If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Sunday: Facebook holds first farmers' market]]> Facebook will host its inaugural weekly farmers' market on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its parking lot at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[City Council to review Menlo Park development plans]]> The Menlo Park City Council has a packed agenda for its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, with reviews of the two major documents that guide the city's development: the General Plan and the Downtown Specific Plan. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: New member named to architectural review panel]]> Portola Valley resident Alvin Sill, currently the chair of the town's Water Conservation Committee, is the newest member of the town's Architectural & Site Control Commission.]]> <![CDATA[Sunday: Menlo Park fundraising walk to combat hunger]]> Local walkers and joggers will flock to Burgess Park in Menlo Park on Sunday, Oct. 4, to spend the afternoon covering one-, three-, and five-mile routes at the CROP Hunger Walk.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested on possession of concealed weapon]]> An East Palo Alto man was arrested on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed weapon Tuesday evening in East Palo Alto. The arrest was made after the Menlo Park Narcotics Enforcement Team contacted a group of people openly smoking marijuana in front of children, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Community says farewell to Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park]]> The farewell celebration for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 30, attracted no less than a marching band, a TV crew, and a crowd of people substantial enough to consume the entirety of the shop's remaining ice cream supply within an hour. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Police Department wins statewide award for work to reduce crime in Belle Haven]]> In recognition of its community policing strategies in the Belle Haven community, the Menlo Park Police Department was awarded the state-wide Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Public Safety on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by the League of California Cities at its annual conference in San Jose. ]]> <![CDATA[Belle Haven Open House showcases community programs]]> Traditional Aztec dancers, a Zumba class, and kids doing karate were among eight performances that took the stage at the Belle Haven community open house at the Onetta Harris Community Center on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Menlo Park Pancake Breakfast benefits burn victims]]> The 15th annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District headquarters at 300 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[New Woodside preschool building opens]]> Woodside Elementary School's new two-classrooom preschool building opened on Sept. 21 with a ribbon-cutting.]]> <![CDATA[Early reactions to Stanford's revised development plans for Menlo Park]]> Since Stanford submitted its revised proposal Sept. 28 to develop its 8.4-acre property along roughly half a mile of El Camino Real, stretching from the Stanford Park Hotel to Big 5 Sporting Goods, city officials and residents have been voicing their opinions about what this development could mean to Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Adaline Jessup of Portola Valley, ardent environmentalist]]> If personal magnetism were a measurable force, if it could be calculated on its ability to draw people in and give them feelings of warmth and importance, the force would have been strong in Adaline Jessup of Portola Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday: Meet Woodside school board candidates]]> Three candidates for two seats on the board of the Woodside Elementary School District will participate in an election forum at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the school's Wildcat Room at 3195 Woodside Road in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Is it something in the water?]]> What are the odds? Last week we reported that an Atherton City Council member had swum from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park. It turns out he had coaching from another council member who is a veteran open water swimmer, Mike Lempres.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Arsonist sets roadside couch on fire]]> Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton and Menlo Park]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Downtown pop-up park trial ends soon]]> As summer winds to a close, so will lounging in the pop-up park in downtown Menlo Park -- perhaps, but not definitely, forever.]]> <![CDATA[Su Hong Menlo Park changes hands after 38 years]]> Su Hong To Go in Menlo Park, the longtime takeout Chinese-food favorite of generations of customers, has been sold, owner Bee King confirmed Monday. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton gives go-ahead to new bike routes]]> The Atherton City Council has unanimously approved plans for the first phase of the town's Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, designating some streets as shared bike and auto routes.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford proposes more housing, less office space in Menlo Park development]]> Stanford University proposes to increase housing and reduce office space in its latest development plan for its 8.4 acres of land along El Camino Real in Menlo Park. The plaza near Middle Avenue would occupy about half an acre, "over twice as big as the original proposal," said Steve Elliott, Stanford's managing director for development.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Six homes in this week's edition of "Recent home sales" hadn't been sold since the 1970s. With more than 35 years between sale dates, it's no surprise you need more commas in your bank account number to purchase all of the Midpeninsula real estate today.]]> <![CDATA[Bradley's Funky Franks: new hot dog joint in Menlo Park]]> Bradley's Funky Franks, a gourmet hot dog restaurant owned by award-winning Chef Bradley Ogden, opened its doors to customers on Monday, Sept. 21, at 1195 Merrill St. in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Holbrook-Palmer Park buildings could get national historic status]]> The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park want to honor some of the last remainders of Atherton's agricultural legacy by getting Holbrook-Palmer Park's 1897 carriage house and 1883 water tower put on the National Register of Historic Places.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside man raises reward funds in effort to nab tack-scatterer on Kings Mountain Road]]> There are still no leads as to who is scattering carpet tacks on Kings Mountain Road in Woodside, a steep winding route popular with bicyclists who are riding between Town Center and Skyline Boulevard.]]>