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  1. Atherton supports Cal Water's water restrictions, but won't enforce themRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Almanac

    Atherton Mayor Rick DeGolia wants Cal Water to subsidize residents who do what Peter Carpenter did last summer: He let his lawn die and replaced it with artificial turf. Following the recommendation of City Manager George Rodericks, the Atherton City Council on May 20 approved a resolution "endorsing and supporting" the California Water Service Company's drought regulations, but leaving the enforcement of the water rules up to Cal Water.

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  2. Crowd questions Cal Water on drought restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Almanac

    Dawn Smithson, Cal Water's Bear Gulch District director, talks to an audience member after the company's presentation on the drought restrictions that will begin June 1. A meeting to present customers of the California Water Service Company with information on the drought-related water-use restrictions scheduled to be imposed on the Bear Gulch District beginning June 1 drew a crowd of nearly 250 people on Tuesday, May 19. A long line of questioners addressed district officials after the presentation, but the officials said they may not have many of the answers until June 1. That's partially because it was only on April 1, when California Governor Jerry Brown imposed water-use cuts with an executive order, that the company began to develop its programs.

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  3. Residents evacuate neighborhood for annual wildland fire drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    Two firefighters, each packing 200 feet of fire hose, walked into the Thornwood Open Space Preserve on an exercise to connect lengths of hose and create a continuous hose up into the woods at the May 16 fire drill hosted by the Woodside Fire Protection District. Had there been a real wildfire along Old La Honda Road in Woodside on Saturday morning, May 16, firefighters might have encountered scared residents hurrying along on foot and carrying boxes of possessions.

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  4. Aircraft noise activists seek ear of FAA via FAA veteransRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    In the search for compelling arguments to present to the Federal Aviation Administration on why fewer commercial flights bound to San Francisco International Airport should pass over Ladera, Portola Valley and Woodside, a small team of residents working this issue asked the Portola Valley Town Council on May 13 for $6,000 to $10,000 to engage a consulting firm skilled at talking with the FAA. Traffic over the community rose 220 percent from the year 2000 to 2014 while traffic into SFO rose by just 23 percent, Portola Valley resident Dr. Tina Nguyen told the Almanac.

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  5. Town staff recommends Atherton not pass laws on drought restrictionsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    The California Water Company has asked the communities it serves to adopt local laws mirroring the restrictions in its proposed drought plan, but Atherton's city manager has recommended the town adopt only a resolution supporting the restrictions, so Atherton won't have to enforce the rules. The City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 20, starting at 7 p.m. in the town's council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road to consider the resolution as well as a new special events ordinance, a master plan for Holbrook-Palmer Park and several other items.

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  6. Residents evacuate neighborhood in fire drillRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Almanac

    Had there been a real wildfire along Old La Honda Road in Woodside on Saturday morning, May 16, firefighters might have encountered scared residents hurrying along on foot and carrying boxes of possessions. Five times more people would have been evacuating, and in an atmosphere tinged by panic and chaos, said firefighters of the Woodside Fire Protection District.

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  7. Tonight: Workshop on Cal Water drought planRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Almanac

    A California Water Service Company public workshop on the company's proposed drought restrictions and ways customers can reduce water use will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Las Lomitas Elementary School's Cano Hall, 299 Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton. Cal Water's Bear Gulch district covers Atherton, Portola Valley, most of Woodside, and parts of Menlo Park and Redwood City.

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  8. For decades, Woodside home has been a gathering place for family and friendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Almanac

    Grandfather bought our Woodside property over 96 years ago, and his foresight has provided a gathering place for five generations of our family and the friends of all of us. Until recent years our Woodside home on Kings Mountain Road has always been filled with people.

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  9. Woodsider wins Anne Frank scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Almanac

    Kiran Sridhar of Woodside, a senior at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, will receive a scholarship in the name of Anne Frank, the youthful and idealistic Dutch diarist and victim of the Holocaust. The award recognizes Kiran's academic and leadership skills and his determination, ideals and courage to fight for tolerance, according to the Anne Frank Center USA in New York City.

