If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Three sentenced to prison for multiple residential burglaries]]> Three 20-year-old men -- Juan Baca Jr. and Alexander Shelton Ledwell of Redwood City and Salvador Reyes-Aguilar of East Palo Alto -- pleaded no contest Aug. 22 to multiple residential burglaries and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three to five years.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday: Talk by photographer Robert Buelteman]]> Noted photographer Robert Buelteman, who grew up in Woodside, will give the talk "Robert Buelteman speaks for the Land" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Courtroom A of the Old Courthouse at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Polo fundraiser for Lyme research on Sept. 11]]> Two teams of polo players named the Ticks and the Cures will face off at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on Sunday, Sept. 11, to raise money for Lyme disease research. ]]> <![CDATA[If it's Labor Day weekend, it's Kings Mountain Art Fair]]> For a "mountain vibe" on Labor Day weekend, head for the 53rd Kings Mountain Art Fair, to be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3-5, at 13889 Skyline Blvd. in the hills above Woodside. ]]> <![CDATA[Bears need five sets to turn out the Knights in girls volleyball]]> Local roundup: Menlo-Atherton needed to go a fifth set to beat visiting Menlo School, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-27, 15-2, in its rivalry volleyball match Tuesday. The Knights saved five match points to force the extra set. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Changing system for electing high school board members]]> The board of the Sequoia Union High School District will meet tonight (Aug. 31) to discuss how to proceed with plans to divide the district into trustee areas for purposes of electing school board members. ]]> <![CDATA[Ladera: Marja Brandon is new Woodland head of school]]> The governing board of Woodland School in Ladera has hired Marja Brandon, former head of school for the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and founding head of the Seattle Girls' School, as its new head of school.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: 99 heritage trees face ax]]> The fate of 99 of Menlo Park's heritage trees could be decided at the city's Environmental Quality Commission meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31.]]> <![CDATA[Housing crisis: Locals open up about housing struggles]]> A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint posters. Their posters read: "Stop, this is our home. East Palo Alto is not for sale; community is priceless."]]> <![CDATA[Jury finds deputy not guilty of brandishing gun in court]]> After a three-day trial, a jury on Monday (Aug. 29) returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of San Mateo County Deputy Andy Mar, who had been accused of pointing a gun at a custodian in a Redwood City courtroom in April 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park readies streets for new Laurel school]]> People who live near the new Laurel School, Upper Campus, set to open Oct. 17 at 275 Elliott Drive, may notice some changes to their streets in coming weeks as the city prepares for the new young commuters.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Donald Trump comes to town for a fundraiser]]> Helicopters chopped the air above Woodside on Monday afternoon (Aug. 29) with the arrival on the ground of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: The sting on El Camino Real]]> Atherton police had a plain clothes officer repeatedly cross El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue for two hours on Friday morning, Aug. 26, in an attempt to make drivers aware of a new pedestrian-activated stoplight.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval]]> Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter high school in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County Office of Education gave the school its unanimous stamp of approval.]]> <![CDATA[Maurice Ghysels will leave Menlo Park school district]]> Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, who has headed the district since 2011, has announced he will leave the district at the end of the school year.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Upscale men's shoe and clothing shop open for business]]> It's hard to miss the shiny gold lettering announcing one of Menlo Park's newest additions to Santa Cruz Avenue: a men's shoe and clothing shop called Brogue. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks]]> After hearing passionate comments by more than 22 people, among them numerous model airplane hobbyists and birdwatchers, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 on Aug. 23, with Vice Mayor Kirsten Keith absent, to ban remote controlled aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, or drones, in city parks.]]> <![CDATA[SH Prep girls beat Menlo, place ninth at SpikeFest I]]> The Sacred Heart Prep girls volleyball team won the Bronze Division championship at the Milpitas/Independence Spikefest I on Saturday, beating rival Menlo School, 25-20, 25-22, in the title match.]]> <![CDATA[County wins appeal of airplane noise nuisance ruling]]> San Mateo County doesn't have to pay a $1,000 small-claims judgment related to noisy planes using the county's San Carlos Airport, a judge ruled on Aug. 26. He said, however, that the matter should be heard in a court where a judge has the authority to issue an injunction to stop the noise.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Historical Association aims to re-create gateway]]> Members of the Menlo Park Historical Association have lauched a drive to build a replica of a historic 19th century gateway, built near present-day El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue, that first bore the name of Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[M-A Bears put on a good show in football loss to Bellarmine]]> No easing into the season. No gradual increase in the difficulty level of opponent played.
Menlo-Atherton opened its season Friday against Bellarmine Prep, the oldest and most accomplished program in Central Coast Section history. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ferguson romps for 200 yards and three TDs in Menlo victory]]> Charlie Ferguson carried 16 times for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also returned the second-half kickoff 86 yards for a score that jump-started Menlo to its 42-13 nonleague victory over visiting Lincoln of San Francisco on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Former mayor Kirke Comstock dies]]> A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Kirke Comstock is in the works, but not yet scheduled. Mr. Comstock was 86 when he died Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Saratoga, his son William Comstock said.]]> <![CDATA[Schools: State releases results of new standardized testing]]> California has released the 2016 results of the state's new computerized standardized assessments that test whether students are meeting the Common Core curriculum standards.]]> <![CDATA[Veg out]]> Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern dishes that appeal to veggie-eaters and carnivores alike.]]> <![CDATA[French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant]]> A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant together on California Avenue in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee]]> Goals of starting a multi-city, county and district group that could help spread needed funds to the Ravenswood City School District are one step closer to reality after the Menlo Park City Council appointed two of its members to an "education equity" subcommittee on Aug. 23.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall]]> A construction worker was lifted out of an open basement on a residential construction site in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24, after he fell in and injured himself, fire officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: No council election in November]]> It's official: Atherton has reappointed incumbents Elizabeth Lewis and Cary Wiest, the only candidates who filed for their seats, and will not hold a City Council election in November.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Residents asked to imagine Town Center's future]]> The Portola Valley Town Center, a pastoral complex for sports and outdoor recreation, community get-togethers and civic activities of all kinds, is eight years old. What will it look like and who will be using it when it's 28?]]> <![CDATA[Back to school: What's up at local elementary schools]]> Gone are the days when summer lasted until Labor Day: This year local elementary school districts began classes as early as Aug. 18 and as late as Sept. 1.]]> <![CDATA[A poignant pair at the Pear]]> It's been nearly 15 years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, though for some, the painful memories are no doubt as fresh as ever. Mountain View's Pear Theatre (celebrating its own 15th anniversary this year) kicks off its new season with a pair of shows, running in repertory; plays that highlight the strength of humanity in times of crisis, including 9/11.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: SLAC and Stanford scientists advance water purification technology]]> Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions that, before dissipating, will chemically clean a bottle of contaminated water by killing bacteria.]]> <![CDATA[Taste of Woodside set for Sept. 11]]> The Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola will hold its 13th Taste of Woodside event from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in Grace Memorial Courtyard at Woodside Village Church. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park shows free summer movies Aug. 5-Sept. 9]]> Prepare your picnic baskets and lawn chairs for the third year of Menlo Park's free summer movie series, running Aug. 5 through Sept. 9.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Free summer concerts at Fremont, Kelly parks]]> Menlo Park is holding free outdoor summer concerts at Fremont Park and Kelly Park. ]]>