AlmanacNews.com https://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2017 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online https://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Thursday in Portola Valley: Free concert with live Motown sounds]]> Will Russ Jr. and the "Force of Will" band will play "groovy 1970s Motown" at a concert on the performance lawn at Portola Valley Town Center on Thursday, Aug. 17, for the third and last free summer concert this year.]]> <![CDATA[Deputy DA agrees to 18 months' probation to settle ethics case]]> Melissa McKowan, a deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, has been issued a "public reproval" by the state bar in settling a case involving a 2013 email she sent to the father of a child molestation victim.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Menlo Park library decision should be revisited]]> The city is poised to embark on a major capital project that will require the spending of more than $20 million in public funds without having first identified that project as a priority and, equally troubling, without a meaningful public discussion.]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Meeting to discuss Dumbarton's future]]> After more than a year and a $1 million contribution by Facebook, SamTrans has released a study on the Dumbarton Transportation Corridor, laying out recommendations to ease traffic and improve transit across the Bay's southernmost bridge. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Councilman's home remodel moves forward after stop-order]]> A Menlo Park City Council member was given the greenlight earlier this week to resume his home remodeling project after the project had been slapped with a stop-work order for a violation of the city's building regulations.]]> <![CDATA[Urgent call for blood donations]]> The Stanford Blood Center has issued a call for donors to help meet the needs of local hospitals as the supply of blood required for urgent patient care reaches critically low levels.]]> <![CDATA[Finding a niche]]> Alameda startup Wrightspeed, founded by Ian Wright of Woodside, is pioneering the design and manufacture of "range-extended" electric power trains for garbage trucks, buses and delivery trucks, vehicles that do a lot of starting and stopping, and/or go up and down a lot of hills.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Burglar breaks three SUV windows to nab wallet, sunglasses]]> Crime reports for Atherton, North Fair Oaks, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Oaks.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Name released for new downtown restaurant]]> The name for a new restaurant in downtown Menlo Park, set to occupy the site of the former Bradley's Fine Diner, has been released: Starfish Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Today: Menlo Park block party showcases electric transport]]> Electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, electric bikes and electric scooters, and the chance to test drive them, will be a highlight of the 11th annual downtown block party in Menlo Park from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16.
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<![CDATA[Portola Valley School District: Filing deadline extended to Wednesday]]> The filing deadline for three open seats on the Portola Valley School District's board has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 16, because two of three incumbents did not file. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside fire board's two incumbents running for two open seats]]> The two incumbents on the three-member governing board of the Woodside Fire Protection District Matt Miller and Randy Holthaus are the only candidates who registered before the Aug. 11 filing deadline to run for the two open fire board seats in November.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park women leave FINA Masters Worlds on a high note]]> Megan Ancker scored five goals, Katy Basile and Mary Ann Ellsworth each added three goals and the Menlo Park 55+ women's water polo team ended its stay in the FINA Masters World Championships with a 16-2 victory over Peninsula WP 60+ on Saturday in Budapest.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: How school summer camp helps underserved youth, and their families]]> Every summer when school lets out at Selby Lane Elementary School in Atherton, the after-school academic support program turns into a full summer camp, providing daily academic enrichment, physical exercise, and healthy meals to underserved youth living in Redwood City. ]]> <![CDATA[Behind the Headlines: Local theater scene]]> Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane discusses the local theater scene with Theater Critic Jeanie Smith and Pear Theatre Artistic Director Betsy Kruse Craig, including which shows are coming up in the next few months. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Robbery and assault suspect injured after leap from bridge]]> A 36-year-old man, attempting to escape Menlo Park police, sustained incapacitating injuries this morning (Aug. 11) after he leapt from a pedestrian bridge at a point about 30 feet above Van Buren Road near U.S. 101. ]]> <![CDATA[Deputy says he'll challenge sheriff in 2018 election]]> The announcement is not yet official, but Deputy Sheriff Mark D. Melville says he is running for the top job in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office in the June 2018 election.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man sentenced to 12 years in drive-by shooting case]]> Edwin Elias Barrientos-Soto, 19, of Menlo Park was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading no contest to assault with a firearm and witness dissuasion in connection with a drive-by shooting in May 2016.]]> <![CDATA[County takes another step toward transportation sales tax]]> Acknowledging that traffic woes impact nearly everyone in San Mateo County, the Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with a process that could result in a November 2018 ballot measure asking voters to approve another half-cent sales tax for transportation projects.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook aims to expand affordable housing efforts]]> Facebook has named two organizations to manage the financing of affordable housing efforts in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto and to expand the funds available to $75 million from the current $18.5 million.]]> <![CDATA[Improving traffic flow: Early results of Dumbarton corridor study]]> For those locked in traffic as they cross the Bay over the Dumbarton Bridge every day, the time it will take to improve traffic flow by making major changes to the vehicle bridge and the nearby abandoned rail bridge may seem like an eternity. ]]> <![CDATA[USA junior water polo team advances into quarterfinals]]> Incoming Stanford freshman Tyler Abramson scored twice, Menlo School grad Nick Bisconti added a goal and the USA men's junior national water polo team beat Iran, 15-3, to finish group play 3-1 at the FINA Junior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[How will Menlo Park come up with $20 million to rebuild library?]]> Now that Menlo Park has accepted John Arrillaga's offer to pay for all but the first $20 million cost of a new main library, how will the city come up with its share of the money?]]> <![CDATA[Civics 101 gives inside look at county government]]> San Mateo County is taking applications for its free nine-week citizens' academy, which provide a look at the inner workings of county government. ]]> <![CDATA[San Francisco chef to open Menlo Park restaurant]]> Greg Kuzia-Carmel, who has cooked in the kitchens of notable restaurants from Per Se in New York to Cotogna, Quince and Outerlands in San Francisco, is opening a restaurant in Menlo Park.
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<![CDATA[Landing fees approved for San Carlos and Half Moon Bay airports]]> Landing fees that will offset some of the San Carlos Airport's additional operating costs incurred since Surf Air started using the airport for scheduled commercial flights in 2013 have been approved by the county.]]> <![CDATA[Sullivan, Davidson make it twice as nice for watch list]]> Stanford senior midfielder Andi Sullivan and Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson were named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest honor in collegiate soccer.]]> <![CDATA[Fire board approves raises, but questions pay totals]]> The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District gave a 3 percent base raise to most of its non-union employees in July, even as board members said they have no idea how much in total compensation those employees would receive.]]> <![CDATA[Nominations sought for Menlo Park Golden Acorn Awards]]> Nominations for the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce's 41st Golden Acorn Awards are being accepted until Aug. 18.]]> <![CDATA[Time to sign up for Tour de Menlo community bike ride]]> Cyclists will have an opportunity to participate in one of the area's favorite bike rides, the Tour de Menlo, on Saturday Aug. 19. ]]> <![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." ]]>