AlmanacNews.com http://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Two cited for buying minors alcohol]]> Two adults were cited for misdemeanors after they bought alcohol for a minor decoy working on behalf of the Menlo Park Police Department on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Jury rejects Ellen Pao's claim of gender bias by Kleiner Perkins]]> After two full days of deliberation following an almost month-long trial, a jury on Friday found in favor of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination brought by Ellen Pao, a former junior partner.]]> <![CDATA[Filoli's D'Agosta addresses volunteer agreement issue]]> Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, who had refused to speak to the Almanac since Feb. 15, sat down for an interview on March 26, and also gave the newspaper a statement in which she apologizes to volunteers for how the divisive volunteer agreement was presented. ]]> <![CDATA[Water snafu affected 3,500 Menlo Park customers]]> Untreated water was mixed with treated water in an East Bay reservoir earlier this month and then went on to the regional water system, which delivers to an estimated 3,500 customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District, according to the city.]]> <![CDATA[Hydrogen fuel station planned for Skylonda]]> Electric cars and their charging stations have had the alternative-fuel spotlight mostly to themselves in Silicon Valley in recent years. By the end of October, however, they will have challengers, in Skylonda and along the Peninsula. ]]> <![CDATA[New Ravenswood Family Health Center to debut Saturday]]> After 15 years of operating out of modular buildings, Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto will host a grand opening celebration for its brand-new, 38,000-square-foot facility on March 28 from noon to 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Bus fire snarls traffic on U.S. 101]]> A casino bus caught fire on southbound U.S. 101 in Menlo Park Thursday evening, according to Menlo Park Fire Protection District officials. ]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Portola Valley, Woodside hold Earth Fair]]> With a theme of "Carbon: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" for the 2015 Portola Valley and Woodside Earth Fair on Saturday, March 28, it should be no surprise that cars that run on fuels not derived from fossilized carbon will be on display.]]> <![CDATA[Homeless census: Far fewer people living on county streets]]> A homeless census in San Mateo County shows around 690 people are living on the streets, in vehicles or in encampments, lower by 47 percent from the 1,299 people counted in 2013.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth]]> Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are among 129 billionaires worldwide who have signed the Giving Pledge started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, promising to give away at least half their wealth.]]> <![CDATA[Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air']]> My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers, recalls Carolyn Walworth a junior at Palo Alto High School.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Kudos to watchdog and city, but herbicide spraying issue is unresolved]]> Janet Davis of the Stanford Weekend Acres neighborhood, known by many as a watchdog of public works and traffic-related services provided by the county and the city of Menlo Park in the Alpine Road area, deserves a round of applause for her relentlessness in helping to track down the truth of the March 17 herbicide spraying right next to San Francisquito Creek.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park district superintendent is back after medical leave]]> Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels is back on the job, he announced in a communication to the school community on March 25. He had been on a medical leave since late February after injuring his neck.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Former district attorney Keith Sorenson dies at 93]]> Keith C. Sorenson, the district attorney in San Mateo County from 1953 to 1982, has died. Mr. Sorenson hired retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor after she graduated from Stanford University law school.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park to look at extending parking time limits downtown]]> Menlo Park will be looking at four changes to downtown parking, including letting people park in the downtown plazas for up to three hours for free and funding parking garages.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Woodside residents call deputies after unknown man runs into woods]]> Crime and accident reports from Woodside, North Fair Oaks, Portola Valley and Menlo Park]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Man accused of camera store break-in pleads not guilty]]> A man in jail over a break-in at Mike's Camera shop has pleaded not guilty to charges that include burglary, vandalism and possession of stolen property, according to a prosecutor's report.]]> <![CDATA[Four robbed at auto shop in North Fair Oaks]]> Two suspects robbed four people at an auto mechanic shop in unincorporated North Fair Oaks over the weekend, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Lawsuit against Menlo Park fire district over crash is dismissed]]> A lawsuit brought against the Menlo Park Fire Protection District over a collision between a car and an emergency vehicle has been dismissed, but it has led to changes in how emergency vehicles drive to a scene.]]>