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: Unlicensed contractor pleads no contest to fraud]]> A 60-year-old man from South San Francisco pleaded no contest Monday, Feb. 8, to falsely signing another contractor's name and license number without permission, alongside his own, on a contract to remodel a four-unit apartment building in Menlo Park.
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<![CDATA[Atherton sends civic center architects back to the drawing board, again]]> A public meeting scheduled to unveil the design for Atherton's new civic center has been postponed for a month, after the committee that has been working with architects sent them back to the drawing board for one more try. ]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday: Woodside's Kate Laubscher competes in 'Jeopardy' semifinals]]> Kate Laubscher of Woodside successfully snagged a wild card spot to move into the next round of the college championship series on the "Jeopardy" TV game show.]]> <![CDATA[A page from our history]]> The original Menlo Park Hardware Store was founded by J. William Ryan and opened in 1924. In 1928, younger brother Dominic Ryan joined the business. The brothers are shown in this 1929 photo. (Photo: Menlo Park Historical Association.) ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Woodside considers new membership rules for town committees]]> The Woodside Town Council will consider whether it should restrict volunteers from serving on more than one town advisory committee. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Renovation plans for Malaysian restaurant approved]]> Menlo Park is one step closer to getting a new Malaysian restaurant. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: City Council to discuss Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks]]> Menlo Park's City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss what to do next about the Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalk project. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Woodside council considers limits on basements]]> With a significant uptick in 2015 in the number of applications to build basements, and with designs that are increasingly sophisticated and massive, the Town Council will be considering an ordinance tonight (Feb. 9) that would set limits.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Builders pay $10.5 million for one-acre lot with teardown]]> It's a sign of the times. A one-acre lot on Faxon Road in Atherton recently sold for $10.5 million to builders who say they plan to replace the 1950s ranch-style home on the property with a "spec" house and list it for $27 million.]]> <![CDATA[Despite high alert, Almanac area is incident-free on Super Bowl Sunday]]> Despite doubled patrol forces, Menlo Park's police department saw zero reported incidents or arrests related to the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, reported Nicole Acker, spokesperson for the Menlo Park police department. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton party raises $1 million for charity, organizers say]]> Nearly 500 people, including a number of sports stars and celebrities, attended the "Big Game Big Give" party in Atherton Saturday night, Feb. 6, raising what event organizers say was close to $1 million for charities. ]]> <![CDATA[Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21]]> February is proving to be a busy month for high-profile visitors to Atherton. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Menlo Park, Portola Valley]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county recorder's offices.]]> <![CDATA[Friends of Menlo Park Library seeks volunteers]]> The Friends of the Menlo Park Library is searching for volunteers who can commit three to four hours a week to support the organization's onsite bookstore and online sales.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrans says it will consider alternatives to spraying herbicides along highways]]> Opponents of using herbicides to kill weeds say they are "cautiously optimistic" about news from Caltrans that the state agency is considering alternatives to broadcast spraying herbicides in San Mateo County.]]> <![CDATA[Neuroscience pioneer tapped as Stanford's new president]]> Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, and a former resident of Atherton and Woodsdie, has been named the university's 11th president.
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<![CDATA[Portola Valley attorney Vic Schachter teaches dispute resolution skills around the world]]> In 2005, the Indian court system had a backlog of 32 million cases, Portola Valley attorney Vic Schachter says. He moved to India with his wife Jan Schachter to help people resolve disputes without the costs, delays, formalities and wrenching experiences of litigation.]]> <![CDATA['Changing the tide' on youth mental health]]> More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat what one speaker called the "new norm" for teenagers in the area: alarmingly high rates of anxiety, stress, depression and death by suicide.]]> <![CDATA[Earthquake warning prototype discussed at White House summit]]> A White House summit on earthquake preparedness Tuesday included an extensive discussion of a new early warning system that reached a milestone in its development Monday. ]]>