AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Review: 'Transcendence']]> "Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception" -- in the director's chair, "Transcendence" has a sobriety of tone that effectively works against its inner mad scientist.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Finding Vivian Maier']]> Photographer John Maloof was only looking for some historical photos of the Chicago area when he purchased a box of undeveloped negatives at an auction in the winter of 2007. He ended up discovering the work of a previously unknown artist named Vivian Maier.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Menlo Park gas main break repaired]]> A gas main damaged by a backhoe was repaired about 30 minutes after the leak occurred, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.
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<![CDATA[Baseball and cars at Menlo-Atherton this weekend]]> A day of baseball, cars on display, and barbecue is set for Saturday, April 19, at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.]]> <![CDATA[Monday: Menlo Park school district to discuss principles and new funding]]> Menlo Park City School District will meet on April 21 to discuss guiding principles and a new school funding model.]]> <![CDATA[Deputies seek two men in Ford pickup]]> Deputies are looking for two white men in a late-model gray Ford pickup in connection with an attempted burglary on April 17.]]> <![CDATA[April 21: Menlo Park hosts small business roundtable]]> Menlo Park will host its first quarterly meeting for small businesses, defined as those with 100 or fewer employees, on Monday, April 21.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report]]> Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort to fight changes in rail service.]]> <![CDATA[First person: Witnessing pain, human resilience in Oso]]> As a Red Cross volunteer I've seen areas devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires. ]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Hunt Easter eggs in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park's annual Easter egg hunts take place on April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Burgess Park and at Kelly Park.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - April 16]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - April 16]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[One killed after sailboat collides with buoy during race]]> One person was killed and one injured Wednesday evening when a sailboat taking part in a race near Redwood City collided with a channel marker buoy, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Two win 2014 environmental awards]]> Menlo Park bestowed two Environmental Quality Awards this year, one to a resident, and another to a business.]]> <![CDATA[Nine purported gang members could face death penalty]]> Alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs who were indicted for murder with special circumstances in March could face the death penalty, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers]]> An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered from traffic on the other, is just one of the projects envisioned in a draft master plan for bicycle and pedestrian circulation in Atherton. ]]> <![CDATA[Rugby on wheels]]> The squeal of metal against metal, the smack of rubber against flesh: Murder was in the air as Kentucky hosted the national tournament of wheelchair rugby -- dubbed "murderball."]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - April 9]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College's Hall earns Cal Pac softball honor]]> Oaks' notes: Mary Hall of Menlo College was named Cal Pac Softball Player of the Week after having a huge week for the Oaks, pounding out eight hits in 12 trips to the plate while raising her season average to .348. Read this story and see more local sports coverage on PASportsOnline.com. ]]> <![CDATA[No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey]]> San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident in September 2013 that took the life of Woodside cyclist and former Amazon CFO Joy Covey.]]> <![CDATA[No signs of trauma on Menlo Park woman found dead on Mt. Tam]]> An autopsy on Magdalena Glinkowski, the Menlo Park woman who was found dead in Mt. Tamalpais State Park on Saturday, showed no obvious signs of trauma, Marin County sheriff's officials said this afternoon.
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<![CDATA[Atherton teen honored for efforts 'to make a lasting impact']]> High school senior Jessica Bird's volunteer work to combat sex-trafficking worldwide, an effort she began while on a church mission in Costa Rica, has earned her a national award.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Bicyclist dies 5 months after collision]]> A bicyclist severely injured last November after colliding with a car has died, according to Menlo Park police.]]> <![CDATA[M-A earns share of first place in PAL Bay Division race]]> Monday's prep roundup
Eric Amundson tossed six shutout innings and Matt McGarry went 3-for-4 with three RBI -- including a two-run homer -- as Menlo-Atherton defeated host Half Moon Bay 8-0, in PAL Bay Division baseball action Monday afternoon. ● Read this story and see other sports coverage at PASportsOnline.com. ]]>
<![CDATA[Woodside: Revolver on console undermines driver's statement]]> Police calls: Deputies headed west on Kings Mountain encountered a vehicle traveling east and made a traffic stop. The driver, when asked if there were firearms in the vehicle, said "No," but a deputy saw a revolver on the center console. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Hidden license-plate cameras captured drive-by traffic]]> Radar-equipped vehicle-speed-monitoring trailers often seen along the side of the road in Portola Valley have been doing double duty recently: informing motorists of their forward velocity and taking photographs of their license plates.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School's Price sets the bar high in girls' 400 meters]]> Weekend prep roundup: Whatever plans Maddy Price has for the remainder of the 2014 track and field season, she's probably already ahead of schedule to achieve those goals following a sensational effort in the 400 meters at the Arcadia Invitational. Read this story and see more local sports coverage on PA Sports Online ]]> <![CDATA[Two arrested in Menlo Park burglary]]> On Friday afternoon, a Menlo Park resident noticed that the house seemed a bit emptier than it had that morning, what with computers, electronics and jewelry missing, and called police to report a burglary.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Draft Day']]> It says something about the culture that the latest American sports-themed movie has almost nothing to do with game play and everything to do with wheeling and dealing: dealmaking itself has become a sport worthy of analysis.]]> <![CDATA[Painting with fire]]> An exhibition of works by Atherton artist Mirang Wonne opens this week at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 9.]]> <![CDATA[Images of Japan]]> This image is from "Japan Revisited," an exhibit featuring photographs by Frances Freyberg at Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild through April 30. A reception is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5.]]> <![CDATA[Exhibit opens doorway to decades past]]> A vibrant new art exhibit at Menlo College celebrates the institution's 85th anniversary.]]> <![CDATA[Model ships gallery reopens at San Mateo County History Museum]]> The San Mateo County History Museum has reopened its model ship gallery, "Charles Parsons' Ships of the World." The gallery is undergoing an upgrade that includes new murals, interactive activities, video presentations and graphics.]]>