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[Western Allied's Angela Simon named VP of national contractors' association]]> Angela Simon, president of the Menlo Park-based Western Allied Mechanical, a heating and air conditioning contractor, has been named the first female vice president of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association. ]]> <![CDATA[More carpool and express lanes on 101?]]> How to manage congestion on U.S 101 in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County is the focus of two public meetings in San Mateo and Redwood City on May 31 and June 5. ]]> <![CDATA[SH Prep honors student-athletes who will play in college]]> Trey Holterman nearly became a world champion before he began his senior year at Sacred Heart Prep. Gators senior Maddy Johnston played alongside American Olympians last December on a team that finished fifth in the world. Both were honored recently, with 14 other SHP student-athletes who plan to continue their athletic endeavors at colleges scattered throughout the United States.]]> <![CDATA[Qualified by life]]> Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, is qualified not just by her education and her work experience -- but by her life as a single mother who raised two deaf children to be thriving young adults.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Rotary Club awards $125K in scholarships]]> More than 100 students from four local high schools received scholarships and academic achievement awards during the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's scholastic achievement awards ceremony at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on May 22. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton's new police chief likes 'customer service' focus]]> Atherton's new police chief, Steven McCulley,says he was drawn out of retirement by Atherton's job description, which focused on customer service. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park gives preliminary approval to 'Safe City' ordinance]]> For what was at least the third time, a group of adults and kids sat in on the Menlo Park Council meeting, many of them supporters of two ordinances and a resolution laying out policies on how people who have immigrated illegally to the U.S. should be treated in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Man indicted for cyberattack on Almanac website appears in court]]> A San Francisco man accused of a cyberattack on AlmanacNews.com and other websites owned by Embarcadero Media appeared in federal court in San Jose on May 24.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside sues residents, alleges substantial construction was done without permits]]> In two suits filed against residents, the town of Woodside alleges substantial construction was done without permits and that homes were improperly used for Airbnb short-term rentals.]]> <![CDATA[FedEx driver arrested in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park burglaries]]> A Hayward man and convicted felon working on contract as a FedEx driver was arrested by Menlo Park police May 23 in connection with three home burglaries during daylight hours -- two in Atherton and one in Menlo Park.
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<![CDATA[June 3: Wine walk in downtown Menlo Park]]> In its first summertime iteration, a wine walk will be held in downtown Menlo Park from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3.]]> <![CDATA[Plea deal on charges after high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont]]> A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man has pleaded no contest to two felonies -- assault with a metal object and evading the police -- following a high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont, when he allegedly drove at speeds exceeding 100 mph and struck two police cars, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Many prefer tunnel under tracks at Middle Avenue]]> At a recent community meeting held to discuss a bike and pedestrian crossing of the railroad tracks at Middle Avenue in Menlo Park, many people expressed preference for an undercrossing (a tunnel) rather than an overcrossing (a bridge).]]> <![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[Stanford's McNealy earns Ben Hogan Award as top golfer]]> Stanford senior men's golfer Maverick McNealy was named the winner of the Ben Hogan Award, as announced Monday by Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America.]]> <![CDATA[West Bay Opera stages a 'Salome' for our times]]> It's a story set in biblical times, familiar to people the world over. But its ancient backdrop doesn't make the story that unfolds in the opera "Salome," as staged by West Bay Opera beginning this weekend, any less relevant to today's world.
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<![CDATA[Woodside: Village Bakery & Cafe plans July opening]]> If things go as expected, a new restaurant The Village Bakery & Cafe will open in Woodside at 3052 Woodside Road in the third week of July.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Crime reports from Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park]]> These reports are from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Vote yes on Atherton's Measure A to fund new civic center]]> Atherton's Measure A asks voters whether the town should supplement private donations and existing dedicated funds with available non-dedicated money from the general fund to build a new complex to replace the decrepit set of buildings and trailers that now serve as the Town Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Feds approve $647M grant to electrify Caltrain]]> Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant agreement to fund the long-awaited work, the agency said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty]]> Melissa McKowan, a San Mateo County deputy district attorney and the subject of a March 2013 sanction by the state bar over dishonesty in connection with the prosecution of psychiatrist and convicted child molester Dr. William Ayres, is again facing sanctions by the state bar over a charge of dishonesty.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton's Judy Sleeth receives Lifetime of Achievement Award]]> As a teacher, a docent and the founder of the nonprofit Art in Action, Judy Sleeth has inspired a love of art in thousands of students, for which she has received the Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award.]]> <![CDATA[Almanac wins six awards in statewide news contest]]> The Almanac staff won six statewide awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, it was announced Saturday. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside School stages 'Shrek the Musical Jr.']]> Inclusion is one of the themes of the family-friendly "Shrek the Musical Jr.," the comedy chosen for this year's traditional eighth-grade operetta at Woodside School.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School players perform 'How to Succeed in Business']]> Menlo School Drama will perform "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on May 19-21 and May 27 and 28 outdoors in the middle school quad. ]]> <![CDATA[Theater: A celebration of 'Sisterhood']]> The feel-good dramedy "The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" (yes, it's a mouthful) is the latest in Dragon Productions Theater Company's "Women Take Center Stage" themed series, boasting an all-female cast, female director and a celebration of the bond between women.]]> <![CDATA[Our neighborhoods: Linfield Oaks]]> 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." ]]>