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  1. Trial set over lawsuit involving driver who struck horse on I-280Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Almanac

    A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician who was serious injured in December 2012 when the Mercedes Benz she was driving struck an injured horse lying in an Interstate 280 traffic lane in the early morning darkness. The car, traveling north on I-280, became airborne, collided with a cyclone fence and came to rest off the freeway, Dr. Jean W. Gillon says in her lawsuit.

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  2. Tonight in Portola Valley: How climate change affects birdsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Almanac

    Every morning, songbirds greet the sun with a dawn chorus. Might this timeless phenomenon be changing as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and affect the climate? Can anything be done? These questions intrigue Portola Valley residents Brook Coffee and Kristi Patterson, who have arranged a two-hour panel discussion on the topic.

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  3. Dance documentary 'Capturing Grace' screened at Stanford April 17, 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Almanac

    It took top audience awards at film festivals in Denver, Sedona and other cities, but if you weren't able to travel to see "Capturing Grace" by Menlo Park resident Dave Iverson, all is not lost: The documentary is being screened in your backyard this weekend. The film and post-screening panel discussions will be spotlighted on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at Stanford University, sponsored by the university's dance division of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

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  4. Locals help Ronald McDonald House expandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Almanac

    A dedicated group of local donors, board members and volunteers is pitching in to help double the size of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, where families of patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital stay. Construction is underway to add a new building that will enable the organization to serve more families and patients like 6-year-old Nevaeh Moses, who last November finally received the kidney transplant she had needed for a year.

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  5. Scientists: State drought likely to worsenRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Almanac

    The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research by Stanford University scientists. The study, which was published March 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that rising temperatures combined with dry years are likely compounding severe drought more than dry, cool years.

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  6. Water board supports Searsville Dam removalRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Almanac

    The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has sent Stanford University a letter saying the agency supports "alternatives that focus on dam removal" as the university moves toward a decision on what to do with Searsville Dam and its reservoir. The dam is located off Sand Hill Road west of Interstate 280, in the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve on Stanford land.

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  7. Portola Valley panel talk: How climate change affects local birdsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Almanac

    Every morning, songbirds greet the sun with a dawn chorus. Might this timeless phenomenon be changing as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and affect the climate? Can anything be done? These questions intrigue Portola Valley residents Brook Coffee and Kristi Patterson, who have arranged a two-hour panel discussion on the topic.

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  8. Feature story: Greening up the dinner tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Almanac

    Julie Shanson chops up green onions for her salad, which features cabbage, carrots, cilantro, onion, lemon juice and a ginger vinaigrette. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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  9. Water board tells Stanford it supports removing Searsville DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Almanac

    A letter from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Control Board to Stanford describes how removing Searsville Dam and restoring sediment flow to the Bay can improve the long-term health and resiliency of San Francisquito Creek and SF Bay wetlands in the face of rising seas. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has sent Stanford University a letter saying the agency supports "alternatives that focus on dam removal" as the university moves toward a decision on what to do with Searsville Dam and its reservoir.

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  10. One of Woodside's favorite sons is getting marriedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Almanac

    Tyler MacNiven, former star of "The Amazing Race," whose parents Margaret and Jamis own Buck's Restaurant in Woodside, is back in the news - again - this time for his wedding announcement video that's gone viral. Tyler was featured in the pages of the Almanac in 1998 as a Woodside High School student when he campaigned for admission to Stanford, complete with picket signs.

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  11. McNealy wins The Goodwin, Stanford finishes thirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Almanac

    Maverick McNealy won his fourth individual title of the season at The Goodwin, played on the Stanford Golf Course. Photo by Casey Valentine/isiphotos.com Portola Valley resident Maverick McNealy overcame a three-shot deficit to chase down UAB's Will Cannon and earn medalist honors at The Goodwin at Stanford Golf Course on Saturday.

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  12. Guest opinion on school stress: Students are gasping for airRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Almanac

    As I sit in my room staring at the list of colleges I've resolved to try to get into, trying to determine my odds of getting into each, I can't help but feel desolate. As a junior at Palo Alto High School, and a student who has been through the entire PAUSD system, I feel qualified to speak about problems at our schools.

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  13. Editorial: Kudos to watchdog and city, but issue unresolvedRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Almanac

    Some know Janet Davis of the Stanford Weekend Acres neighborhood as a watchdog of public works and traffic-related services provided by the county and the city of Menlo Park in the Alpine Road area. And some in those government agencies may consider the watchdog a pitbull.

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  14. Police calls: Woodside residents call deputies after unknown man runs into woodsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Almanac

    This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.

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  15. Police CallsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Almanac

    This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.

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  16. Complaint about creekside spraying draws quick response in Menlo ParkRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Almanac

    Sometimes local government does work. Menlo Park responded last week to a neighbor's report that herbicides were being sprayed near a local creek by tracking down the culprit and immediately restricting future spraying in the city.

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  17. Guest opinion: Keep calm and parent onRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Almanac

    Recently I had the privilege of being a lunchtime speaker during Career Week at Palo Alto High School. I love my profession, I have a son at Paly right now, and there is a severe national shortage of people who do what I do -- so I was excited to see nearly 150 students crowd into the hall. 2 comments

  18. The examined lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Almanac

    Author and psychotherapist Irvin Yalom will speak at the Lucie Stern Community Center on Saturday, March 14. Photo by Reid Yalom. In 1989, a Stanford professor of psychology published a collection of stories inspired by his work with patients.

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  19. Residents: Traffic challenges abundant along Alpine RoadRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | Almanac

    In the tale of the three communities along the Alpine Road corridor between Menlo Park and Portola Valley, there are certain spots along the road where it can be the worst of times every single day, according to residents who have to deal with the traffic. At the invitation of the county, about 50 residents of Portola Valley, Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered at the Portola Valley Community Hall on the evening of Feb. 24 for a measured and cordial airing of grievances.

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  20. Residents: Traffic challenges abundant along Alpine RoadRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | Almanac

    In the tale of the three communities along the Alpine Road corridor between Menlo Park and Portola Valley, there are certain spots along the road where it can be the worst of times every single day, according to residents who have to deal with the traffic. At the invitation of the county, about 50 residents of Portola Valley, Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered at the Portola Valley Community Hall on the evening of Feb. 24 for a measured and cordial airing of grievances.

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