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  10. Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, WoodsideRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Almanac

    Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.

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  11. Silvia Edwards appointed to Woodside school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Almanac

    Silvia Edwards, who will have three children in Woodside School next year, was unanimously appointed to the Woodside Elementary School District Board on May 12. As the school gets ready to begin a major construction project, the governing board of the Woodside Elementary School on May 12 chose school parent Silvia Edwards, who has a background in construction and a history of civic involvement, to fill the remaining months of retiring board member Rudy Driscoll's term. Mr. Driscoll announced in April that he would be resigning before his term ends to allow his successor to be in place at the beginning of the school year rather than midway through.

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  12. Saturday: Woodside residents to evacuate homes for wildfire drillRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Almanac

    On Saturday, May 16, firefighting crews will be at their jobs as if a major wildfire were burning in the vicinity of Old La Honda Road in Woodside. Residents living in three neighborhoods will be asked to evacuate their home for the annual drill in the Woodside Fire Protection District, said Fire Chief Dan Ghiorso.

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  13. Cal Water answers questions about droughtRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Almanac

    Cal Water's Bear Gulch district, in the area since 1936, serves approximately 57,500 people through 18,800 service connections, the company says. It covers Atherton, Portola Valley, most of Woodside, and parts of Menlo Park and Redwood City.

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  14. Cal Water proposes water budgets, penalties for 'misuse or waste'Read the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Almanac

    The California Water Service Company has asked the state Public Utilities Commission to approve its drought plan, effective June 1, which proposes a "water budget" based on a reduction from past use for each customer, with surcharges for using more than the budgeted amount of water. Penalties would also be charged for "misuse or waste" of water, and repeat or egregious violations could be punished by the installation of flow-restricting devices or cutting off service.

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  15. Woodside: Portion of Old La Honda Road closedRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Almanac

    A road in Woodside is closed this morning because of low-hanging electrical wires in the roadway, according to San Mateo County emergency officials. The county's Office of Emergency Services issued an advisory shortly before 7 a.m. that the 400 block of Old La Honda Road is closed because of the wires.

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  16. Cal Water answers customer questions about drought measuresRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Almanac

    Cal Water's Bear Gulch district, in the area since 1936, serves approximately 57,500 people through 18,800 service connections, the company says. It covers Atherton, Portola Valley, most of Woodside, and parts of Menlo Park and Redwood City.

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  17. wins state-wide awards for photography, business storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Almanac

    Staff photographer Michelle Le won a first-place award for her photo essay cover story, "A legend comes to life," on the Menlowe Ballet's premiere dance based on a Mongolian folktale. The Almanac won two awards in the state-wide newspaper contest, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, it was announced Saturday.

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  18. Tuesday: Atherton hosts water awareness festivalRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Almanac

    The California Water Company will hold a "Water Awareness Festival" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park's Carriage House and North Meadow at 150 Watkins Ave. Activities for children will include face painting and a coloring station; for the adults, there will be raffles for drought-tolerant plants, information about how to get free water-saving devices, and water service information provided by Cal Water's water quality, engineering, conservation, and environmental affairs departments.

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  19. Giving back: Mothers, sons learn about community through philanthropyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Almanac

    Young Men's Service League member Jack Leahy with Hannah Paye helps Jackson walk to first base at a recent Challenger Little League Game in Menlo Park's Burgess Park. It has been a little more than a year since Janie MacArthur overheard a conversation among some women who were part of an organization called the Young Men's Service League, in which mothers and their high-school-age sons do community service together.

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  20. North Fair Oaks Festival: High school seniors compete for scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Almanac

    Sheriff Greg Munks, a sponsor of the festival, with 2015 Queen of the Festival scholarship finalists: top row, Vanessa Murillo, left, and Angelica Salto; bottom row, from left, Mary Robles, Michelle Quintero and Monica Orellana. Two Woodside High School seniors are among the five Redwood City students competing for the title of Queen of the Festival at the North Fair Oaks Community Festival, which will be held Aug. 16. Monica Orellana and Mary Robles are the Woodside seniors.

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