If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[M-A High stages 'Bye Bye Birdie' March 5-7]]> The Menlo-Atherton High School drama department will perform the musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," from Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7, at the school's Performing Arts Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Foundations award $300K to choreographers]]> The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park and the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation in San Francisco are awarding $300,000 to California choreographers.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College women get at-large bid to NAIA national tournament]]> The Menlo College women's basketball team received a reprieve from the NAIA and was awarded an at-large bid into the national championships that get underway on Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Read the story here.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Power restored to most customers after crash]]> Most of the more than 1,500 PG&E customers who lost power after a big-rig crash this morning have had service restored. Forty customers on Park Lane and Valparaiso, MacBain and Emilie avenues are expected to have power back by 5 p.m., according to the utility company.
<![CDATA[Should Menlo Park register private license plate readers?]]> With a policy governing the use of automated license plate readers by the police department now in place, the Menlo Park City Council may move on to regulating the use of such technology by private companies.]]> <![CDATA[A story for all times]]> There's a thrilling story, and songs that can make a stone cry. There's the blazing heat of love, danger and revolution. And enveloping it all is the pure magic of theater passionately staged. But director Cheryl Goodman-Morris hopes the timely message of "Les Miserables" won't be lost when the musical opens on the local stage.]]> <![CDATA[Dutch Goose racing to finish ADA improvements]]> Businesses up and down the Peninsula are getting to know one customer by name. A San Jose resident has filed lawsuits for alleged violations of the American Disabilities Act against at least six businesses during the past two-and-a-half years.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton new Little League facilities due to open in April]]> The new Little League field and grandstand in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park should be completed in time to begin games on the field in early April, with official opening ceremonies in May, town and Little League officials say. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton police issue 87 traffic citations Wednesday]]> Police issued 87 traffic-related citations in Atherton on Wednesday, March 4, during a day of extra patrols with a focus on pedestrian safety. ]]> <![CDATA[M-A girls, Priory boys advance to section title games]]> The last time the Menlo-Atherton girls reached the Central Coast Section Division I basketball playoffs, the Bears fell to North Salinas in the championship game. That was 2010. Five years later, Menlo-Atherton has a chance to avenge that loss.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Gateway unveils plan for 250-room hotel in Menlo Park]]> The view from the Bayshore Freeway in Menlo Park may be about to change: Developer David Bohannon, hotel partner in hand at long last, plans to see Menlo Gateway up and running by 2018.]]> <![CDATA[Friday deadline to apply for SamTrans advisory committee]]> Friday, March 6, is the deadline to apply for the SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee.]]> <![CDATA[Beechwood School's new facilities stand ready]]> Renovations of four classrooms and the administration building were recently finished at Beechwood School, located at 50 Terminal Ave. in Menlo Park, completing the second phase of the school's planned upgrades.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Facebook funds high-tech cameras for firefighters]]> The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has used money from Facebook to order high-tech cameras used for finding people trapped inside burning buildings. ]]> <![CDATA[Update: Eastbound Marsh Road in Atherton to close Saturday]]> Atherton now plans to close eastbound Marsh Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, to repair a fence damaged when a catering truck crashed Wednesday night into the canal that runs along eastbound Marsh Road.]]> <![CDATA[Chief Google doodler wins award from Menlo Park nonprofit]]> Art in Action has tapped Dennis Hwang, chief doodler at Google, to receive the Menlo Park nonprofit's first Visionary Award.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton 'Dames' are now 'Friends']]> The Atherton Dames, the fundraising arm of the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, has changed its name to the Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park.]]> <![CDATA[Sunset Celebration Weekend event gets go-ahead]]> Sunset Magazine will hold what might be its last party at the publication's Willow Road campus June 6-7. ]]> <![CDATA[Friday: Menlo Park summer camp fair]]> The city of Menlo Park will host a summer camp fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma St.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday service for Nancy Glass of La Honda]]> A memorial service is set for Thursday, March 5, for Nancy Elizabeth Glass of La Honda. Ms. Glass died Feb. 24 at the age of 87.]]