If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works]]> Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park?]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Council addresses aircraft noise, considers increase to house sizes]]> Woodside Town Council members considered how to effectively complain about noise from commercial aircraft flying over the town, and conducted another study session on increasing maximum house size, this time with a proposal in front of them.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School advances to CCS Division II baseball title game]]> The Menlo School baseball team advanced to the Central Coast Section Division II championship game with a 10-7 victory over visiting Capuchino at San Jose Municipal Stadium Tuesday evening.]]> <![CDATA['Menlo Summerfest' is Menlo Park's 'new' downtown festival]]> Menlo Park's summer festival just got a lot more lively – at least in name. ]]> <![CDATA[June 1: Fashion show, luncheon benefits Colon Cancer Alliance]]> "Inside Anne's Closet," a fashion show, luncheon and benefit for the nonprofit Colon Cancer Alliance, will be held Wednesday, June 1, at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Frederic 'Tic' Webster of Menlo Park, civil engineer, 70]]> Frederic A. "Tic" Webster, noted for his work in rehabilitating California's historic adobe missions, died Oct. 11, 2015 at his home in Menlo Park surrounded by family. He was 70.]]> <![CDATA[Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96]]> Jane Coladarci, who had been a mainstay of the Almanac's advertising department for most of her 30 years at the paper, died "quickly and peacefully" May 7 in Yuba City, California, in the company of her daughter and son, the family said. She was 96. ]]> <![CDATA[June 7 election: Poll workers needed]]> An estimated 1,400 poll workers are needed on Election Day, June 7, to manage 342 precincts in San Mateo County.]]> <![CDATA[A century of service: Parade celebrates Menlo Park fire district's centennial]]> "Put the blue stuff on the red stuff." Reduced to such simple terms, the core imperative of firefighting makes it sound almost too easy.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley celebrates the horse on May 28-29]]> Portola Valley's third annual Celebration of the Horse will be spread out over two days on Memorial Day weekend with a group ride planned for Saturday morning, May 28, followed by a Horse Fair on Sunday afternoon, May 29.]]> <![CDATA[Dr. Seuss comes alive in Woodside June 1-4]]> Woodside School eighth-graders will stage the musical "Seussical Jr." June 1-4 at the new Sellman Pavilion, named after George Sellman, who launched this musical tradition in 1957. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Man who backed truck into Mike's Camera sentenced to prison]]> The man who pleaded no contest to a burglary charge in connection with a dramatic break-in at Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue in March 2015 was sentenced to 16 months in prison. ]]> <![CDATA[Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports]]> Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set of election troubles in an eight-way primary race for the District 24 state Assembly seat. ]]> <![CDATA[Political committees pump cash into Assembly campaigns]]> With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary.]]> <![CDATA[Few surprises as local athletes qualify for CCS track finals]]> For 18 local individuals, the 2016 track and field season includes at least one more meet -- the Central Coast Section Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. In most cases, those advancing were expected to do just that.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School advances in CCS baseball with dramatic win]]> In a dramatic sixth inning, Menlo School scored the winner then held off Pacific Grove, 4-2, on Saturday to advance to the Central Coast Section Division II baseball semifinals.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Firefighters rescue 12 stuck in Facebook elevator]]> Firefighters rescued 12 people from an elevator at a Facebook campus building in Menlo Park on Friday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Election: Ravenswood school district seeks voter approval for $26 million bond measure]]> Ravenswood City School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would provide funding for repairs and upgrades at the district's eight school sites. ]]> <![CDATA[Man, 25, in fatal Skyline Boulevard crash identified]]> A 25-year-old man who died when his SUV crashed into a tree on Skyline Boulevard south of Portola Valley in San Mateo County early Thursday morning, May 19, has been identified as James Henry Power, according to the San Mateo Coroner's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Election: See videos of Assembly candidate interviews]]> Candidates looking to replace outgoing state Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the June 7 primary election were interviewed recently by Bill Johnson, president of Embarcadero Media, parent company of the Almanac, plus staff from the Almanac and its sister papers, the Palo Alto Weekly and the Mountain View Voice. ]]> <![CDATA[Election: Measure AA would raise $500M to restore marshes]]> Advocates for wetlands along the shores of the nine Bay Area counties are asking voters to approve Measure AA, a $12 annual parcel tax on the ballot in the June 7 primary election. ]]> <![CDATA[Feel the 'Burn']]> Oshman Family JCC Director of Jewish Innovation, Joel Stanley, plans to bring some of the inspiring energy and creative spirit of Burning Man to Palo Alto's celebration of the Jewish holiday Lag B'Omer on May 26, when the JCC will hold its first-ever "Burning Mensch." ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Local homebuyers headed downtown]]> As more people move to the Bay Area to take advantage of the region's high-octane job market, traffic has gotten predictably worse. ]]> <![CDATA[Latest local scores, game details]]> See local sports scores and game details. ]]>