If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Business: Pacific Union opens new Menlo Park office]]> Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will join Pacific Union executives to cut the ribbon on Pacific Union Real Estate's new office in Menlo Park on Thursday, April 24. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Are traffic-calming measures coming to Corte Madera Road?]]> The Portola Valley Town Council on Wednesday, April 23, will consider whether anything should be done to inhibit cut-through traffic on Corte Madera Road during school drop-off and pick-up times. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: $15,000 pearl necklace stolen from home]]> Police calls from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Board may hike sewer rates 9 percent]]> Citing needed maintenance to the sewer system and waste-water treatment plant, the West Bay Sanitary District proposes to increase sewer rates by 9 percent as of July 1. The district's governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to consider the proposal.]]> <![CDATA[Can you be Jessie's Girl?]]> This sweet, 2-year-old Queensland Heeler is looking for the perfect partner or family. Our pet of the week, Jessie, can be a bit cautious when it comes to new places and things, but she has rock star potential. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Menlo Park school board meets on 'Mandarin immersion']]> A Mandarin-language immersion program for the Menlo Park City School District will be one of the topics on the agenda when the school board meets Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Suspect arrested in Menlo Park robberies]]> A fake gun, a purse and several stolen cellphones led police on Monday night to arrest a Menlo Park teenager on suspicion of robbery.]]> <![CDATA[City of Menlo Park launches new website]]> First a refreshed logo, then a new mascot, and now a revamped website: The city of Menlo Park's image reinvention continued when the city launched an updated website on April 21.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Police substation 'more like a neighborhood service center']]> The new Menlo Park Police Department substation holds some surprises for the Belle Haven neighborhood. The long-awaited facility, scheduled to open April 26, will offer some equally long-awaited community services in addition to its policing functions.]]> <![CDATA[SamTrans sued by former accountant]]> Ling La, a former accountant for the San Mateo County Transit District, has sued the district and her former bosses, district CEO Michael Scanlon and manager Sheila Tioyao, whom Ms. La alleges fired her in retaliation for whistleblowing complaints about improper accounting practices.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88]]> Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students]]> A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats to four of her fellow students.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Bicyclists rob man at gunpoint]]> Two teens riding bikes robbed a Menlo Park man at gunpoint near Ivy Drive and Almanor Avenue on Saturday night, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Deputies seek two men in Ford pickup]]> Deputies are looking for two white men in a late-model gray Ford pickup in connection with an attempted burglary on April 17.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report]]> Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort to fight changes in rail service.]]> <![CDATA[First person: Witnessing pain, human resilience in Oso]]> As a Red Cross volunteer I've seen areas devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires. ]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers]]> An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered from traffic on the other, is just one of the projects envisioned in a draft master plan for bicycle and pedestrian circulation in Atherton. ]]>