If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Fire board very close to choosing new colleague]]> The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District came very close Tuesday night to appointing Robert Jones to fill out Rex Ianson's board term, but he must pass a background check before being officially appointed.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park roundup: Council approves plan to move ahead with library projects]]> The Menlo Park City Council approved steps to move forward with an improved "library system" -- both the main library and Belle Haven branch library -- at its Oct. 17 meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo boys rally but lose to Bellarmine in water polo]]> His team had just got done dropping an 11-9 decision at Bellarmine, but Menlo boys water polo coach Jack Bowen felt caught up in the unusual nature of his teamís season.]]> <![CDATA[State of the city? Things are good, Menlo Park mayor says]]> Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith presented an upbeat take on where things stand in Menlo Park during her "State of the City" address Oct. 12 at the renovated British Bankers Club restaurant downtown.]]> <![CDATA[Could the North Bay inferno happen here?]]> An aerial video of the suburban Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa shows block after block after block of parcels that are now uniformly, and chillingly, the color of ash. Could such a fire happen here?]]> <![CDATA[Woodside's Day of the Horse: Photos, contest winners]]> Woodside's annual celebration of equestrian culture, the Day of the Horse, was held Saturday, Oct. 14, and included a fair, equestrian exhibits, stage coach rides, children's activities and a progressive trail ride.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries]]> Menlo Park has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to create two 21st century libraries: a new main library in the Civic Center and a branch library in the Belle Haven community.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK]]> A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed 8-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion of Facebook's revised plans for its development along Bayfront Expressway. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Bonus approved, 5 percent raise considered for city manager]]> The Menlo Park City Council approved a $6,654 bonus for City Manager Alex McIntyre, 3 percent of his salary, on Oct. 10, and more money may be on the way. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January]]> Residents of West Menlo Park who have petitioned to join Menlo Park will have to wait at least until January to see if their request will become part of the City Council's work plan for 2018. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood]]> Firefighters needed about 12 minutes to control a fire that burned a shed, a fence and vegetation early on Sunday morning (Oct. 15) at 360 Menlo Oaks Drive in unincorporated Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo girls reach semis of volleyball tourney before losing]]> The Menlo School girls' volleyball team won its first five matches at the Hudl Southern California Invitational and finished in third place of the Hudl Division I Bracket after dropping its semifinal match to Canyon Crest Academy, 26-24, 25-15, Saturday at Alliant International University in San Diego.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees]]> The Menlo Park City Council has unanimously approved spending more than $1.9 million for pay and benefit increases for 192 city employees and supervisors between now and June 30, 2020. ]]> <![CDATA[Opera review: Don't mess with Norma -- but do go to hear her sing]]> How can a Druid high priestess possibly be expected to react when her Roman lover leaves her for younger woman? If her name is Norma, she won't keep you guessing: "War! Carnage! Extermination!" Not good news for Il Romano.]]> <![CDATA[Review: Don't mess with Norma -- but do go to hear her sing]]> How can a Druid high priestess possibly be expected to react when her Roman lover leaves her for younger woman? If her name is Norma, she won't keep you guessing: "War! Carnage! Extermination!" Not good news for Il Romano.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park, Woodside district firefighters battle North County fires]]> Over 1,000 firefighting units from around California are battling the Northern California fires, now including 84 firefighters and 19 fire engines from San Mateo County after another deployment at 3 a.m. this morning.]]> <![CDATA[Critics question wisdom of rebuilding Menlo Park's main library]]> A plan to accept a multi-million-dollar gift from developer John Arrillaga to rebuild the Menlo Park main library has its critics who point out that the city may have to come up with as much as $30 million for something the city doesn't really need.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park animal hospital delivers truckloads of pet supplies to fire victims]]> Menlo Park's Mid Peninsula Animal Hospital is pitching in to help people with pets impacted by the North Bay fires.
<![CDATA[Menlo Park's Mademoiselle Colette opens another patisserie]]> The owner of Menlo Park patisserie Mademoiselle Colette has soft-opened another patisserie; this one is on Lytton Avenue in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Home sales data is provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from county recorders' offices. ]]> <![CDATA[High school students invited to enter 'Congressional App Challenge']]> In a bid to help close the gap over the next decade between job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math and an expected shortfall of qualified graduates for those jobs, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is participating in the third annual Congressional App Challenge for public high school students nationwide. ]]> <![CDATA[County health officials: Get flu shots early]]> With flu season beginning, San Mateo County health officials urge everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated soon.]]> <![CDATA[North Bay fire news: Where to drop off donations locally]]> Seaport Storage at 1703 E Bayshore Rd, Redwood City will take items that have been requested by shelters in the Wine Country, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday in Menlo Park: Joe Simitian gives 13 tips for 'successful advocacy']]> Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will give a talk entitled "13 Tips for Successful Advocacy" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Menlo Park council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Election reformers recommend ranked-choice voting system]]> Menlo Park has more options to at-large voting – electing all City Council members citywide – than just moving to district elections, according to two officials from election reform organizations. ]]> <![CDATA[Body of art]]> Loie Hollowell's exhibition "Point of Entry" consists of eight paintings and several works on paper. The show, on view until Nov. 2, has generated a lot of buzz both because of the artist's working technique and her subject matter. ]]> <![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[Local realtors rank nationally in real estate sales]]> Six teams of local Realtors as well as 17 individual agents ranked among the top 250 sellers nationwide this year, according to Real Trends, a private communications company that publishes "The Thousand" list each year.]]> <![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." ]]>