If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Menlo Mandarin charter to get $375,000 federal grant]]> The Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in Menlo Park is set to receive a $375,000 grant that will go toward start-up costs if the charter is approved.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Four homes burglarized, with losses of at least $10,500]]> Burglars hit four Portola Valley homes in mid-October, stealing jewelry and computers for total estimated losses to the residents of at least $10,500, according to a Sheriff's Office report. ]]> <![CDATA[Students skip World Series finale for Atherton candidate forum]]> It was the final game of the World Series on Wednesday, but on the campus of Menlo College in Atherton, a group of nearly 80 students skipped the game to listen to four candidates for three seats on the Atherton City Council.]]> <![CDATA[Sunday: Chainsaw meets pine tree in Menlo Park]]> The remnants of a beloved Italian stone pine tree will take on new shapes on Sunday (Nov. 2) in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Dave Iverson's 'Capturing Grace' wins honors]]> "Capturing Grace" by Dave Iverson of Menlo Park was honored as the Audience Favorite Documentary at the 37th Mill Valley Film festival held Oct. 10-11.]]> <![CDATA[Nov. 8: TheatreWorks celebrates its 45th anniversary]]> Donald Kennedy, Stanford University president emeritus and longtime TheatreWorks supporter, will be honored at the theater company's 45th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City. The theme of the event is "Original and Timeless."]]> <![CDATA['Unbridled Passion']]> "Morning Run-Just Horses" is part of an exhibit of photographs by Merrie Asimow on display Nov. 4-30 at Gallery 9, 143 Main St. in Los Altos.]]> <![CDATA[State launches Halloween crackdown on underage drinking]]> California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is ramping up its statewide efforts to reduce the number of minors injured or killed in crashes or incidents involving alcohol this Halloween.]]> <![CDATA[Pet of the week]]> Looks like this week's featured pet, a lovebird named Jillian, dyed her feathers to celebrate the San Francisco Giants World Series victory, but it's all natural. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford doctor in voluntary quarantine]]> A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home.]]> <![CDATA[Twelve to be inducted into M-A Athletic Hall of Fame]]> Menlo-Atherton High School has inducted 12 members into its eighth Athletic Hall of Fame class. The list includes five athletes, a coach, two teams, and for the first time, athletic boosters and a parent volunteer. ]]> <![CDATA[Saturday conference in Menlo: trafficking of women, girls]]> A conference on the trafficking of women and girls will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Legend comes to life: Menlowe Ballet premieres dance based on Mongolian folktale]]> Menlowe Ballet's "Legend of the Seven Suns" will be performed at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton from Nov. 8, 9 and 15. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park resident arrested for alleged graffiti vandalism]]> An 18-year-old Menlo Park resident has been arrested for allegedly spray-painting graffiti on public and private property along U.S. 101 from San Francisco all the way down to Santa Clara counties, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Local water polo teams wrap up regular-season titles]]> Prep roundup: Water polo champions were crowned in the PAL Bay Division and West Catholic Athletic League on Wednesday in two very distinct ways.
The PAL titles both went into overtime while the Sacred Heart Prep boys and girls cruised to easy victories.]]>
<![CDATA[Atherton police offer Halloween safety tips, free glow necklaces]]> The Atherton Police Department will give out free glow necklaces to children and their parents on and before Halloween, starting Oct. 30. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council approves specific plan changes]]> Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following a unanimous vote by the City Council on Oct. 29.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park police seek three suspects in attempted sexual assault]]> Three men confronted a woman early Thursday and attempted to pull her clothes off as she carried trash to a dumpster enclosure behind businesses in the 100 block of El Camino Real in Menlo Park, police reported. ]]> <![CDATA[Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations]]> Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their cities. For nearly 20 years, Palo Alto officials have been trying to join the San Francisco International Airport Community Roundtable, a group that represents 19 cities within San Mateo County; San Francisco and San Mateo counties; the San Francisco Airport Commission; and The Association of Governments of San Mateo County Airport Land Use Committee.]]> <![CDATA[Residents have growing concerns over small commuter planes]]> Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation -- A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel." Some residents in Menlo Park, Redwood City and Atherton say it sums up their experience with the commuter airline's turbo-propeller planes. ]]> <![CDATA[Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise]]> Angry local residents say the Midpeninsula's skies are turning into an aeronautic superhighway and that federal levels for acceptable noise, which date to the 1970s, are obsolete and need to be updated -- pronto. ]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Man doesn't have the goods, so robber walks off]]> Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Yikes!]]> Will there be a soft scuttling from above as little ones visit this creepy corner at Princeton Road and Cambridge Avenue in Menlo Park on Halloween night? ]]> <![CDATA[New law establishes veterans' program]]> Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill providing veterans with increased access to home-based assisted living care. Authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, the bill creates a three-year medical foster home pilot program, which provides veterans the option to choose to live and receive care in a private home.