Sunday, January 20, 2019
An East Palo Alto woman faces felony burglary and robbery charges after walking into an apparent stranger's house in Woodside on Sunday afternoon
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and live-streaming a rant on social media before stripping to her underwear and walking into the backyard of the home, San Mateo County Sheriff's investigators said.
A 22-year-old Sacramento resident was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing items from unlocked vehicles in Woodside and mail theft, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.
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Menlo Park police are investigating a case of fraud reported Tuesday, Jan. 8, in which the method used was email and the victim was an 80-year-old woman who lives on Hermosa Way.Sunday, 9:45 AM | No comments yet
Saturday, January 19, 2019
The African American Composer Initiative, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, presents its annual concert, a benefit for Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.
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Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will soon be underway in local school districts.
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Friday, January 18, 2019
The National Weather Service on Friday (Jan. 18) reported the Bay Area has reached 85 to 95 percent of normal rainfall for this point in the season.
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Caltrain will offer a NorCalMLK Celebration Train to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration events in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 21.Friday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
An SUV crashed Friday morning at the Caltrain crossing at Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, blocking the northbound rail line for about 45 minutes and triggering restricted southbound speeds, according to Dan Lieberman, Caltrain spokesperson.Friday, 11:54 AM | 3 comments
The Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 on Jan. 15 to move forward with a strategy and timeline to build a new Belle Haven branch library and rebuild or renovate the main library, as well as combine elements of the two projects to streamline efficiency.Friday, 11:48 AM | 4 comments
Draeger's Market, a long-standing gourmet food market in downtown Menlo Park, will undergo an "extensive remodel" to expand many departments' offerings and improve energy efficiency, according to co-owner Richard Draeger.Friday, 10:14 AM | 4 comments
Bay Area families that depend on federal programs for their basic food needs could find themselves without a lifeline by the end of February, according to local food pantries concerned about a sudden influx of new clients.Friday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly grabbing a girl's buttocks while riding a bicycle at Woodside High School on Monday evening (Jan. 14), San Mateo County sheriff's officials said Thursday.Thursday, 3:57 PM | 8 comments
The Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation is now accepting 2019 grant applications from nonprofits.
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The California School Boards Association has named former Almanac reporter Barbara Wood a recipient of its inaugural Golden Quill Award for fair, insightful and accurate education reporting.Thursday, 10:35 AM | 7 comments
For 2019, Woodside's mayor is looking forward to restoring a community newsletter, improving communication between Town Hall and the community, considering a ban on new wood shake roofs, and continuing efforts to advance pedestrian safety.Thursday, 8:09 AM | No comments yet
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Atherton Rail Committee members are backtracking on their recommendation to add service to the Atherton Caltrain station in light of the recent introduction of a state bill that could require new housing to be built along busier transit corridors.Wednesday, 3:25 PM | 8 comments
The wheels of Menlo Park's grade separation project lurched forward Tuesday night in a markedly different direction from where plans were headed under the city's previous City Council.Wednesday, 11:51 AM | 31 comments
Crime reports from Menlo Park, Atherton and Woodside.Wednesday, 8:36 AM | 1 comment
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Flash floods and high winds are expected in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued warnings.Tuesday, 4:15 PM | No comments yet
Soccer players of all ages and levels are invited to play in a charity tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton. The proceeds from the event will support a nonprofit that uses the sport to educate youth in developing countries to lead healthier and more productive lives.Tuesday, 3:06 PM | 1 comment
San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are seeking a suspect who grabbed a girl's buttocks at Woodside High School on Monday evening.Tuesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
In-neighborhood conversations about revising property development standards for the Glens and other neighborhoods with parcels that don't conform to town standards is a high priority in for Woodside's Planning Department in 2019. The Town Council reviews these priorities and others in a work plan for Town Hall when it meets tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 15).Tuesday, 12:19 PM | No comments yet
To launch a new year and a majority-new City Council, Menlo Park's council meeting scheduled tonight (Jan. 15) will waste no time diving into one of the city's biggest questions right now: how to separate the Caltrain tracks from the places they intersect with roads in the city.Tuesday, 11:58 AM | 5 comments
Parents and students hoping to get the inside scoop on college admissions -- from both the admissions department perspective and the college adviser perspective -- might want to head to Menlo-Atherton High School on Wednesday, Jan. 16.Tuesday, 11:46 AM | No comments yet
Ahead for 2019, Portola Valley Mayor Ann Wengert cited the importance of moving forward on affordable housing, keeping after the FAA on aircraft noise, wildfire safety, and revisiting the advisory committees in light of the town's changing demographics.Tuesday, 8:29 AM | 1 comment
Monday, January 14, 2019
Nicholas Robinson has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of an underage relative. He is also a piano teacher who gives lessons from his home, leading police to call on the public for tips of any other victims.Monday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
A 260,000-square-foot, five-story research and development building proposed by Tarlton Properties at 1350 Adams Court in Menlo Park will be the topic of discussion as staff and consultants launch the environmental impact review process for the project with the Menlo Park Planning Commission on Monday, Jan. 14.Monday, 9:19 AM | 4 comments
Sunday, January 13, 2019
A shareholder sued the board of Google Inc.'s parent company, Alphabet Inc., in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday for allegedly tolerating and covering up sexual harassment by senior executives and giving some of them millions of dollars in exit pay.
