If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Man arrested on suspicion of attempted rape]]> A 22-year-old man is in custody after a woman reported an attempted rape in unincorporated San Mateo County early Saturday morning, the Sheriff's Office reported.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Report of mountain lion sighting on Westridge Drive]]> A day after a deer carcass was found in the driveway of a home on Westridge Drive in Portola Valley, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office received a report late Saturday afternoon of a mountain lion sighting on the street. Later, at 11 p.m. Saturday, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a sighting in Ladera. ]]> <![CDATA[First person: Joy of connecting on Compassion Weekend]]> We were told not to come to our place of worship on that weekend. Instead, many of us (almost 4,000, I'm told) showed up at the more than 55 "Compassion Weekend" projects set up around the Bay Area. ]]> <![CDATA[Jerry Hearn recognized as 'environmental hero']]> Jerry Hearn, a longtime local environmental leader and resident of Los Trancos Woods, was recognized April 25 as an "environmental hero" of California's 13th Senate District.
<![CDATA[No West Nile virus found in Menlo Park mosquitoes]]> After a dead American crow found in the Willows area of Menlo Park tested positive for West Nile virus on April 20, the county's Mosquito and Vector Control District collected and tested mosquitoes in the area. The mosquitoes tested negative for West Nile virus, the county reported on April 24.]]> <![CDATA[Monday: Cal Water to meet with public in Woodside]]> With the drought as a backdrop, Cal Water, which supplies fresh water to much of Woodside as well as Portola Valley, Atherton and parts of Menlo Park, is set to make a presentation at a public meeting of Woodside's Sustainability and Conservation Committee at 6 p.m. Monday, April 27. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man arrested in connection with multiple gunshots]]> A report of gunshots sent Menlo Park police officers to Chilco Street during the pre-dawn hours of Friday, April 24.]]> <![CDATA[Southbound U.S. 101 to get metering lights]]> Starting on April 28, Caltrans will phase in metering lights on 17 southbound U.S. 101 on-ramps in San Mateo County.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton talk: water-wise gardening in time of drought]]> Master gardener and landscape designer Julie Montanari recently gave an Earth Day talk in Atherton sharing some simple ways to cut water use in landscaping.]]> <![CDATA[Burglars heist $140K in property in West Menlo, Ladera]]> Burglars got away with jewelry, electronics and other items valued at $140,000 in two recent home burglaries in West Menlo Park and Ladera, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported.]]> <![CDATA[Rudy Driscoll to resign from Woodside school board]]> The board of the Woodside Elementary School District will appoint a new board member to replace Rudy Driscoll, who is resigning June 13. Applications are due by May 4.]]> <![CDATA[Man sentenced for beating woman in Menlo Park]]> A 33-year-old Mountain View man, who pleaded no contest to beating a woman he had been dating, has been sentenced to one year in San Mateo County jail and three years of supervised probation.]]> <![CDATA[It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers]]> The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that includes water rationing to meet the district's expected mandate of a 36 percent cut in water use over 2013 levels.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Planning Commission again recommends bike lanes on El Camino Real]]> After a lengthy dissection of a 7-0 vote made at a previous meeting to recommend adding bike lanes, but not car lanes, to El Camino Real, the Menlo Park Planning Commission on April 20 stood by its recommendation, but this time it wasn't unanimous.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park development: City seeks clarity on 'public benefit']]> The city of Menlo Park negotiates with builders to provide "public benefits" in exchange for extra development rights. Both developers and the community want more clarity and consistency on what "public benefit" means.]]> <![CDATA[New mixed-use complex finished in Menlo Park]]> Construction has finished on a 16-unit townhouse complex with a two-story office building of approximately 26,800 square feet at 1460 El Camino Real.]]> <![CDATA[Court battle continues over German Panzer tank]]> The battle continues in San Mateo County court over who owns a World War II-era German Panzer IV tank that once belonged to the late Jacques Littlefield and was on display at his Los Trancos Woods estate.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Man borrows broom to clean up accident site]]> Crime and accident reports for Woodside and Menlo Park]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park district surpasses state water-reduction goal]]> While much of the state faces severe water use reductions, customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District may be largely off the hook.]]> <![CDATA[Three-year old 'officers' visit Atherton Police Department]]> Three-year-old Atherton twin brothers got to meet their heroes last week when they made an impromptu visit to the Atherton Police Department, in uniform, to take a look around. ]]> <![CDATA[Man, 61, faces charges tied to burglaries at four Menlo Park restaurants]]> A 61-year-old man charged with burglarizing four Menlo Park restaurants has been held to answer after a preliminary hearing on Monday, April 20.]]> <![CDATA[M-A college adviser Alice Kleeman to retire]]> Alice Kleeman, a college adviser at Menlo-Atherton High School for 20 years, will retire in June, the school has announced.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales in Atherton, Menlo Park]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office.]]>