If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Tailgate party, Friday night movies at pop-up park]]> Menlo Park patrol officers will host a tailgate party before the free outdoor screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the "Popu-Up Paseo" in downtown Menlo Park on Friday night, Sept. 4. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Deputies see mountain lion feed on deer carcass]]> Of the many local reports of mountain lions sightings, this is a rare one. When the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies showed up, they actually observed the mountain lion. ]]> <![CDATA[Feature: Boys & Girls Club kids take off at aviation museum]]> "My head is in the clouds," says 14-year-old Alberto Vilchis, describing his plan for a career in aviation engineering. ]]> <![CDATA[Nunez scores twice in Menlo College men's soccer victory]]> Oaks report: The Menlo College men's soccer team played like it was on familiar turf, beating Whittier, 5-0, in a nonconference game played at De Anza College in Cupertino on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?]]> One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions. ]]> <![CDATA[Saturday talk: 'Psychologist Fights Back Against Alzheimer's']]> Constance L. Vincent of Woodside will discuss her book, "Not Going Gently: A Psychologist Fights Back Against Alzheimer's for Her Mother ... and Perhaps Herself," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Menlo Park City Council chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Fire board member's opposition to contract raises questions]]> Chuck Bernstein went on record to oppose a new four-year contract with firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, and his letter did provoke a question or two for the district, and a call for his censure.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: When silence isn't golden]]> Nick Pegueros last month left his post as Portola Valley town manager under a shadow. But thanks to a new provision inserted into his contract only months before, the public and potential future employers may never know the nature of that shadow -- an "involuntary resignation" that followed a series of closed-session meetings of the Town Council to evaluate his performance.]]> <![CDATA[Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail]]> At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) to close a gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail in East Palo Alto, according to a County of San Mateo Parks Department press release.]]> <![CDATA[When in France ...]]> Cafe Brioche has been an anchor on California Avenue since 1995. The food is uncomplicated and well-prepared by chef Ricardo Molina, prices are rational, the service competent and the dining room cozy.]]> <![CDATA[On stage: Stories from the Great Plains]]> Redwood City's Dragon Theatre is currently presenting a compelling version of "The Voice of the Prairie," a play by John Olive set in the early days of radio. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000. The most recent sale happened on July 22, 2015, and brought in more than $10 million. Learn about this home sale and others in this week's list of recent home sales.]]> <![CDATA[Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry]]> In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit]]> Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley Town Hall, but some council members are willing to talk about the clause forbidding staff from talking.]]> <![CDATA[Want to attend Pope's address in D.C.?]]> It will be standing room only, on grass, to hear Pope Francis speak to Congress on Sept. 24, via JumboTron, but some of Anna Eshoo's constituents will have a place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.]]> <![CDATA[High school grads intern at homeless services nonprofit]]> Sophie Scheinman witnessed the challenges facing homeless families during an eight-week summer internship with InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based nonprofit that provides shelter and services for homeless people in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. ]]> <![CDATA[One free kick for Onizuka, one soccer victory for the Oaks]]> Oaks report
Ryan Onizuka scored on a free kick just before halftime and the Menlo College men's soccer team made it stand up as the game-winner in a physically demanding nonconference contest on Saturday at Sequoia High in Redwood City. Read the story here.]]>
<![CDATA[Portola Valley's Cameron Jones makes it to semifinals in national science competition]]> Cameron Jones, the Portola Valley science fair whiz who graduated from Corte Madera School last June has done it again by being named a semi-finalist in a national middle school science fair competition, one of 300 students in the country to do so.]]> <![CDATA[Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks]]> Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater than a Category 5 hurricane, sending them long distances. Epidemiological studies have long recognized the harm these particles cause to people's respiratory systems, according to Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Kiwanis Club names September speakers]]> The Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park meets each Tuesday, from noon to 1:15 p.m., at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Friday movie nights at pop-up paseo]]> Visitors to downtown Menlo Park have likely noticed the colorful array of astroturf, colorful chairs, and young families at play in the new "Pop-Up Paseo" on Chestnut Street between Santa Cruz and Menlo avenues.
<![CDATA[City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager]]> The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina Donnelly, announced by City Manager Alex McIntyre on Aug. 27.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan]]> PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have to be removed. Of those trees, 500 are in public right-of-ways and 800 are on private property, according to PG&E.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park school district expands language programs]]> The Menlo Park City School District is working hard this year to achieve a goal it adopted in 2008: to offer world language programs to all district students.]]> <![CDATA[Back to school: Woodside preschool changes more than its building]]> While as many as 60 construction workers swarmed over Woodside Elementary School's campus each day last week, it was a little hard to believe the school would be ready to welcome more than 400 students by its Aug. 25 opening day of school.]]> <![CDATA[Worth a Look: Stand-up comedy, soul and wine lounge and more]]> This week, catch an evening of stand-up comedy based on the book, "Take My Spouse, Please," check out Art on the Square in Redwood City and enjoy soul music and fine wine at the Oshman Family JCC.]]> <![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.]]>