If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Should new library include housing?]]> Where to put a new main library and whether it should include housing were two questions discussed but not resolved at a public meeting held Monday, Dec. 4, at the Menlo Park Library.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Crime reports from Woodside, Ladera, Menlo Oaks, Atherton]]> These reports are from the Atherton Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Marijuana sales in town worry residents]]> The idea of a retail marijuana dispensary in a central commercial area in Portola Valley has residents painting grim scenarios, including of Peninsula cannabis tourism and back-door deals with seedy characters.]]> <![CDATA[Filoli changes its holiday offerings]]> Filoli, the historic Woodside estate, has changed its holiday program. ]]> <![CDATA[After all these years: St. Raymond class reunites]]> Some didn't have to leave Menlo Park, but many traveled hundreds and in some cases, thousands, of miles. But they all came to celebrate and reminisce. ]]> <![CDATA[Christmas tree sales benefit Nativity School]]> A Christmas tree lot, with proceeds from the sale of trees benefiting educational and extracurricular programs at Nativity School in Menlo Park, is open most days until Saturday, Dec. 16, at the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and Laurel Street.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College men give Lumberjacks the ax in 79-78 hoops win]]> Freshman Charles Neal made one of two free throws with three seconds remaining to lift the Menlo College men's basketball team past host Humboldt State, 79-78, in a nonconference contest Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Fourth girl says coach touched her inappropriately]]> Prosecutors have added a fourth child, this one 5 years old, to the list of girls who claim to have been touched inappropriately by an Emerald Hills man and former after-school coach at a San Carlos elementary school.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: City's 'satisfaction survey' raises red flags for some]]> Menlo Park's biennial survey by Godbe Research, circulated randomly among residents in early December to gauge their satisfaction with city services, raised concerns for some respondents that the way several questions were phrased may result in wrong conclusions. ]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Priory's Gray pretty fast on the soccer field]]> Priory's Anysha Gray runs a pretty good race on the track. She may be even better running around the soccer field. Gray scored all five goals in Priory's 5-2 victory over Alvarez on Saturday at Fremont High as part of the Firebird Classic.]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley and its impacts were Markoff's beats]]> Silicon Valley is going to face real competition in several key technical areas in years to come -- a key take-away from a lively talk in Portola Valley by former New York Times science and technology writer John Markoff. ]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Menlo boys, Castilleja win in soccer]]> Aaron Morgan scored a goal in the first minute of play and the Menlo School boys' soccer team made it stand for a 1-0 victory over visiting University-San Francisco on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Supes OK limited commercial cultivation of marijuana]]> It will soon be OK to grow marijuana for commercial purposes in unincorporated San Mateo County if it's grown in a greenhouse, according to an ordinance given preliminary approval Dec. 5 by the Board of Supervisors.]]> <![CDATA[SamTrans adopts study on easing Dumbarton Corridor traffic congestion]]> Directors at SamTrans adopted on Dec. 6 the final version of a study on how to ease severe congestion on the Dumbarton Corridor.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting in marshland area]]> Police have named Dagoberto Franco-Penaloza, 24, as the suspect in a Nov. 22 shooting of a Menlo Park man in the marshland area near Menlo Park's border with East Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Dec. 13: Santa visits fire stations]]> Continuing a holiday tradition of more than 30 years, Santa will be appear at all three of the Woodside Fire Protection District's open houses on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton has little interest in elevating train tracks]]> Atherton's City Council, responding to a request for input from Menlo Park, offered no hope that it supports elevating train tracks to separate them from the two track-crossing roadways in the town. The council also expressed no interest in enabling such changes at Encinal Avenue in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Winant calls Atherton police probe of his mistreatment claims 'a travesty']]> Richard "Dick" Winant, a Stanford University researcher who claimed Atherton police mistreated him after he got lost on the Sharon Hills golf course at night and ended up in an Atherton backyard, says the department's report on his citizen's complaint is "a travesty."]