If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Man convicted in death of toddler]]> A jury has convicted a 27-year-old man of involuntary manslaughter and assault on a child resulting in death for his role in the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old son in 2014, San Mateo County prosecutors said.
<![CDATA[Measures to curb Belle Haven's cut-through traffic fast-tracked]]> In response to previous complaints that Menlo Park was moving too slowly to install critical measures to deter cut-through traffic in Belle Haven, plans to remove street parking and install bulb-outs and other measures to slow traffic throughout the neighborhood are moving forward on an expedited timeline. ]]> <![CDATA[Applications sought for transportation authority advisory committee]]> People interested in giving input on transportation funding in San Mateo County are being encouraged to apply for seats on an advisory committee for the county's Transportation Authority.]]> <![CDATA[New PV school trustee hopes to foster community involvement]]> Kimberley Morris Rosen joined the Portola Valley School District's school board as its latest member at a March 27 meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton to hold memorial, tree planting in honor of former town arborist]]> Kathy Hughes Anderson, Atherton's former town arborist who was stabbed to death in her Menlo Park home in December, will be honored by the town in conjunction with its Arbor Day celebration on Thursday, April 18.]]> <![CDATA[Fire chief leaving Woodside district with priorities intact]]> Woodside Fire Protection District Chief Dan Ghiorso has a lot to reflect on after his 28 years in the department, with his retirement coming up on April 27.]]> <![CDATA[Palatella, McGlashan plead not guilty in college bribery scam]]> Two Midpeninsula parents in the college-admissions bribery scandal pleaded not guilty to charges in the nationwide $25-million scandal while a Palo Alto couple has asked the federal court to dismiss the same charges against them in the case, according to court documents.]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday: Atherton looks at ways to reduce traffic congestion]]> While its lack of commercial and multifamily zoning has kept the population of Atherton relatively stable in recent years, town officials have become increasingly concerned about the problems caused by traffic passing through Atherton as the cities surrounding it and the region continue to grow.]]> <![CDATA[Alpine Road sewer repair project slows traffic]]> Alpine Road drivers may face delays because of a construction project expected to be ongoing into July.]]> <![CDATA[Street parking could be removed on stretch of Middle Avenue]]> Members of Menlo Park's Complete Streets Commission voted 6-0 on April 10 to recommend that the City Council permit the removal of more than 100 street parking spaces on both sides of Middle Avenue, between Olive Street and San Mateo Drive. ]]> <![CDATA[Helen Alburger, early Ladera resident, dies at age 94]]> Helen Eileen Alburger, who with her husband was among the earliest residents of the Ladera community, died at her home on Jan. 4 at the age of 94.]]> <![CDATA[Tuesday: Menlo Park fire board to discuss concerns with JPA agreement]]> Faced with the complexity of the issue, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has asked for more time to evaluate a proposal for the first new countywide joint powers authority operating agreement in 10 years.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the highest sale at $4.7 million for a newly built five-bedroom house on a 10,654-square-foot lot that last sold for $1.9 million. ]]> <![CDATA[Students turn goat milk into soap on school farm]]> Students at one Atherton high school are getting a chance to take a break from sitting in classrooms, and instead take in fresh air and bond with animals while they learn.]]> <![CDATA[Murder suspect's plea postponed due to delayed coroner's report]]> Francis Wolke, the man who allegedly killed Menlo Park resident and former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson in her home on Dec. 12, was scheduled to enter his plea in court today (Friday, April 12) following several postponements.]]> <![CDATA[How would SB 50 impact Menlo Park?]]> Across California, Senate Bill 50, a proposed law that would require cities to relax height, density and parking restrictions in areas that have lots of jobs and reliable public transit, is sparking waves of controversy, especially in affluent suburban areas that prize low-density, single-family homes.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo's parks could undergo massive revamp]]> Want to weigh in on what should be changed at city parks in the coming years? Menlo Park's draft park master plan recommends changes such as a new Belle Haven community center, more dog parks, restrooms, field lighting and more. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Glens residents get new piece to their puzzle]]> The Glens is what could be called the "less-fashionable side" of Woodside, as F. Scott Fitzgerald might say. And some residents of the community of 185 homes on the east side of Canada Road say they aren't being treated fairly compared with those in the other areas of the town.]]>