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  1. Grand jury urges colleges to step up security measuresRead the original story

    Thursday | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Community College District should improve security training and emergency preparedness on its three campuses, including Canada College in Woodside, the county civil grand jury recommended in a report released July 5. Made up of 19 citizens appointed by a Superior Court judge, the civil grand jury investigated safety and security practices on the campuses and recommended that the district: More than 26,000 students are enrolled in the district's three colleges, including the College of San Mateo and Skyline College. Elected officials are required to respond within 60 days to grand jury's recommendations; governing bodies must respond within 90 days.

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  2. Update on local electionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Almanac

    The candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 8 election is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. If an eligible incumbent doesn't file by that time, the filing period will be extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Two school board incumbents whose terms expire this year have filed for re-election in the Las Lomitas School District, which covers neighborhoods in the western part of Menlo Park and Atherton and small sections of Woodside, plus nearby unincorporated areas including Ladera. Bill Steinmetz, a retired attorney from Ladera and Diane Honda, a Menlo Park attorney, are each completing their first term on the board.

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  3. Remembering Woodside's Bob O'Neil: A long and happy lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Almanac

    Bob O'Neil on Delta at the St. Patrick's Day Los Altos Hunt Meet in the late 1960s. Maggie Mah of Woodside knew Bob O'Neil as a friend, neighbor, fellow horse person and member of the board of directors of the Woodside Trail Club.

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  4. Menlo Park tonight: Education inequality, housing fees, Facebook money and moreRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to discuss some of Menlo Park's biggest issues during its Tuesday, July 19, meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center. How much Facebook should have to pay to address housing, transportation and environmental issues and be allowed to move forward with its plans to build two large office buildings and a hotel.

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  5. Eshoo sees swift appointment of new sheriff as an affrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors had a 30-day window to choose a successor to former sheriff Greg Munks, who resigned Saturday, July 16. A board majority chose not to use that window and instead made an appointment before the window opened, a move anticipated and criticized from a branch of government not usually involved in county affairs. "This wasn't government by the people, for the people and of the people," Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, said in an interview.

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  6. Decision on new sheriff up to county supervisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Almanac

    Sheriff Greg Munks announced recently that he will be retiring due to health reasons on July 16, with more than two years left of what he said in November 2015 would be his final term as San Mateo County sheriff. Because he's retiring early, it becomes the job of the county Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy, and one candidate - Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos - has been actively campaigning to succeed Mr. Munks since November.

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  7. Cyclists invited to ride with Tour de France veteranRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | Almanac

    Peninsula bicycle riders are invited to meet and ride with Tour de France veteran "Fast Freddie" Rodriquez on Saturday, July 9, at the Whole Foods Market in Redwood City. Mr. Rodriquez will lead a free training ride starting at 8:30 a.m. from the store at 1250 Jefferson Ave. The event includes a free lunch for the first 25 riders and a free T-shirt for anyone signing up for Tour de Menlo, which will be held Aug. 20 this year and is sponsored by the Almanac Holiday Fund and the Rotary Club of Menlo Park.

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  8. M-A's first hit of the game was the go-ahead home runRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Almanac

    The Menlo-Atherton Major Little League all-stars discovered a team doesn't necessarily have to get a hit to score runs, though it certainly helps. Matt MacLeod hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, Menlo-Atherton's first hit of the game, and the M-A all-stars beat San Carlos American, 5-2, on Wednesday at La Entrada School to advance in the District 52 Little League Majors tournament.

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  9. Alpine-West Menlo, M-A stay alive, PA American dropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Almanac

    Menlo Atherton's Kyle Magliocco starts his slide as Palo Alto National's Diego Clarke gets the ball. Photo courtesy of Al Chang.

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  10. Menlo Atherton Little League all-stars run into early troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | Almanac

    The Menlo Atherton Little League all-star team and coaching staff during the national anthem on Friday at Ford Field in Portola Valley. The winner of the District 52 Little League Majors all-stars tourney has had an enviable run two of the past three years.

