AlmanacNews.com https://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2017 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online https://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png https://almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[East Palo Alto's homicides this year: zero]]> For the first time in decades East Palo Alto has had no homicides this year, police Chief Albert Pardini said this week.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Willows neighborhood burglar sentenced to prison]]> East Palo Alto resident Carlos Saavedra Yepez, 23, is headed to state prison to begin sentences of 11 years and three years, to be served concurrently, in connection with a burglary in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park and an assault in the county jail, prosecutors say.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Nominations open for Golden Acorn Awards]]> Nominations for the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce's 41st Golden Acorn Awards are being accepted until Aug. 18. ]]> <![CDATA[Public workshop: FAA study of San Carlos Airport noise]]> A second public information workshop, designed to provide an update on the progress of a Federal Aviation Administration study of noise at the San Carlos Airport, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Fire district's new fire truck lights up the night]]> The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has released a video promoting its new million-dollar "quint" fire engine/aerial truck that it purchased to be able to reach upper floors of tall buildings in eastern Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Big new house OK'd despite neighbors' objections]]> A controversial plan to demolish a one-story single family home and build a 4,900-square-foot, two-story, Spanish-style house at 445 Oak Court in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park was approved July 18. ]]> <![CDATA[Mobile pizza ovens move to Menlo Park, Atherton]]> Zume, a robot-powered pizza business based in Mountain View, is expanding its delivery service into Menlo Park, Atherton and East Palo Alto. ]]> <![CDATA[Monday: Bilingual musician will rock Atherton library]]> A musician with the unusual name of 123 Andres (Uno, Dos, Tres Andres) will give a 50-minute, high-energy, interactive (and free) performance at the Atherton Library at 4 p.m. Monday, July 31.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Caltrain will soon cut trees to install electric wires]]> Atherton residents whose properties border the train tracks will soon be hearing from Caltrain as the utility begins to prune and remove trees to make way for the wires that will power its electric trains. ]]> <![CDATA[Robotics helps bring local student a $40,000 college scholarship]]> Eden Grown-Haeberli, a resident of unincorporated Atherton, has been awarded the Bart Kamen Memorial scholarship, a four-year scholarship of $10,000 a year.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Big turnout to sample and sip at Village Bakery open house]]> A bulging line of would-be customers extended out the door at an open house Saturday for the new Village Bakery & Cafe in Woodside.
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<![CDATA[Man accused of attempting to kill three doctors]]> A Visalia man, accused of plotting to kill three doctors (including a resident of Menlo Park) for treatments he claims harmed him, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of premeditated attempted murder.
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<![CDATA[Peter Carpenter asks Atherton for years of public records]]> Menlo Fire board President Peter Carpenter has asked Atherton for years of emails, agendas and other information via public records requests, yet last week complained such requests to the fire district waste staff time and effort. ]]> <![CDATA[Fire board director lashes out over 'exclusion' from meeting]]> Menlo Park Fire Protection District board member Virginia Chang-Kiraly says she believes she was intentionally excluded from a recent district meeting she had requested with Atherton and San Mateo County officials, even though she is the district's appointed liaison to both entities.]]> <![CDATA[Kyosho Sushi opens in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park has a new Japanese food option: Kyosho Sushi, which has opened at 605 Santa Cruz Ave. ]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Burglaries, thefts in Menlo Park]]> This information is from the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.]]> <![CDATA[Governor signs CalFresh referral bill by Berman]]> Assembly Bill 323, authored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last Monday, allowing counties to connect CalFresh applicants to emergency food providers through a referral from a 2-1-1 phone service.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: City could help pay for Uber, Lyft rides]]> The city of Menlo Park is looking at the idea of subsidizing Uber and Lyft rides for local residents as a way to reduce parking congestion downtown.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton teen is delegate to diabetes research event]]> Carter Mosher, a 17-year-old from Atherton, will be a delegate to an organization that supports research on Type 1 diabetes this summer.]]> <![CDATA[Elected leaders celebrate start of Caltrain electrification project]]> Gov. Jerry Brown and other elected leaders were at the Millbrae Caltrain station Friday to celebrate the beginning of a project to electrify a large portion of Caltrain service within the next four years.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Presbyterian finds pastor after year-long search]]> The Rev. Jenny Warner has been selected to assume the role of lead pastor of the Valley Presbyterian Church after a search process of more than a year.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton issues annual report for town]]> Atherton has released its first annual report highlighting accomplishments during the 2016-17 fiscal year which ended June 30.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Faulty electric bike charger caused garage fire, firefighters say]]> A malfunctioning battery charger for electric bicycles was the cause of a structure fire on Saturday afternoon, July 22, in a garage at 395 Golden Hills Drive in Portola Valley, according to firefighters from the Woodside Fire Protection District.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook launches weekly produce truck in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto]]> Facebook is sponsoring a produce truck that will travel to locations in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven, and sell subsidized produce, starting Sunday, July 23, between 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside: Rollover accident at Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads]]> A collision involving two vehicles, one of which rolled over, drew medics from the Woodside Fire Protection District to the intersection of Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads Friday morning, July 21. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council expands Housing Commission]]> The Menlo Park Housing Commission, which advises the City Council on housing-related issues, has been expanded to seven members with the appointment of two new commissioners. ]]> <![CDATA[Walking your way through history]]> In celebration of the San Mateo County History Museum's "Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse," free walking tours, of one to two hours, will be held at various locations, including Woodside and Menlo Park, this summer. ]]> <![CDATA[Artscene: Local artist, global impact]]> It's hard to imagine a better ambassador for the local art scene than Drue Kataoka. An alumna of Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton and Stanford University, she utilizes cutting-edge media, speaks passionately about the integral relationship between arts and sciences, and has a strong social-justice conscience, with the high-profile track record to back it all up. ]]>