases recording of response in heavy traffic to Sept. 22 motorcycle fatality

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman has released an audio recording of the Menlo Park Fire District's response to a Sept. 22...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:52 am | 13 comments | 2942 Views

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Tonight: Woodside council to consider streamlining residential building reviews

Changes to the processes in Woodside for government review of residential building and remodeling plans are set a discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Blown Away, on Oct 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 4 comments | 1437 Views

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Voter Guide: Seven run for community college board seats

In the 2014-15 school year, the San Mateo County community colleges enrolled about 25,000 students. Seven candidates are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Tom Devine, on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2928 Views

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Palo Alto blasts high-speed rail project for moving too fast

With plans for California's high-speed rail system accelerating on the Peninsula, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday ramped up...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 20 comments | 2880 Views

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Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1538 Views

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Woodside: Jeb Bush to visit for fundraiser on Oct. 20

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is set to visit Woodside on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a fundraiser at the home of...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 18 comments | 2593 Views

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Local officials roll out storm plans

Warning that rainwater might not be contained if the predicted El Nino storms hit the Bay Area this winter, local officials...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Haley, on Oct 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 3 comments | 3779 Views

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More groups ask Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides in San Mateo County

More local groups, public officials and farmers and ranchers have asked Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides along San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by La Hondan, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 13 comments | 3357 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center announces 10 new retail stores

Stanford Shopping Center is entering its final phase of renovation, and on Tuesday, Simon Property Group, which owns the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 2567 Views

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Phones and Internet out at Menlo Park City School District schools and offices - again

For the second time in a little more than two weeks, the phone lines for Menlo Park City School District schools and offices...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 1413 Views

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Public viewing of Sunset gardens in Menlo Park ends on Friday

Sunset Publishing Corp., which has been on its site at 80 Willow Road for 63 years, will permanently close its gardens...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 4255 Views

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Woodside venture capitalist John Doerr to be honored

Venture capital leader and philanthropist John Doerr of Woodside will be honored at the 11th annual "Pioneers & Purpose"...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2464 Views

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Eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday

Atherton town officials say eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 31, from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Oct 31, 2015 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 472 Views

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Your voting options in 'all mail' election

Although San Mateo County is participating in a historic trial of a so-called "all mail" election this year, voters can...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Bueller?, on Nov 3, 2015 at 9:25 am | 10 comments | 2305 Views

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In business: New barbershop opens in West Menlo Park

Contrary to what overeager holiday decorators might think, the new red and white striped pole spotted at 2100 Avy Ave. in...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Janel Dummar, on Apr 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 5516 Views

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Sheriff Greg Munks announces plans to retire in 2018

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks said he plans to retire in December 2018, at the conclusion of his third four-year term...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2016 Views

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Offering help

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Samuel Smith, on Nov 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 5464 Views

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Tuesday: Sheldon Breiner talks photography and staying fresh behind the lens

Portola Valley resident, geophysicist and world traveler Sheldon Breiner is skilled with a camera, a talent he plans to talk...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1613 Views

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Local customers continue to exceed water-saving mandates

Water customers in Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley exceeded their water saving goals in September, and came close...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 2624 Views
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