AlmanacNews.com http://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2017 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online http://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png http://almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Report: Healthy job growth leads to housing shortages, traffic woes]]> The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along and serve as a magnet for people from all over the world.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Mountain Home Road to close for two days during daylight hours]]> Crews will be working on Mountain Home Road in Woodside from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Feb. 23 and 24) to remove a large tree that fell on to the equestrian path built alongside a two-lane bridge across Bear Gulch Creek.]]> <![CDATA[Wednesday: Free elder abuse awareness training]]> A training session on how to recognize and prevent abuse of elderly people and dependent adults will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.]]> <![CDATA[External phone lines down in Menlo Park City School District]]> Outside phone lines to the Menlo Park City School District were not functioning on Wednesday morning, the district announced. ]]> <![CDATA[Applications invited for Belle Haven mini-grants]]> Applications are now being accepted for the Belle Haven mini-grant program.]]> <![CDATA[Forecast: Rainstorm dissipating, cooler weather ahead]]> The Bay Area is about to get a break from the heavy rains that battered the region Monday and caused major flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
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<![CDATA[Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate]]> The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an expenditure that Woodside residents might hope would result in something beneficial. What they got instead are troublesome unanswered questions, not the least of which is whether the investigation was warranted or merely a witch hunt. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: La Honda Road reopens]]> La Honda Road (Highway 84) in Woodside reopened in both directions around noon today (Wednesday, Feb. 22) after crews cleared mudslides and fallen trees. The road had been closed between Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Portola Road.]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Menlo Park fire district explores innovations in drone use]]> The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's governing board will consider tonight (Feb. 20) a proposal to collaborate with a Menlo Park drone company, Matternet Inc. ]]> <![CDATA[Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?']]> What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops]]> In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an undercover police presence, an increase in calls to the police to investigate "suspicious" characters, and a number of recent arrests. ]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Henry Montgomery, turn-around specialist]]> Henry C. Montgomery, an accounting executive, business turn-around specialist and former resident of Portola Valley, died Dec. 22, surrounded by family and friends in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He was 80 years old.
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<![CDATA[East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections]]> In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to help the city's large immigrant population.]]> <![CDATA[Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification]]> The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that Federal Transit Administration officials were holding back grant funding needed within days for construction to begin. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Drilling begins on emergency water well]]> Drilling around the clock began Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Menlo Park Municipal Water District's first emergency well, according to Pam Lowe, senior civil engineer for the city of Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers]]> The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has approved starting the process for laying off the equivalent of 30 teachers if the March 7 parcel tax measure fails. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton approves plans for $37 million civic center]]> Atherton is on schedule to start construction of a new civic center by the end of the year, but first it will ask voters to allow using more public money to pay the $37.3 million estimated cost of the complex.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man arrested on rape, robbery charges]]> A 56-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Thursday, Feb. 16, in connection with a rape and robbery of a woman at a Menlo Park residence in early December, according to Detective Sgt. Ed Soares of the Menlo Park Police Department.
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<![CDATA[Kids in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto team up to cheer peers at hospital]]> It took only a half hour for a group of about 200 adults and kids from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto to assemble 500 care kits for patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on Feb. 12, event organizer Jen Smith said. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford plans new office building on Sand Hill Road]]> Stanford University is proposing to construct a two-story, 39,510-square-foot office building at 2131 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, across from the Sharon Heights Shopping Center. ]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Menlo Park Library hosts multi-faith discussion]]> A free panel discussion with representatives of several major world religions will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Menlo Park council chambers, 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center. ]]> <![CDATA[County: 'You shouldn't have to risk your life to be housed']]> A law that county officials say will "send a clear message to those who have chosen to take advantage of tenants" by renting them unsafe or illegal living spaces has been approved by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Elementary will keep two principals]]> With a parcel tax on the ballot and the resignation of one of its two principals, the one-school Woodside Elementary School has taken a look at its administrative staffing levels and decided it needs both principals. ]]> <![CDATA[Man sues Menlo Park, alleges racial profiling in arrest]]> A man who was arrested by Menlo Park police in August 2015 and held for 48 hours in the San Mateo County jail has filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court alleging wrongful arrest based on mistaken identity related to racial profiling.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Florence Detlor, longtime Menlo Park resident, dies at 105]]> Florence Audrey Detlor, a 62-year resident of Menlo Park, died Jan. 4, just a month shy of her 106th birthday. ]]> <![CDATA[Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens]]> A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen mental health services" by opening what the nonprofit says will be the city's first intensive outpatient program for teenagers with moderate to severe mental-health issues.
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<![CDATA[Armed man robs Woodside branch of Chase Bank]]> Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Woodside branch of Chase Bank while brandishing a handgun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, deputies said.]]>