AlmanacNews.com http://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Mia competes in three episodes of 'MasterChef Junior' before elimination]]> Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show, "MasterChef Junior," before she was eliminated after last week's show.]]> <![CDATA[Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality]]> A 64-year-old San Jose resident was struck and killed by a train at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: iPhone heist alleged at Facebook headquarters]]> Approximately 30 iPhones ended up in a silver Lexus rather than remaining in storage at Facebook headquarters on Friday, Jan. 23, according to Menlo Park police.
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<![CDATA[Woodside School District sells $13.5 million in bonds]]> The Woodside Elementary School District has sold the $13.5 million in bonds approved by the voters in June at interest rates low enough to save taxpayers some money.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Council holds goal-setting session today]]> The Menlo Park City Council will be debating "must do" vs. "nice to do" during today's goal-setting session, which will determine the priorities to pursue during the next year.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Betty Everson, Menlo Park resident]]> Betty Christine Wolfe Everson, 83, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died in Provo, Utah on Jan. 7.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Dr. Norman Coplon, nephrologist and innovator]]> Dr. Norman Coplon, founder of the nonprofit Satellite Healthcare and an award-winning nephrologist who taught at Stanford University, died at his Portola Valley home on Jan. 11 following a long illness. He was 77.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park reports 10% drop in collisions]]> The police department's deployment of two fulltime traffic officers in 2014 contributed to a 10 percent drop in collisions, according to Menlo Park city staff.]]> <![CDATA[Can you do this trick with one ear?]]> Didn't think so. Kato can! He's a 3-year-old, 72-pound Siberian Husky mix available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society's Center for Compassion in Burlingame. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man pleads no contest to house burglaries]]> A 19-year-old Menlo Park man pleaded no contest on Thursday, Jan. 22, to two counts of felony house burglary. ]]> <![CDATA[Tuesday: Atherton interviews architect finalists]]> Atherton will soon choose between two finalists bidding to design the town's new civic center, and is scheduled to sign an agreement with the architects, as well as with the group that is raising funds to pay for much of the project, in February.]]> <![CDATA[Refinance could save high school district taxpayers more than $6 million]]> Taxpayers could save more than $6 million if interest rates remain low until the Sequoia Union High School District can carry through with a bond refinancing approved by the district's board.]]> <![CDATA[Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto]]> Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data culture, Ford Motor Company on Thursday opened its new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Kindergarten registration time for local schools]]> Four local elementary school districts -- Woodside, Portola Valley, Las Lomitas and Menlo Park City -- have announced kindergarten registration procedures.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report]]> Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the environmental report on its electrification project, recently approved by the Caltrain board.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park prepares to take on downtown parking garage issue]]> Most people make their resolutions around Jan. 1. For cities, the process is a bit more involved, and Menlo Park is no exception. The City Council is expected to decide sometime this spring what capital improvement projects and goals to prioritize for the next five years, months before the new fiscal year starts in July.]]> <![CDATA[Man fatally shot in East Palo Alto]]> Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a Wednesday night shooting death.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park, Woodside recent home sales - Jan. 21]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: County Mounted Patrol adds nine members]]> Nine men have been sworn in as new members of the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County at the organization's Woodside headquarters and grounds at 521 Kings Mountain Road.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Bay Area Freedom Train makes its final ride]]> Thousands of people came out to San Jose's Diridon Station on Monday, Jan. 19, to ride the final Freedom Train up to San Francisco.]]> <![CDATA[Jury trial set for man with 15 prior felony convictions]]> A man with 15 prior felony convictions and identified as a suspect in the 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home is set to have a jury trial in San Mateo County Superior Court on Feb. 2.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park fire district, city to meet over development issues]]> The governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District on Tuesday night stepped back from a proposal that the district oppose new development in the city's M-2 industrial zone until the city can guarantee funds for additional fire services. ]]> <![CDATA[North Fair Oaks: Two arrested in connection with burglary]]> Two Redwood City residents were arrested Tuesday (Jan. 20) in connection with a series of crimes in North Fair Oaks, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Feature story: Menlo Park fire district's growing pains]]> The approval to build a new downtown station comes at a time when the fire district, like the city of Menlo Park, is figuring out how to adjust to a boom in development and the accompanying growing pains.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Sobrato breaks ground on corporate office park]]> The Sobrato Organization has broken ground on two four-story office/research and development buildings totaling approximately 259,000 square feet at 151 Commonwealth Drive in Menlo Park's M-2 area. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton unhappy about Caltrain electrification project]]> Caltrain's governing board has approved the environmental report needed to go ahead with electrification of the rail service it runs between San Francisco and San Jose, and Atherton isn't happy about it.]]> <![CDATA[Substance found on Peninsula birds after hundreds in East Bay affected]]> An unidentified substance that has led to the deaths of at least 25 birds in the East Bay has also impacted birds on the Peninsula. ]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Woodside and Menlo Park crime reports]]> In Woodside,someone deactivated an alarm system and evaded a guard dog to steal jewelry from a home on La Questa Way on Jan. 8.]]> <![CDATA[Jury awards $4M to family of Menlo School grad killed by truck]]> The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood in 2013 was awarded $4 million by a San Francisco Superior Court jury. ]]>