AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Beauty and strength]]> Meet Bella, a 2-year-old, spayed female pit bull available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society's Center for Compassion in Burlingame.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Portola Valley holds cleanup day]]> Portola Valley residents who want to get rid of electronic equipment, lawn furniture, pots and pans, and expired medications can do so at the town Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Town Center, 765 Portola Road. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Applewood Pizza robbed at gunpoint]]> A man wearing a black mask robbed Applewood To Go pizza restaurant at gunpoint around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, police said. ]]> <![CDATA[Six injured after car crashes into downtown Palo Alto restaurant]]> One person was critically injured and five suffered less serious injuries Thursday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into University Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, prompting police to shut down a section of University Avenue to traffic.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park: Register for National Night Out]]> The annual National Night Out is almost upon us. This year, the event falls on Aug. 5.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Officials still puzzled by no arcing when high-voltage wires fell on car]]> When a Woodside eucalyptus tree fell on July 24 and took down a 60,000-volt power line that draped itself over a car, why were there no arcs and sparks when the women in the car decided to get out?]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Council green-lights revised plans for new home on La Questa Way]]> After two hearings before the Town Council, Woodside residents Nick and Ling Triantos now have a green light to proceed with plans to build a zero-emissions house along with a guest house, four-car garage, swimming pool and cabana.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Fourth candidate joins council race]]> Atherton now has four official candidates for the three open seats on its City Council, with Michael Lempres joining the race.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Overall crime reports down]]> Compared with the first six months of 2013, Menlo Park saw a 14 percent drop in the total number of reported crime incidents during the first half of 2014, according to statistics released by the city.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Report says dog in distress rescued by passersby and deputy]]> Passersby and a deputy from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office rescued a Husky dog from heatstroke in Woodside over the weekend, according to a Sheriff's Office report.]]> <![CDATA[Election 2014: Five candidates file for school board seats]]> A total of five people have filed so far to run in the Nov. 4 election for school board seats in the Menlo Park city and Las Lomitas school districts. There are three open seats in each district. ]]> <![CDATA[Crime prevention is goal of Atherton's 'Night Out']]> "We want to send a message to criminals," says Theresa DellaSanta, Atherton's city clerk who is helping organize the town's first National Night Out event on Aug. 5 in Holbrook-Palmer Park. The message, she says is "our neighborhoods are organized and fighting against crime." ]]> <![CDATA[Infected mosquitoes not found in Ladera post-treatment]]> After six hours of fogging in San Mateo and Ladera to control mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus, infected mosquitoes were still found in San Mateo but not in Ladera,]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Arizona men charged in burglary]]> Two Arizona men flew to the Bay Area for a brief stay in March 2012 and, while here, burglarized an unoccupied Woodside home of jewelry with an estimated value of $30,000 to $50,000, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park studies lane changes on El Camino Real]]> The quest for lane changes on El Camino Real in Menlo Park -- maybe with three travel lanes in each direction -- is moving forward. ]]> <![CDATA[Those were the days]]> The Hallidies, like other wealthy San Franciscans, had a summer retreat on the Peninsula. Here they pose for this undated photograph with family and friends at Eagle Home Farm on Spring Ridge. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Rose Hau now an official council candidate]]> Rose Hau has become the third candidate to officially run for one of three open seats on the Atherton City Council in the November election.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: More must be done for safety on El Camino]]> The death last week of 32-year-old pedestrian Shahriar Rahimzadeh, who was struck by a car and killed while crossing El Camino Real in Atherton at Almendral Avenue, near his home, has thrust the issue of pedestrian and bicyclist safety on that major thoroughfare onto center stage, once again.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Silverware valued at $5,000 stolen from Woodside home]]> Crime reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park and Portola Valley]]> <![CDATA[Potential Menlo Park council candidates weigh in on initiative, conflicts]]> Two questions immediately pop up when newcomers announce that they may run for Menlo Park City Council in the Nov. 4 election: What do they think of the specific plan initiative, which will be on the same ballot? And what matters would they not be able to vote on, if elected, due to conflicts of interest?]]> <![CDATA[Almanac names winners of 2014 Readers' Choice poll]]> You'll see many old favorites — and some newcomers — on the list of winners of the 2014 Almanac Readers' Choice awards.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Probation for man accused of assault with shovel]]> A sentence of year in jail, with credit for time served, and three years probation was handed down to Milo Mcintosh Imrie in connection with a December 2012 incident in Woodside involving an assault with a shovel.
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<![CDATA[Atherton council hikes staff purchasing limits]]> Atherton's town staff has been given more flexibility in making big purchases, but the change didn't come without some opposition. ]]> <![CDATA[Deadly triple shooting in East Palo Alto Saturday]]> One man is dead and two women injured following a shooting in East Palo Alto Saturday night, July 26, East Palo Alto police reported. ]]> <![CDATA[Yee accused of racketeering in expanded indictment]]> Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others were charged in federal court in San Francisco on Friday in a revised grand jury indictment that includes new counts of racketeering.]]> <![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[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.]]>