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[Behind the Headlines: Rep. Anna Eshoo]]> On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Rep. Anna Eshoo joins Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and Staff Writer Sue Dremann to discuss issues from aircraft noise and Caltrain electrification to the political climate in Washington. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Library shows international films]]> The Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center will be showing three international films over the next few weeks.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Old La Honda Road to close Monday - Wednesday during daylight hours]]> Daytime traffic on Old La Honda Road will be interrupted for three days -- Monday, April 24, through Wednesday, April 26 -- so crews can begin three weeks of repair work on storm drains at three sites on the road.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Sacred Heart Prep seniors go out with a win]]> Alex Harper, Max Comilli, Jack Stone and Jack Homer each swept their singles matches and Sacred Heart Prep sent its seniors out on a good note, beating visiting Priory 7-0 in the WBAL regular-season boys tennis finale on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside High School Foundation holds spring auction]]> The Woodside High School Foundation is holding a fundraising auction online April 22-27 and a spring auction event at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club on Saturday, April 29.
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<![CDATA[April 21-24: Glenwood Ave. rail crossing closed for maintenance]]> The railroad crossing at Glenwood Avenue in Menlo Park will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, until 4 a.m. on Monday, April 24, for Caltrain track maintenance.]]> <![CDATA[Karen Peterson named to Woodside High School Hall of Fame]]> Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Performing Arts Center at 100 Churchill Ave. in unincorporated Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Sunday in Woodside: Ribbon-cutting for restored riding arena at Wunderlich Park]]> Local equestrians have something to celebrate: a newly restored riding arena in Wunderlich Park in Woodside, thanks to a partnership of organizations and individuals. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward]]> The Menlo Park City Council heard more than an hour's worth of contentious public comments stretching into the wee hours of Wednesday, April 19, before deciding shortly after 1 a.m. to move forward with an existing schedule for an east-west bike route in town. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton approves fire services study]]> Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a study of fire services in town, something that has soured the relationship between the town and Menlo Park Fire Protection District since it was first proposed in September.]]> <![CDATA[Perfectly unpretentious]]> There was a bit of showmanship pulling into the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel with Teslas, Porsches and Ferraris lined up, but there's no pretension inside Madera, just pleasant ambiance, great food and a staff eager to please.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park burglary: Man, 21, faces up to 11 years in prison]]> A 21-year-old East Palo Alto resident faces up to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count of residential burglary in Menlo Park and one felony count of assault while at the San Mateo County Maguire Correctional Facility in 2015.
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<![CDATA[Woodside: New residential complex may force widening of Mountain Wood Lane]]> If Woodside issues one more building permit to develop an undeveloped parcel on Mountain Wood Lane, the fire code will require a widening of what is essentially a half-mile-long one-lane shared driveway.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program]]> Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School District is considering a fee-based preschool that would offer scholarships to needy families.]]> <![CDATA[Local impacts of sea-level rise: comment sought on report]]> With funding and cooperation from the California Coastal Conservancy, San Mateo County has prepared a 291-page draft report on the county's vulnerability to rising sea levels.]]> <![CDATA[Man killed in RV fire is identified]]> A 52-year-old man who died after a recreational vehicle caught fire in unincorporated North Fair Oaks on Sunday morning has been identified as Rolando Garza, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances]]> The Menlo Park City Council took a number of steps Tuesday night to deal with the issue of how the city will treat undocumented immigrants.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Knights joust their way into PAL Ocean top spot]]> Menlo School won the duel of Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division leaders, beating visiting Half Moon Bay 3-1 Tuesday behind senior right-hander Griff McGarry's gem.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside seeks residents' help to re-examine town ethics code]]> In the wake of a months-long investigation of a town volunteer, the Woodside Town Council is looking for residents interested in participating in a series of facilitated group discussions to re-examine the town's ethics code for elected and appointed officials and decide whether changes are needed. ]]> <![CDATA[Cover story: The Cool philosophy]]> Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the people serving her customers and by extension, the people growing and raising the food on their plates. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Food-to-go outlet planned for Alice's Restaurant]]> It's not uncommon for customers of Alice's Restaurant in Woodside to plan a quick stop for a quick meal on their way to the beach, only to be waylaid by a 45-minute wait for a table. The restaurant's owners are asking the town for permission to offer quicker service on weekends.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College's Holm in top 10 of NAIA regional golf tourney]]> Menlo College senior Madison Holm finds herself in the top 10 after the first day of the NAIA West Women's golf championships Monday at Hiddenbrooke GC in Vallejo.
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<![CDATA[Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799]]> A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation of more than $300,000 in 2016.]]> <![CDATA[La Honda: Highway 84 reopens after solo-vehicle crash]]> State Highway 84 in the unincorporated San Mateo County community of La Honda is open again this morning following a solo vehicle crash into a power pole, California Highway Patrol officials said. ]]> <![CDATA[Art contest for high school students]]> Every spring since 1982, Congress has held an art contest for high school students. This year, all high school students in the 18th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, have until 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, to submit a work to Ms. Eshoo's office at 698 Emerson St. in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[April 24: Menlo Park luncheon for Feminist Majority Foundation]]> A luncheon to raise funds for the Feminist Majority Foundation, which publishes Ms. Magazine and Girls Learn International, will be held Monday, April 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Theater review: 'Rags' is rich with history, music]]> "Rags" is a good old-fashioned musical with plenty to offer modern audiences. Judging by the standing ovation on opening night, its current version, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley, looks to further redeem the show, letting it live up to its considerable potential. ]]>