AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Atherton moves ahead with Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan]]> Moving ahead with a plan to add bike lanes and to make it easier to get around town on foot, Atherton has adopted a Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan and will now study how to best start putting the plan into action.
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<![CDATA[Menlo College soccer players earn spot on academic team]]> For the first time in Menlo College Athletics history, two players from the same team have claimed a place on the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America list as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Read the story here.
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<![CDATA[Third generation of Hassetts opens new hardware store]]> The fifth family-owned Hassett Hardware store has opened in Redwood City, with the family proving that the little guy really can be a success.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union]]> After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have voted to unionize, according to Teamsters Local 853.
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<![CDATA[Atherton wants residents to pay town's costs for special events]]> Atherton residents who host events that cost the town money for police or other services, ranging from presidential visits to teenagers' parties, would have to pay back the town's expenses under proposed regulations.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Council makes appointment to architecture review board]]> In a 5-2 vote after 30 minutes or so of deliberation, a majority on the Woodside Town Council on Nov. 18 approved the appointment of resident Bruce Carlsmith to a brief term on the town's Architecture and Site Review Board.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School grad Frappier repeats as an All-American]]> Of local note
Pomona-Pitzer senior outside hitter Allie Frappier from Atherton earned first-team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second year in a row, it was announced Wednesday by the AVCA office. Read the story here.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus]]> An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown its Atherton campus and needs room for more students.]]> <![CDATA[DA sheds more light on sheriff employees' arrests]]> Prosecutors will seek to revoke bail this morning (Nov. 20) for a Hells Angels member accused of conspiring with sheriff's employees, including a deputy who ran against his boss for the office of sheriff in June, to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a Redwood City jail, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.]]> <![CDATA[Train 'clipped' car at Menlo Park crossing]]> A southbound train "clipped" an eastbound car at the Ravenswood Avenue Caltrain crossing in Menlo Park at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18), according to Caltrain spokesperson Jayme Ackemann.]]> <![CDATA[Inmate pleads not guilty in cellphone smuggling case]]> The jail inmate accused of participating in a conspiracy with a sheriff's deputy and two correctional officers to smuggle cellphones and drugs into the county jail pleaded not guilty to all charges before a San Mateo County judge on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Atherton resident fraudulently billed for $48,000]]> In this week's police calls, fraud was committed via automatic bill pay, hospital bills and contracting services in Atherton and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Fatal shooting by police officers may not have been recorded]]> Only two of three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect on Nov. 11 were wearing body cameras. One camera may have been turned on after the shooting, and one may have been left off, according to the District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County says all election votes now counted]]> The three open seats on the Atherton council have gone to Rick DeGolia, Mike Lempres and Bill Widmer, according to the vote count released by San Mateo County late on Tuesday, Nov. 18.]]> <![CDATA[Third-grade Woodside girls raise money for Ebola fight]]> A group of third-grade girls from Woodside Elementary School is raising money for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders every weekend during November in front of Roberts Market on Woodside Road in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday, Sunday: Menlo Park church holds Global Gift Fair]]> Menlo Park Presbyterian Church will hold a Global Gift Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Looking back: The Lane family at Sunset headquarters]]> The Lane family posed at the Sunset headquarters on Willow Road in this undated photo. Brothers Mel, left, and Bill flank their parents, Ruth Bell and Laurence Lane, who purchased the magazine in 1928.]]> <![CDATA[What's the future for Sunset campus in Menlo Park?]]> What will be, will be. It has a certain logic for Jim Cogan, the Menlo Park official responsible for economic development in the city.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: College students arrested on drug charges]]> Officers from the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of Atherton police, arrested two men in connection with the discovery of 20 bags of cocaine, 77 Xanax pills and jars of marijuana in a dorm room at Menlo College on Nov. 10.]]> <![CDATA[School district demolishes Atherton home to make more room for students]]> A home on Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton has been demolished by the Las Lomitas Elementary School district to make more room for the campus of the neighboring elementary school. The district purchased the one-acre property for $3 million.]]> <![CDATA['The Theory of Everything']]> The film relies on convention and mawkish melodrama, keeping the deeper implications of Hawking's disease and his research submerged. Only Redmayne's performance overcomes to elevate "The Theory of Everything" to something special: an actor's showcase.]]> <![CDATA[Movie review: 'Rosewater']]> With "Rosewater," Stewart makes comprehensible for a broad audience the contemporary political situation in Iran.]]> <![CDATA[Nov. 22: Big Band Dance at M-A]]> The Big Band Dance, Menlo-Atherton High School's annual music program fundraiser, will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Ayers (old) Gym on the high school campus.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - Nov. 12]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday gift-giving tips: Don't sweat the small stuff]]> For those who don't want to fill their stockings with generic goods from department stores this holiday season, consider the shops nestled along the local downtown strips. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - Nov. 5]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Fall Real Estate 2014]]> Links to stories in the Almanac's Fall Real Estate publication. ]]> <![CDATA[Scoreboard]]> ● Click here for the latest high school, college and other local sports scores. ]]>