If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Almanac Online <![CDATA[High school parent education series starts Sept. 19]]> The Parent Education Series will kick off its annual expert presentations and panel discussions, which take place at local high schools, with a discussion on the transition from high school to college.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales for the week of Sept. 9]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $9,950,000 for a newly constructed six-bedroom modern home with expansive views of San Francisco Bay.]]> <![CDATA[Mutts take the spotlight. And who can complain?]]> Fremont Park could have been christened Muttville Menlo Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, as canines big and small converged to take a shot at fame during the first annual Mutt Strutt Super Heroes Dog Show.]]> <![CDATA[Trump won't be coming to Atherton after all, police chief says]]> Atherton will not be the destination of President Donald Trump as he makes his political fundraising visit to the Bay Area next week, Atherton Police Chief Steve McCulley said today. ]]> <![CDATA[Third straight Spare the Air alert issued for Saturday]]> Bay Area air district officials issued a third straight Spare the Air alert for Saturday (Sept. 14) and expanded an air quality advisory for possible smoke drifting from Northern California wildfires.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Michele Barry to speak on the climate impact of megacities]]> When it comes to the climate crisis, are massive "megacities" part of the problem, or part of the solution? According to Stanford University medical professor Dr. Michelle Barry, the answer is both.]]> <![CDATA[Enrollment up slightly at M-A, Woodside high schools]]> When Sequoia Union High School District students returned to school last month, they were met with new teachers, classes and facilities, including the just-opened TIDE Academy in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[A hot spot of hospitality]]> On a recent Sunday morning, hundreds of visitors flocked to the same destination: Alice's Restaurant. The scene wasn't unique to this particular Sunday. For decades now, it has happened all weekend, every weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Six laptops stolen from Woodside Priory school]]> Crime reports from Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley and West Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Interested in school board seat? Application deadline is Sept. 16]]> The deadline to apply for appointment to a seat on the Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees is 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Minimum wage ordinance approved]]> Starting on Jan. 1, workers in Menlo Park must be paid a minimum of $15 an hour, following a 4-0-1 vote on Sept. 10 by the Menlo Park City Council to enact a citywide minimum wage ordinance. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton to begin exploring gas-powered leaf blower restrictions]]> After a study session debate about whether Atherton town staff has the time to explore limiting leaf blower use in town, council members asked staff to estimate the amount of time it would take to look into the topic. ]]> <![CDATA[Art and community among the redwoods]]> The Kings Mountain Art Fair, begun 58 years ago to support the community's volunteer fire brigade and local school, drew typical crowds for festivities and art browsing over the three-day Labor Day weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Uneven Ground Part II: Navigating food deserts and swamps]]> In part II of "Uneven Ground," reporter Kate Bradshaw explores different ways that the communities of North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven and East Palo Alto experience inequitable access to healthy food and what steps are being taken to help.]]> <![CDATA[Open space district opens new Oljon Trail at El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve]]> With a snip of a pair of comically large scissors, directors and staff at the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officially opened the Oljon Trail, a new 1.3-mile trail segment in El Corte De Madera Creek Open Space Preserve.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man accused of sexual assault of minors pleads not guilty, remains in custody]]> At a brief hearing on Monday (Sept. 9), Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man facing 20 sexual assault charges for allegedly molesting several children, pleaded not guilty and received a Nov. 5 date for a preliminary hearing.]]> <![CDATA[DA's Office investigating former community college chancellor]]> The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has issued search warrants in connection with Ron Galatolo's tenure as San Mateo County Community College District chancellor. Galatolo recently left the chancellor's post.
<![CDATA[Woodside Planning Commission denies permit for equestrian bridge]]> The Woodside Planning Commission gave a nudge to town traditions on Sept. 4 by denying a request for a conditional use permit for a plan to spend $200,000 in town and donated money to replace a washed-out equestrian bridge.]]>