> <![CDATA[German-American school finds new home]]> The German-American International School has filed for a use permit to relocate from 275 Elliott Drive to 475 Pope Street, site of the vacant Menlo Oaks School. ]]> <![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep falls in CCS Open Division hoops semifinal]]> CCS boys' hoops: Sacred Heart Prep saw its 16-game win streak end in a 64-59 loss to St. Francis in the Central Coast Section Open Division boys' basketball semifinal at Independence High School on Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Residents: Traffic challenges abundant along Alpine Road]]> In the tale of the three communities along the Alpine Road corridor between Menlo Park and Portola Valley, there are certain spots along the road where it can be the worst of times every single day, according to residents who have to deal with the traffic.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Donor seeks refund, threatens Priory school employee]]> Crime reports from Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday deadline to apply for high school district board seat]]> The deadline is 4:40 p.m. Thursday, March 5, to apply for the position of interim member on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District. ]]> <![CDATA[Cellphone intercepts: Hill bill would require public comment]]> State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County, has introduced a bill that would require local governments to take public comment before implementing cellphone intercept technology.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrans delays spraying of herbicides on roadsides until March 10]]> The roadside spraying of herbicides along Highway 84 west of Skyline Boulevard has been postponed until March 10 while Caltrans meets with the Regional Water Control Board.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards]]> After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community is searching for ways to prevent more tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[Filoli statement: More than 1,000 volunteers sign new agreement]]> More than 1,000 Filoli volunteers have signed a new volunteer agreement, Executive Director Cynthia D'Agosta announced in a prepared statement Monday afternoon. ]]> <![CDATA[Rescuing 41 starving horses]]> Woodside resident and equestrian Gladys Martines, a longtime friend of horses, is seeking donations locally to help defray the costs of the recent rescue of 41 starving horses from a Northern California pasture.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside High names student of the week]]> Woodside High junior Suzie Ortiz has been named student of the week for her achievement in her Spanish III class. She loves the class, and being able to speak in Spanish at school and work, and with her grandfather, who is Puerto Rican.]]> <![CDATA[Hillview principal named interim superintendent]]> Erik Burmeister, principal of Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, has been appointed temporary superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District during the "short term medical leave" of Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, the school board president, Maria Hilton, announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Young entrepreneurs from India to train in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park will launch an economic exchange program this spring, with 100 young entrepreneurs and students from India coming to the city during the next year to train at BootUp Ventures, according to Mayor Catherine Carlton.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park workshop examines options for El Camino Real]]> Should El Camino Real be a two-lane or three-lane route through Menlo Park? Should bike lanes be added to the roadway? These were among the questions facing local residents at a community workshop on the future of El Camino Real. ]]> <![CDATA[Yellow fever mosquitoes found in Menlo Park]]> Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, were found in Menlo Park on Jan. 27, according to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Ex-councilman fined by state]]> Former Menlo Park councilman Andy Cohen has been fined $1,000 for failing to maintain campaign finance records for his unsuccessful bid for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors in 2012.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls in Menlo Park: Burglaries, thefts and a stolen GTO]]> Crime reports from Menlo Park: A resident of Creek Drive came home to a burglary in progress. The suspected burglar fled. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside woman spots mountain lion on her porch]]> A Woodside resident said a mountain lion lingered for about 15 minutes on her porch this morning. When deputies arrived, it left.]]> <![CDATA[Run for your life]]> Though "McFarland, USA" tells an inspiring true story of underdog triumph, audiences of all ethnicities deserve far better than the easy racial stereotypes the film trades in.]]> <![CDATA[That'll learn 'em]]> Kody Keplinger was seventeen when she published her novel, "The DUFF," which struck a chord with readers. It's possible the film version will do the same with teen girls, if they can get past the the changes made to sanitize the book's approach to sex.]]> <![CDATA[Penthouse forum]]> Yes, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is absolutely ludicrous, dramatically clumsy, 50 shades of wrong. Yet every small adjustment the movie makes to E. L. James' thinly veiled romance novel qualifies as an improvement.]]> <![CDATA['Service' is rather poor]]> "Kingsman: The Secret Service" doubles down on glib ultraviolence while pressing buttons of class-consciousness and teasing out pop culture allusions. All the mayhem is ultimately exhausting.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - Feb. 11]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Scoreboard]]> ● Click here for the latest high school, college and other local sports scores. ]]>