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Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 8876 Views

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Public employees and Social Security

How do public employees escape the inequities of the Social Security system to which most of us have been subjected? Why...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 2, 2013 at 11:43 am | 179 comments | 5670 Views

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Whitman gives $100,000 to Romney super PAC

Atherton resident Meg Whitman, a candidate in the 2010 race for governor, gave $100,000 to a super PAC working for Republican...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Romney is LOSING, on Aug 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm | 96 comments | 3308 Views

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Occupy Wall Street is a DNC ruse to divert attention away from Obama's Failed Presidency

The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama's America looks like....

Original post made by Occupy Wall Street Critic on Feb. 12, 2012
Last comment by RJ Reed, on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm | 83 comments | 3065 Views

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What's your view on high-speed rail?

Residents concerned about the impact of the California high-speed rail project on local towns have an opportunity to voice...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 80 comments | 4234 Views

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FDR's Ghost Is Smiling on Wisconsin's Governor

Somewhere, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is grinning past his cigarette holder at Wisconsin's governor. They are on the same...

Original post made by Patrick McIlheran on Feb. 19, 2011
Last comment by Legal Defense Fund, on Jun 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm | 73 comments | 4104 Views

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Chris Metthews Says the Democrats Could Well Lose 10 Senate Seats in the 2014 Midterm Election

MSNBC , the Public Relations Arm of the White House, has Chris Matthews waving the White Flag of surrender for the 2014 midterm...

Original post made by Menlo Observer on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by 'Murican citizens, on Apr 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 71 comments | 1447 Views

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Union electricians picket Ladera Oaks club over non-union wages

On most weekday mornings, there's now a crowd of men clad in orange safety vests at the entrance to Ladera Oaks Swim, Fitness...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by dan, on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 68 comments | 2840 Views

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Atherton, Menlo Park residents advised to shelter in place due to fire at scrap metal yard

Atherton and Menlo Park police advised residents this afternoon to shelter in place with windows closed if they smell smoke...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 68 comments | 29437 Views

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Another fire at Sims metal recycling

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Roger R., on Feb 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | 64 comments | 14715 Views

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Eshoo: No plans for health care town hall?

As people pack town hall meetings across the country on plans for health care reform, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, has...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 59 comments | 2964 Views

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Nurses plan protest at Whitman's Atherton home

Members of the California Nurses Association say that about 1,000 of them will be coming to the Atherton home of Republican...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 58 comments | 2376 Views

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Parents push for Mandarin immersion program

With China on a path to becoming the largest economy in the world, the interest in teaching children in the United States...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Willows Parent, on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 57 comments | 128386 Views

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Obamacare vs shutdown

The negative impact of shutting down our national government is far greater than any negative impact which might result from...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Dorr Ell, on Oct 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm | 56 comments | 1644 Views

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Public pension costs on the rise

With the fund for the California Public Employees' Retirement System dropping 23 percent in the 2008-09 fiscal year, local...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:01 am | 51 comments | 2583 Views

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Menlo Park: 55 ticketed for distracted driving

Fifty-five drivers passing through Menlo Park on April 4 and 5 have been officially encouraged to think twice about using...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 49 comments | 3439 Views

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Why does the turf topic keep getting shut to nonregistered commentators?

I started the Town Square posting on the topic and I am not a registered user. As I started it I'd like it to remain open...

Original post made by whatever on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm | 49 comments | 692 Views

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Jack Hickey endorses Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor

I'll be voting for Michael Stogner for Supervisor. Recently, I chose Michael as one of my running mates for the Sequoia...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo progressive, on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:53 am | 48 comments | 3695 Views

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ISRAEL: Is Now The Time To Speak Up and Take a Stand For Peace?

Are you willing to take a stand? Do you wish to lend your collective voice to this issue? Is this somebody else's problem,...

Original post made by Tom on Aug. 3, 2014
Last comment by San Jose, on Sep 9, 2014 at 8:42 am | 45 comments | 1053 Views

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Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 44 comments | 3571 Views
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