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  1. MacNivens to be honored at 'Sillycon' Valley eventRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | Almanac

    "Fun, informal laugh therapy" is how Becky Witter of Woodside describes her "brainchild," Sillycon Valley LOL, a fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's Association research. She has helped organize "a cabaret evening of musical parody with zany comedy and fun surprises" for Nov. 16 at 7:45 p.m. at Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave. The MacNivens live near Page Mill and Skyline, but much of their focus has centered on Woodside, where they have run Buck's restaurant for 23 years.

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  2. Larry Hassett re-elected to open space district seatRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | Almanac

    Larry Hassett, who has served for 14 years on the board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, was re-elected Nov. 4 with 69 percent of the vote. Mr. Hassett, 65, the retired owner of Hassett Hardware, ran for the Ward 6 seat against Brandon Lewke, 29, a project analyst and accounts receivable manager for the Tech Museum in San Jose.

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  3. Ex-sheriff's deputy convicted of beating romantic rivalRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Almanac

    A former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy was convicted Thursday of forcing his way into an ex-girlfriend's home and severely beating a romantic rival in a jealous rage last year, prosecutors said. After two days of deliberations, a jury found Colin Troy Smith, 43, of San Carlos guilty of felony assault causing great bodily injury, witness intimidation and misdemeanor violation of a court order, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

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  4. Incumbent re-elected to open space district seatRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Almanac

    Larry Hassett, who has served for 14 years on the governing board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, was re-elected by a wide margin on Tuesday. He received 69 percent of the vote in his run against newcomer Brandon Lewke for the Ward 6 seat.

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  5. Menlo Park: Consultant's proposal was rejectedRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Almanac

    A consultant's proposal that Menlo Park take a proactive role in swaying public opinion with regard to the specific plan before the Measure M initiative qualified for the ballot was rejected, according to City Manager Alex McIntyre. Malcolm Smith, now retired from 12 years as Redwood City's communications manager, pitched senior Menlo Park officials in March.

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  6. Election 2014: Voters face major decisions on measures, racesRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Almanac

    Decision day is finally here, and topping the list in terms of local voter interest is Measure M, the controversial specific plan initiative in Menlo Park. The polls close at 8 p.m. today.

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  7. Redwood City district approves Mandarin immersion programRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | Almanac

    As the Menlo Park City School District struggles with a Mandarin immersion charter school proposal by district parents, the Redwood City School District has approved its own Mandarin immersion program, set to start next fall. Redwood City district officials say students from the district, which includes parts of Atherton and Woodside as well as Redwood City, will be given first priority, but that out-of-district students will also be accepted as long as classrooms have space for them.

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  8. Nov. 8: TheatreWorks celebrates its 45th anniversaryRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | Almanac

    Donald Kennedy, Stanford University president emeritus and longtime TheatreWorks supporter, will be honored at the theater company's 45th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City. The theme of the event is "Original and Timeless."

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  9. Stanford doctor in voluntary quarantineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Almanac

    A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home. The campus ban, which Provost John Etchemendy and Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, announced in an Oct. 23 message to the Stanford community, preceded a California Department of Public Health order on Oct. 29 requiring California doctors coming from Ebola-stricken areas to be placed in a 21-day quarantine.

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  10. Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulationsRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their cities. For nearly 20 years, Palo Alto officials have been trying to join the San Francisco International Airport Community Roundtable, a group that represents 19 cities within San Mateo County; San Francisco and San Mateo counties; the San Francisco Airport Commission; and The Association of Governments of San Mateo County Airport Land Use Committee.

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  11. Residents have growing concerns over small commuter planesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

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

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  12. Man arrested in stabbing death at Courthouse SquareRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    Police arrested a San Carlos man on suspicion of a fatal stabbing in downtown Redwood City on Tuesday night. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Courthouse Square on Broadway at about 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

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  13. Green light for Middlefield Road redesignRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    San Mateo County is ready to design improvements that will slim down a section of Middlefield Road, between Redwood City and Atherton, from four to three traffic lanes while adding bike lanes, wider sidewalks and other amenities. A project to redesign the seven-block stretch of Middlefield Road, in an unincorporated area between 5th and Pacific avenues, moved ahead on Tuesday, Oct. 21, when the county Board of Supervisors approved preparing preliminary designs for the project.

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  14. Thursday: Fashion show and luncheonRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    The fifth annual Kainos fashion show and luncheon benefiting Kainos Vocational services will be held at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City. Women's fashions from J.Jill and men's fashions from Patrick James will be featured.

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  15. Supes OK going forward with Middlefield Road redesign planRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Almanac

    This version of a possible design for upgrades on Middlefield Road between 5th and Pacific Avenues in unincorporated Redwood City shows the design favored by the North Fair Oaks Community Council with three traffic lanes, bike lanes, parallel parking and wider sidewalks. Drawing courtesy San Mateo County A project to redesign the stretch of Middlefield Road between Redwood City and Atherton, including a reduction from four to three lanes, moved ahead on Tuesday, Oct. 21, when the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved preparing preliminary designs for the street.

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  16. Woodside Community Theatre stages 'Curtains'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Rehearsals are in full swing in Menlo Park and Woodside, with the new director commuting from the East Bay and actors coming from as far away as San Francisco and San Jose. Massive elaborate sets are being built and painted in two locations in Redwood City before they make the final move to Woodside.

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  17. Home burglar sentenced to prison for 33 yearsRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced to 33 years in state prison on Friday, Oct. 17. Mr. Mitchell's "crime spree" in October 2013 included two nighttime burglaries of occupied residences in Woodside, five commercial burglaries and several identity theft felonies, San Mateo County prosecutors said. A jury convicted him on 20 of 21 counts.

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  18. Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino RealRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Atherton's City Council on Wednesday night, Oct. 15, approved sending out a request for proposals for a study of the traffic conditions on El Camino Real, the first step toward making changes on the 1.6-mile stretch of highway that runs through the town. Firms interested in doing the study for the town have until Nov. 12 to submit a proposal.

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  19. Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced to 33 years in state prison on Friday, Oct. 17. Mr. Mitchell's "crime spree" in October 2013 included two nighttime burglaries of occupied residences in Woodside, five commercial burglaries and several identity theft felonies, San Mateo County prosecutors said. A jury convicted him on 20 of 21 counts.

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  20. Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Almanac

    After narrowly approving a $300 million bond measure for the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space district in June, local voters now must decide who will represent them in spending that money over the next four years. Incumbent Larry Hassett, 65, who has served on the board for 14 years, is running against newcomer Brandon Lewke, 29, who said this is his first run for office.

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