If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Business: Pacific Union opens new Menlo Park office]]> Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will join Pacific Union executives to cut the ribbon on Pacific Union Real Estate's new office in Menlo Park on Thursday, April 24. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Are traffic-calming measures coming to Corte Madera Road?]]> The Portola Valley Town Council on Wednesday, April 23, will consider whether anything should be done to inhibit cut-through traffic on Corte Madera Road during school drop-off and pick-up times. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: $15,000 pearl necklace stolen from home]]> Police calls from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Board may hike sewer rates 9 percent]]> Citing needed maintenance to the sewer system and waste-water treatment plant, the West Bay Sanitary District proposes to increase sewer rates by 9 percent as of July 1. The district's governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to consider the proposal.]]> <![CDATA[Can you be Jessie's Girl?]]> This sweet, 2-year-old Queensland Heeler is looking for the perfect partner or family. Our pet of the week, Jessie, can be a bit cautious when it comes to new places and things, but she has rock star potential. ]]> <![CDATA[Big Bear 5K run set for Sunday, May 4]]> The ninth annual 5-K Big Bear Run, open to runners and walkers of all ages, is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, May 4, starting at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Menlo Park school board meets on 'Mandarin immersion']]> A Mandarin-language immersion program for the Menlo Park City School District will be one of the topics on the agenda when the school board meets Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Crucial games in local baseball races this week]]> Monday's prep roundup
There are seven teams in the PAL Bay Division baseball race this season, five of which will be automatically qualifying for the Central Coast Section playoffs. While earning one of those berths appears easier than not, determining who gets what is not. ● Read this story and see other sports coverage at]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect arrested in Menlo Park robberies]]> A fake gun, a purse and several stolen cellphones led police on Monday night to arrest a Menlo Park teenager on suspicion of robbery.]]> <![CDATA[City of Menlo Park launches new website]]> First a refreshed logo, then a new mascot, and now a revamped website: The city of Menlo Park's image reinvention continued when the city launched an updated website on April 21.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Police substation 'more like a neighborhood service center']]> The new Menlo Park Police Department substation holds some surprises for the Belle Haven neighborhood. The long-awaited facility, scheduled to open April 26, will offer some equally long-awaited community services in addition to its policing functions.]]> <![CDATA[SamTrans sued by former accountant]]> Ling La, a former accountant for the San Mateo County Transit District, has sued the district and her former bosses, district CEO Michael Scanlon and manager Sheila Tioyao, whom Ms. La alleges fired her in retaliation for whistleblowing complaints about improper accounting practices.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88]]> Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students]]> A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats to four of her fellow students.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Bicyclists rob man at gunpoint]]> Two teens riding bikes robbed a Menlo Park man at gunpoint near Ivy Drive and Almanor Avenue on Saturday night, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Transcendence']]> "Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception" -- in the director's chair, "Transcendence" has a sobriety of tone that effectively works against its inner mad scientist.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Finding Vivian Maier']]> Photographer John Maloof was only looking for some historical photos of the Chicago area when he purchased a box of undeveloped negatives at an auction in the winter of 2007. He ended up discovering the work of a previously unknown artist named Vivian Maier.]]> <![CDATA[Deputies seek two men in Ford pickup]]> Deputies are looking for two white men in a late-model gray Ford pickup in connection with an attempted burglary on April 17.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report]]> Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort to fight changes in rail service.]]> <![CDATA[First person: Witnessing pain, human resilience in Oso]]> As a Red Cross volunteer I've seen areas devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - April 16]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers]]> An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered from traffic on the other, is just one of the projects envisioned in a draft master plan for bicycle and pedestrian circulation in Atherton. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - April 9]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Draft Day']]> It says something about the culture that the latest American sports-themed movie has almost nothing to do with game play and everything to do with wheeling and dealing: dealmaking itself has become a sport worthy of analysis.]]> <![CDATA[Painting with fire]]> An exhibition of works by Atherton artist Mirang Wonne opens this week at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 9.]]> <![CDATA[Images of Japan]]> This image is from "Japan Revisited," an exhibit featuring photographs by Frances Freyberg at Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild through April 30. A reception is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5.]]> <![CDATA[Exhibit opens doorway to decades past]]> A vibrant new art exhibit at Menlo College celebrates the institution's 85th anniversary.]]> <![CDATA[Model ships gallery reopens at San Mateo County History Museum]]> The San Mateo County History Museum has reopened its model ship gallery, "Charles Parsons' Ships of the World." The gallery is undergoing an upgrade that includes new murals, interactive activities, video presentations and graphics.]]>