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - Oct. 29]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Human Services director 'horrified' by allegations against social worker]]> The director of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency said Wednesday she is "horrified" by allegations that one of her employees was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old girl he was supposed to help.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested in stabbing death at Courthouse Square]]> Police arrested a San Carlos man on suspicion of a fatal stabbing in downtown Redwood City on Tuesday night. ]]> <![CDATA[Will voters weigh in on future of Sequoia Healthcare District?]]> One race in the Nov. 4 election has the potential to correct what some see as a miscarriage of the democratic process. But a correction would likely jeopardize grants for local health-care-related activities, including food banks, drug-and-alcohol abuse programs, school nurse programs and K-5 physical fitness programs.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Money and politics in Menlo Park]]> The unseemly role of money in politics at the state and national levels has a local counterpart these days. Rather sizable amounts are being spent for and against Menlo Park's Measure M, which aims to reduce the scale of office complexes allowed on El Camino Real. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Keith raises $20,274 for council campaign]]> As befits a small city election, Menlo Park council candidate campaigns are weighed in thousands of dollars, rather than hundreds of thousands. This holds true for the latest batch of campaign finance reports.]]> <![CDATA[Almanac endorsement: Menlo Park City Council race]]> With six candidates running for three seats, we believe that the incumbents are the best choices in the Menlo Park City Council race.]]> <![CDATA[Not much spending in open space race]]> The two candidates for the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District board's Ward 6 have each spent very little on their race; although challenger Brandon Lewke says he was told by Republican Party officials to not report their phone bank donations in his behalf until after the election.]]> <![CDATA[College bond measure: Big donors boost 'Yes on H' coffers]]> The campaign for Measure H, a bond measure in the Nov. 4 election that would pay for more modernizing of the county's three community college campuses, received $116,500 in campaign contributions in October, including $95,000 from three donors.]]> <![CDATA[Priory's state-leading football win streak ends at 20]]> Weekend prep roundup: For the past three weeks, the Priory football team has been in the spotlight with the state's longest winning streak. The number of consecutive victories was 20, until this past weekend. ]]> <![CDATA[School board examines law governing charter schools]]> An attorney led a study session Monday night for the board of the Menlo Park City School District about the details of charter school law that will govern its Nov. 12 decision on a proposed Mandarin immersion charter school in the district. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Measure M fundraising, spending pick up]]> The latest batch of campaign finance reports show big spending on both sides of the Measure M debate. ]]> <![CDATA[Rose Hau still top Atherton council fundraiser]]> Rose Hau remains the top fundraiser of the four candidates running for three Atherton City Council seats, according to campaign finance statements for the period Oct. 1 through Oct. 18.]]> <![CDATA[The tortured artist]]> What does it take to be "one of the greats?" That's the question at the dark heart of "Whiplash," an indie "Amadeus" set in a New York City music conservatory.]]> <![CDATA[You talking to me?]]> At this point in American history, we'd like to believe we've come a long way on the subject of race. But viewers of this engaging satire will have to confess we've still got a long way to go.]]> <![CDATA[College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent]]> When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation. This time, they have company.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - Oct. 22]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide 2014]]> Links to Voter Guide stories in the Almanac for the Nov. 4 election.
<![CDATA[Saturday: Grandson talks about growing up with Ty Cobb]]> Herschel Cobb, Menlo Park resident and author of the memoir, "Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb," will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Menlo Park City Council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Nov. 8: Kepler's holds book swap]]> Author Alice LaPlante will be featured at the next Book Swap on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Deja vu all over again?]]> Home prices along the Peninsula continue to rise with no indication of coming down any time soon, according to real estate experts.]]> <![CDATA[Fall Real Estate 2014]]> Links to stories in the Almanac's Fall Real Estate publication. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Community Theatre stages 'Curtains']]> Rehearsals are in full swing in Menlo Park and Woodside, with the new director commuting from the East Bay and actors coming from as far away as San Francisco and San Jose. ]]> <![CDATA[TheatreWorks sets a murderous tale in WWII London]]> TheatreWorks sets Steven Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" in WWII London in the midst of the blitz.]]> <![CDATA[Movie review: 'The Boxtrolls']]> "The Boxtrolls" falls into the category of classical fairy tale, with its shadowy world inhabited by innocents in contention with monstrous adults.]]> <![CDATA[Movie review: 'Fury']]> Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman shine in "Fury," a throwback combat movie that offers vivid performances and a decidedly anti-war sentiment.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters]]> The real estate industry faces many challenges. The industry is made up of agents from all walks of life and educational backgrounds that range from a high school diploma to graduate degrees from the world's best law and business schools.]]> <![CDATA[Local neighborhoods: Westridge in Portola Valley]]> The Almanac produces an annual "Our Neighborhoods" publication with stories about neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park and Atherton. Here is a story on the Westridge neighborhood of Portola Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Scoreboard]]> ● Click here for the latest high school, college and other local sports scores.
● Boys water polo: Menlo-Atherton 14, Menlo School 11 (OT)]]>