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  1. Caltrans says it will consider alternatives to spraying herbicides along highwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Almanac

    For years local residents who live along rural state highways such as Skyline Boulevard and Highway 84 have posted "No Spray" signs in front of the properties so Caltrans would not spray herbicides near their homes or crops. Opponents of using herbicides to kill weeds say they are "cautiously optimistic" about news from Caltrans that the state agency is considering alternatives to broadcast spraying herbicides along the roadsides of San Mateo County's state highways.

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  2. Menlo Park joins community choice energy programRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Almanac

    Menlo Park electric energy users may soon have an alternative to PG&E that will supply more energy from renewable sources at rates competitive with PG&E's. The Menlo Park City Council on Jan. 26 gave final approval to the city joining a San Mateo County community choice energy program, known as Peninsula Clean Energy.

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  3. Former Sunset magazine offices to undergo renovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Almanac

    Interior renovations are planned for Sunset Publishing Corp.'s previous headquarters at 80 and 85 Willow Road in preparation to house new tenants of the office space.

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  4. Renovations ahead for former Sunset Publishing property?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Almanac

    "Cosmetic and mechanical upgrades" may be planned for the office buildings that formerly housed Sunset Publishing Corp. in Menlo Park, according to an announcement by Deutsche Asset Management's real estate head, Todd Henderson. Deutsche Asset Management announced Jan. 13 that it had acquired a partial ownership interest in the former Sunset property, located at 80 and 85 Willow Road .

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  5. Menlo Park council roundup: Plan to build 24 homes at former nursery site is approvedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to build 24 townhouse-style condominiums at the former Roger Reynolds Nursery site. The council took first steps to join the Peninsula Clean Energy program, which would enable customers to get more electricity from renewable sources at a price competitive with PG&E rates.

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  6. State senator introduces bills based on constituents' ideasRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2016 | Almanac

    California state Sen. Jerry Hill, whose district includes the Almanac area, said of nine bills he's introduced in the new year, three are based on ideas from constituents who participated in the senator's "Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not" contest in 2015. Senate Bill 678 was proposed by a nun, Sister Christina Heltsley of the Saint Francis Center, a nonprofit organization in Redwood City that works to help low-income families.

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  7. Sharon Heights apartments sell for $245 millionRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2015 | Almanac

    The Sharon Green Apartments in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights neighborhood were recently sold for $245 million, or $828,000 per apartment, according to the seller, Essex Property Trust, based in San Mateo. The sale may be a record for the Peninsula, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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  8. Former Menlo Park mayor and councilman Andy Cohen diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Almanac

    Andy Cohen, a former Menlo Park mayor and two-term council member, was found dead in his Menlo Park home yesterday, Dec. 29, after police and firefighters received a call for assistance. Menlo Park Police Department spokesperson Nicole Acker said that no foul play is suspected and that the San Mateo County Coroner will be determining cause of death.

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  9. Atherton dentist pleads not guilty to defrauding patientsRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | Almanac

    Kim Chi Vu, the 52-year-old dentist from Atherton who was charged in May with defrauding patients and an insurance company by charging for services that were not completed or were misrepresented, on Dec. 3 pleaded not guilty to all charges. A jury trial has been scheduled for April 11, 2016, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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  10. King tides provide preview of sea level riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Almanac

    Gray water, rippling with rainfall, lapped at the banked edge of the Coyote Point waterfront at the San Francisco Bay, covering the high-water mark - a line of white bricks - by at least a foot. Nature gave a preview Nov. 24 of what's coming to San Mateo County with sea-level rise.

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  11. Food donations will pay your library finesRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2015 | Almanac

    Those with overdue books or DVDs may clear their fines by donating boxed or canned food during the San Mateo County Library's Food for Fines program, which runs through Dec. 21. In addition to the 12 libraries in the county system , these city libraries are taking part: Redwood City, Burlingame, Daly City, San Mateo and South San Francisco. All collected food is donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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  12. Residents concerned about herbicide spraying plan to meet with Senator HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Almanac

    Local residents plan to present Senator Hill with a petition signed by close to 500 people protesting herbicide spraying by Caltrans. Residents protesting Caltrans' spraying herbicides along the highways running through their neighborhoods say they will show up for a coffee Saturday, Nov. 21, with state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to share their concerns.

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  13. Why 'Menlo Pres' is now 'Menlo Church'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Almanac

    A local landmark known as Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 142 years adopted a new name a few months ago. In front of the large white church at Santa Cruz Avenue and Johnson Street in downtown Menlo Park is a bright, clean-cut sign with a contemporary "M" logo and the new name.

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  14. Voter turnout rises in 'all-mail' ballot electionRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2015 | Almanac

    Voter turnout was 15 percent higher for the Nov. 3 election in San Mateo County than it was in November 2013, the last off-year election that can be considered as a fair comparison, county election officials say. Of the 357,191 registered voters mailed ballots this time, 105,325 returned them, mostly by mail, according to the final semi-official tally released by the county Elections Office on Nov. 12. That's a turnout of 29.5 percent compared to 25.4 percent in 2013, according to Elections Office records.

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  15. FAA vows to take fresh look at flight paths, altitudesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | Almanac

    The Surf Air Pilatus PC-12 plane is parked outside the Surf Air terminal at the San Carlos airport on Oct. 17, 2014. File ohoto by Veronica Weber.

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  16. This weekend: Global Gift Fair at Menlo ChurchRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2015 | Almanac

    Humanitarian holiday shopping will come to Menlo Park in the form of the Global Gift Fair, set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, now Menlo Church, located at 900 Santa Cruz Ave. Handmade artisan crafts and wares from around the world, including jewelry, earrings, necklaces, tableware and bags, will be for sale, thanks to Menlo Church's partnership with Heavenly Treasures, a nonprofit that promotes microenterprise in less-developed countries, and Artisan Connect.

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  17. Offering helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | Almanac

    Mackenzie Drazan in the Woodside barn where her family keeps their horses. She rides competitively on a national level, as did her sister.

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  18. SHP's Choy successfully defends her WBAL tennis titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Almanac

    It has been quite a sophomore tennis season for Sacred Heart Prep sophomore Sara Choy, who navigated the dual-match campaign without a loss. That perfection continued in the West Bay Athletic League Individual Tournament, where Choy went 3-0 over two days at Menlo School and won her second straight singles title.

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  19. Community college election resultsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2015 | Almanac

    Incumbents Dave Mandelkern and Karen Schwarz and challenger Maurice D. Goodman are leading in the election for three seats on the board of the San Mateo County Community College District. The county's three community colleges - Canada College in Woodside, Skyline College in San Bruno, and the College of San Mateo in San Mateo - enrolled about 25,000 students for the 2014-15 school year, according to state Department of Education records.

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  20. Public school heads offer update on state of educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Almanac

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell answer audience questions at the Town Hall Meeting on Education held Oct. 13 at Canada College in Woodside. More than 130 people gathered in the theater at Canada College on Oct. 13 to hear the latest on K-12 public education from those who should know: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell and Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Jon Gundry.

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