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  1. Vast photo collection documents San Mateo County life over several decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Almanac

    Norton Pearl is the photographer seen in this 1958 photo in Las Vegas at the Tropicana Hotel as he takes publicity shots for a California Press Photographers' Association conference. Mr. Pearl is photographing Jayne Mansfield from atop the shoulders of her husband, Mickey Hargitay.

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  2. Do you think there 'Oughta Be A law ... Or Not'?Read the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Almanac

    State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is now accepting entries for the seventh annual "Oughta Be A Law ... Or Not" contest. "This is an excellent opportunity for constituents to share their ideas for state laws," he said.

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  3. SHP boys bounce back with hoops win in tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Almanac

    Gators Junior Corbin Koch drives along the baseline against the Pinewood Panther defense during first half action. The second-ranked Pinewood Boys upset number one Sacred Heart Prep on the road 60-58 with a buzzer-beater from sophomore Aiden Lucero in overtime.

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  4. Libraries will waive fines for food donorsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Almanac

    Have an overdue book from the library? Now's your chance to clear fines and help others by donating food during the San Mateo County Library's "Food for Fines" program, which runs through Dec. 31. Customers may take any amount of nonperishable boxed or canned food to any of San Mateo County Library's 12 branches, and library fines and fees will be waived. All collected food is donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Clara and San Mateo Counties.

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  5. Third generation of Hassetts opens new hardware storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Almanac

    From left, Richard, Eric with his daughter Sierra, and Larry Hassett in the nursery section of their newly opened hardware store. Michelle Le/The Almanac Conventional wisdom is that small family-owned businesses just can't compete with big box retailers.

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  6. Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campusRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Almanac

    Menlo College is exploring buying the Sunset Magazine property in Menlo Park and using the existing buildings as an additional campus for the school, according to college President Rich Moran. Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, who met with Mr. Moran on Wednesday, Nov. 19, said the plan could be a win for the city and the college, which is located in Atherton off El Camino Real and Valparaiso Avenue right next door to Menlo Park.

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  7. Obituary: John Bacon, 84, of Atherton; long career in lumber, nursery businessRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Almanac

    Funeral services are set for Friday morning, Nov. 21, for John William Bacon, who died at his Atherton home of cardiac arrest on Nov. 13. He was 84, and lived in Atherton since 1963. A native of San Mateo, Mr. Bacon attended Peninsula schools and Santa Clara University, as well as the Army and Navy Academy, a college prep boarding school in Carlsbad, California, according to his family.

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  8. Menlo Park police release names of officers involved in fatal shootingRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | Almanac

    The three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect on Nov. 11 are veterans with more than a decade of experience, according to the police department. Sgt. Jaime Romero and officers Scott Mackdanz and Nicholas Douglas are on paid leave, as is standard protocol following a shooting, Police Chief Bob Jonsen said.

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  9. Community college district can raise $388M more for facilitiesRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Community College District will get to borrow up to $388 million in the bond market to finance new and updated facilities and equipment on its three campuses, including Canada College in Woodside, as a result of the Nov. 4 election. Measure H, the community college bond measure, passed handily with 65 percent of voters approving it.

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  10. Community college bond measure passes easilyRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | Almanac

    Sixty-five percent of voters said yes to giving the San Mateo County Community College District the authority to borrow up to $388 million in the bond market to finance new and updated facilities and to buy equipment, such as computers, for the district's three campuses. Construction and architectural firms and unions gave a total of $234,100 to the Measure H campaign between July 1 and Oct. 22, according to finance reports from the county Elections Office.

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  11. Artscene: Metalsmith Bill Sorich creates art with welding toolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Almanac

    Bill Sorich works with the traditional tools of a welder, just in an unconvential mannter. (Photo by Natalia Nazarova/The Almanac The stereotype of a welder is a burly guy perched high on a steel beam, torch in hand, putting the bones of a skyscraper together.

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  12. Not much spending in open space raceRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    Incumbent Larry Hassett has still not yet raised any money in his attempt to return for a fourth term on the board of the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District, while his opponent, Brandon Lewke, has raised only $425, with $200 of that his own money. According to the latest campaign finance filings covering Oct. 1 to Oct. 18, Mr. Hassett's campaign is still operating on the $4,700 he has lent it.

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  13. Community college bond measure faces new kind of opponentRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    When there is organized opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from anti-tax people, such as those associated with the Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association. Measure H on the Nov. 4 ballot would authorize the San Mateo County Community College District to borrow up to $388 million in the bond market to finance new and updated facilities and to buy equipment, such as computers, for its three campuses.

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  14. Not much spending in open space raceRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    Incumbent Larry Hassett has still not yet raised any money in his attempt to return for a fourth term on the board of the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District, while his opponent, Brandon Lewke, has raised only $425, with $200 of that his own money. According to the latest campaign finance filings covering Oct. 1 to Oct. 18, Mr. Hassett's campaign is still operating on the $4,700 he has lent it.

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  15. Tonight: Public forum on West Nile virusRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District will hold a public informational session at 7 p.m. tonight in San Mateo to address concerns about the West Nile virus and the measures used to keep it under control. As of Oct. 14, 19 birds had tested positive for the virus, according to the district .

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  16. College bond measure faces a new kind of opponentRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | Almanac

    When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation, such as the Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association. Measure H on the Nov. 4 ballot would authorize the San Mateo County Community College District to borrow up to $388 million in the bond market to finance new and updated facilities and to buy equipment, such as computers, for its three campuses.

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  17. County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areasRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco product" to include electronic smoking devices. The board also voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking of all types in and around multi-unit residences, which include owner-occupied condominiums and townhouses.

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  18. Police calls: Bobcat construction vehicle stolen from Woodside homeRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

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

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  19. Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community collegesRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Almanac

    Contributions from architectural firms, builders and organized labor made up much of the $167,600 total to a campaign committee backing Measure H. The $388 million bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot would fund capital improvements at three campuses in the San Mateo County Community College District. Three years ago, the district proposed a $564 million bond measure but it failed, missing the necessary 55 voter approval by 1.9 percentage points.

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  20. Ratings firms give community college district top marksRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Community College District has received top marks from two rating services: Standard & Poor's gave the district an AAA rating, and Moody's assigned it Aaa. At its website, Moody's Investor Services explained its rationale, citing the district's healthy reserves, high socio-economic indicators, a large tax base, and a funding formula that insulates the district from uncertainties in state finances.

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