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  1. M-A Bears put on a good show in football loss to BellarmineRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Almanac

    Menlo-Atherton's Aajon Johnson came off the bench to guide the Bears within a touchdown of the Bells. Photo by Glenn Reeves/Palo Alto Online Sports.

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  2. Menlo-Atherton football ready for another tough scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | Almanac

    When Adhir Ravipati took over as head coach of the Menlo-Atherton football team, he immediately set in motion his philosophy of putting together the toughest non-league schedule possible. The early returns were not encouraging.

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  3. Menlo Park native wins gold medalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Almanac

    US Olympic Women's Water Polo Team player KK Clark, center, goes in for a block against Russia's Anna Grieva during an exhibition game at Stanford University on July 27, 2016. Ms. Clark was on the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team that took gold in Rio on Aug. 19 after defeating Italy 12-5.

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  4. Obituary: Charles M. Packer of Woodside, aerospace pioneerRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 18 | Almanac

    Services for Charles Maurice Packer of Emerald Hills, a pioneer in research at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, were held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. Mr. Packer died July 10 at the age of 86. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he moved with his family to Burlingame, where he graduated from high school in 1948.

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  5. From humble beginnings: Fire district reaches 100Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 18 | Almanac

    On June 27, 2016, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District began the official journey into its 100th anniversary. On this date back in 1916, 100 residents voted in favor, and 58 against, to establish a "Fire Company" in Menlo Park.

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  6. Atherton: Crowd tells county they've had enough of Surf AirRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Almanac

    It was standing room only in the Jennings Pavilion at Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park on Aug. 16 as about 185 people came to a county-sponsored town hall meeting about the impacts of Surf Air flights in and out of the San Carlos Airport. San Mateo County got an earful from a standing-room only crowd of about 185 people who packed a meeting room in Atherton Tuesday night to talk about how Surf Air has affected their lives.

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  7. New stoplight is on in AthertonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Almanac

    A group of local officials and neighbors try out the new pedestrian-activated stoplight at the El Camino crosswalk at Almendral Ave. in Atherton on August 17, 2016. The light remains dark until activated by a pedestrian or bicyclist.

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  8. Atherton: New El Camino stoplight to be turned on todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Almanac

    A sign warns motorists of the new signal on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue is now scheduled to start operating on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a ceremony at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be at the nearby Menlo Park Fire Protection District's Station 3 at 32 Almendral Ave. Speakers will be Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis, Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the fire district, and Caltrans Deputy District Director Sean Nozzari. The new stoplight is the first of three that will be installed on El Camino Real.

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  9. Proposal aims to narrow education equity gap in local schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Almanac

    Willow Oaks and Upper Laurel schools are only blocks apart in the same Menlo Park neighborhood - but their facilities and their students could not be more different. Although Willow Oaks School and the Laurel School Upper Campus are both public elementary schools located just blocks apart in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, their facilities, and their student bodies, couldn't be more different.

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  10. Wednesday: Look for traffic conditions to change as students return to classRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Almanac

    Morning and afternoon traffic conditions will be subject to seasonal change starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, as the school year gets underway at Menlo-Atherton High School , and Woodside High School . First period at M-A begins at 8:45 a.m., while at Woodside, the first period starts at 8 a.m., according to the bell schedules for both schools.

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  11. Olympics/men's rowing: Menlo Park resident and teammates win 'B' final; finish seventh overallRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Almanac

    Menlo-Atherton grad and Menlo Park resident Seth Weil and his teammates won the 'B' Final of the men's four rowing event in 5:59.20 Friday at Lagoa Stadium in the Rio Olympics. The Americans finished seventh overall.

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  12. Five years, four months in state prison for Menlo Park, Atherton burglarRead the original story

    Monday Aug 15 | Almanac

    A 24-year-old Menlo Park resident, Porfirio Cruz Jimenez-Pimental, was sentenced on Aug. 12 to five years and fours months in state prison for two counts of residential burglary, at homes in Atherton and Menlo Park. According to Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti, Mr. Jimenez-Pimental pleaded guilty to two incidents: a residential burglary on James Avenue in Atherton on Thursday, Feb. 25, in which he took jewelry and laptops worth about $5,700; and an attempted burglary of jewelry valued at $5,000 from a home on Valparaiso Avenue in Menlo Park on Saturday, Feb. 27. Mr. Jimenez-Pimental was found by Menlo Park Police around 9:40 a.m. on Feb. 27 in the master bathroom of a 74-year-old woman's house on the 1200 block of Valparaiso.