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: School board reviews report on enrollment declines]]> A report on declining enrollment in local school districts will be reviewed by the board of the Menlo Park City School District on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Brooke Day is new Portola Valley School board member]]> Brooke Day, a parent and active volunteer in the Portola Valley School District, has been appointed to fill out the remaining two years of a term on the district's governing board.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park police calls: attempted robbery, auto burglaries, thefts]]> Police arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of attempted robbery, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park settles development-related lawsuit with East Palo Alto]]> After nearly a year of closed-session council talks and negotiations, the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have agreed to the terms of a lawsuit settlement. ]]> <![CDATA[2017 All-Central Coast Section Girls Water Polo]]> 2017 All-Central Coast Section Girls Water Polo
Player of the Year: Nina Flynn, Leland
Top Goalkeeper: Zoe Banks, Gunn
First team
Nina Flynn, Leland
Isabella Mandema, St. Francis
Shea Salvino, Soquel
Zoe Banks, Gunn]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo Park sends firefighters and equipment south]]> The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has sent nine people, in two fire engines and a command vehicle, to help fight the Creek Fire in Los Angeles County, according to fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council OKs 'traffic calming' measures in Willows]]> A little less than a month since Caltrans installed new traffic signals at the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange -- and in rapid response to the debilitating congestion in the city's Willow neighborhood that has resulted -- the Menlo Park City Council approved Tuesday a number of actions to address the problem. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Meeting on lessons learned from North Bay fires]]> Lessons learned from the North Bay fires will be discussed at the annual joint meeting of the Board of Directors of Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Atherton City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 12. ]]> <![CDATA[Kiwanis Christmas tree lot receives last shipment of trees]]> Sales of Christmas trees at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club lot are "better than ever" this year, says club member Judy Horst, and the last shipment of trees has arrived.]]> <![CDATA[Local ballet companies offer their own holiday traditions]]> Once again this holiday season, two local companies are taking a break from presenting the traditional ballet, "The Nutcracker," and offering up their own versions of festive family fare.]]> <![CDATA[Comfort and joy: Holiday happenings on the Midpeninsula]]> 'Tis the season to be jolly, as the old song says. But perhaps you're in a more contemplative mood? Whether you're feeling merry and bright, quiet and reverent or more "Bah! Humbug!" than "deck the halls," there's something for everyone happening on the Midpeninsula this holiday season. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Filoli changes its holiday offerings]]> Filoli, the historic estate in Woodside, has changed its holiday program, which will now run Nov. 18 to Dec. 23, Tuesday through Sunday, with evening programs on Fridays and Saturdays.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale on the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Menlo Park]]> Downtown Menlo Park is an "idyllic" place to live, with a mix of apartments and single-family homes that is "really easy to get to."]]> <![CDATA[Our Neighborhoods: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Triangle in Menlo Park]]> Family friendly is how Jessica Clark, a marriage and family therapist, describes her Suburban Park neighborhood where she's lived for seven years. That quality is what sold her on the neighborhood. When she and her family wanted to move from San Jose to Menlo Park, they drove around the neighborhood and even from the car, she knew it would be a great place to raise a family. ]]> <![CDATA[Our Neighborhoods: Park Forest in Menlo Park]]> If you want to meet your neighbors in Park Forest, a development of about 75 multi-story townhomes off El Camino Real in Menlo Park, walk your dog, says Peri Caylor.]]> <![CDATA[Our neighborhoods: Stanford Weekend Acres]]> Bay Area residents often venture out to Lake Tahoe or the Santa Cruz Mountains to get a little fresh air and some peace and quiet. But one Menlo Park neighborhood has all that and proximity to everything else the Peninsula has to offer.]]> <![CDATA[Our Neighborhoods: Linfield Oaks in Menlo Park]]> Back in 1982, Lynne and Tony Reynolds and their daughter were looking for a larger space in Menlo Park, ideally with a "nice-sized yard and a pool." ]]>