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Victory was theirs -- and then they partied. In fact, the community partied with them on Saturday to celebrate the Menlo-Atherton High School football team's first-ever state championship win.Sunday, 6:27 PM | 1 comment
"The only thing better than science is science with horses," Christa Lafayette, CEO of Etalon Diagnostics, said with a smile on a recent Wednesday afternoon at her pop-up lab situated at the former site of Yogurt Stop along El Camino Real in Menlo Park.Sunday, 8:56 AM | 1 comment
Saturday, January 12, 2019
A camera-equipped drone captured this image of a gull, sunlight on the Bay, and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's air boat searching for a missing person in August 2018 near the marshes at the eastern end of the Dumbarton Bridge.Saturday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet
Friday, January 11, 2019
The full brunt of the government shutdown is hitting home this week as federal employees face their first payday lapse. NASA Ames union officials are sounding alarms that a prolonged shutdown could push talented researchers to seek new employment in the private sector.Friday, 5:05 PM | 22 comments
A ban on the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in Portola Valley will take effect in two years after the Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment on Wednesday that also bans the use of electricity-powered blowers on soil surfaces in town.Friday, 11:46 AM | 21 comments
The original Applewood Pizza has closed after decades of business at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.Friday, 8:50 AM | 23 comments
Thursday, January 10, 2019
A goal-setting meeting scheduled for Jan. 11, at which the Menlo Park City Council was scheduled to talk through priorities for its 2019 work plan, was canceled and rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 8.
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Father and daughter Steve and Anne Gill will be back on stage to present "The 1950s: When Broadway Ruled" for the 17th annual benefit concert for The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, at Menlo School.Thursday, 1:12 PM | No comments yet
Frank DeAngelis was principal of Columbine High School 1999 when it became the site of the deadliest school shooting in the United States up to that time. He'll visit Hillview Middle School on Monday, Jan. 14, for a conversation about violence in schools.Thursday, 10:28 AM | No comments yet
A parade is set for Saturday, Jan. 12, in recognition of the Menlo-Atherton High School football team's first state championship win.Thursday, 8:42 AM | No comments yet
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Arthur Charles "Bud" Eisberg, a resident of Portola Valley and a town volunteer in civic affairs was also a pilot, a sailor and a fan of winter sports. He died on Dec. 27 while in hospice care, his wife Lynn Eisberg said. He was 74.Wednesday, 8:30 PM | No comments yet
Joan Lambert and Terry Thygesen, who have more than two decades of experience as school board members between them, stepped down from their posts on the Menlo Park City School District board on Dec. 7. They recently sat down with The Almanac to discuss their time on the board and the district's future.Wednesday, 2:57 PM | 2 comments
About 30 local residents showed up at Menlo Park City Hall for a public forum on Tuesday, expressing strong opposition to the planned felling of seven redwood trees at 1000 El Camino Real.Wednesday, 11:58 AM | 10 comments
The Woodside Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, to discuss progress on suggested changes to development standards meant to accommodate smaller parcels in the Glens neighborhood.Wednesday, 10:26 AM | No comments yet
The Portola Valley Town Council, when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 9, will consider banning gasoline-powered leaf blowers, along with the harmful practice of using electric blowers on soil surfaces.Wednesday, 8:47 AM | 7 comments
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
"It started, honestly, as office clean up," said Thomas Rogers, principal planner at the city of Menlo Park. He was speaking of the discovery of boxes containing hundreds of old photographs of Menlo Park over the years, many dating as far back as the 1960s, some of which have been digitalized and are now accessible to the public.
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The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking an owner for a cat that improbably survived ingesting rat poison and was rescued at a workplace in Menlo Park in October.Tuesday, 2:46 PM | 2 comments
Atherton is starting off the new year with a discussion on Caltrain's electrification project plans for the near future. Among questions town officials and residents will be considering is one posed by Mayor Bill Widmer: "Has Atherton outgrown the need for a rail stop?"Tuesday, 11:53 AM | 15 comments
Habitat for Humanity, known widely as a home construction nonprofit, runs a less-known program that provides critical home repairs to people in need. Starting this month, homeowners in Belle Haven are eligible to participate in the program.Tuesday, 11:07 AM | No comments yet
A slew of new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 -- from bills addressing gender issues to new rules banning gun ownership by those convicted of domestic violence -- reflect the progressive politics California has come to be known for.Tuesday, 9:34 AM | No comments yet
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