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Atherton supports water restrictions, but leaves enforcement to Cal Water

The Atherton City Council on May 20 approved a resolution "endorsing and supporting" the California Water Service Company's...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by AuggiesMan, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 540 Views

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Wednesday: Staff recommends Atherton not pass water-restriction laws

Saying it is not the town's job to enforce Cal Water's drought restrictions, Atherton's city manager has recommended that...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on May 21, 2015 at 4:24 pm | 38 comments | 2583 Views

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Police calls: $3,500 bike stolen from Menlo Park garage

A stereo was taken from an unlocked car and sunglasses from a locked car, while an expensive bike vanished from a garage...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by parent, on May 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 1804 Views

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Breaking News, not

Breaking News is for news which has just broken. Not for stories nearly a day old. btw 1200 people on a CalTrain that...

Original post made by whatever on May. 19, 2015
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Samaritan House try's again

Samaritan House, which sought funding from Sequoia Healthcare District at the April 1, 2015, meeting will be back again at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 16 comments | 343 Views

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Cal Water answers customer questions about drought measures

California Water Service officials recently sat down with the Almanac to answer questions about their proposed drought plan. Read...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Darshana, on May 15, 2015 at 10:22 am | 7 comments | 2584 Views

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Hillary Clinton visits Portola Valley for fundraising lunch

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be in Portola Valley for a fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by really?, on May 10, 2015 at 9:14 am | 14 comments | 1843 Views

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Ten Facts about the Sequoia Healthcare District

Ten Facts about the Sequoia Healthcare District ( as enumerated on the District website: http://www.sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com/ten-basic-facts-about-the-sequoia-healthcare-distri...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by top o da hill , on May 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 16 comments | 301 Views

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Landscape consultant: Don't replant now

With drought becoming a way of life, residents thinking of the summer ahead and possibly replacing their landscaping now...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 30, 2015 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 1167 Views

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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 peninsula resident, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:22 am | 21 comments | 511 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 | 4189 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 | 927 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 | 4500 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 | 2202 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 | 1843 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 | 368 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 | 1483 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 | 1150 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 | 189 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 | 1286 Views
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