If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Obituary: Frederic 'Tic' Webster of Menlo Park, civil engineer, 70]]> Frederic A. "Tic" Webster, noted for his work in rehabilitating California's historic adobe missions, died Oct. 11, 2015 at his home in Menlo Park surrounded by family. He was 70.]]> <![CDATA[Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96]]> Jane Coladarci, who had been a mainstay of the Almanac's advertising department for most of her 30 years at the paper, died "quickly and peacefully" May 7 in Yuba City, California, in the company of her daughter and son, the family said. She was 96. ]]> <![CDATA[June 7 election: Poll workers needed]]> An estimated 1,400 poll workers are needed on Election Day, June 7, to manage 342 precincts in San Mateo County.]]> <![CDATA[A century of service: Parade celebrates Menlo Park fire district's centennial]]> "Put the blue stuff on the red stuff." Reduced to such simple terms, the core imperative of firefighting makes it sound almost too easy.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Man who backed truck into Mike's Camera sentenced to prison]]> The man who pleaded no contest to a burglary charge in connection with a dramatic break-in at Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue in March 2015 was sentenced to 16 months in prison. ]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday: Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricity]]> Portola Valley's Town Council will consider a venture that would reset every household's electricity supplier at a baseline of 100 percent of its electricity coming from renewable non-fossil-fuel sources.]]> <![CDATA[Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports]]> Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set of election troubles in an eight-way primary race for the District 24 state Assembly seat. ]]> <![CDATA[Political committees pump cash into Assembly campaigns]]> With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Firefighters rescue 12 stuck in Facebook elevator]]> Firefighters rescued 12 people from an elevator at a Facebook campus building in Menlo Park on Friday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Election: Ravenswood school district seeks voter approval for $26 million bond measure]]> Ravenswood City School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would provide funding for repairs and upgrades at the district's eight school sites. ]]> <![CDATA[Man, 25, in fatal Skyline Boulevard crash identified]]> A 25-year-old man who died when his SUV crashed into a tree on Skyline Boulevard south of Portola Valley in San Mateo County early Thursday morning, May 19, has been identified as James Henry Power, according to the San Mateo Coroner's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Closing sales begin for Beltramo's Wines & Spirits]]> Beltramo's, the family-run wines and spirits shop that plans to close after 134 years in Menlo Park, has begun its "everything must go" closing sales. ]]> <![CDATA[Election: See videos of Assembly candidate interviews]]> Candidates looking to replace outgoing state Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the June 7 primary election were interviewed recently by Bill Johnson, president of Embarcadero Media, parent company of the Almanac, plus staff from the Almanac and its sister papers, the Palo Alto Weekly and the Mountain View Voice. ]]> <![CDATA[Election: Measure AA would raise $500M to restore marshes]]> Advocates for wetlands along the shores of the nine Bay Area counties are asking voters to approve Measure AA, a $12 annual parcel tax on the ballot in the June 7 primary election. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Another decade, another grade-separation study]]> For years, the question of "grade separations" – separating a roadway from the rail line it crosses by using a bridge or tunnel – has periodically risen in Menlo Park, spurring a study on the feasibility of such a project.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton council OKs preliminary design for civic center]]> (Due to a technical glitch, a link to this story in Thursday's Express did not work.) A unanimous Atherton City Council on Wednesday (May 18) approved a 198-page schematic design for a new civic center and authorized the city manager to enter into a contract with schematic-design creator WRNS Studio.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park resident among service academy appointees]]> Rep. Anna Eshoo will host a reception on Friday, May 20, in Mountain View to honor this year's U.S. Service Academy appointees from the 18th Congressional District, including Gunnar Jongebloed of Menlo Park, who was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Applewood 2-Go outlet closed]]> Applewood 2-Go, the to-go counter location of Applewood Pizza at 989 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, has closed.]]>