If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Assemblyman Berman holding wildfire town hall Saturday]]> State Assemblyman Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) is sponsoring a June 22 wildfire town hall meeting in Portola Valley that will include a panel made up of representatives from state and local firefighting agencies and PG&E.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: No-contest plea in stabbing case]]> A man who repeatedly tried to stab another man in a Menlo Park homeless encampment last August pleaded no contest on June 11 to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park set to enact cannabis business ban]]> Citing a lack of public pushback to the city's nearly two-year moratorium on cannabis businesses in Menlo Park, the City Council moved June 18 to line up an ordinance to ban such businesses from setting up shop in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Menlo Park City Council moves swiftly in the right direction]]> The Menlo Park City Council on June 11 rejected an idea to enact a moratorium on commercial development, which disappointed many residents. But the debate sparked by the proposal, and the resulting decisions, are cause for optimism.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Murder suspect named in Skyline slaying]]> Authorities have identified the suspect arrested early this morning for allegedly killing a man found Tuesday night on Skyline Boulevard near where another stabbing victim was found the night before as Malik Dosouqi, 26. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Glens development rules further honed]]> Woodside planning officials received a boatload of feedback at a study session about a proposal that would have allowed most residents of the Glens neighborhood to add on to their homes without triggering an environmental impact report]]> <![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep awards diplomas to 121st class]]> On May 23, Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 149 students at its 121st commencement ceremony. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Police arrest man suspected of burglary near Nealon Park]]> Menlo Park police arrested a man last night (June 16) suspected of burglary at a construction site on the 600 block of University Drive near Nealon Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Fire burns rail line on Dumbarton's Fremont side]]> Flames recently burned the abandoned wooden railroad trestle just south of the Dumbarton Bridge in the East Bay, near Fremont.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales: Three homes sell for over $10M in Atherton]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the most-expensive transaction this week with the sale of a $23 million home. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park woman using oxygen dies in accidental fire]]> A woman who was smoking in her Menlo Park home while also using oxygen in a medical cylinder to breathe died last night (June 14) when she caught on fire, according to a news bulletin from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District.]]> <![CDATA[Girls rock on first Little League all-female team, the Rockies]]> Gender equality in sports took a happy step forward on the local baseball field this season as the Menlo Atherton Little League put together an all-girls team for the first time ever.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Attempted murder suspect to undergo mental competency review]]> The man charged with attempted murder after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with a stolen vehicle on June 7 in Menlo Park showed up in court on Friday (June 14) after refusing to appear at two previously scheduled arraignment hearings.]]> <![CDATA[Man accused of 1974 cold-case killing near Stanford campus pleads not guilty]]> A 74-year-old man accused of murdering two 21-year-old women whose strangled bodies were found on Stanford University property about a year apart in the 1970s pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in one of the cases on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Last vestiges of Woodside's Jackling House still in limbo]]> Steve Jobs may have hated his George Washington Smith-designed house in Woodside and had it torn down, but many homes designed near the architect's home in Santa Barbara County are now worth millions of dollars. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley School board approves election for two seats]]> With two Portola Valley School District board members' terms up in December, the board voted at a June 5 meeting to authorize an election for the seats on the November ballot. Trustee Gulliver La Valle said he won't seek re-election.]]>