If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Atherton council wants resident feedback on traffic congestion plan]]> To address traffic congestion, Atherton officials will start by gathering feedback from residents, and staff will study priority projects to keep traffic moving on the most heavily used streets.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Facebook hotel developer wants more rooms, less parking than OK'd]]> Two and a half years after it was approved, in concept, by the Menlo Park City Council, Facebook is moving ahead with its plans to build a new hotel at the corner of Chilco Street and Bayfront Expressway.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park vandalism, assault defendant to get Sept. 30 jury trial]]> A San Diego man who was arrested for vandalizing cars, making threats, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest in an April 24 incident in Menlo Park will face a jury trial on Sept. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Man arrested after vehicle and foot chase]]> A man was arrested after fleeing from a Menlo Park traffic stop and leading police on a brief pursuit into East Palo Alto last night, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park #1 for costliest Bay Area apartment rents]]> At a steep $4,368 a month, Menlo Park has the most expensive average apartment rent prices -- at least at big apartment complexes -- in the Bay Area, according to a recent report from the website ]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County supervisors consider revised policy following Taser death]]> The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is revising its use-of-force policy, including use of Taser stun guns, following the outcry over the death of Chinedu Okobi by Tasers last October.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Open houses on Stanford Wedge housing project to be held this week]]> Stanford University is holding a second series of open houses about a proposed housing development on land the university owns along Alpine Road in Portola Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Motorcylist killed on Friday identified]]> The motorcyclist killed in a collision with a tow truck on Highway 84/La Honda Road on Friday (July 19) has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as 27-year-old Tyler Ross Carlberg of Santa Clara.]]> <![CDATA[Pilot program aims to save food waste from landfills]]> About one-third of the trash collected at the Shoreway Environmental Center consists of organic waste. A pilot program being launched soon will extract the waste from the rest of the trash and convert it to biofuel.]]> <![CDATA[Trial date set in Menlo box-cutter slashing case]]> Marvin Lomeli, 21, of Redwood City will face a jury trial on July 22 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to commit great bodily injury after a stabbing in Menlo Park on April 30.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales for the week of July 15]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the most expensive transaction at $10,900,000 for a three-bedroom, 8,468-square-foot home.]]> <![CDATA[New Stanford Hospital readies for its fall opening]]> The new Stanford Hospital, a seven-story, plus-shaped complex that has been more than a decade in the making, is in the home stretch before its fall debut. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man convicted in knife attack sentenced to two years]]> A Menlo Park man convicted of assault with a deadly weapon was given a two-year sentence in state prison on July 18, but will be released in 85 days after receiving credit for time served and good behavior.]]> <![CDATA[Grand jury recommends coordinated Caltrain grade separation strategy]]> The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury on July 18 released a report calling for a more coordinated approach to tackling grade separations along the Caltrain rail line.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside increases maximum defensible space grant]]> With the threat of wildfires increasing, Woodside is raising its maximum matching grant for clearing brush, pruning trees and other work from $2,000 to $3,000.]]> <![CDATA[Tour de Menlo bike ride set for Aug. 17]]> Local cyclists are gearing up for the 15th annual Tour de Menlo Scholarship Ride, which offers three Peninsula routes for riders of all abilities and plenty of SAG support for those who need it. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 17.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Former Atherton resident, roller derby league owner Jerry Seltzer]]> Longtime former Atherton resident Jerry Seltzer died on July 1 at the age of 87. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis, his family said.]]> <![CDATA[Road rage incident evolves into armed robbery outside Stanford Shopping Center]]> A road rage incident between two drivers fueled into an armed robbery in which one of them lost his cellphone at the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot on Thursday morning, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Skyline murder suspect to receive mental evaluation]]> Malik Dosouqi, the Pacifica man charged with two murders along Skyline Boulevard in June, will be evaluated by doctors about whether he is fit to stand trial.]]> <![CDATA[Grand jury: Measles epidemic risk low in San Mateo County, but could be lower]]> The threat of a measles epidemic has been drastically reduced since a vaccine for the illness was introduced in 1963, but San Mateo County could take steps to reduce the possibility even further, according to a Civil Grand Jury report.]]> <![CDATA[State Sen. Hill holds bill that would lessen secrecy exemptions for clergy who hear reports of child abuse]]> Following opposition from the religious community, state Sen. Jerry Hill has decided to hold a bill to eliminate an exemption allowing clergy members to not report cases of child abuse revealed during penitential communications.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain proposes fare increases starting in 2020]]> People can weigh in on potential Caltrain fare changes at a series of public meetings the agency will hold this month.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton house under construction for 40 years will be demolished]]> A house in Atherton that has been under construction for more than 40 years will be demolished, but delays from utility companies have pushed back the date of the teardown, according to City Manager George Rodericks.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: City Council supports updates to heritage tree ordinance]]> On Tuesday, July 16, the Menlo Park City Council adopted recommendations from a task force to update its tree protection law. ]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County property values reach record highs]]> San Mateo County's property assessment roll increased for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year of upward movement.]]> <![CDATA[City seeks new strategy to support 'missing middle']]> It's a challenge that has long befuddled policymakers grappling with the housing crisis: How can they create incentives for the construction of housing units intended for rent by mid-range income earners? ]]> <![CDATA[Mandy Harvey to perform at fundraiser to benefit hearing impaired patients]]> Mandy Harvey, an "America's Got Talent" Golden Buzzer winner a couple of seasons ago, brings her inspirational talent to the Peninsula to raise money to help under-served and under-insured patients obtain hearing health care.
<![CDATA[New Menlo Fire Station 6 combines best of old and new]]> After a 12-year journey with many detours, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District recently opened its new Station 6, which has an inside that couldn't be more up-to-date with an outside that looks like a throwback to earlier times.]]> <![CDATA[Residents may be vulnerable if insurance is canceled due to wildfire risk]]> California's Department of Insurance can help homeowners who lose insurance coverage because of wildfire risk find new coverage, but it can't guarantee what the cost or extent of coverage will be under a new policy.]]>