AlmanacNews.com https://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2018 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online https://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png https://almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park now has a new caffeine option: Coffeebar, which "soft opened" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1149 Chestnut St. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Self-made gallerist launches new art, event space]]> Opening an art gallery and event space had been a years-long dream for Menlo Park's Jill Layman. As a single mom with little experience running a business of her own, though, she doubted whether it was possible. ]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Deputies encounter man with firearm and loaded, large-capacity magazine]]> Crime reports from Woodside, Menlo Park, Ladera and West Menlo Park]]> <![CDATA[Spare the air on Monday]]> A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have announced.
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<![CDATA[Portola Valley promotes safer rodent control]]> Portola Valley is turning a common pest problem into a plug for environmental preservation.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Council works to resolve civic center-related negative cash flow]]> A close look has shown Atherton officials that they should have all the money needed to build a new civic center, but also a few months of negative cash flow during several years of construction as the project proceeds. ]]> <![CDATA[Monday: Park renamed in honor of WWII hero Karl Clark]]> The city of Menlo Park will formally rename the 1-acre Marketplace Park in Belle Haven after Karl Clark, a World War II Navy hero and longtime Menlo Park resident, on Monday, Jan. 15. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Don Brawner, slow growth advocate, dies at 84]]> Don Brawner, a longtime advocate for slow growth in Menlo Park, died on Dec. 10 at age 84. A memorial service is set for Jan. 27 at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton study shows taxpayers pay more than twice what fire services cost]]> A study of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District commissioned by Atherton shows that the district spends less than half the property tax revenues it receives from Atherton property owners providing services in the town. ]]> <![CDATA[Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot]]> In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence cases, the campaign has gathered the number of voter signatures required to place the recall measure on the June ballot.
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<![CDATA[Portola Valley doctor adept with scalpel and chisel]]> For Portola Valley resident and notable plastic surgeon Dr. Burt Brent, the letters BG and AG -- in the manner of BC and AD -- could with good reason be appended to significant dates in his professional life.]]> <![CDATA[Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters]]> The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential disaster.]]> <![CDATA[Ringing in 2018 with a range of new laws]]> With January comes new state laws. Fees will rise for vehicle registration and real estate transactions. Police officers won't be allowed to ticket pedestrians starting across a street while the "upraised hand" signal is blinking.]]> <![CDATA[Update: 29 apply for Menlo Park district advisory committee]]> The applications may have come in last-minute, but they came in. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton has construction ahead, and cash flow problems]]> Atherton officials project they will have the funds to build a new civic center, but also cash flow problems, as the project proceeds. The City Council will discuss the matter at a study session today, Jan. 10, starting at 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. judge temporarily halts termination of DACA program]]> A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration's cancellation of a program protecting undocumented young people from being deported.]]> <![CDATA[Star power]]> The Michelin stars hold enormous sway in local kitchens -- one chef said he thinks about the rating "constantly" -- while others insist it doesn't drive their decisions.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: The story behind Belle Haven's new bus shelters]]> How hard can it be to build a couple of bus shelters in Menlo Park? ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Affordable housing a priority for new planning commissioner]]> Active town volunteer and retired high-tech executive Craig Taylor of Portola Valley starts a four-year term on the town's Planning Commission this month. Among his concerns: affordable housing, sustainability, and crime prevention.]]> <![CDATA[Multiple painkillers found in the late actor John Heard's body]]> Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system, a coroner's toxicology report found, according to celebrity news website TMZ.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Money-by-wire scam, hit-and-run with injury, and more]]> Crime reports for Atherton, Menlo Oaks, Menlo Park, West Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton mulls regulating private gates into park]]> Fifteen homes on Felton Gables Drive in Menlo Park have an unusual asset on their property: a back gate leading directly into Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park.
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<![CDATA[Local filmmakers to launch documentary series on Silicon Valley]]> Menlo Park documentarian duo Kiki Kapany and Michael Schwarz of Kikim Media are releasing a three-part documentary all about Silicon Valley this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Blood donors urgently needed]]> Stanford Blood Center officials say the center is in urgent need of blood donations, especially from O-negative donors, to meet the needs of local hospitals. ]]>