AlmanacNews.com http://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2016 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online http://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png http://almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[School tax measures fail to get two-thirds' voter approval]]> Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official results released by the San Mateo County elections office a little after 8 p.m. tonight, May 3, the deadline to cast votes or turn in ballots. ]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday: Caution, it's 'Walk and Wheel to School Day' for Laurel School]]> Motorists who use Ringwood Avenue and Coleman Avenue or Edge Road should slow down and keep an eye out for Laurel School students on Wednesday, May 4, as students participate in "Walk and Wheel to School Day. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Willows neighbor saves family's pets from house fire]]> An alert resident of the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park saw smoke coming from a neighbor's two-story home on Concord Drive on Monday evening (May 2), called firefighters and then saved the family's pets.
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<![CDATA[Wednesday: New home for teen counseling center]]> After getting priced out of its former offices in eastern Palo Alto, Adolescent Counseling Services has found a new home. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside fire district: how to prepare for wildfire]]> Residents of the Woodside Fire Protection District -- in Woodside, Portola Valley and nearby unincorporated areas -- have three opportunities this week to attend a seminar on how to prepare for a wildfire and evacuation.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion]]> This is an expanded version of a previously posted story. An April 27 fire that significantly damaged a two-story house under construction in Portola Valley's Westridge neighborhood was likely caused by spontaneous combustion associated with materials used to stain exterior cedar siding, firefighters said.]]> <![CDATA[Business: How Woodside exec uses robot at his Sand Hill Road office]]> How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team of telepresence robots called BeamPro, "it's like having an avatar," he says.]]> <![CDATA[If you've got $10 million, Atherton has a deal for you]]> Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? Atherton may soon offer just the thing -- naming rights to a new street, for a $10 million donation.]]> <![CDATA[Almanac receives awards in state contest]]> The Almanac received two second-place awards – for coverage of local government and best writing – in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.]]> <![CDATA[A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence]]> It's been a drama-filled life in recent years for Woodside brothers Erik and Karl Arvidsson, and tangentially for their parents Par and Carol Arvidsson as they have looked on.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Twin sisters charged with defrauding county]]> A pair of Menlo Park psychologists are accused of bilking San Mateo County out of thousands of dollars by charging for therapy sessions that never happened, prosecutors said. Their clients were victims of violent crime.
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<![CDATA[Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes]]> Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person, on two parcel tax measures.]]> <![CDATA[Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley]]> Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, starting Tuesday, May 3, to convert residents' excess brush and branches into wood chips.]]> <![CDATA[Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula]]> Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise of their turboprop engines, over the Bay during much of their approach to the San Carlos Airport whenever they have clear visibility.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside council OKs limits on basement size, location]]> On its sixth try, the Woodside Town Council voted in favor of an ordinance Tuesday to regulate the size and location of basements. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Fire leaves house under construction uninhabitable]]> A structure fire significantly damaged a two-story house under construction at 10 La Sandra Way in Portola Valley early this morning.
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<![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. ]]> <![CDATA[Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit]]> A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to crashing his car and abandoning a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old child while fleeing deputies in East Palo Alto on Friday, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Fee changes planned for Holbrook-Palmer Park]]> Atherton's City Council has approved a number of changes in the fees charged at Holbrook-Palmer Park and is also considering allowing bicycles to use one of the park's paths.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Service for Carlo Besio, veterinarian, vintner]]> A memorial service for Portola Valley veterinarian, gardener, vintner and longtime resident Carlo Besio is set for June 1 in Portola Valley. Dr. Besio, who died April 11, was 86.]]> <![CDATA[Driver's guide to road construction in Menlo Park]]> With El Nino rains largely past, and the dry season upon us, motorists can expect to encounter a lot more roadwork. Road repairs and traffic signal upgrades are underway on Sand Hill Road, Willow Road and Chilco Street in Menlo Park. ]]>