AlmanacNews.com https://almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us Copyright 2019 AlmanacNews.com Almanac Online https://AlmanacNews.com/art/top_logo.png https://almanacnews.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Home sales for the week of Nov. 11]]> A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Mountain View recorded the highest sale at $32,650,000 for a vacant lot along East Evelyn Avenue. The lot is 2.71 acres, according to real estate site Redfin.
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<![CDATA[Students gain skills to make change at Menlo School's 'action summit']]> Over a hundred students from 12 different Bay Area schools, including Menlo-Atherton High, Castilleja in Palo Alto, and Eastside Prep in East Palo Alto, gathered at Menlo School on Oct. 23 for the first-ever 1Bay Youth Action Summit.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Showdown at Bear Gulch Road as redwoods face chainsaw]]> Have you heard of PG&E? In their wisdom, but without much evidence to support it, they have decided that removing power wires from many-hundred-year-old trees to string onto newly placed poles increases fire safety.]]> <![CDATA[Dozens arrested in large sweep for illegal guns, drugs]]> Federal and state agents cracked down on illegal guns and drugs in northern California this week, arresting and charging more than two dozen people, according to law-enforcement agencies.]]> <![CDATA[No chemical spill in Thursday's Highway 84 accident]]> Highway 84 between Fox Hill and Portola roads in Woodside was closed for six hours Thursday (Nov. 14) after a pickup truck went over an embankment with pool cleaning chemicals aboard, according to the Woodside Fire Protection District.]]> <![CDATA[Belle Haven families and community come together to remember historic civil rights walk to school]]> Thursday, Nov. 14, marked the 59th year since 6-year-old African American student Ruby Bridges helped to desegregate schools in the South. To remember Bridges, Belle Haven students participated in their own special walk to school. ]]> <![CDATA[A half-century ago, Menlo Park played key role in birth of internet]]> Celebrated as the "Anniversary of the Internet," Oct. 29 marked the 50th year since the first transmission on ARPANET, a precursor to today's internet.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Council supports major fee hike to pay for new transportation infrastructure]]> The Menlo Park City Council is considering more than tripling fees for new office, retail and restaurant space and more than quadrupling fees for hotel, manufacturing and medical office use to pay for new transportation infrastructure.]]> <![CDATA[VP Mike Pence tours NASA Ames, talks space exploration and mass shootings]]> Vice President Mike Pence touted big plans for an American-led lunar landing by 2024 during a Thursday appearance at the NASA Ames Research Center, where he lauded the ingenuity of local engineers and researchers behind the effort.
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<![CDATA[Woodside council OKs a portion of new Glens development rules]]> The Woodside Town Council on Nov. 12 approved a portion of the new guidelines for development in the Glens neighborhood recommended by the Planning Commission, including a plan for increasing maximum home sizes for smaller lots.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park school district raises substitute teacher pay]]> Substitute teachers in the Menlo Park City School District have received a 6% pay increase this school year. The district is also introducing a bonus for longer-term substitute teachers.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park explores starting youth advisory council]]> A proposal by two Menlo School students to start a youth advisory council in Menlo Park took a step forward on Nov. 5.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside may consider seeking competitive bids for garbage contract]]> The Woodside Town Council expressed its dissatisfaction with a proposed 10-year solid waste disposal contract with San Jose-based GreenWaste Recovery on Tuesday (Nov. 12) by agreeing to consider seeking competing proposals.]]> <![CDATA[To halt evictions and rent hikes, Menlo Park council enacts 2020 state law immediately]]> In response to concerns that landlords are hiking rent or evicting tenants to get around a new state renter protection law that goes into effect on Jan. 1, the Menlo Park City Council voted on Tuesday to enact the law immediately. ]]> <![CDATA[Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents]]> A plan to permit a tasting room and event center at Neely Wine in the middle of Portola Valley met with further caution from the town's Planning Commission on Nov. 6, while more than a dozen speakers unanimously panned the idea.]]> <![CDATA[Jury trial of former sheriff's deputy continued after defense challenges judge assignment]]> A jury trial of retired San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez was postponed until Nov. 18 when defense attorneys on Tuesday (Nov. 12) exercised a judicial challenge after the case was assigned to Judge Richard DuBois.]]> <![CDATA[Friday deadline for county transportation plan feedback]]> The San Mateo County Transportation Authority, which administers the two half-cent sales taxes that pay for transportation infrastructure projects countywide, has released a new five-year strategic plan for 2020 through 2024. ]]> <![CDATA[Restoration and wildfire prevention work closes Wunderlich County Park trails]]> Three major trails in Wunderlich County Park in Woodside are closed until Nov. 29 to allow the San Mateo County Parks Department and PG&E to do a trail reconstruction project, according to a parks department release.]]> <![CDATA[All Five preschool begins fundraising campaign for expansion]]> To fulfill its mission of educating children during their first five years of life, the nonprofit All Five preschool in Menlo Park is kicking off a campaign this month to raise $800,000 to expand its services.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority]]> A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board skipped a step when it approved a new flood control project in Menlo Park and Palo Alto in September. ]]> <![CDATA[Woodside council rejects challenge by equestrian bridge opponents]]> The Woodside Town Council has reversed a ruling by the Planning Commission that denied a conditional use permit for a bridge that will enable equestrians to bypass a washed-out section of a trail. ]]>