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  1. Musician, college president and Woodside resident Bob StiffRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Almanac

    Bob Stiff, an accomplished self-taught musician and twice president of Canada College, died in March. He was 88. Woodside resident Dwight Robert "Bob" Stiff, a self-taught professional musician, twice president of Canada College, and the husband of former Woodside mayor Joan Stiff, died peacefully at home on March 15. He was 88. Mr. Stiff was a native of Detroit, where he developed a love of music, literature and baseball.

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  2. 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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  3. Saturday: Affordable home loan workshopRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Almanac

    Learn how to join the affordable home loan program administered by HEART of San Mateo County for first-time home buyers at a workshop on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to noon. Find more information on qualifications and register tinyurl.com/nkgufx6 online .

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  4. Briefs: Construction starts on apartment complexRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | Almanac

    Construction has started on Greenheart Land Company's planned 195-unit apartment complex at 777 Hamilton Ave. in Menlo Park. The developer received building permits on April 16 for the first 85 units.

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  5. Atherton talk: water-wise gardeningRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Almanac

    Cutting back on the amount of water used for landscaping can be as simple as exchanging plants that use lots of water for those that use little, Master Gardener Julie Montanari told a crowd of about 60 people in Atherton for an Earth Day event on April 21 at Holbrook-Palmer Park. She also recommended sheet-mulching to replace lawns, adding hardscape such as paths and patios, which use no water, and converting irrigation from spray to drip or replacing sprinkler heads with more efficient versions.

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  6. Atherton talk: water-wise gardening in time of droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Almanac

    This chart shows how much water, in inches per month, plants with different water needs should get, with rainfall factored in. The high water use plants are lawn, white birch trees and annuals.

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  7. Tuesday: Atherton talk on water-wise gardeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Almanac

    Some of the plants Julie Montanari says use little water are Italian buckhorn leaves and Italian buckthorn berries, yarrow, bush anemone, lantana and autumn sage, and wormwood and lavender. Atherton will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 21, with special events, including a talk on "Water Wise Gardening," starting at 7 p.m. in the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. Julie Montanari, a master gardener and landscape designer, will talk about sustainable and water-wise landscape practices.

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  8. Atherton talk on water-wise gardeningRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | Almanac

    Atherton will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 21, with special events, including a talk on "Water Wise Gardening," starting at 7 p.m. in the Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. Julie Montanari, a master gardener and landscape designer, will talk about sustainable and water-wise landscape practices. A representative from the California Water Service Company will talk about the governor's recent order restricting water use.

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  9. M-A girls run to the team title at Serra Top 7Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | Almanac

    Members of the Menlo-Atherton girls' track and field team showed no aftereffects of of the school's prom the night before as they piled up 131 points to capture the team title at the Serra Top 7 Invitational for the third straight year on Saturday in San Mateo.

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  10. Menlo Presbyterian names new director of children's ministryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | Almanac

    Gary Lindsay, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's new director of children's ministry, is shown with his wife, Heidi, and children Rebekah and Brendan. Gary Lindsay is the new director of children's ministry at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, where he will be serving more than 2,000 families, the church announced recently.

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  11. New Ravenswood Family Health Center to debut SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Almanac

    The exterior of the new Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto, located on Bay Road. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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  12. Tonight: Woodside Town Council considers suing FCCRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | Almanac

    Woodside's Town Council will consider joining a lawsuit over cellphone tower rules when it meets on Tuesday night, March 9. Also on the agenda: an animal control contract, the town's housing element and interviews with candidates for the town's Architectural and Site Review Board. Woodside's council will consider whether to spend $15,000 to join in a national lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission over the latest regulations the FCC has adopted with regard to granting requests to install telecommunication facilities, such as cellphone towers.

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  13. Briefs: State Sen. Jerry Hill holds online 'town hall' meetingRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Almanac

    State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, is hosting a discussion about the new legislative year during a live, online town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 20. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Junior League's headquarters at 555 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park "One of the League's first projects was the development of the Community Blood Reserve, a mutual assistance blood-donor program for the Mid-Peninsula area," says Jan Hickman, League president.

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  14. Construction, building interests give $357K to pass community college bond measureRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | Almanac

    Construction and building interests, including several from out of state, were in a class by themselves in contributing $357,100 in 2014 to the campaign for Measure H, a bond measure in the November election put on the ballot by the San Mateo County Community College District, according to a report filed with the county Elections Office. To pass, the measure needed the approval of 55 percent majority of the voters.

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  15. Election 2014: Construction, building interests give $357K in college bond electionRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | Almanac

    Construction and building interests, including several from out of state, were in a class by themselves in contributing $357,100 in 2014 to the campaign for Measure H, a bond measure in the November election put on the ballot by the San Mateo County Community College District, according to a report filed with the county Elections Office. To pass, the measure needed the approval of 55 percent majority of the voters.

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  16. Longtime school board member steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Almanac

    Olivia Martinez walks her grandchildren and her dog Pebbles from school to home in Menlo Park. From left, they are Alex, 8, Matthew, 6, and William, 5. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving the board March 1 to move to Dallas, Texas.

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  17. Two arrested in connection with North Fair Oaks burglaryRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Almanac

    Two Redwood City residents were arrested Jan. 20 in connection with a series of crimes in North Fair Oaks, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Roberto Diaz, 31, and Margarita Barragan, 29, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property, the Sheriff's Office said.

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  18. North Fair Oaks: Two arrested in connection with burglaryRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Almanac

    Two Redwood City residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a series of crimes in North Fair Oaks, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Roberto Diaz, 31, and Margarita Barragan, 29, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, vandalism and conspiracy, the Sheriff's Office said.

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  19. Big band swings into town for Herb Wong tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Almanac

    The Palo Alto Jazz Alliance is producing its first concert since the death last April of its beloved co-founder, Herb Wong of Menlo Park. But music lovers shouldn't worry that the Amateur Hour Orchestra is coming to town to entertain them.

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  20. Carole Groom sworn in as Board of Supervisors presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Almanac

    San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Groom, a former San Mateo city council member who was elected to the county board in 2010, said her goals for 2015 include studying a minimum wage ordinance; laying the groundwork for Community Choice Aggregation, a local energy model; and combating elder abuse. She said the board's goals remained largely the same: "to keep San Mateo County safe and healthy, provide services for the most vulnerable population, and preserve and protect our precious open space and park lands."

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