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More carpool and express lanes on 101?

How to manage congestion on U.S 101 in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County is the focus of two public meetings...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by pogo, 36 minutes ago | 6 comments | 579 Views


Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Grass is greener, on May 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm | 126 comments | 6613 Views


Plea deal on charges after high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont

A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man has pleaded no contest to two felonies -- assault with a metal object and evading the police...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Law Abider, on May 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 828 Views


Feds approve $647M grant to electrify Caltrain

Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Just sayin, on May 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 18 comments | 1547 Views


Spare the Air Alert Monday in the Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert for smog in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for Monday, officials with the Bay Area Air...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Bette, on May 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 703 Views


Almanac wins six awards in statewide news contest

The Almanac staff won six statewide awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, it was announced Saturday....

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by calypso41, on May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 1257 Views


Woodside school board rescinds action Almanac cited as Brown Act violation

The governing board of the Woodside Elementary School District has rescinded actions taken at a May 1 meeting that the Almanac...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1230 Views


County may put lid on 'noisy aircraft' at San Carlos Airport

San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that would put a curfew on the hours and numbers of "noisy aircraft" landing or...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by pilot, on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 34 comments | 4144 Views


Our Country Upside Down

Our Country Upside Down Today I saw the American flag flown upside down in my community- Is...

Original post made by A Patriot on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 119 Views


Medical marijuana: High tea parties in Menlo Park, Woodside

A pot of tea can actually be a tea of pot if you get an invitation to share a cup at certain high tea parties in the area....

Original post made on May. 13, 2017
Last comment by Local , on May 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 2283 Views


Menlo Park: Tuesday deadline for teachers to apply for subsidized apartments

Teachers interested in living at the new apartment complex at 777 Hamilton Ave. in eastern Menlo Park at a subsidized rate...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm | 19 comments | 2132 Views


Bike lane may may improve safety for Woodside High students

The Woodside Town Council has approved a bike lane on Alameda de las Pulgas over the last fifth of a mile leading up to Woodside...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2017 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 1366 Views


The mischief being done by the Atherton Town Council

The Atherton Town Council has spent $50,000 of our hard-earned tax dollars to figure out how to enrich the Town’s coffers...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 134 Views


Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on May 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 1140 Views


Rethinking the College Arms Race: What Do Companies REALLY Want?

The M-A Parent Education Series presents, "What Do Companies REALLY Want?" We...

Original post made by Charlene Margot on Apr. 23, 2017
Last comment by College is not for everyone, on May 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 8 comments | 596 Views


Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by JBCHAM, on May 5, 2017 at 7:35 am | 188 comments | 5446 Views


Derwin spends big to persuade Elon Musk to 'Dump Trump'

Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and Space X and chairman of Solar City, has not done enough to arrest climate change,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by guv'mint money, on May 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 1521 Views


Art exhibit: 'Near & Far'

Woodside artists Thomas Johnson and Kit Colman will show their works in a joint show titled "Near & Far" during May at the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Editor, on May 3, 2017 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 222 Views


Atherton offered $13.6 million for pollution, flood control

Atherton has been offered up to $13.6 million in funding to divert and treat storm water and runoff, removing pollutants...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 2, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 1154 Views


Governor signs $52.4 billion gas tax into law

Gov. Jerry Brown Friday signed into law a $52.4 billion, 10-year gas tax and new annual vehicle fee intended to pay for fixing...

Original post made on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 2, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 10 comments | 1108 Views
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One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your Readers' Choice ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.