AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[North Fair Oaks duplex fire displaces at least six]]> At least six people were displaced following a structure fire in a single-story duplex in the North Fair Oaks area Wednesday afternoon, according to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man killed in Hayward accident]]> A Menlo Park man was killed and an Oakland man arrested in multiple collisions on Interstate 880 in Hayward early Thursday morning. ]]> <![CDATA[Memorial Saturday for Philip Arcuni of Menlo Park]]> A memorial will be held for Philip Arcuni of Menlo Park on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.]]> <![CDATA[Humane Society waives adoption fee for black cats]]> On Black Friday (Nov. 28), the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is waiving adoption fees for black and mostly black cats and kittens. The promotion will continue through Thursday, Dec. 4.
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<![CDATA[Town facilities, libraries closed Thursday and Friday]]> Local town facilities, including town halls and libraries, will be closed both Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: St. Francis Center provides safe homes for children]]> Groans of protest from a young boy asked to take out the garbage are all too common, but when the motivation for those groans is fear, our adult reactions are notably different.]]> <![CDATA[Dec. 2: Meals on Wheels seeks donations on 'Giving Tuesday']]> The local Meals on Wheels program is hoping to raise funds on "Giving Tuesday" Dec. 2. It's a new campaign to encourage charitable donations and combat the rampant consumerism that occurs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park fire district gains new marshal]]> After more than 14 years with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, inspector Jonathan Johnston has been promoted to marshal, a position where he will serve as the senior code enforcement officer managing a prevention bureau.]]> <![CDATA[Vida Verde expands horizons for underserved kids]]> Two former teachers are working hard to offer free outdoor education to thousands of underserved students in the Bay Area. ]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain seeks bike advisers]]> Caltrain is accepting applications for its Bicycle Advisory Committee, made up of nine volunteers from the three counties San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara served by the rail agency.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park police chief: Pursuit, fatal shooting 'happened in seconds']]> "Seconds is how quickly everything went down. Literally seconds," said Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen in describing the foot pursuit and fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three police officers on Nov. 11.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Construction starts on controversial Little League field]]> Upgrades to the Little League baseball field in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park are underway, with the league hoping to be able to use the field by mid-February, but some Atherton residents are still hoping to stop the project.]]> <![CDATA[Sugar Shack bids farewell to downtown Menlo Park]]> The memories are sweet, but Sugar Shack proprietor Suzi Tinsley is closing the door of Menlo Park's downtown candy store at the end of December.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside plans to replace, rehabilitate old bridges]]> With the completion of a $190,000 engineering study, the future is now less uncertain for four elderly but vital two-lane, single-span bridges in Woodside on Mountain Home, Kings Mountain, Portola and Old La Honda roads.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton Thanksgiving display celebrates the bounty of nature]]> The bounty of nature that represents Thanksgiving can be seen in the front yard of Atherton resident Ellenrose Goddard's home, where for the past 17 years she has decorated with local gourds, pumpkins and squashes.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Belle Haven community garden now open]]> The Belle Haven community garden is now open. The Menlo Park Rotary Club, council members and other volunteers officially cut the ribbon on Saturday, Nov. 22.
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<![CDATA[M-A principal named district's chief facilities officer]]> In gearing up to manage the expansion of classroom facilities to meet a coming surge in enrollment, the board of the Sequoia Union High School District named Matthew Zito, principal at Menlo-Atherton High School, to be the district's chief facilities officer.]]> <![CDATA[VA leases Menlo Park land to developer for housing]]> The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing L.P. to lease just under two acres of VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division land for the construction and operation of housing for at-risk veterans, a press release announced on Saturday.]]>