AlmanacNews.com http://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Thursday deadline to apply for high school district board seat]]> The deadline is 4:40 p.m. Thursday, March 5, to apply for the position of interim member on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District. ]]> <![CDATA[Cellphone intercepts: Hill bill would require public comment]]> State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County, has introduced a bill that would require local governments to take public comment before implementing cellphone intercept technology.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrans delays spraying of herbicides on roadsides until March 10]]> The roadside spraying of herbicides along Highway 84 west of Skyline Boulevard has been postponed until March 10 while Caltrans meets with the Regional Water Control Board.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards]]> After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community is searching for ways to prevent more tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[Filoli statement: More than 1,000 volunteers sign new agreement]]> More than 1,000 Filoli volunteers have signed a new volunteer agreement, Executive Director Cynthia D'Agosta announced in a prepared statement Monday afternoon. ]]> <![CDATA[Rescuing 41 starving horses]]> Woodside resident and equestrian Gladys Martines, a longtime friend of horses, is seeking donations locally to help defray the costs of the recent rescue of 41 starving horses from a Northern California pasture.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside High names student of the week]]> Woodside High junior Suzie Ortiz has been named student of the week for her achievement in her Spanish III class. She loves the class, and being able to speak in Spanish at school and work, and with her grandfather, who is Puerto Rican.]]> <![CDATA[Hillview principal named interim superintendent]]> Erik Burmeister, principal of Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, has been appointed temporary superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District during the "short term medical leave" of Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, the school board president, Maria Hilton, announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Young entrepreneurs from India to train in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park will launch an economic exchange program this spring, with 100 young entrepreneurs and students from India coming to the city during the next year to train at BootUp Ventures, according to Mayor Catherine Carlton.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park workshop examines options for El Camino Real]]> Should El Camino Real be a two-lane or three-lane route through Menlo Park? Should bike lanes be added to the roadway? These were among the questions facing local residents at a community workshop on the future of El Camino Real. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Lab leases business park space]]> Personalis Inc., a genomics-based clinical diagnostic laboratory, has signed a 66-month lease for approximately 31,000 square feet at Menlo Business Park, located off O'Brien Drive near University Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[Yellow fever mosquitoes found in Menlo Park]]> Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, were found in Menlo Park on Jan. 27, according to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Ex-councilman fined by state]]> Former Menlo Park councilman Andy Cohen has been fined $1,000 for failing to maintain campaign finance records for his unsuccessful bid for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors in 2012.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls in Menlo Park: Burglaries, thefts and a stolen GTO]]> Crime reports from Menlo Park: A resident of Creek Drive came home to a burglary in progress. The suspected burglar fled. ]]> <![CDATA[Feature story: Saving Arthur the owl -- twice]]> Lee Ann Gilbert is very, very certain that she, with a lot of help from the Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife Care Center has saved the life of Arthur, a Western screech owl. Saved it, in fact, twice.]]> <![CDATA[JobTrain adds coding classes]]> Starting in April, a new class will teach JobTrain clients the basics of computer programming. Students will earn college credit through Canada College for participating, JobTrain has announced.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside woman spots mountain lion on her porch]]> A Woodside resident said a mountain lion lingered for about 15 minutes on her porch this morning. When deputies arrived, it left.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project]]> A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million in transient occupancy tax revenue over 10 years. But the developer is also suggesting that $1 million of that go to investors instead – an option the council was not averse to discussing further, provided the city recoups the money down the road.]]> <![CDATA[Those were the days]]> College dances looked a lot different in the 1940s, and this photo of a Menlo College spring formal offers a glimpse of that era's traditional college ball.]]> <![CDATA[Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled]]> After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera Sr., who was convicted in 1990 of the kidnapping for ransom of a 16-year-old student at Woodside High School.]]>