AlmanacNews.com http://www2.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Atherton Thanksgiving display celebrates the bounty of nature]]> The bounty of nature that represents Thanksgiving can be seen in the front yard of Atherton resident Ellenrose Goddard's home, where for the past 17 years she has decorated with local gourds, pumpkins and squashes.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Belle Haven community garden now open]]> The Belle Haven community garden is now open. The Menlo Park Rotary Club, council members and other volunteers officially cut the ribbon on Saturday, Nov. 22.
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<![CDATA[Matthew Zito named chief facilities officer for high school district]]> In gearing up to manage the expansion of classroom facilities to meet a coming surge in enrollment, the board of the Sequoia Union High School District named Matthew Zito, principal at Menlo-Atherton High School, to be the district's chief facilities officer.]]> <![CDATA[VA leases Menlo Park land to developer for housing]]> The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing L.P. to lease just under two acres of VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division land for the construction and operation of housing for at-risk veterans, a press release announced on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton moves ahead with Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan]]> Moving ahead with a plan to add bike lanes and to make it easier to get around town on foot, Atherton has adopted a Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan and will now study how to best start putting the plan into action.
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<![CDATA[Third generation of Hassetts opens new hardware store]]> The fifth family-owned Hassett Hardware store has opened in Redwood City, with the family proving that the little guy really can be a success.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union]]> After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work have voted to unionize, according to Teamsters Local 853.
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<![CDATA[Atherton wants residents to pay town's costs for special events]]> Atherton residents who host events that cost the town money for police or other services, ranging from presidential visits to teenagers' parties, would have to pay back the town's expenses under proposed regulations.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus]]> An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown its Atherton campus and needs room for more students.]]> <![CDATA[DA sheds more light on sheriff employees' arrests]]> Prosecutors will seek to revoke bail this morning (Nov. 20) for a Hells Angels member accused of conspiring with sheriff's employees, including a deputy who ran against his boss for the office of sheriff in June, to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a Redwood City jail, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.]]> <![CDATA[Train 'clipped' car at Menlo Park crossing]]> A southbound train "clipped" an eastbound car at the Ravenswood Avenue Caltrain crossing in Menlo Park at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18), according to Caltrain spokesperson Jayme Ackemann.]]> <![CDATA[Inmate pleads not guilty in cellphone smuggling case]]> The jail inmate accused of participating in a conspiracy with a sheriff's deputy and two correctional officers to smuggle cellphones and drugs into the county jail pleaded not guilty to all charges before a San Mateo County judge on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Atherton resident fraudulently billed for $48,000]]> In this week's police calls, fraud was committed via automatic bill pay, hospital bills and contracting services in Atherton and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Fatal shooting by police officers may not have been recorded]]> Only two of three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect on Nov. 11 were wearing body cameras. One camera may have been turned on after the shooting, and one may have been left off, according to the District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[What's the future for Sunset campus in Menlo Park?]]> What will be, will be. It has a certain logic for Jim Cogan, the Menlo Park official responsible for economic development in the city.]]>