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 City School District gives a raise and bonuses to all employees]]> In addition to awarding a 2.5 percent raise to all its employees, the Menlo Park City School District has given all its workers a bonus worth 2.5 percent of their salary to make up for the lack of a raise during the last school year.]]> <![CDATA[Candidate drops out of school board race]]> Scott Hinshaw has announced he is withdrawing from the contest for a seat on the Menlo Park City School District's governing board for personal reasons.
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<![CDATA[District considering appointing Erik Burmeister as new superintendent]]> The Menlo Park City School District announced on Friday, Sept. 23, that the school board will discuss on Sept. 27 whether it should appoint Erik Burmeister to become the district's new superintendent when its current superintendent leaves at the end of June.]]> <![CDATA[Robotics pioneer Victor Scheinman of Woodside is dead at 73]]> Victor David Scheinman, a pioneer in industrial robotics and a longtime Woodside resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, of complications of heart disease. He was 73.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park's Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $3 billion funding commitment for research]]> The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, currently headquartered on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, announced to the world this week that it will invest $3 billion over the next decade in scientific research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century." ]]> <![CDATA[Sunday: Farmers' market in Atherton]]> A farmers' market featuring entertainment and food trucks will be held in Atherton on Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday]]> After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting today and highs on Sunday as much as 30 degrees above normal, according to the National Weather Service.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: City manager gets raise, bonus]]> Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has won a $4,300 pay raise to $221,800 a year, plus a year's extension to his contract, which will now run until March 7, 2018, and a bonus of $15,000. ]]> <![CDATA[Cal Water gives a 'state of the drought' update]]> Water budgets and surcharges for going beyond them may be gone for now, Dawn Smithson of California Water Service (Cal Water) told the Atherton City Council on Wednesday, but the drought is still with us, and could lead to more severe restrictions in the new year.]]> <![CDATA[Golden Acorn Awards recognize local leaders]]> With pauses every few minutes to observe the muffled screeching of a Caltrain passing nearby, Menlo Park's 40th annual Golden Acorn Awards ceremony proceeded otherwise without interruption on Tuesday night (Sept. 20) at the Stanford Park Hotel. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit]]> After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo Park City School District's board on Sept. 20 looked at the effects of 10 percent across-the-board spending cuts.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared with last year]]> The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared with the same period last year partly due to low interest rates and job growth, according to research firm CoreLogic.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Laser pointed at aircraft in Woodside/Portola Valley area]]> Crime reports for Portola Valley, Woodside, Ladera, Menlo Park, West Menlo Park and Atherton.]]> <![CDATA[Book sale at Menlo Park Library this weekend]]> Looking to stock your shelves with new stacks of books? The Menlo Park Friends of the Library will be hosting its fall quarter book sale this weekend, Sept. 24 and 25. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: New lights may have caused Willows house fire]]> Newly installed lights are suspected in a Menlo Park fire that extensively damaged a home Sunday evening and left one woman with minor injuries, according to fire officials. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Windmill preschool clears last hurdle as council approves permit]]> The quest for a permanent home is officially over for Windmill School, a private preschool that's been renting space in Portola Valley for more than 50 years. ]]> <![CDATA[Driver killed Friday by flying debris on Highway 101 identified]]> An 82-year-old man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris that came off a state-owned truck, a Caltrans spokesman said. ]]> <![CDATA[USGS to leave Menlo Park for Moffett Field]]> Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they intend to shut down the agency's West Coast science center in Menlo Park over the next five years beginning next year, and relocate the center at the NASA Ames Research Center on Moffett Field in Mountain View.
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<![CDATA[Woodside has lost its 'Music Man,' Richard Gordon]]> There's an empty music stand in Woodside right now, a conductor's baton waiting to be used. The town's own "Music Man," Richard Gordon, died on Monday, Sept. 12, after losing a four-month fight with brain cancer.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: House fire damages patio, bedrooms]]> A fire destroyed an attached covered patio and adjoining bedrooms of a house in the 300 block of Grayson Court in the Willows area of Menlo Park on Sunday night. ]]> <![CDATA[Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition]]> A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission continues to meet with stiff opposition from environmental groups. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Meet the Golden Acorn award winners]]> Winners of the 2016 Golden Acorn Awards will be recognized at a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 20, starting at 5 p.m., at the Stanford Park Hotel. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, will give the keynote address. ]]> <![CDATA[Suspect arsonist who burned 9/11 memorial caught on video]]> Police are asking for the public's help to identify a person who was caught on surveillance video Sunday afternoon in East Palo Alto vandalizing a memorial dedicated to the firefighters who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Driver killed by debris on U.S. 101]]> An elderly man was struck in the neck and killed by an unidentified object while driving northbound on U.S. 101 in Menlo Park early Friday afternoon (Sept. 16), according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[County gets more angry feedback about Surf Air noise]]> San Mateo County was looking for feedback from the public about noise issues connected with the county-owned and operated San Carlos Airport when it held the second of two town hall meetings on Sept. 14. Feedback is what they received some of it angry and confrontational.]]> <![CDATA[Sharon Green apartment renovations approved]]> Plans to renovate the 18-building Sharon Green apartment complex were unanimously approved by the Menlo Park Planning Commission on Sept. 12.
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<![CDATA[Facebook expansion in Menlo Park: Final environmental report released]]> The final version of the environmental impact report for Facebook's expansion plans has been released by Menlo Park city staff.]]> <![CDATA[Woman suffers critical injuries in crash near Woodside High School]]> A pedestrian suffered critical injuries when she was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon just outside Woodside High School, a California Highway Patrol officer said. ]]> <![CDATA[Commission OKs moving food truck event to Menlo Park Library parking lot]]> Soon, visitors to the Menlo Park Library and Civic Center sports fields may not have to leave the Civic Center to get food on Wednesday nights. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Library's 'Centennial Extravaganza' a colorful affair]]> Elaborate sets and professionals in costume acted out characters from books and entertained children and adults alike on Saturday, Sept. 10, during a "Centennial Extravaganza" hosted by the Menlo Park Library, which turns 100 this year. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Council approves terms for Greenheart development]]> A project to build 420,000 square feet of residential, office and retail space on the large vacant lot along El Camino Real (between Glenwood and Oak Grove avenues) in Menlo Park cleared a major milestone on Tuesday, Sept. 13.]]>