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  11. County attempts to take on housing crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Almanac

    San Mateo County is trying to find ways to build more affordable housing, such as this recently opened housing for formerly homeless veterans on the grounds of the Veterans' Affairs Menlo Park campus, in the county. Employers are losing workers to other states or other parts of California, workers are accepting longer and longer commutes, and young people are either ganging together to rent bedrooms in single family homes or moving in with their parents.

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  12. FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noiseRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2016 | Almanac

    The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints from residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties regarding aircraft headed to San Francisco International Airport. About 100 residents from these three counties showed up at a Sequoia High School auditorium, many articulating their grievances.

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  13. County holds vigil for Orlando shooting victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Almanac

    Zoey Cronin of Redwood City and Amanda Sorenson help to light candles during a vigil held at the County Center in Redwood City to honor the 49 people who died in a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. "Ellos solo querian bailar," said Jorge Bautista, a minister at the Congregational Church of San Mateo, speaking at a June 17 vigil held at the county center in Redwood City to mourn the 49 people who died in a shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.

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  14. Menlo Park Legends lose at Santa Barbara 5-2Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Almanac

    After an 8-0 start to the season in non-league play, the Menlo Park Legends are finding California Collegiate League play to be more of a test. Menlo Park scored a run in the top of the first.

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  15. Menlo Rotary Club awards $125,000 in scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Almanac

    Winners of Rotary scholarships: Front row, from left: Andriana Contreras-Sandoval, Cindy Chen, Lesly Gopar, Yadira Ayala and Diaja Smith; middle row, from left: Monique Hill, Enedina Martinez, Alejandra Brambila, Amanda Kelly and Lilika Teu; top row, from left, Rafael Zumarraga and Juan Lozano. More than 100 students from local high schools received scholarships and academic awards during the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's recent scholastic achievement awards ceremony at Menlo-Atherton High School's Performing Arts Center.

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  16. Wednesday: Atherton council looks at budget, neighborhood trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Almanac

    Among the capital projects Atherton is currently working on is the replacement of a culvert on Marsh Road. Atherton's City Council is scheduled to vote on a budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, set the rate for the upcoming year's parcel tax, and look at a neighborhood traffic management plan when it meets June 15 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road.

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  17. Wednesday: Aircraft noise forum set for Redwood CityRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | Almanac

    Those upset about commercial aircraft noise will have an opportunity on Wednesday, June 15, to sound off to the Federal Aviation Administration and hear about activities of a new committee of elected officials appointed to deal with the problem. The Select Committee On South Bay Arrivals will hold a public forum starting at 6 p.m. in Carrington Hall, the Sequoia High School auditorium at 1201 Brewster Ave. in Redwood City.

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  18. Menlo Park office manager sentenced to prison for embezzlementRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Almanac

    In an embezzlement case involving over $1 million, a San Mateo County judge on Wednesday, June 8, sentenced San Mateo resident Shannon Marie Cardenas, a former office manager for Creekside Landscaping Inc. in Menlo Park, to seven years and eight months in state prison, prosecutors said. In April, Ms.

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  19. Woodside council calls for 'strong' resolution on aircraft noise problemRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Almanac

    Quiet skies are a thing of the past for some communities on the Peninsula, including parts of Woodside, where complaints center on commercial aircraft headed into San Francisco International Airport, allegedly flying too low over a navigation beacon located on the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains. The Woodside Town Council, which acting Mayor Tom Livermore said heard its first public complaint about aircraft noise just two weeks ago, directed staff on May 24 to draft a "strong" resolution in favor of quiet skies.

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  20. Want to run for school board? Info meeting June 1Read the original story

    May 30, 2016 | Almanac

    Those interested in running in the Nov. 8 election for one of the two open seats on the school board of the Menlo Park City School District are invited to a candidate information night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the district office in the TERC building, 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton. The board oversees Oak Knoll, Laurel and Encinal elementary schools and Hillview Middle School.

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