If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Menlo Park: City could name park after WWII hero Carl Clark]]> Two residents in Belle Haven have asked the city of Menlo Park to consider renaming their neighborhood's Market Place Park after Carl Clark, a longtime neighborhood resident and decorated World War II veteran who died in March. ]]> <![CDATA[Local co-hosts pilot for new travel show airing Saturday]]> Christine Williams, who grew up in Atherton and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 2005, co-hosts a new travel show about budget traveling, 'Shoestring Getaways,' at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the Travel Channel.]]> <![CDATA[Update: County may spend $1M to deal with aircraft noise]]> San Mateo County's Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning, June 27, to consider spending close to $1 million over three years on actions related to the San Carlos Airport and the noise complaints it has been receiving since Surf Air began using the airport in June 2013.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Changes in civic center design could reduce costs 10 percent]]> Atherton's City Council has asked project architects to design options that could reduce the cost of the town's new civic center if bids on the project exceed current cost estimates.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Emergency-response drill set for downtown Menlo Park]]> An emergency drill to help residents learn about disaster response will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in Fremont Park, at the corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive in downtown Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Fifth summer Spare the Air day issued for Friday]]> A Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Friday in the Bay Area, the second day in a row that regional air district officials have warned of unhealthy air quality expected.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Fire district offers to pay $175K of cost for special stoplights]]> While the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District on June 20 agreed to pay half the cost of two pedestrian-activated stoplights near its Menlo Park fire station on Middlefield Road, major hurdles remain before the new lights will stop any traffic.]]> <![CDATA[Study: Displaced residents face many other obstacles]]> Low-income renters who are displaced from their homes tend to experience many adverse impacts in other areas of their lives, a recent study that focused on San Mateo County residents shows. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Seats open on housing commission, Sister City Committee]]> Menlo Park residents who want to get involved in city housing policy or cultural exchange efforts may want to apply to serve on the city's Housing Commission or Sister City Committee. There are two seats open on each body. ]]> <![CDATA[Legislation introduced to allow Caltrain sales tax]]> State legislation introduced Wednesday would allow Caltrain to seek voter approval for a new sales tax to help cover capital and operating costs.]]> <![CDATA[Developer proposes Menlo Park's largest affordable housing project]]> A proposal by a nonprofit housing developer to build what could be the largest affordable housing project in Menlo Park history was met with general approval by the City Council during a June 20 study session. ]]> <![CDATA[New Japanese restaurant to replace Akasaka in Menlo Park]]> Longtime Menlo Park sushi restaurant Akasaka has been sold to new owners, who plan to open another traditional Japanese restaurant in its place next week. ]]> <![CDATA[Local grad co-hosts pilot for Travel Channel show Saturday]]> Christine Williams, who grew up in Atherton and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 2005, co-hosts a new travel show about budget traveling, 'Shoestring Getaways,' at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the Travel Channel.]]> <![CDATA[Maurice Ghysels performs live music at Cafe ZoŽ in Menlo Park]]> Maurice Ghysels, who is just ending his tenure as superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, performed live music with musicians Les Bloch and Greg Kennedy at Cafe ZoŽ in Menlo Park on Saturday, June 17. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Pig-scramble protesters have place to demonstrate without trespass]]> People wanting to protest the July Fourth Junior Rodeo pig scramble in Woodside now have a place to demonstrate without fear of arrest: in the public right of way at the entrance to the Mounted Patrol grounds.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Burglaries, thefts in Menlo Park, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park]]> This information is from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: 'Wines of Woodside' event raises funds for Village Church]]> The Woodside Village Church has rotting beams and a deteriorating bench on the patio. It needs a new sacristy window and maybe a new roof. Wines of Woodside on Saturday, June 24, is a fundraiser for the church, including a silent auction and tastings.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park City School District still has budget woes]]> The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has adopted a budget that shows the district will have to dip into its reserves starting this year, despite spending cuts and the approval of an additional parcel tax. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside postpones review of ethics code on advice of legal counsel]]> A pause is in effect on an initiative, begun in March, to form a committee of Woodside residents to review and make recommendations about changing the town government's ethics code. The matter is "on hold," Mayor Tom Livermore said recently.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: 'Sunshine' calendar question in limbo]]> A proposal made in April by Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller to require each council member, planning commissioner and the city manager to make his or her calendar accessible to the public each week has stalled for lack of a hearing.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Services today for Woodside girl]]> Services for 9-year-old Zamora Moon Martinez-Lusinchi, will be on Wednesday, June 21, in Pescadero, with a wake following at about 3:30 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Fire Station. ]]> <![CDATA[Local coaches, administrators honored at state banquet]]> If the 60th Annual California Coaches Association State Coach of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards banquet held in Sacramento on Saturday night is any kind of indicator, the Central Coast Section had a banner year. ]]> <![CDATA[Protesters at San Carlos Airport complain of Surf Air noise]]> Customers of Surf Air arriving or departing from the San Carlos Airport Saturday morning, June 17, were greeted by a crowd of protesters waving picket signs and shouting, "No more Surf Air," and other slogans. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park's Tim Sheeper beats ultra triathlon across Hawaiian islands]]> Swim 2.4 miles. Cycle 112 miles. Then run a marathon. Now quintuple that over five days on five Hawaiian islands, and you have an idea of what the Epic 5 Challenge is. ]]> <![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[Diversity, gender and all that jazz]]> This year's Stanford Jazz Festival (SJF) is bookended by shows at Bing Concert Hall by the dynamic pianist Hiromi (June 24) and the charismatic vocalist Lisa Fischer (Aug. 5). There are also plenty of concerts by women-led groups in between (see sidebar), which is a reflection of the faculty at the related Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW).]]> <![CDATA[TheatreWorks review: Roll over, Beethoven]]> The great composer Ludwig van Beethoven is a larger-than-life figure in musical history and popular culture. He's the archetypal tortured genius, the stuff compelling music bios are made of. ]]> <![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." ]]>