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  1. Stanford submits updated plans for 500 El Camino Real developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Almanac

    Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino Real today . The update reflects some architectural changes, such as the shape and location of some buildings, according to officials from Stanford.


  2. Stanford plans new office building on Sand Hill RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Almanac

    A rendering of a two-story, 39,000-square-foot office building proposed to be built at 2131 Sand Hill Road. Stanford University is proposing to construct a two-story, 39,510-square-foot office building at 2131 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, across from the Sharon Heights Shopping Center.


  3. 'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Almanac

    Dr. Ryan Orosco of Stanford captured the bright light he saw from Palo Alto that turned out to be a missile test flight seen by many people in the Bay Area early Tuesday morning before the sunrise. Photo courtesy of Dr. Ryan Orosco.


  4. Nancy Reyering's letter of resignationRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 5 | Almanac

    Here is the text of the Feb. 3, 2017, letter of resignation by Nancy Reyering, a member of the town's Architectural and Site Review Board and Open Space Committee. I am writing to formally notify the Town of Woodside that I am declining to reapply for my positions on both the Open Space Committee and the ASRB.


  5. VanDerveer's 1,000th basketball win will be something specialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Almanac

    Photo by Marc Abrams? She's not at Stanford just to collect a paycheck. Tara VanDerveer continues into her 38th year as a women's basketball coach, 31 with the Cardinal, because the passion remains burning deep inside.


  6. Stanford poll shows more state residents are unaligned with Trump's agendaRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Almanac

    As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation's 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University shows that most Californians aren't in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country. Hoover's Golden State Poll, administered by the survey research firm YouGov and designed in conjunction with Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West, finds Californians bearish on Trump's prospects -- 36 percent believe he'll succeed; 46 percent say he won't.


  7. Tonight: Stanford historian speaks at Kepler'sRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | Almanac

    Caroline Winterer, a Stanford historian and Menlo Park resident, will speaking about this at a free event at Kepler's Books at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. She will discuss her new book, called "American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason," with fellow Stanford historian James Sheehan. They are expected to talk about utopian philosophies in the 18th century and the influence of intellectual salons, according to the Kepler's website.


  8. At SLAC, atoms, diamonds self-assemble into tiny wiresRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | Almanac

    For specialists who work in nanotechnology and manipulate materials on an atomic and molecular level, it is fortunate that some atoms, when they're placed near enough to each other, will respond to natural forces of attraction and assemble themselves into tiny shapes such as tubes and spheres. In a recent breakthrough, scientists at Stanford University, the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park and other research centers exploited this tendency to develop a method to create self-assembling wires, according to a recent SLAC announcement.


  9. In the spotlight again, Stanford rebuts New York Times story on sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Almanac

    A graduating senior protests Stanford University's response to sexual violence at the university's 2016 commencement ceremony. A New York Times story describing Stanford University's "struggles and pitfalls" in adjudicating sexual-assault cases -- explored through the case of a former female student who said she was raped by a current member of the football team -- was quickly condemned by the university as an inaccurate assessment of its efforts to "aggressively to address the scourge of sexual assault."


  10. Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Almanac

    Sidney Drell, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at SLAC and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who was a staunch opponent of nuclear proliferation. Photo courtesy Stanford News Service.


  11. Stanford Children's Health to launch new 'critical' youth mental health servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | Almanac

    Doors lead to the adult and adolescent inpatient unit at the Mills-Peninsula Health Services, where a new team of Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Health doctors will start working in 2017. Photo by Veronica Weber.


  12. Girls basketball: Bears hang on to beat Panthers in early hoops showdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Almanac

    For all the success the two local programs, separated by a scant few miles, have achieved in recent years, the Menlo-Atherton and Eastside girls basketball teams had not played each other in a regular-season game until Wednesday, when the host Bears used a fourth-quarter rally to pull out a 52-45 victory. Eastside has set a standard of excellence in girls basketball under Donovan Blythe, going 149-65 over the past seven years and winning a state championship last March.


  13. Menlo Park Kiwanis Club opens its Christmas tree lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | Almanac

    Bruce Wellings, past president of the Kiwanis Club, and son Mitchell are just two of the volunteers working at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club's Christmas tree lot. It's a family tradition for them.


  14. Water world: Woodside resident curates 'California: The Art of Water' at the CantorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Almanac

    Claire Perry of Woodside raises a lot of topical questions in "California: The Art of Water," an exhibit she curated that's currently at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. "And I didn't even talk about the drought," says Ms.


  15. Speaking in picturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Almanac

    When nine Bay Area professional photographers launched a blog three years ago, they didn't think it would last. They were wrong.


  16. Menlo Park mayor warns of 'company town' dangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Almanac

    Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline delivers "State of the City" address at Facebook Building 23 on Nov. 17. Following a Menlo Park tradition in which each mayor delivers a "State of the City" address at the close of his or her one-year mayoral term, Mayor Rich Cline gave his own "honest, off the chest" take on where things stand in Menlo Park to a crowd gathered at Facebook's recently renovated Building 23 on Nov. 17. He praised the hard work of staff and locals, spoke about the significant, and not all positive, changes the city has undergone in the last decade, cautioned against the conversion of Menlo Park into a "company town" and brought in a panel of experts on housing, education and transportation to talk about what can be done next.


  17. Stanford prepares for next major chapter of campus expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Almanac

    Stanford University is requesting permission from Santa Clara County to build 2.28 million square feet of additional academic space and 3,150 housing units and beds between now and 2035. A larger version of this map is posted at


  18. Mueller, Carlton re-elected to Menlo Park councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Almanac

    Catherine Carlton and her kids Catherine Carlton-Ridenour, 10, and George Carlton-Ridenour, 9, at Bradley's Fine Diner during an election night event on November 8, 2016. Photo by Natalia Nazarova Both Menlo Park City Council incumbents, Catherine Carlton and Ray Mueller, were re-elected Tuesday to serve another four years on the council.


  19. Menlo Park: 104 new apartments units near Facebook up for leaseRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2016 | Almanac

    A total of 104 new apartment units are now available for lease at a recently built complex near Facebook in Menlo Park, the developer announced at a Nov. 2 grand opening event. The 6.5-acre complex at 777 Hamilton Ave. is located between Facebook's Building 20 and Belle Haven.


  20. Stanford University inaugurates new presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Almanac

    Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford Unviersity's 11th president, puts on the traditional robe of the president at his inauguration ceremony on Oct. 21, 2016. Photo by Veronica Weber.


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