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  1. Kindles let students read on long school commutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Almanac

    Daniel, with his twin brother Benjamin behind him, says he has given up napping on the bus between East Palo Alto and school in Portola Valley, and now reads on his Kindle. Kindergartners Benjamin and Daniel used to take naps on their 30-minute-plus bus rides between Omondale School in Portola Valley and their homes in East Palo Alto.

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  2. Grand jury: Sea-level rise serious threat to countyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 9 | Almanac

    Bay Area experts on climate change have long been saying that sea-level rise between now and the year 2100 is a long-term serious threat to San Mateo County. Now the county's civil grand jury has chimed in with a June 5 report saying that the county is not organized to deal with existing flooding problems much less sea-level rise, and that it needs to get organized - now .

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  3. Menlo Park: Police surround house with burglary suspects insideRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | Almanac

    As recommended by public safety advocates, residents of Lexington Drive in Menlo Park saw something on the morning of Monday, June 8, and then they said something. A call to police resulted in the arrest of Christopher Sheard, 20, and Brandon Fields, 20, both of East Palo Alto, on charges of residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to Menlo Park police.

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  4. Grand jury to county: Get going on addressing rising sea levelsRead the original story

    Friday Jun 5 | Almanac

    Bay Area experts on climate change have long been saying that sea-level rise between now and the year 2100 is a long-term serious threat to San Mateo County. Now the county's civil grand jury has chimed in with its own report saying that the county is not organized to deal with existing flooding problems much less sea-level rise, and that it needs to get organized -- The initial steps should include educating the public, setting up a single agency to deal with the issue countywide, getting the attention and involvement of the 20 local governments in the county, and engaging in a coordinated advocacy campaign at the regional, state and federal levels.

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  5. Schools: O'Connor Street transfer request denied by county committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Almanac

    This map from the petition asking to transfer 31 homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park school district shows the districts and the area in question. The San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization on June 2 unanimously denied the request to move 31 homes on the north side of Menlo Park's O'Connor Street from the Ravenswood City School District to the Menlo Park City School District.

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  6. Worth a Look: A community festival, garden sculptures and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Almanac

    East Palo Alto's Youth Action Team will host the fourth annual Art and Music Festival at Bell Park on Saturday, May 30. Photo courtesy of Youth Action Team. This week, check out East Palo Alto's family-friendly Art and Music Festival, catch vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer at the JCC, see sculptural works on display at Filoli and more.

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  7. Portola Valley native Michael Dunne diesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Almanac

    Michael Dunne, a native of Portola Valley, liked to sail, to sing and to play sports. His focus in college was landscape architecture, and he was in his third year working at The Grove restaurant in San Francisco when he died on May 8. He was 31. Steve and Dorian Dunne hosted a memorial for their son on May 19 at the Portola Valley Town Center.

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  8. Menlo School boys acing more than just the tennis seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | Almanac

    Menlo School junior Lane Leschly is one of the driving forces behind Aces4Kidz, a season-long, fund-raising effort to help send youth from under-resourced communities to camp at East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

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  9. Guest opinion: Searsville proposals muddy San Francisquito Creek flooding questionsRead the original story

    May 9, 2015 | Almanac

    After an exhaustive multi-entity review of what to do about the Searsville Dam and the mostly silted-up flood plain behind it, Stanford University has proposed a compromise to resolve the longstanding dilemma of what to do about the dam. There has been a strong push by the group Beyond Searsville Dam to have the dam removed entirely, citing environmental damage to fish and other factors.

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  10. East Palo Alto teen was victim in trailer fireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 | Almanac

    Miguel Angel Melendrez Bustos in an undated photo he took of himself. The photo is from a gofundme page for his funeral expenses.

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  11. Firefighters rescue one from stranded boat, three remain on-boardRead the original story

    May 9, 2015 | Almanac

    A water-rescue crew transported one person to shore while assisting a boat in distress near East Palo Alto on Saturday morning, according to firefighters. Around 11 a.m. the Menlo Park Fire Protection District was notified of a boat in distress in the San Francisco Bay.

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  12. Fire district faces challenges of developmentRead the original story

    May 5, 2015 | Almanac

    Should Atherton residents care if fire trucks are getting caught in traffic on Menlo Park's Willow Road, on their way to ever-more-frequent emergency calls from East Palo Alto and Belle Haven? According to Chief Harold Schapelhouman, of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, they should. He told those attending a joint meeting of the district's governing board and Atherton City Council on April 29 that if emergency vehicles become tied up in one part of the fire district, it could make it harder to respond quickly in other areas.

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  13. County committee delays decision on O'Connor Street transfer requestRead the original story

    May 5, 2015 | Almanac

    Faced with a stack of new information, the members of the San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization decided at their May 4 meeting to wait until June to decide whether 31 properties on Menlo Park's O'Connor Street may transfer from the Ravenswood to the Menlo Park school district. The proposed new meeting time is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at the County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphins Drive in Redwood City.

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  14. Menlo Park: Suspects charged in home invasion, attempted murder of police officersRead the original story

    May 5, 2015 | Almanac

    Two suspects in custody for a violent Fremont home invasion that led to a police pursuit into Menlo Park, complete with shots fired at officers, will be prosecuted by Alameda County, according to the District Attorney's Office. A third suspect remains at large.

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  15. Man told to pay $19K in restitution for Atherton, Menlo Park crimesRead the original story

    May 4, 2015 | Almanac

    James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home, has been ordered by a judge to pay restitution of more than $19,000 to one of his victims, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Prosecutors said Mr. Grady had dropped his cellphone and ID while being chased by police on Jan. 20, 2014, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime scene, and was seen by a witness when he intruded into the Atherton home.

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  16. Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more waterRead the original story

    May 1, 2015 | Almanac

    Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would address the future of Searsville Dam and provide passage for endangered steelhead. The university would either create an opening at the base of the 123-year-old dam to allow the creek to flow through and provide the fish passage to upstream creeks; or it would allow the dam to fill completely with sediment, and Stanford would develop wetlands and a new stream channel through the sediment to allow water and passage upstream, according to the report.

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  17. Hillview students go exploring in week of mini-coursesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Almanac

    One of the courses offered during the special week at Hillview was "Picture This" in which middle school student Jessie took this photo she titled "Cartwheel." Susan Churba spends weekdays as a learning specialist in language arts at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park.

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  18. Thursday: County health and emergency-response teams conduct exerciseRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Almanac

    San Mateo County Health System staff will join local response teams in a large preparedness exercise on April 23 designed to practice how each group would respond during a major emergency. In a major disaster, such as an earthquake, pandemic flu, catastrophic flood or prolonged power outage, these response teams will work to ensure the safety of residents, especially those who are vulnerable due to a medical condition.

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  19. Atherton adopts 'talking points' on use of library tax dollarsRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | Almanac

    Atherton's City Council has approved a set of "talking points" members said will be a starting point in negotiations with the county library system over the future use of library tax funds generated within the town. Council members adopted the talking points at their April 15 meeting.

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  20. Alleged Menlo Park restaurant burglar held to answerRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | Almanac

    A 61-year-old man charged with burglarizing four Menlo Park restaurants has been held to answer after a preliminary hearing on Monday, April 20. Prosecution of five felony burglary counts will proceed, but a charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed for insufficient evidence. Defense attorney Richard Keyes's request that all counts be reduced to misdemeanors was denied, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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