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[Seven-digit county emergency dispatch numbers working again]]> Seven-digit emergency dispatch phone lines in San Mateo County are back in service this afternoon (Dec. 11) after being damaged during construction near the County Center in Redwood City, county officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council open to bold new climate goal: carbon neutrality by 2030]]> Faced with the increasingly real and local threat of climate change, the Menlo Park City Council talked Tuesday about a possible bold new climate goal for the city: to become carbon neutral by 2030. ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: Offering a free meal in a safe, friendly place]]> St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, one of 10 local nonprofits supported by The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, has been providing a free meal in a safe, friendly place for 45 years.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton council puts development tax on hold for further study]]> A construction and development tax -- or similar types of taxes that town staff says could provide "substantial revenues" -- is on hold in Atherton after being considered last week by the City Council. ]]> <![CDATA[Today: Wildfire preparedness, open space, housing on council agenda]]> The Portola Valley Town Council will consider and create priorities around recently released recommendations from an ad hoc wildfire preparedness committee at its Wednesday, Dec. 11, meeting, according to Town Manager Jeremy Dennis.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook wants to build on what may be a former indigenous village]]> Facebook has proposed to redevelop an office park for its planned new Willow Village. But what lies buried beneath may be the remains of a centuries-old Native American community. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Survey out to learn how people commute]]> The city of Menlo Park is looking for employers and employees to respond to a survey put out by consultants it's working with to learn more about how people commute to and from the city.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park district assistant to superintendent resigns]]> Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister's executive assistant left the district last week to take a position in the East Bay working for a former top leader in the district.]]> <![CDATA[How to protect your home against wildfire]]> Property owners play a vital role in preventing the spread of wildfires, particularly to their homes, according to Palo Alto Fire Chief Geoffrey Blackshire.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley commission incumbents reappointed to new terms]]> The Portola Valley Town Council on Nov. 13 chose incumbent commissioners Judith Hasko and Nicolas Targ to serve new four-year terms on the Planning Commission.
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<![CDATA[MayView clinics to merge with Ravenswood, ending 47 years of operation]]> The MayView network of north Santa Clara County clinics serving low-income families will be under new management next year, owned and operated by the San Mateo County-based nonprofit Ravenswood Family Health Center.
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<![CDATA[Holiday Fund: LifeMoves is a haven of support for displaced families]]> LifeMoves, one of 10 local nonprofits that will benefit from The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, provides interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals.]]> <![CDATA[Midpeninsula home sales for the week of Dec. 2]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the highest sale at $14 million for a six-bedroom midcentury home.]]> <![CDATA[County seeks donations, volunteers for holiday toy drive]]> People looking for a way to support kids in need may consider donating toys or gift cards to the Children's Fund of San Mateo County, which is hosting a toy drive this holiday season. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton celebrates holidays with first annual lighting ceremony]]> Atherton's Dec. 5 "tree lighting" ceremony was unique not only because the town hadn't hosted such an event before, but also because there was no tree to light up. But that didn't stop residents from gathering for the holiday fete.]]> <![CDATA[Empty Amazon boxes addressed to Menlo Park residents found in San Jose]]> Dozens of empty Amazon shipping boxes, many of which were addressed to Menlo Park residents, have been found in a creek in East San Jose, according to San Jose Police Department spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten.
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<![CDATA[How a Menlo Park baseball coach is teaching teens about tech-life balance]]> Menlo Park native David Klein has spent the last decade helping young athletes succeed in baseball. Now he's taking on a more complex challenge: helping teens disconnect from their devices and find tech-life balance. ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday cheer: Local traditions continue]]> Locals are in luck with so many popular holiday happenings back on the calendar this year.]]> <![CDATA[New Menlo Park fire station receives design award]]> Menlo Park's Fire Station 6, which incorporates an innovative yet historically based design, has received a 2019 National Firehouse Fire Station Design Award sponsored by Firehouse magazine.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers support and hope]]> Upward Scholars, one of 10 local nonprofits supported by The Almanac's Holiday Fund this year, helps students achieve their dreams for a better future.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park city attorney announces plans to retire early next year]]> After a career spanning 41 years with the city of Menlo Park, City Attorney Bill McClure has announced plans to retire sometime in the first quarter of 2020. ]]>