AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2015 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online http://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Menlo College names new chief fundraiser]]> Joanne Ferchland-Parella, an experienced college administrator and fundraiser, has been named chief advancement officer, the chief fundraiser for Atherton's Menlo College.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Burglar smashes Porsche rear window; thief steals 25 spoons]]> Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Ladera, Atherton and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Skylonda residents await hydrogen fuel station]]> Bugatti, Ducati, Austin Healey, MV Agusta, Ferrari ... Toyota Mirai. Yes, for now, the Mirai belongs in that list of exotic transportation to Four Corners. It runs on hydrogen, which when used as a fuel, is exotic. A Mirai may be visiting the gas station there in a year or so.]]> <![CDATA[Mosquito control operation went as planned, vector control district says]]> The campaign to kill mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus came to Menlo Park's Allied Arts neighborhood and parts of downtown on Sunday evening.]]> <![CDATA[It's the 45th year for the Menlo Charity Horse Show]]> The Menlo Charity Horse Show, celebrating its 45th year, will be held Aug. 4 to 9 at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton with 500 competitors, ranging from local children on lead lines to internationally ranked professional riders.]]> <![CDATA[Chowchilla kidnapper, former Atherton resident, to be paroled soon]]> One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom will be paroled soon because Gov. Jerry Brown has let a parole board's ruling stand. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Roadside brush fire extinguished along I-280]]> Firefighters responded to a small roadside brush fire along Interstate 280 in Woodside on Sunday morning (Aug. 2).]]> <![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan to become first-time parents]]> Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, according to an announcement Zuckerberg posted on Facebook Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Election roundup: Two incumbents on Woodside council not running]]> San Mateo County's candidate roster for town councils and governing boards of school districts and special districts is settling out as the candidate filing period for the fall election draws to a close.]]> <![CDATA[Drought, warm weather increase concerns about West Nile virus]]> Trapping mosquitoes, testing live chickens, vaccinating horses, unleashing bacteria. All of that is happening in San Mateo County right now in hopes of preventing a deadly outbreak of West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne virus that killed a record 31 people in California last year.]]> <![CDATA[Want a sustainable food garden? NanoFarms guild can supply]]> Interested in having a garden to grow your own vegetables, even though backyard space is limited and the soil depleted? The NanoFarms guild offers a sustainable garden-installation service that customizes the garden according to space restrictions and the customer's preferences in produce.]]> <![CDATA[One small seed]]> The mission of nurturing bodies and souls at St. Patrick's Seminary took on an added dimension last year with the launch of a new program based on an old idea: a guild in which Catholic laypeople with common interests work cooperatively in an environment of equality and shared profits. ]]> <![CDATA[Drought, warm weather increase concerns about West Nile virus]]> Trapping mosquitoes, testing live chickens, vaccinating horses, unleashing bacteria. All of that is happening in San Mateo County right now in hopes of preventing a deadly outbreak of West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne virus that killed a record 31 people in California last year.]]> <![CDATA[All-mail-in ballot election is on for November]]> The all-mail-in ballot election is on for November in San Mateo County. This pilot project -- being tried in two counties in the state -- needed and now has the support of all jurisdictions in the county having elections this fall. ]]> <![CDATA[Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board Wednesday approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project expected to greatly reduce emissions and allow for expanded passenger service. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton committee still can't agree on civic-center concept]]> Atherton's Civic Center Advisory Committee has asked architects to come back for a fourth time with refinements to the conceptual design for the new complex.]]> <![CDATA[Labor board rulings lead to deal with firefighters]]> A ruling by a state labor-relations board led the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and its firefighters, who have been working without a contract for seven years, to settle their differences and agree to a new contract.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park car-chase incident ends with prison sentence]]> After pleading no contest to charges of recklessly evading arrest and child endangerment in an April 2015 car chase that ended in Menlo Park, an East Palo Alto man was sentenced to four years in prison, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Third high-level city employee leaving Menlo Park]]> Jesse Quirion, Menlo Park's public works director, has announced he is leaving Aug. 20 for a job with Google in Tennessee. He is the third high-level city employee whose departure has been announced within a week.]]> <![CDATA[Eshoo on aircraft noise: FAA knows 'something has changed dramatically']]> The Federal Aviation Administration "clearly knows something has changed dramatically" with regard to local aircraft noise issues, said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, following a recent meeting with FAA representatives.]]>