AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2016 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online http://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Bellis learns a thing or two about tennis from Venus]]> CiCi Bellis learned a lot of lessons at the Bank of the West Classic. It looks like she's going to be learning a lot more on the campus after officially committing to Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile virus]]> Test results were negative for the presence of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in the vicinity of the intersection of Alpine and Los Trancos roads in Portola Valley, according to Town Hall.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Oaks residents ask San Mateo County to protect their oaks]]> On Tuesday, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will discuss a request by residents of Menlo Oaks for emergency rules to protect their neighborhood's namesake oak trees, which they say have been disappearing at an alarming rate.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton resident convicted of violating Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act]]> Atherton resident Bill Facteau, former CEO of Menlo Park medical device company Acclarent, has been convicted in federal court of 10 misdemeanor charges of violating the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, but was acquitted of 14 more serious felony charges.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton won't put business license tax changes on November ballot]]> Changes in Atherton's 31-year-old business license tax will not be on the November ballot, City Council members decided this week, but they still want to consider a revised tax for the 2018 general election.]]> <![CDATA[Traffic alert: Major water main replacement project in Menlo Park]]> The California Water Service company will soon begin a several-months-long project to replace 3,875 feet of water main on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, from Hillview Middle School to Fremont Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Bellis makes it to the quarterfinal round at Bank of the West Classic]]> CiCi Bellis continued her run through the Bank of the West Classic, beating fellow American Sachia Vickery, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, Thursday in the second round at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Remembering Woodside's Bob O'Neil: A long and happy life]]> Woodsider Maggie Mah remembers her friend and neighbor Bob "Boots" O'Neil, who died in March at the age of 92, after spending as much of his life as possible in the vicinity of horses.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday is last day for Beltramo's in Menlo Park]]> On Saturday, July 23, the doors to Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a Menlo Park institution owned and operated by the Beltramo family for 134 years, will close for good.
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<![CDATA[Profile: Woodside, a work in progress, and Ron Romines likes it]]> Former mayor Ron Romines said he saw himself as on the side of trying to promote and protect what he saw as community values "and sort of maintaining the rural environment that everybody loves to talk about in Woodside."]]> <![CDATA[TheatreWorks: A thought-provoking premiere]]> TheatreWorks presents Suzanne Bradbeer's "Confederates," a play packed with timely questions about journalistic ethics and the ever-present political minefield of our nation's racially charged history. ]]> <![CDATA[Remembering the Atherton of his youth]]> Jonathan Berg remembers growing up in the Atherton of the 1950s and 60s.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Noyon Berg, 98, worked to establish Holbrook-Palmer Park]]> Noyon Estelle Blanchard Berg, who had lived in Atherton for 39 years and Menlo Park for 27 years, died on June 12 at the age of 98. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Council approves terms of development agreement for Facebook expansion project]]> Facebook is one step closer to expanding its offices again. The Menlo Park City Council on July 19 approved the terms of a development agreement to allow Facebook to build two new, 75-foot-tall office buildings and a hotel on its Menlo Park campus.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park Housing Commission calls for more affordable housing]]> As Menlo Park updates its general plan, the city's Housing Commission intends to push the City Council to get built as many "below market rate" housing units as possible.]]> <![CDATA[Kepler's, once a Grateful Dead hangout, hosts author of book on the band]]> "Spontaneous midair architecture. That's the essence of what making this kind of music is about," said author and musician David Gans during a recording of the "In Deep" radio show with journalist Angie Coiro at Kepler's on June 1. ]]> <![CDATA[Eastside stories]]> Eastside Prep students in a new summer program have the chance to do the behind-the-scenes work of for a production starring local theater professionals.]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County residents warned of phone scam]]> San Mateo County sheriff's officials are warning residents to beware of a recent phone scam involving a caller fraudulently posing as a law enforcement official in order to demand payment from residents for failing to appear for jury duty. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: West Nile virus found in dead bird]]> Authorities from San Mateo County's mosquito control agency have discovered West Nile virus in the carcass of a dead bird found in Portola Valley, according to a statement released Monday, July 18, by the town.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Beltramo's, Menlo Park Hardware burglarized]]> Burglars struck at two Menlo Park businesses over past several days: Beltramo's Wine & Spirits on Thursday (July 14) and Menlo Park Hardware on Monday (July 18), police say. The loss in the wine theft was estimated at $65,000. ]]> <![CDATA[Eshoo announces Congressional App Challenge]]> The "Congressional App Challenge" for the 18th Congressional District has launched again, and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo is inviting local high school students to compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet or computer devices around science, technology, engineering and math education. ]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Burglar takes $17,500 in coins, jewelry and computers]]> Crime reports from Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Supervisors' bad decision to rush appointment of sheriff]]> "The public was completely removed from this process," Supervisor Dave Pine says, referring to the rushed and unexpected appointment of Carlos Bolanos to the office of San Mateo County sheriff. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Boom in population and jobs raises concerns]]> Menlo Park's population could grow by 50 percent and its employee count by 70 percent between now and 2040 if the city adopts proposed zoning changes and developers take advantage of the maximum amount of growth allowed. ]]> <![CDATA[Eshoo sees swift appointment of new sheriff as an affront]]> An expanded version of an earlier story. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors had a 30-day window to choose a successor to former sheriff Greg Munks, who resigned Saturday, July 16. A board majority chose not to use that window and instead made an appointment before the window opened, a move anticipated and criticized from a branch of government not usually involved in county affairs.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Chamber restarts Golden Acorn Awards; nominations due Friday]]> After a four-year hiatus from hosting the Golden Acorn Awards, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor them this year. Menlo Park individuals and groups will be recognized in four categories: community service, public service, innovation and technology and business excellence. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park author has a lot to juggle]]> Menlo Park's Nick Taylor is a champion multitasker, the type who in the past would have been called a Renaissance man.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook willing to pay Menlo Park $15 million-plus for company's expansion]]> Menlo Park could reap more than $15 million in one-time payments and contributions and hefty annual payments from Facebook if it decides to accept the terms of a development agreement with the social media company outlined in a staff report released July 14.]]> <![CDATA[Filing period opens Monday for local elections]]> The candidate filing period for Nov. 8 local elections to city councils, school board and special district boards opens July 18 and runs through Aug. 12. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Jazz Festival in full swing]]> For jazz fans, highlights of the annual Stanford Jazz Festival are many, with world-class talent both locally and globally sourced.]]> <![CDATA[Stepping back in style]]> Filoli House and Gardens is celebrating its centennial with special programs and displays designed to whisk visitors back in time to the days of afternoon teas, formal balls and society dinners. ]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: High-end homes staying on market longer]]> A recent Bloomberg report reveals some shifts in the real estate market for higher-end homes in Palo Alto, pointing to an increase in days on the market for properties priced at $5 million and above. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Free summer concerts at Fremont, Kelly parks]]> Menlo Park is holding free outdoor summer concerts at Fremont Park and Kelly Park. ]]>