If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Tonight: Cannabis ban, Willow Village EIR contract, new El Camino building and more on Menlo Park council agenda]]> The Menlo Park City Council has a busy evening in store for its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside middle school principal moves into superintendent's office]]> After nearly two decades with the Woodside Elementary School District, Steve Frank is now filling the district's top management role.]]> <![CDATA[Saint Frank Coffee and Schmidt family offices open near Menlo Park Caltrain station]]> Menlo Park is now officially home to the headquarters of the family foundation and office of former Google chairman Eric Schmidt and a new Peninsula outpost of coffee vendor Saint Frank Coffee. ]]> <![CDATA[Public comment period for county's Flood Park project review is open]]> Plans by San Mateo County to renovate Flood Park, a 24-acre park nestled in Menlo Park's residential Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle neighborhoods, are slowly moving forward. ]]> <![CDATA['I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat]]> Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and old trustees are struggling to find common ground.
<![CDATA[From the fields to canvas]]> California's Salinas Valley, with its fertile fields and high yield of food crops, is known as the Salad Bowl of the World. Sarah Phillips Deen knew it for much of her 83 years of life as home.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park skydivers to be inducted into Hall of Fame]]> Alan Eustace and Deke Sonnichson, both of Menlo Park, hadn't known each other -- or of each other's skydiving achievement -- until they met recently at Cafe Borrone to speak to The Almanac.]]> <![CDATA[Preparing for the worst]]> Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team Pesident Tom Prussing talks about disaster preparedness and how he became passionate about the topic.]]> <![CDATA[New Menlo Park high school opens, but construction is ongoing]]> TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction is ongoing because of project setbacks, according to school officials. ]]> <![CDATA[Local home sales for the week of Aug. 5]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Woodside recorded the highest sale at $16,750,000 for a six-bedroom home on 8 acres, bordering Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park neighborhood hit with auto burglaries]]> Menlo Park police received reports of five auto burglaries that occurred in the same general vicinity during the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 12.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside's electric duo]]> Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't Elon Musk, but Woodside residents Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning who first built the brand that ignited the electric vehicle revolution.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Teague Hill blaze caused by illegal campfire]]> An illegal campfire was the cause of a wildfire in the Teague Hill Open Space Preserve in Woodside that broke out early in the morning on Sunday, Aug. 11. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park woman loses $25K in phone scam]]> A Menlo Park woman was apparently the victim of a phone scam when she mailed $25,000 to an address in New York because she was told it was needed to bail her son out of a Mexican jail, according to the Menlo Park police.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside council rules on Menlo Country Club noise ruckus]]> Debbie Mendelson bought her home on Sheridan Way in Woodside more than 30 years ago, but she says it wasn't until after she moved in that she discovered she had a large and noisy next-door neighbor in the Menlo Country Club.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Blood Center sounds the call for donations]]> Stanford Blood Center is in urgent need of blood donations due to a critically low inventory of blood products resulting from a drop in donations over the summer and a higher than normal need.]]> <![CDATA[Congresswoman Speier, Menlo Park council talk gun violence]]> Congresswoman Jackie Speier, whose congressional district includes a portion of Menlo Park and parts of Woodside, met with the Menlo Park City Council the morning of Aug. 9.]]> <![CDATA[Not just horsing around]]> There was some serious equestrian talent on display during the six-day Menlo Charity Horse Show last week, with some 500 horses and their riders dazzling spectators as they vied for prizes in about 300 classes of competition.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area mayors call for Senate action on gun safety laws]]> More than 20 Bay Area mayors, including four on the Midpeninsula, are among 249 across the country who have signed a letter calling for action on gun violence legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings.]]>