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  1. East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protectionsRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 18 | Almanac

    In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to help the city's large immigrant population. The City Council held a three-hour study session on Wednesday night -- the evening prior to the "A Day Without Immigrants" national strike -- bringing together law enforcement and legal advocates.

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  2. Kids in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto team up to cheer peers at hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Almanac

    An Oak Knoll student gathers supplies to make a care and activity kit for children at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. It took only a half hour for a group of about 200 adults and kids from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto to assemble 500 care kits for patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on Feb. 12, event organizer Jen Smith said.

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  3. Obituary: Florence Detlor, longtime Menlo Park resident, dies at 105Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Almanac

    Florence Detlor moved to Menlo Park in 1955. In 2012, she was recognized as the world's oldest Facebook user and got a personal tour of the Facebook campus from CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.

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  4. Swift disposition: Man arrested and sentenced within eight daysRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 9 | Almanac

    In an extraordinarily fast disposition of a criminal case, a man who was arrested by Menlo Park police on Jan. 31 was sentenced eight days later, on Feb. 8, to one year in county jail and three years of probation after pleading no contest to evading police and vehicle theft. At a Superior Court review conference before Criminal Presiding Judge Donald Ayoob on Feb. 8, Jonathan Vega, 25, of East Palo Alto entered the plea and agreed to the sentence ordered by the court on condition that he would not have to serve time in state prison.

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  5. East Palo Alto nonprofit gets $3.1 million from Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Almanac

    Jose Cabrera stands in a conference room at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, where he received help with legal matters related to his rental unit and landlord. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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  6. Two arrested in connection with bike thefts in Willows area of Menlo ParkRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 2 | Almanac

    After a string of bicycle thefts in the Willows neighborhood in Menlo Park and nearby areas, detectives with the Menlo Park Narcotics Enforcement team arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, Jan. 31, in East Palo Alto and booked them on multiple charges, including possession of stolen bicycles. The arrests followed a brief police chase when a pickup truck under pursuit struck another vehicle, but there were no injuries, police said.

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  7. Menlo Park: Boy, 13, arrested twice in 18 days in car theftsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Almanac

    Two teens, ages 13 and 19, were arrested Tuesday by Menlo Park police on suspicion of stealing a vehicle that the police were monitoring after the keys had been stolen in a home burglary. For the 13-year-old, it was second time in 18 days that he was arrested by Menlo Park police on suspicion of car theft.

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  8. Fire district gets big slice of property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park Fire Protection District received $11.85 million more in property tax revenues than the three municipalities in the district combined. These numbers includes revenues from the basic 1 percent paid by property owners , including deductions for and rebates from the Education Revenue Augmentation Fund and rebates from former redevelopment agencies.

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  9. New shuttle routes added throughout San Mateo CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 24 | Almanac

    The San Mateo County Transportation Authority announced Jan. 24 the addition of five new shuttle routes to serve high-traffic corridors throughout the county. The new shuttles, all funded by a combination of voter-approved Measure A funds and a contribution from sponsoring agencies, will bring the total number of shuttle routes funded by the TA to 38, transit officials said.

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  10. Concerts showcase music of African American composersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 22 | Almanac

    Keyboard collaboration in the name of art is represented here by the hands of retired judge and pianist LaDoris Cordell and Menlo Park pianist Josephine Gandolfi, who with Deanne Tucker founded the African American Composer Initiative. Photo by Laurie Naiman The January tradition of musicians and composers coming together for two rousing concerts benefiting Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto lives on: The African American Composer Initiative concerts are set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29, at the school.

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  11. Firefighters deserve high pay, chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Almanac

    Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters stand by during a fire safety demonstration at the district's training facility in Menlo Park. On other days, though, firefighters must respond to situations such as the one in February 2105, when a woman was killed when her car was hit by a train.

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  12. Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park fire district pays its employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Almanac

    This table shows the top 10 Menlo Park Fire Protection District employees in total compensation for 2015. Note: "Other wages" include one-time cash payouts for annual leave and comp time and pay for holidays, uniforms, paid leave, and living close to the fire district, and, in 2015, one-time payments for labor settlements and retroactive pay raises in 2015.

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  13. Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen carRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | Almanac

    Menlo Park Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old driver and his three passengers, whom officers detained on Saturday, Jan. 14, for driving a car reported stolen, are connected to a string of recent burglaries in and around Menlo Park. At around 10 p.m., an officer saw a red Toyota Prius near Euclid Avenue and O'Conner Street in East Palo Alto that was reported stolen during a residential burglary in the city the previous night, according to police.

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  14. Menlo Park meeting Wednesday on flood-control projectRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2017 | Almanac

    The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project and the public is invited to weigh in. The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, which includes elected officials from Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and water agencies from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, is getting ready to kick off an environmental analysis for improvements upstream of the creek In the coming weeks, the agency plans to hold three public meetings to ask residents for input about the project's objectives and the alternatives to be analyzed.

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  15. Menlo Park: Housing Commission to be revamped to take on displacement problemRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | Almanac

    "The devil's in the details," seemed to be the most-repeated refrain of the Menlo Park City Council's study session on residential displacement, held Tuesday with the Housing Commission and four local housing experts. The devilish details of 15 possible policies or programs to reduce residential displacement, the council agreed, would be left to be ironed out, at least initially, by the city's Housing Commission, which until now, met only quarterly.

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  16. Storm downs trees, fills streamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Almanac

    Heavy rains led to rushing waters at San Francisquito Creek, as observed from Sand Hill Road on Sunday, Jan. 8. The rain poured down on the Peninsula over the weekend, blocking roads, felling trees, causing floods in some areas and filling streams with muddy water. A power pole fell and blocked state Highway 92 around noon on Sunday.

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  17. Tuesday: Displacement policy talk kicks off Menlo Park council's 2017 agendaRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2017 | Almanac

    The council is scheduled to host a joint study session with the city's Housing Commission at its first 2017 meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The council in November passed an ordinance that will require apartment landlords to give renters the option to sign a 12-month lease. That ordinance will go into effect on March 6. Because of California laws and other exemptions in the ordinance, it is expected to apply to about a quarter of the city's 13,124 housing units.

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  18. Menlo Park: Home burglaries in Willows is topic of public meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Almanac

    In response to a number of residential burglaries in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, the city will hold a public meeting to discuss the problem at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Laurel School Upper Campus The most recent arrests for residential burglaries in that neighborhood occurred Dec. 20 , when two 16-year-old boys from East Palo Alto were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary. They were booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Facility on two counts of residential burglary each.

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  19. Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Almanac

    Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The community had responded to news of his sudden and mysterious illness last month by donating more than $76,000 in an online effort to help with his medical costs.

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  20. Passed over for years, Carrie DuBois elected president of high school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Almanac

    Carrie DuBois took over as president of the Sequoia Union High School District governing board when her colleagues elected her on Dec. 14. Carrie DuBois, about to begin her sixth year on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, assumed the role of board president on Dec. 14 after being passed over for the position by her colleagues during her first term and the first year of a second term, which she secured in 2015 as the top vote-getter. Her colleagues on the five-member board chose her as president in a unanimous vote, and elected Chris Thomsen as vice president and Georgia Jack as board clerk.

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