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  1. Glimpse at new building coming to Menlo-Atherton campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Almanac

    A rendering of a classroom building planned for the Menlo-Atherton High School campus that would replace 10 classrooms and add 11. A rendering of a new two-story building at Menlo-Atherton High School showed up in a presentation to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District on Dec. 9. Architect Aaron Jobson of the Santa Rosa firm Quattrocchi Kwok Architects said the 21-classroom building will replace Building G at the rear of the campus next to the open basketball courts. Mr. Jobson is the executive architect for the district's master plan.

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  2. Holiday Fund: Unlocking stories helps adults learn to read, write and find successRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Almanac

    Project Read-Menlo Park literacy tutors are finding that the personal stories locked inside their students can be sprung loose to become fascinating, valuable tools in the quest for literacy. For the 30th anniversary of the Menlo Park literacy program next year, Program Director Roberta Roth expects Project Read to produce a book of student stories that will inspire, educate, and keep alive the sagas that had hitherto been untold to the community.

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  3. Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictmentsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Almanac

    Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said. The defendants were charged in three gang indictments announced March 24. The case is dubbed "Operation Sunny Day" by San Mateo County prosecutors.

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  4. Couple pleads no contest to theft of wallet at funeralRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Almanac

    An East Palo Alto couple pleaded no contest Friday to identity theft charges tied to stealing a wallet while working as caterers at a Belmont funeral reception, prosecutors said. Robert Spiva, 31, pleaded no contest to two counts of identity theft on the condition that he is sentenced to no more than two years in prison, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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  5. Dec. 2: Meals on Wheels seeks donations on 'Giving Tuesday'Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Almanac

    The local Meals on Wheels program is hoping to raise funds on "Giving Tuesday" Dec. 2. It's a new campaign to encourage charitable donations and combat the rampant consumerism that occurs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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  6. InnVision Shelter Network holiday appealRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Almanac

    The Menlo Park-based InnVision Shelter Network, which provides housing and services for homeless families and individuals, received a donation of home furnishings from IKEA in East Palo Alto as a kickoff for its annual holiday fundraising drive. The IKEA furnishings, couches, tables, chairs and lamps will be installed at two local shelters for homeless families.

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  7. Ride-along on 'saturation' traffic enforcement dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Almanac

    In enforcing traffic laws out on the streets, officers on motorcycles have advantages, police say. They have a higher seat than when inside a patrol car and they can share a lane and get right next to a vehicle, the better to look inside and spot unlawful behavior, such as talking on a hand-held phone or texting.

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  8. 'Grateful Gathering' at Valley Presbyterian ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Almanac

    Seven-year-old Nathan plopped down on a chair and said, "Wow, this is comfortable!" And then just like Goldilocks, he tried out a couch, then another couch, and finally declared: "This is the most comfortable of all!" His little brother, Isaiah, 5, started jumping on the brand new full-size mattress, where he will sleep with his big brother, and asked if all this was theirs. The answer was yes.

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  9. Facebook funds upgrades to fire district technology, toolsRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    Thanks to $150,000 from Facebook, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is upgrading a system that turns red traffic lights to green as emergency vehicles approach, and is adding emergency equipment to some of its stations and vehicles. When the social media company moved its headquarters three years ago to the end of Willow Road, Facebook agreed to pay the fire district $150,000 in impact costs, with the caveat that the money benefit the community, the district and Facebook.

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  10. Menlo fire district gets go-ahead to buy a droneRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Almanac

    A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to help survey the scene of a fire from above. With no comment from the public at a fire district board meeting on Oct. 21, a consensus of board members gave the green light to the district administration to proceed with a purchase and a drone-use policy.

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  11. Fire district gets green light to buy a droneRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Almanac

    A drone like this one, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quad-Copter, is under consideration as an aerial assistant for firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District when fighting a significant fire or conducting a difficult rescue. The drone's arms are about 4 inches long.

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  12. Facebook funds upgrades to fire district technology and equipmentRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Thanks to $150,000 from Facebook, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is upgrading a system that turns red traffic lights to green as emergency vehicles approach, and is adding emergency equipment to some of its stations and vehicles. When the social media company moved its headquarters three years ago to the end of Willow Road, Facebook agreed to pay the fire district $150,000 in impact costs, with the caveat that the money benefit the community, the district and Facebook.

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  13. Sweep nets 207 traffic citations, 93 in MenloRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Almanac

    Twenty-two officers from around San Mateo County, most of them on motorcycles, made more than 240 traffic stops locally on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and issued 207 citations - 114 in the morning in East Palo Alto and 93 in the afternoon in Menlo Park, according to Cpl. Brett Murphy of the Burlingame Police Department.

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  14. Free and equalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Almanac

    "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

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  15. Sweep nets 207 traffic citations, including 93 in Menlo ParkRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Almanac

    Twenty-two officers from around San Mateo County, most of them on motorcycles, made more than 240 traffic stops locally on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and issued 207 citations -- 114 in the morning in East Palo Alto and 93 in the afternoon in Menlo Park, according to Cpl. Brett Murphy of the Burlingame Police Department.

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  16. Does Menlo Park fire district need drones? Fire chief seeks commentsRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Almanac

    Do firefighters need aerial drones to help them do their jobs? When fighting a fire, for example, or rescuing someone from the cold waters of San Francisco Bay, a bird's eye view could provide situational awareness and help in making decisions, firefighting officials say. The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Fire has discussed acquiring a drone and is in favor of it, according to Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

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  17. Menlo Park graffiti arrests lead to drug bustRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Almanac

    Menlo Park police officers conducting a graffiti sting Wednesday night arrested two 18-year-olds who were caught allegedly spray-painting on the pedestrian bridge over U.S. 101, from Pierce Road to Van Buren Road, in Menlo Park. When officers saw two men who appeared to be spray-painting on the bridge and attempted to contact them, one of the men ran off over the foot bridge toward Van Buren Road, police said.

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  18. Does Menlo Park fire district need drones?Read the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Almanac

    Do firefighters need aerial drones to help them do their jobs? When fighting a fire, for example, or rescuing someone from the cold waters of San Francisco Bay, a bird's eye view could provide situational awareness and help in making decisions, firefighting officials say. The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Fire has discussed acquiring a drone and is in favor of it, according to Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

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  19. Firefighters, too, seek to reduce water use due to droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Almanac

    The grass is gone from the front of Fire Station 8 in Portola Valley. In its place, to save water and fit in with the environmental ethic in town, are drought-tolerant, fire-resistant, mostly native plants.

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  20. German-American International School finds a temporary homeRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | Almanac

    The German-American International School, which must move off the campus it had leased on the former O'Connor School site in the Willows neighborhood by May 2015 to make way for a new public school there, has found a temporary home, and bought some time to make permanent arrangements for a new school site.

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