Almanac Online If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2023 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Neighbors call on Stanford to remove trees after man died from tree that fell on university-owned land]]> Residents are asking Stanford University to better manage its eucalyptus trees along Alpine Road near Highway 280 after a San Jose man was killed last week when one of the trees fell on his van.]]> <![CDATA[Three earthquakes near Pacifica rumble less than 3 minutes apart]]> Three relatively small earthquakes struck near Pacifica early Tuesday less than three minutes apart, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Housing element vote, interim town manager contract on Wednesday agenda]]> The Portola Valley Town Council will take the final steps to approve the town's housing element on Wednesday, seeking to wrap up a state-mandated document that was due to state on Jan. 31.]]> <![CDATA[Seeking a reprieve from loud horns, Menlo Park residents push for Caltrain quiet zone]]> Menlo Park residents are fed up with blaring train horns waking babies and rattling their nerves. At a March 24 community meeting, they implored city officials to create a quiet zone along the Caltrain tracks to give them some relief.]]> <![CDATA[Wind advisory issued ahead of latest storm for much of Bay Area]]> Yet another big storm is forecast to blow through the Bay Area this week, with the biggest impacts expected throughout the day Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stretch of Highway 84 near Woodside remains closed in both directions due to landslide]]> A 250-foot-wide slide caused by recent heavy rains continues to shut down a stretch of road in both directions on Highway 84 at Portola Road near Woodside. Caltrans officials don't know when fixes will be complete.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man arrested after he allegedly choked woman, barricaded himself inside apartment]]> A 27-year-old man of Menlo Park was arrested early Sunday morning for alleged domestic violence on Coleman Place in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: Upcoming events, TIDE Academy and Sequoia district win honors]]> In this week's community briefs, TIDE Academy's design is honored, Boy Scouts to host a pancake breakfast and more.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom rolls back some water restrictions, stops short of declaring drought over]]> The drought might not be completely done with California, but the state's residents are now free of the strictest water conservation measures put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom nearly two years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and a philanthropist who donated billions, dies]]> Gordon Moore, a pioneering Silicon Valley scientist and leading philanthropist, died on Friday, March 24, at his home in Hawaii, Intel Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation jointly announced. He was 94. ]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula Health Care District selects Ana Maria Pulido as CEO]]> The Peninsula Health Care District Board of Directors announced Thursday, March 23, that Ana Maria Pulido will be its new chief executive officer starting April 10, according to a press release.]]> <![CDATA[Remote work rises and Caltrain ridership plummets: How Silicon Valley has changed three years since COVID]]> An annual report illustrates how the increasing cost of living is impacting residents -- and driving them away.]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County's minimum wage in unincorporated areas rises to $16.50 next month]]> Those who work for minimum wage in unincorporated San Mateo County will see their hourly rate rise beginning April 1. The new local minimum is $1 per hour higher than the state's minimum wage, which increased on Jan. 1.]]> <![CDATA[GoFundMe set up for man killed by fallen tree in Portola Valley raises $66K]]> Jesus Ivan Cruz Diaz, 29, of San Jose died Tuesday when a tree hit his work van in Portola Valley. His employer has since created a GoFundMe to help the family pay for funeral expenses.]]> <![CDATA[Five new shops open at Town & Country Village]]> Four new sustainability-focused, fair-trade apparel and homegoods stores and a hand-crafted ice cream shop are the newest additions to Town & Country Village, the retail center announced Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Storm pushes San Francisquito Creek to its ninth highest recorded level]]> The San Francisquito Creek experienced one of its highest streamflow rates in the history of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Association March 22. Menlo Park is offering assistance to those affected by the storms.]]> <![CDATA[Sequoia Union High School District board unanimously appoints Crystal Leach as superintendent]]> The Sequoia Union High School District has a new superintendent: Crystal Leach, who previously served as interim superintendent after Mary Streshly resigned.]]> <![CDATA[Evacuation advisory still in effect on Day Two of Woodside mudslide]]> It's Day Two of an evacuation advisory on the 600-800 block of Patrol Road in Woodside, with 30 homes impacted by a mudslide. ]]> <![CDATA['An eye in the sky': A new NASA project is developing drone technology to fight wildfires]]> As wildfire season on the West Coast stretches longer each year, with fires scorching through record levels of acreage, scientists at NASA Ames want to utilize drones to help modernize firefighting.]]>