AlmanacNews.com https://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2019 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online https://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA['Freedom Rings' along with the music at benefit concert]]> The African American Composer Initiative, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, presents its annual concert, a benefit for Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.
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<![CDATA[Kindergarten registration begins in local districts Jan. 23]]> Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will soon be underway in local school districts.
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<![CDATA[Bay Area storms boost rainfall almost to normal levels]]> The National Weather Service on Friday (Jan. 18) reported the Bay Area has reached 85 to 95 percent of normal rainfall for this point in the season.
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<![CDATA[Caltrain running Celebration Train for MLK Day]]> Caltrain will offer a NorCalMLK Celebration Train to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration events in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: No injuries reported after crash on Caltrain tracks]]> An SUV crashed Friday morning at the Caltrain crossing at Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, blocking the northbound rail line for about 45 minutes and triggering restricted southbound speeds, according to Dan Lieberman, Caltrain spokesperson. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Council considers pairing main and Belle Haven library projects]]> The Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 on Jan. 15 to move forward with a strategy and timeline to build a new Belle Haven branch library and rebuild or renovate the main library, as well as combine elements of the two projects to streamline efficiency.]]> <![CDATA[Draeger's Market to undergo 'extensive remodel']]> Draeger's Market, a long-standing gourmet food market in downtown Menlo Park, will undergo an "extensive remodel" to expand many departments' offerings and improve energy efficiency, according to co-owner Richard Draeger. ]]> <![CDATA[Local food pantries prepare for more clients if government shutdown continues]]> Bay Area families that depend on federal programs for their basic food needs could find themselves without a lifeline by the end of February, according to local food pantries concerned about a sudden influx of new clients.]]> <![CDATA[Teen arrested for sexual battery at Woodside High School]]> A 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly grabbing a girl's buttocks while riding a bicycle at Woodside High School on Monday evening (Jan. 14), San Mateo County sheriff's officials said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Rotary Club accepting grant applications for nonprofit education programs]]> The Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation is now accepting 2019 grant applications from nonprofits.
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<![CDATA[Former Almanac staff writer wins education reporting award]]> The California School Boards Association has named former Almanac reporter Barbara Wood a recipient of its inaugural Golden Quill Award for fair, insightful and accurate education reporting. ]]> <![CDATA[New mayor's goals: Better communication, public safety and livability]]> For 2019, Woodside's mayor is looking forward to restoring a community newsletter, improving communication between Town Hall and the community, considering a ban on new wood shake roofs, and continuing efforts to advance pedestrian safety.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton to re-examine Caltrain stops in town]]> Atherton Rail Committee members are backtracking on their recommendation to add service to the Atherton Caltrain station in light of the recent introduction of a state bill that could require new housing to be built along busier transit corridors. ]]> <![CDATA[New Menlo Park council reverses decision on Caltrain separations]]> The wheels of Menlo Park's grade separation project lurched forward Tuesday night in a markedly different direction from where plans were headed under the city's previous City Council. ]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Girlfriend robbed, broker threatened]]> Crime reports from Menlo Park, Atherton and Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Charity soccer tournament set for Jan. 19]]> Soccer players of all ages and levels are invited to play in a charity tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton. The proceeds from the event will support a nonprofit that uses the sport to educate youth in developing countries to lead healthier and more productive lives. ]]> <![CDATA[Mayor says affordable housing and safety are among priorities]]> Ahead for 2019, Portola Valley Mayor Ann Wengert cited the importance of moving forward on affordable housing, keeping after the FAA on aircraft noise, wildfire safety, and revisiting the advisory committees in light of the town's changing demographics.]]> <![CDATA[Piano teacher arrested for sex crimes involving a relative]]> Nicholas Robinson has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of an underage relative. He is also a piano teacher who gives lessons from his home, leading police to call on the public for tips of any other victims.]]> <![CDATA[Shareholder sues Google parent company over sexual harassment scandal]]> A shareholder sued the board of Google Inc.'s parent company, Alphabet Inc., in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday for allegedly tolerating and covering up sexual harassment by senior executives and giving some of them millions of dollars in exit pay.
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<![CDATA[Community celebrates Bears' victory with Saturday festivities]]> Victory was theirs -- and then they partied. In fact, the community partied with them on Saturday to celebrate the Menlo-Atherton High School football team's first-ever state championship win.]]> <![CDATA[Horse DNA-testing service sets up shop in Menlo Park]]> "The only thing better than science is science with horses," Christa Lafayette, CEO of Etalon Diagnostics, said with a smile on a recent Wednesday afternoon at her pop-up lab situated at the former site of Yogurt Stop along El Camino Real in Menlo Park.]]>