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

    Wednesday | 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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  2. Police calls: Bobcat construction vehicle stolen from Woodside homeRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | 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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  3. Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community collegesRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | 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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  4. Ratings firms give community college district top marksRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | 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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  5. Election: Community college district asks voters for $388 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Almanac

    Air conditioning in this classroom is loud and outdone by computer-generated heat and afternoon sun, so Canada College cools the room way down before class then turns the air conditioner off. Students start in sweaters and end in T-shirts, faculty say.

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  6. Election briefs: Campaign reports releasedRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Almanac

    Check AlmanacNews.com for information on donations and expenditures for local campaigns, including council races in Menlo Park and Atherton. The League of Women Voters will host a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, for the six candidates running for Menlo Park City Council.

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  7. Vote-by-mail ballots go out today; in-person voting begins at two centersRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Almanac

    The county Elections Office has begun mailing vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 4 election to registered voters in San Mateo County, according to county elections officials. In-person voting services also begin today at two voting centers: in San Mateo and Redwood City.

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  8. Caltrain launches suicide-prevention webpageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Almanac

    Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann talks about the agency's new suicide-prevention webpage at the San Mateo Caltrain Station in San Mateo on Wednesday, Oct. 1. "Suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility" was the message at the unveiling of Caltrain's new webpage for suicide prevention at the San Mateo Caltrain Station on Wednesday, Oct. 1. As part of Railroad Safety Month, Caltrain launched a special page on its website dedicated to suicide-prevention information and outreach. The page includes a crisis hotline number and links to local, regional and national resources.

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  9. Gov. Brown signs law on public access to Martins BeachRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Almanac

    A movement to reopen a popular surfing beach in San Mateo County was given a boost Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring the State Lands Commission to negotiate with Martins Beach owner Vinod Khosla to acquire a public access route. The measure, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, instructs the commission to negotiate with the owner for one year for a public right-of-way or easement.

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  10. Key Market changing handsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Almanac

    Dehoff's Key Market, part of Marsh Manor in Redwood City for about 20 years, is in its last week at that location, owner Chris Dehoff told the Almanac on Monday, Sept. 22. "Our family will miss this location after having been there for so many years.

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  11. Key Market closing after 20 years at Marsh ManorRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | Almanac

    Dehoff's Key Market, part of Marsh Manor in Redwood City for about 20 years, is in its last week at that location, owner Chris Dehoff told the Almanac on Monday, Sept. 22. "Our family will miss this location after having been there for so many years.

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  12. Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San MateoRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Almanac

    Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this morning, a police sergeant said. The car driven by a man in his 50s was traveling west on West Hillsdale, then veered north onto the sidewalk and struck the four pedestrians, San Mateo police Sgt.

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  13. Sept. 6: Seminar on water-efficient gardeningRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Almanac

    The public is invited to a free seminar on drought-tolerant gardening at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. The seminar will be led by Alane O'Reilly Weber, a longtime master composter and owner of Botanical Arts in San Mateo.

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  14. Menlo Park tightens water belt, adopts new restrictions for customersRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | Almanac

    Complying with the state's mandate, the City Council voted during its Aug. 26 meeting to implement a plan that prohibits: Washing noncommercial vehicles unless the hose has an automatic shut-off valve or the washing is done at a facility that uses recirculated water.

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  15. Bills to curb antibiotic use head to governor's deskRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Almanac

    The California Legislature recently sent to the governor two bills sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, that will prohibit the use of antibiotics as growth enhancers in farm animals and promote more responsible use of antibiotics in humans.

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  16. Bills to curb antibiotic use head to governor's deskRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | Almanac

    The California Legislature last week sent to the governor two bills sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, that will prohibit the use of antibiotics as growth enhancers in farm animals and promote more responsible use of antibiotics in humans.

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  17. Jackie Speier tours Menlo Park companiesRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2014 | Almanac

    Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, visited two manufacturing companies -- Acclarent and Qbotix -- on O'Brien Drive in Menlo Park on Wednesday.

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  18. Woodside horseback vaulters win national competition; now on to world championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Almanac

    Woodside Vaulters Miki Yang , Rachel Polati , Siddartha Kreaden , and Julie Divita compete in the CVI Pacific Cup on May 2 in Gilroy.

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  19. College district puts $388 million bond measure on November ballotRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2014 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Community College District is going back to voters and asking them to approve a large bond measure for construction and modernization projects.

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  20. Reporter's Notebook: Respect for the cows and the horses, but the pigs? No.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2014 | Almanac

    Pigs are defenseless prey to humans, a notable exception being wild pigs, but they're also intelligent and emotional.

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