AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2016 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online http://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Menlo Park: In Deep Radio focuses on Brock Turner case at Kepler's Books]]> In Deep Radio, a weekly news program hosted by Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro, will tackle in a live show Wednesday the international debate over the sentencing of Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student-athlete found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman on campus last January.]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday: Menlo Park Housing Commission meets on Facebook expansion]]> The Menlo Park Housing Commission will meet Wednesday, June 29, to talk about what Facebook should be required to contribute to the city's below-market-rate fund in exchange for being allowed to build its proposed expansion project. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Tim Cook hosts fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan]]> Apple CEO Tim Cook is hosting a fundraising breakfast for House Speaker Paul Ryan at an undisclosed location in Menlo Park today.
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<![CDATA[President Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talk global enterprise at summit]]> President Barack Obama sat down for a panel discussion with Palo Alto resident and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday at Stanford University to discuss the role of entrepreneurship in advancing and, perhaps, a future for the president that might involve more informal attire.]]> <![CDATA[FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise]]> The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints from residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties regarding aircraft headed to SFO.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: 'Pig scramble' faces local opposition]]> A tradition at the Woodside July Fourth Junior Rodeo is under fire. A local veterinarian and former humane society medical chief of staff says a "large coalition" of Woodside residents and neighbors are organizing to try to stop the "pig scramble."]]> <![CDATA[Water rationing goals may drop dramatically]]> Cal Water has recommended that customers' water rationing goal be reduced from 36 percent to 10 from 2013 usage. If the state PUC and water board approve, the changes take place Aug. 1.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley home burglarized Monday morning]]> Someone burglarized an unoccupied residence on Granada Court in Portola Valley at about 11:45 a.m. Monday (June 27), the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has reported. ]]> <![CDATA[Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air conditions in the region.
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<![CDATA[Portola Valley home invasion rattles town residents]]> Little more than a year after Portola Valley's Town Council voted not to install cameras to record license plate numbers of vehicles entering and leaving the town, a recent home invasion by armed burglars is spurring residents to reconsider the choice. ]]> <![CDATA[Sequoia Union school board votes down East Palo Alto charter school]]> Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 3-2 against approval of a brand-new public charter school on June 15.]]> <![CDATA[Seven locals receive Merit scholarships]]> One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide of 2016 National Merit scholarships, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.]]> <![CDATA[Art in Action establishes new scholarship fund]]> The Menlo Park nonprofit Art in Action, which provides in-school visual-art education to more than 220 elementary and middle schools, has established the Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund, which will allow the organization to accept applications from schools new to the program.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton thefts: Unlocked pickup, bicycle and money from unlocked vehicle]]> Atherton police say that an unlocked white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a white camper shell was stolen from a Lloyden Drive driveway sometime between 2 and 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, June 24. The keys were in the vehicle.]]> <![CDATA[Scott Delucchi departs for Monterey SPCA post]]> Scott Delucchi, a former Menlo Park resident, has left his post as vice president of community relations for the Peninsula Humane Society to become chief executive officer of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters extinguish second homeless camp blaze since March]]> Firefighters on Friday morning (June 24) paid another emergency visit to the site of a grass fire at an undeveloped area in Menlo Park at the intersection of Willow Road, Bayfront Expressway and University Avenue. The area, known as the Kavanaugh Tract, is used as a campground by the homeless.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent]]> The assessed value of property in Menlo Park grew by 12.5 percent in 2105, a faster rate than that of any other city in San Mateo County, county assessor Mark Church announced on June 23. The assessed property value rose 8.2 percent in Atherton, 6.9 percent in Woodside and 4.5 percent in Portola Valley.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park: Home burglary suspect nabbed]]> An attempt by Menlo Park police to talk to the driver of a vehicle whose occupants appeared to be scoping out homes to burglarize in the area of O'Connor Street led to a car and foot chase and the arrest of one of at least two burglary suspects on Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report says]]> Facebook's expansion – a project that would add two office buildings and a hotel, totaling more than a million square feet – is unlikely to have a direct impact on the housing crisis in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven, but it could yield an indirect impact, a new report says. ]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters extinguish homeless camp blaze; second since March]]> Firefighters put out a brush fire that broke out at a homeless encampment in Menlo Park this morning near Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road.]]> <![CDATA[FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay]]> Commuter airline Surf Air has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying a new approach to the San Carlos Airport, sending its planes over the Bay from Moffett Field past the Dumbarton Bridge whenever conditions allow, starting on Tuesday, July 5.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K]]> The Menlo Park City Council passed a $113 million budget Tuesday and agreed to a higher pay for city employees that will cost about $430,000 the first year. ]]>