AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Review: 'Boyhood']]> You've watched actors grow up on screen before, whether it be Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor or Jerry Mathers (as the Beaver).]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Lucy']]> Big-budget mind-expansion sci-fi has been a thing of late, with "Limitless," "Transcendence" and now Luc Besson's "Lucy" exploring what happens when humanity gains "access to previously unexplored cerebral zones."]]> <![CDATA[Worth A Look]]> Worth A Look this week: the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival comes to town; a two-day flood of blues and barbecue coming to Redwood City; Foothill Music Theatre puts on a Broadway classic.
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<![CDATA[Former Atherton councilman Jim Dobbie dies]]> Jim Dobbie, who resigned his seat on the Atherton City Council in March because of poor health, died yesterday (July 24) at Stanford Hospital. He had celebrated his 84th birthday earlier this month.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: 'Fixit' clinic may help you fix your broken products]]> RethinkWaste — also known as the South Bayside Waste Management Authority — is holding a free "fixit" clinic at its Shoreway Environmental Center (the recycling center) on 225 Shoreway Road in San Carlos on Saturday, July 26.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Menlo Park mayor holds office hours]]> You'll have four opportunities to share your opinions with Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller on Saturday (July 26) as he holds office hours at four different locations throughout the day.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Corte Madera School principal named]]> Cyndi Maijala, principal at Bret Harte Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District, has been named principal of Corte Madera School, a fourth- through eighth-grade school in Portola Valley with about 350 students. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Burglars break into locked home]]> One or more burglars forced their way through a locked door of a home on Nora Way in Atherton on Thursday, July 24, and stole a 50-inch flat-screen television, police reported Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Falling tree led to grass fire near Interstate 280]]> A eucalyptus tree fell on a vehicle traveling along Canada Road in Woodside at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday (July 24) and caused a grass fire that interrupted electrical power to the area and snarled traffic on Interstate 280.]]> <![CDATA[Sunday: Djerassi arts program holds open house]]> The Djerassi Resident Artists' Program will hold at open house Sunday, July 27, at the Djerassi Ranch, located at 2325 Bear Gulch Road in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Repeat DUI driver sentenced to five years in prison]]> With three prior drunk driving convictions, the driver in a DUI crash in Menlo Park that left her and a passenger seriously hurt, and her infant son with minor injuries, pleaded no contest in court on Tuesday (July 22) to felony drunk driving causing injury.]]> <![CDATA[Bunny of the week]]> If you are a rabbit fan or curious about bunnies, it doesn't get any better than this. The Peninsula Humane Society is currently waiving the entire adoption fee for all bunnies and we have many to choose from, including rare breeds like Chip, a Netherland Dwarf, who's this week's Pet of the Week.]]> <![CDATA[Middlefield Road set for $12.5 million makeover]]> At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, a public meeting is scheduled for discussion of parts of the redesign plans for a six-block stretch of Middlefield Road, from Pacific Avenue to 5th Avenue. Up for discussion are proposals to reduce the number of lanes, install new traffic lights, add more trash bins, add gathering places for community events, and commission public art.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton tops national real estate price lists]]> The Midpeninsula has always been an attractive place to live, but recently it has achieved another distinction: home of the most expensive real estate in the country.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School grad Price advances in 400 at World Junior track]]> Recent Menlo School grad Maddy Price had the fourth-fastest qualifying time during the women's 400-meter prelims at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: July 23]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Readers' Choice 2014 winners announced]]> Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops, services and places to have fun in the Readers' Choice 2014 reader poll. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton pedestrian struck by car dies of injuries]]> Atherton resident Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, died at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Stanford Hospital of injuries sustained after being struck by a car earlier that day as he was crossing El Camino Real in Atherton, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff's Office warning: beware of unsolicited phone calls]]> The county Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be wary of unsolicited phone calls that make demands for payment and include a threat of consequences -- such as arrest or prosecution -- if payment is not made.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Council approves union contract]]> The Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 on July 15 to approve a new contract with Service Employees International Union, which represents approximately 134 workers.]]> <![CDATA[Hangin' with the goats]]> These goats may have sensed a friend in Bobby Targ at the Hayfields open space area at the northern edge of Portola Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Two show interest in running for school boards]]> Voters may fill three seats on each of two local school district boards, but a week into the month-long filing period for those offices, the county Elections Office hasn't exactly had to raise the flood gates.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Senior engineer leaves]]> In the latest in a steady stream of departures by Menlo Park's staff, senior civil engineer Roger Storz has announced that he has accepted a new position with the city of Campbell.]]> <![CDATA[West Menlo Park: New daycare with hourly drop-offs gets a boost]]> County supervisors recently added momentum to plans to proceed with a daycare center in West Menlo Park, one designed for parents with busy and varied schedules.]]> <![CDATA[City launches monthly movie nights]]> Monthly movie nights are coming to Menlo Park. The first screening will be of the 2013 movie, "Frozen," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Arrillaga Recreation Center in the Civic Center at 700 Alma St.]]> <![CDATA[The issue that just won't die: Atherton's Parker Avenue]]> Some residents of Parker Avenue in Atherton, a dead-end street of 21 homes on 7,800-square-foot lots, just want their street to stay the way it is. But others have been trying for years to get town regulations changed so they can further develop their property.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park: Fifth person pulls papers in council race]]> A fifth potential contender has pulled nomination papers for November's Menlo Park City Council race -- Kristin Duriseti, who has served on the Environmental Quality Commission for the past six years.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park: BBC restaurant plans move ahead]]> Rob Fischer's plans to renovate the historic BBC in Menlo Park into a three-floor restaurant are moving along; he requested building permits, according to the city's staff.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park city hall remodel still on hold]]> Frustrations arose at a recent Menlo Park City Council meeting over plans to renovate city hall. The council and the city's staff agree that renovating city hall -- currently stuffed to the seams with employees -- is the right course of action. The point of disagreement is over how much to spend.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Man says he was 'traveling' without a license, not driving]]> Crime reports from Woodside and Menlo Park]]> <![CDATA[Water mandates signal 'get tough' approach]]> The state Water Resources Control Board on July 15 took steps to enable local water agencies to move beyond voluntary compliance with water conservation guidelines for residents of "urban settings."]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'Sex Tape']]> There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly to rekindle their sexual flame. Time after time, they almost get "there," but something keeps frustrating their enjoyment.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - July 15]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Dahlkemper, Stanford players sharpening their soccer skills]]> This summer is proving to be a busy time for current and soon-to-be Stanford women's soccer players plus a Menlo Park resident as two US Soccer national teams sharpen their skills in training camps. Read the story here.]]> <![CDATA[Music@Menlo spotlights Dvorak]]> It's difficult to imagine the Bay Area chamber music scene without the Music@Menlo summer festival. Each year, a theme is selected as the festival's centerpiece. And, each year, it's a little different. ]]>