AlmanacNews.com https://www.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2017 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online https://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Man arrested after allegedly spitting in teacher's face at Menlo Park school]]> A shirtless 29-year-old man acting erratically was arrested Friday after he entered a classroom at a Menlo Park school, spat in a teacher's face, and then attempted to assault a police officer, who used a Taser to restrain him, police said.]]> <![CDATA[May 8: Deadline to apply for Anton Menlo below-market-rate units]]> Applications to live in one of the 37 below-market-rate apartments in the Anton Menlo apartment complex in Menlo Park are being accepted.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park bookseller seeks to give kids glimpses and reflections of different cultures]]> Most anyone who's been a kid or spent time around kids recently knows that there are a few staples when it comes to bedtime stories. Now, a Menlo Park-based online bookseller, KitaabWorld, is working to give families a chance to more easily access those classics (and other books) with a South Asian twist.]]> <![CDATA[Affordable housing: County wrestles with spending choices]]> As the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors looks at spending more on affordable housing, it has run into complications on how this will reduce spending on other priorities. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Elementary board meets to discuss vacancy]]> Woodside Elementary School District's governing board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 1, to discuss the process for replacing board member Wendy Warren Roth, who resigned on April 6. ]]> <![CDATA[Local impact of sea-level rise: Comment sought on report]]> Public comment is sought on a 291-page draft report on San Mateo County's vulnerability to rising sea levels. Sea Change San Mateo County will hold a community meeting on the report at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, in Half Moon Bay. ]]> <![CDATA[Rich Gordon named to Sempervirens board]]> Rich Gordon, a Menlo Oaks resident and former state Assemblyman with 24 years of experience in elected office, has been named to the board of the Sempervirens Fund, a nonprofit working to protect the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Fire district holds community meeting in Belle Haven]]> A promise to meet with Belle Haven residents to talk about fire services will be fulfilled on Saturday, April 29, when the Menlo Park Fire Protection District holds a public meeting at the Chilco Street fire station.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Pause on pay hike for sustainability manager]]> A proposed 25 percent pay raise for a vacant city position -- sustainability manager -- was temporarily rejected April 4 by the Menlo Park City Council.]]> <![CDATA[Youth mental health clinic opens in Menlo Park]]> More than four months ahead of schedule, SafeSpace, a youth mental health center, has opened in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Two iron workers injured at site of new Facebook building]]> Two iron workers at the construction site of a new Facebook building in Menlo Park were injured Wednesday after part of the building collapsed, causing them to fall, fire officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park fire district earns 'very good' fire rating]]> The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has earned a Class 2 fire rating, which is considered very good and affects the cost of homeowner and business insurance, Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. ]]> <![CDATA[Two nonprofits merging; both help students from lower-income families]]> Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures Now, an East Palo Alto-based nonprofit to provide broader programs to help students from lower-income families. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Ex-employees sue Filoli estate, allege age discrimination]]> Four women recently employed at the Filoli estate in Woodside have sued their former employer, alleging age discrimination among other unlawful and unfair employment and business practices.]]> <![CDATA[Have aspirations to become a news reporter?]]> The Almanac is looking for summer interns with an interest in learning news reporting skills for online and print. ]]> <![CDATA[Transportation commission posts vital data online]]> The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has expanded its Vital Signs website to including Bay Area data on such vital topics as housing affordability, poverty rates and life expectancy.]]> <![CDATA[SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds]]> San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification project that is expected to add capacity to the busy transit corridor.
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<![CDATA[U.S. judge blocks Trump's executive order on 'sanctuary cities']]> A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday (April 25) blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary" cities and counties.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park]]> This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside town hall: Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy]]> President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, who took questions for about two hours Saturday, April 22, during a town-hall-style meeting in a gymnasium at Canada College in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's]]> Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and the closest person to date to earning the title from both parents, came to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on April 18 to promote her own work and to sign copies of her book, "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!"]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Worker rescued after fall at home construction site]]> A worker on a home construction site, who was injured after falling 15 to 18 feet into a basement area at the site, was rescued by firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District shortly after noon on April 21. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Kepler's joins Facebook's Small Business Council]]> Kepler's Books announced it has been selected to join Facebook's 2017 U.S. Small Business Council.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Earth Day celebration at Bedwell Bayfront Park]]> Earth Day in Menlo Park was celebrated on Saturday at Bedwell Bayfront Park with face painting, a food truck, a volunteer service project and more.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Vets help train service dogs]]> Puppies and vets -- not the doggie doctor type -- gathered Saturday (April 22) on the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs campus on Willow Road for a luncheon to welcome two new canine trainees to the site's Warrior Canine Connection program. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton seeks volunteers for town committees]]> Friday, April 28, is the deadline to apply for open positions on Atherton town committees.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council appoints 10 to city commissions]]> The Menlo Park City Council has filled four city commission and committee seats and reappointed six commissioners.]]>