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  13. Local election roundup: who has filedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | Almanac

    The candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 8 election was 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. In the race for the Menlo Park City School District governing board, in which neither incumbent filed for re-election, the filing period is extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Two school board incumbents are the only candidates in the Las Lomitas School District, which covers neighborhoods in the western part of Menlo Park and Atherton and small sections of Woodside, plus nearby unincorporated areas including Ladera. Bill Steinmetz, a retired attorney from Ladera and Diane Honda, a Menlo Park attorney, are each completing their first term on the board.

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  14. Nov. 8 election: Candiate filing updatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | Almanac

    The candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 8 election is 5 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 12. If an eligible incumbent doesn't file by that time, the filing period for that race will be extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Two school board incumbents whose terms expire this year have filed for re-election in the Las Lomitas School District, which covers neighborhoods in the western part of Menlo Park and Atherton and small sections of Woodside, plus nearby unincorporated areas including Ladera. Bill Steinmetz, a retired attorney from Ladera and Diane Honda, a Menlo Park attorney, are each completing their first term on the board.

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  15. Testing finds no additional West Nile virus carrying mosquitoes in AthertonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Almanac

    The county's mosquito control district says that no West Nile virus carrying mosquitoes were found in testing after a second round of mosquito fogging treatment on Aug. 4. The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has twice fogged to kill adult mosquitoes in Atherton and nearby areas in recent weeks after finding mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. The district said the fogging reduced the population of adult mosquitoes in the area by 70 percent.

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  16. Police calls: Eight burglaries in Atherton, Portola Valley, LaderaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Almanac

    This information is based on reports from the Atherton Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, those charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.

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  17. Editorial: Caltrans must act swiftly on crosswalk safetyRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Almanac

    You don't have to be a pedestrian trying to cross El Camino Real at an uncontrolled intersection in Atherton to know how dangerous such an attempt can be. Motorists driving down the six-lane roadway, surrounded by other vehicles - many speeding - can be caught by surprise by a suddenly visible and all-too-vulnerable person in the crosswalk only yards ahead.

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  18. Atherton meeting set on San Carlos Airport noise issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | Almanac

    As part of San Mateo County's study of noise issues connected to the San Carlos Airport, the county is hosting a town hall meeting in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Supervisor Don Horsley will host the meeting, which will be in the Jennings Pavilion in the park at 150 Watkins Ave. In March, the Board of Supervisors agreed that the county would conduct a study of "aircraft disturbance" at the San Carlos Airport. The study was scheduled to be completed by June, but the county delayed taking public comments until after a new approach route to the airport -- which the Federal Aviation Administration approved to start July 5 -- could go into effect.

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  19. Surf Air planes still overhead, despite OK to fly Bay routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | Almanac

    This printout from San Francisco International's Volans website shows the track of a 7:23 a.m. Surf Air flight directly over the Ullman home in North Fair Oaks on Aug. 3 at 838 feet altitude, one of four flights in a half hour going to or from the San Carlos Airport. Joining Adam Ullman in his North Fair Oaks backyard for a weekday morning cup of coffee makes it clear just what he means when he calls the ongoing flight noise a "nuisance."

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  20. Celebration of life for Atherton's Roslyn MorrisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 7 | Almanac

    Roslyn "Roz" Grossman Morris, the longtime Atherton resident after whom the Little House Activity Center is named, died in Palo Alto on July 26 at the age of 89. A celebration of the life of Atherton's Roslyn Morris will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Roslyn G. Morris Little House Activity Center at 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park. Roslyn "Roz" Grossman Morris, the longtime Atherton resident after whom the Little House Activity Center is named, died in Palo Alto on July 26. She was 89 and had Alzheimer's disease.

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