If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Saturday: Woodside's 'Day of the Horse' celebrates Spanish horse culture]]> The 11th annual free Woodside Day of the Horse will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 10, with activities from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Woodside Town Hall and a progressive trail ride from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[In His Majesty's service]]> In her 2009 play, currently presented by Redwood City's Dragon Theatre, Liz Duffy Adams offers a window into the adventuresome existence of 17th-century English playwright Aphra Behn.]]> <![CDATA[Turn me on]]> Three-month old Turn Bar & Grill in Los Altos specializes in upscale American comfort food.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo boys top M-A, grab control of PAL water polo race]]> Prep water polo: The Menlo School boys took a big step toward taking back the PAL Bay Division water polo title they lost to rival Menlo-Atherton last season by defeating the Bears, 11-8, on Wednesday in the Knights' pool. ]]> <![CDATA[Through my ears]]> For much of the month of October, playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith will be in residence at Stanford University.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: free books and activities for kids]]> The Rotary Club of Menlo Park and Facebook will host a book giveaway at the Belle Haven Community Garden at 261 Ivy Drive on Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 3 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Community Theatre stages 'Chicago']]> After five years of waiting, Woodside Community Theatre is finally putting on "Chicago." ]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula College Fund helps scores of students]]> Peninsula College Fund has lots to celebrate at its upcoming 10-year anniversary party.]]> <![CDATA[Junior League resale shop has new look]]> The Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula invites the public to its newly renovated resale shop at 785 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park for its sapphire anniversary sale. The 25 percent off sale, taking place Monday, Oct. 12, celebrates The Shop's 45 years of supporting the community.]]> <![CDATA[Local Junior League history: from humble beginnings]]> Like many of the well-established companies and nonprofits in our region, the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula started off small and scrappy.]]> <![CDATA[Cover story: Empowering girls]]> In its 50th year, local Junior League reboots to focus on helping girls become leaders in science, technology, engineering and math.]]> <![CDATA[Belle Haven residents don't like 'Bayfront' label for M-2 zone]]> Some residents of Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood say they don't like the fact that the industrial district around them, long known as the M-2 zone, is now being relabeled the Bayfront.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School girls top rival SHP in WBAL volleyball]]> Tuesday's prep roundup: The Menlo School girls remained within a match of first place in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) volleyball race with a 26-28, 25-21, 25-11, 20-25, 15-6 victory over host Sacred Heart Prep on Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday: Tri-county panel on economic inequality]]> Top administrators in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco County will convene on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Conference Center (5001 Great America Parkway) for a panel discussion on economic inequality. ]]> <![CDATA[Talks to change Menlo Park's specific plan tabled]]> By the time the clock struck 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Menlo Park City Council had not yet broached its second major discussion on the agenda: a review of proposed updates to the city's specific plan, a 365-page document adopted in 2012 to guide development in downtown Menlo Park for decades to come. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Seeking to renew harmony in Town Hall, council hires help]]> If the harmony inside Portola Valley Town Hall was as real as it's said to have been, that fabric has been frayed by recent events and the Town Council has hired help as it tries to restitch it, maybe with more modern threads.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School is set to induct its 2015 Hall of Fame]]> Menlo School will present five new inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday at 4 p.m., in the West Gym of the Athletic Center.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff's Office warns public of phone scam]]> The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to beware of a telephone scam involving a caller who claims to be affiliated with the Sheriff's Office in attempt to defraud people of money. ]]> <![CDATA[Farmers' Market comes to Facebook]]> Lines formed beneath a floating blue and white balloon archway as Facebook's first farmers' market, held in the company's transformed parking lot, launched on Sunday morning, Oct. 4.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Library reopens after bedbug scare]]> A bedbug found in the Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center shut down the library the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 6 and all day Wednesday, Oct. 7. The library reopened Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m., according to Menlo Park Library Director Susan Holmer. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Tentative deal would gives 3% pay boost to city employees]]> Thirty-six supervisorial and management employees of the city of Menlo Park would receive a 3 percent increase in base salaries under a tentative agreement with the city on a new two-year labor contract, the city announced Oct. 5. ]]> <![CDATA[Murder charges dropped in Menlo Park drive-by shooting case]]> The case of East Palo Alto resident Eric Barragan, who had been in San Mateo County jail for more than 10 months on charges of attempted murder in Menlo Park, has been dropped for a lack of evidence, according to prosecutors with the District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park firefighters flip pancakes, raise funds]]> Menlo Park firefighters rappelled down ropes, simulated a live auto crash and showed off the "jaws of life," a pincer-like metal device used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles.]]> <![CDATA[Post office 'institution' Robert Delvishio retires]]> For years, Robert Delvishio has been telling visitors to the West Menlo Park post office that he's wanted to have his name in the Almanac. For his retirement, he'll finally get his wish.]]> <![CDATA[Prosecutors add to the sexual-misconduct charges against former basketball coach]]> Authorities have added more allegations of sexual activity with a minor to the charges against Julio Edgardo Ortiz, a former coach at Selby Lane School in Atherton and Clifford School in Redwood City, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo girls net perfect tennis finish in Battle of the Bay]]> The Northern California tennis championship for girls has been in existence since 2004 and the finalists every year have been from the Central Coast Section. Menlo School coach Bill Shine believes the CCS dominance is over after watching North Coast Section teams hold their own in the second annual Battle of the Bay. Read the story here.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside school board race: Challenger criticizes incumbent's attendance record]]> A challenger for a seat on the Woodside Elementary School District board is accusing an incumbent of poor board meeting attendance.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters looking into the cause of Filoli estate grass fire]]> Fire investigators have not yet settled on what started a nearly five-acre grass fire in the vicinity of Edgewood and Canada roads on a northern portion of the Filoli estate in Woodside on Saturday, Oct. 3.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: New member named to architectural review panel]]> Portola Valley resident Alvin Sill, currently the chair of the town's Water Conservation Committee, is the newest member of the town's Architectural & Site Control Commission.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested on possession of concealed weapon]]> An East Palo Alto man was arrested on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed weapon Tuesday evening in East Palo Alto. The arrest was made after the Menlo Park Narcotics Enforcement Team contacted a group of people openly smoking marijuana in front of children, according to police.]]> <![CDATA['In a beautiful world']]> Oil paintings by Marsha Heimbecker, inspired by the orphaned elephants of Tsavo, will be on display at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park through October. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside]]> Home sales data are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county recorder's office. ]]> <![CDATA[Latest local scores, game details]]> See local sports scores and game details. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Home sales data 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.]]>