If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Condoleezza Rice to helm Hoover Institution at Stanford University]]> Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been chosen as director of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA['There's no silver bullet': Dr. Priscilla Chan on housing, transparency and applying a pediatrician's mindset to making change]]> It's been four years since Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to guide their philanthropic efforts. In a rare interview, she talked about CZI's challenges, transparency and more.]]> <![CDATA[Safety, preserving 'single-family home environment' among mayor's goals]]> Rick DeGolia, Atherton's mayor for 2020, sat down with The Almanac to outline his goals for the year.]]> <![CDATA[First person: Finding the freedom to live and die well]]> Menlo Park resident Mary Matthiesen writes about her work with a hospice agency and the lessons she learned from her mother as she was dying 15 years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park goal-setting workshop set for Jan. 30]]> Just as many people set New Year's Resolutions, many cities also set goals each January. The city of Menlo Park will be honoring this tradition with the City Council's annual goal-setting workshop, set for Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30.]]> <![CDATA[13 vehicles burglarized on Stanford campus Saturday]]> Thirteen vehicle burglaries were reported Saturday at three parking lots on the Stanford University campus, according to university police.]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County supervisors to tackle health department's $57M budget gap]]> A $57 million budget deficit in the county health department, San Mateo County Health, will be the focus of a Board of Supervisors study session on Tuesday, Jan. 28.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales: Woodside tops week’s sales with $12.5M equestrian estate]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Woodside recorded the highest sale at $12.5 million for a four-bedroom Monterey Colonial home on an equestrian estate with a 17-stall barn and regulation dressage arena.]]> <![CDATA[Motorcyclist dies in crash on La Honda Road near Portola Valley]]> A motorcyclist died in a solo crash Saturday afternoon on La Honda Road near Portola Valley in San Mateo County, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[You've just been named California's homelessness czar — what's your first move?]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken grief for failing to fulfill what seems like an achievable campaign promise: appointing a homelessness "czar" to help Californians living in shelters and on the streets.]]> <![CDATA[TIDE Academy honors students in first awards ceremony]]> A new Menlo Park high school marked the end of its first semester with an awards ceremony for students.]]> <![CDATA[Setting the bar: Nine seniors who exemplify the meaning of being selfless]]> This year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honorees have gone beyond the call of duty to create positive changes in their communities by donating countless hours to local organizations.]]> <![CDATA[Safe gun-storage requirement debate ahead in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park Vice Mayor Drew Combs has proposed that the City Council consider an ordinance requiring all community residents who own guns to store them in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.]]> <![CDATA[Who's watching?]]> Crimes and a heightened awareness about school security are leading local school district officials to join other school administrators in a recent nationwide trend: installing surveillance cameras on their campuses.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Loss of $15,000 in Menlo Park home burglary]]> Someone entered a residence in the 1100 block of Sevier Avenue by kicking in a rear kitchen door and ransacking the house before stealing diamond earrings, wedding rings, a laptop and a handbag, with an estimated loss of $15,000.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook unveils preliminary drawings of new Belle Haven community center]]> Facebook's proposal to build a new library and multi-generational community center in Belle Haven is moving forward in earnest with a series of recent and upcoming activities.]]> <![CDATA[Helen Pflaum, nature lover and numbers whiz, dies at 79]]> Menlo Park resident Helen Gannon Pflaum died on Jan. 1, 2020, at the age of 79.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man arrested for alleged Woodside burglary]]> A Menlo Park man was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the 100 block of Crest Road in Woodside after he was seen entering a home by a witness who called sheriff's deputies, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.]]> <![CDATA[Community safety advocate announces run for Menlo Park council]]> Jennifer Wolosin, the founder of the Parents for Safe Routes organization, has announced she is running for the Menlo Park City Council to represent District 3. ]]> <![CDATA[Former teacher sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for sex acts with minor]]> A former teacher who pleaded no contest to engaging in sex acts with a minor was sentenced by a San Mateo County judge to six years and eight months in state prison on Jan. 17. The victim in the case was a Woodside High School student.]]>