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Top Four Myths of the California Drought

This is from the Northern California Water Association. This is an organization comprised of "the water districts, water...

Original post made by pogo on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by newspeak, 21 hours ago | 7 comments | 178 Views

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Sequel to Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts

Since I first posted Dissolution Dialogue on Healthcare Districts http://www.almanacnews.com/square/2014/08/01/dissolution-dialogue-on-healthcare-districts...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by even big hearts need help, on Apr 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 4124 Views

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Saturday: Comcast employees to clean up Flood Park in Menlo Park

An estimated 300 Comcast employees, family members and friends are expected to show up at Flood Park on Saturday, April 25,...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 670 Views

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Local water district may see mandatory cut of 35%

It's not yet official, but it's looking like a mandatory 35 percent reduction in water use is ahead for the California Water...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:16 am | 23 comments | 4126 Views

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Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by L, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:48 am | 15 comments | 1957 Views

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Woodside may block construction of 'super basements'

Construction of super-sized basements in Woodside in recent years has been disrupting land formations, drainage and ground...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Status Quo, on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:02 am | 13 comments | 1693 Views

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Letter: Removing Searsville Dam would be 'beyond insane'

With regard to the Searsville Dam, it is beyond insane in a time of extreme drought to even consider demolishing it. We need...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 195 Views

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Caltrans cancels second herbicide spray date on Highway 84

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which had said it would spray herbicides along Highway 84 west of...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 5 comments | 1389 Views

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Spring Home & Garden Design

This edition of Home & Garden Design features an updating of a 1960 Atherton home; a revamp of an Eichler incorporating a...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by links, on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 962 Views

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Ravenswood Family Health Center in EPA gets 2 year funding from Sequoia Healthcare District

___At the Sequoia Healthcare District(SHD) board of directors meeting on April 1st, Luisa Buada, CEO of Ravenswood Family...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Emerald City, on Apr 11, 2015 at 9:07 am | 7 comments | 146 Views

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Tax scams target Woodside, Atherton residents

Residents in Atherton and Woodside have been targets of recent tax scams – one involving attempts by the scam artist...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 1 comment | 1180 Views

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Opposition grows to herbicide spraying

The Committee for Green Foothills has joined the protest over recent roadside spraying of herbicides by the California Department...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Patty New, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 770 Views

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Mass-market hydrogen-powered car at Earth Fair

Of the several factory-manufactured cars parked with their hoods up at the 2015 Earth Fair in Woodside on Saturday, electric...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Keith Malone, California Fuel Cell Partnership, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31 am | 14 comments | 2458 Views

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Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion; plus another $4 trillion in interest

The bill has been presented. Hundreds of thousands of lives, trillions of US taxpayer dollars, and all I got was a tee...

Original post made by Reuters - Brown University on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 2 comments | 132 Views

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Obituary: John Bacon, 84, of Atherton; long career in lumber, nursery business

Funeral services are set for Friday morning, Nov. 21, for John William Bacon, who died at his Atherton home of cardiac arrest...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Cecelia Roddy, on Mar 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 1 comment | 737 Views

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San Jose Police Officer Killed

A San Jose Police Officer was killed today. I will be waiting with baited breath for the protests and riots regarding his...

Original post made by Menlo Voter on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm | 12 comments | 756 Views

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Former district attorney Keith Sorenson dies at 93

Keith C. Sorenson, the district attorney in San Mateo County from 1953 to 1982, has died. Mr. Sorenson played a major role...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 1062 Views

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Editorial: New leadership needed at Filoli

Unanswered questions about controversial decisions affecting some 1,500 volunteers at the historic Filoli estate continue...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 24 comments | 2852 Views

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Complaint about creekside spraying draws quick response in Menlo Park

Sometimes local government does work. Menlo Park responded this week to a motorist's report of seeing herbicide spraying...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Michelle Daher, on Mar 20, 2015 at 9:29 am | 7 comments | 2346 Views

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State sets new water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Tuesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 pm | 3 comments | 1004 Views
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