If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Saturday: Carbon theme of Portola Valley, Woodside Earth Fair]]> With a theme of "Carbon: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" for the 2015 Portola Valley and Woodside Earth Fair on Saturday, it should be no surprise that cars that run on fuels not derived from fossilized carbon will be on display.]]> <![CDATA[Homeless census: Far fewer people living on county streets]]> A homeless census in San Mateo County shows around 690 people are living on the streets, in vehicles or in encampments, lower by 47 percent from the 1,299 people counted in 2013.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth]]> Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are among 129 billionaires worldwide who have signed the Giving Pledge started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, promising to give away at least half their wealth.]]> <![CDATA[Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air']]> My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers, recalls Carolyn Walworth a junior at Palo Alto High School.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Kudos to watchdog and city, but herbicide spraying issue is unresolved]]> Janet Davis of the Stanford Weekend Acres neighborhood, known by many as a watchdog of public works and traffic-related services provided by the county and the city of Menlo Park in the Alpine Road area, deserves a round of applause for her relentlessness in helping to track down the truth of the March 17 herbicide spraying right next to San Francisquito Creek.
<![CDATA[Menlo Park district superintendent is back after medical leave]]> Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels is back on the job, he announced in a communication to the school community on March 25. He had been on a medical leave since late February after injuring his neck.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Former district attorney Keith Sorenson dies at 93]]> Keith C. Sorenson, the district attorney in San Mateo County from 1953 to 1982, has died. Mr. Sorenson hired retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor after she graduated from Stanford University law school.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park to look at extending parking time limits downtown]]> Menlo Park will be looking at four changes to downtown parking, including letting people park in the downtown plazas for up to three hours for free and funding parking garages.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Woodside residents call deputies after unknown man runs into woods]]> Crime and accident reports from Woodside, North Fair Oaks, Portola Valley and Menlo Park]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Man accused of camera store break-in pleads not guilty]]> A man in jail over a break-in at Mike's Camera shop has pleaded not guilty to charges that include burglary, vandalism and possession of stolen property, according to a prosecutor's report.]]> <![CDATA[Four robbed at auto shop in North Fair Oaks]]> Two suspects robbed four people at an auto mechanic shop in unincorporated North Fair Oaks over the weekend, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Lawsuit against Menlo Park fire district over crash is dismissed]]> A lawsuit brought against the Menlo Park Fire Protection District over a collision between a car and an emergency vehicle has been dismissed, but it has led to changes in how emergency vehicles drive to a scene.]]>