AlmanacNews.com http://www2.almanacnews.com If it is local and useful, it is on AlmanacNews.com. en-us <![CDATA[Service on July Fourth for Mark Patrick Hanley, Menlo Park]]> A memorial service will be held on July Fourth for Mark Patrick Hanley of Menlo Park, who died June 18 after a long battle with cancer. He was 52. ]]> <![CDATA[Law eliminating personal belief exemption for vaccinations passes state Assembly]]> The exemption that has allowed parents not to vaccinate their children because of personal or religious beliefs would be eliminated under a bill that has been passed by both the California Senate and Assembly. ]]> <![CDATA[Circus Club: 'Let's be a role model' for water use]]> With a 10-acre polo field visible from the street, it's almost inevitable that passersby would complain when they notice that the Menlo Circus Club is continuing to water the field with above-ground sprinklers, even during the day.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded]]> One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers are feeling ditched by the side of the road, former clients are saying.]]> <![CDATA[Troop 206 honors three Eagle Scouts]]> Three scouts from Menlo Park Troop 206 – Patrick Tornes, George Archbold and Cole Shaffer – have all earned the rank of Eagle Scout and been recognized in a Court of Honor at Trinity Church in Menlo Park.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park police focus on Ravenswood Avenue traffic problems]]> Menlo Park police have been more visible lately along Ravenswood Avenue, concentrating traffic enforcement efforts there.]]> <![CDATA[Whiz kid: At 13, Cameron Jones is already a veteran on the science fair circuit]]> Indulging in his curiosity has taken 13-year-old Cameron Jones of Portola Valley a long way - as in, so far, all the way to Washington, D.C.]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage]]> The U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote today that the federal Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage -- an action Assemblyman Rich Gordon called historic "for all Americans who value fairness and equality." ]]> <![CDATA[San Mateo County: Vets ID card now available]]> To make it easier for the approximately 33,000 military veterans living in San Mateo County to apply for and receive benefits, the county's Veterans Services Office started a program June 3 to provide them with ID cards.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Junior League helps girls in tech]]> A $100,000 grant is on the way to The Tech Museum of Innovation, courtesy of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, to help promote opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and math education.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Helen Reist of Menlo Park]]> Helen Elizabeth Reist died at home in Menlo Park on June 5. She was 84.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park man sentenced to year in jail for drunken driving]]> A Menlo Park man pleaded no contest to one count of felony drunken driving in a case involving collisions with several vehicles and a roadside electrical box in January 2015, according to prosecutors.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton philanthropist Lorey Lokey is honored]]> Business Wire founder and Atherton philanthropist Lorry Lokey received an honorary doctorate degree recently from Tel Aviv University in Israel.]]> <![CDATA[Kindles let students read on long school commutes]]> A pilot program to lend Kindles to Ormondale School students who have long commutes has resulted in more than 1,600 books being read in the first five weeks, Ormondale principal Kevin Keegan says.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is on]]> Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to analyze commercial aircraft noise in a search for data that might amplify complaints about flight altitudes and routes.]]> <![CDATA[Architects continue to refine plan for Atherton's new civic center]]> If designing something by a committee is an almost impossible task, how about trying to involve an entire town, as Atherton is attempting with its new civic center?]]> <![CDATA[Woodside council OKs budget with projected $1.9M deficit]]> The Town Council of Woodside voted 4-0 Tuesday night to adopt a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget includes spending of $12.2 million, anticipated revenues of $10.29 million and a projected $1.9 million deficit.]]> <![CDATA[Man pleads no contest to resisting arrest and injuring Menlo Park officer]]> A San Francisco man pleaded no contest Monday to felony resisting arrest and injuring a Menlo Park officer after a struggle with police in March.]]> <![CDATA[Demolition marks start of Woodside School construction]]> The Sellman Auditorium, home of generations of Woodside students' eighth-grade operettas, cotillion classes, basketball games and school assemblies, is no more as demolition begins the construction of several new Woodside Elementary School buildings.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park police calls: Five bikes stolen and $15,650 in losses]]> Crime reports from Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park council settles on balanced budget]]> The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night quickly settled on a way to balance the general fund budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1 without touching a plan to add approximately 11 full-time employees.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton council won't cut parcel tax]]> Although Atherton is in better financial shape than it has been for years, the parcel tax paid by residents won't be going down, at least for the coming year.]]>