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  1. Man, 61, sentenced to 25 years to life for Atherton, Menlo Park crimesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Almanac

    James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto has pleaded no contest to charges related to a 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Jan. 27 by San Mateo County Criminal Court Judge Leland Davis, according to the District Attorney's Office. Mr. Grady had 15 prior felony convictions and had been in prison on a previous 25-years-to-life sentence when he was released in 2003 after Californians approved changes that made the "three strikes" law more lenient.

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  2. Editorial: $156K raised for Almanac Holiday FundRead the original story

    Tuesday | Almanac

    Almanac readers reached deeper into their pockets this holiday season to help their less-fortunate neighbors with food, housing assistance, job-skills training and other needs through the Almanac's Holiday Fund. Reader donations, along with contributions from several local foundations, totaled about $156,000 in this season's fundraising effort.

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  3. Man fatally shot in East Palo AltoRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Almanac

    Police responded at 6:05 p.m. to a call about shots being fired in the 1300 block of Camellia Drive and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds sitting in a white Lexus sedan. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call police at 321-1112.

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  4. Feature story: Menlo Park fire district's growing painsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Almanac

    This rendering shows how the new firehouse will look on Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in downtown Menlo Park when construction is complete in about two years. The two-story firehouse of red brick will accommodate both the current 28.5-foot fire engine and the 44.9-foot fire truck planned for future use.

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  5. Concerts pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Almanac

    Musicians and guest artists of the African American Composer Initiative gather onstage at the Eastside College Preparatory School Performing Arts Center after the January 2014 benefit concert. Two concerts featuring music inspired by and dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and performed by a bevy of accomplished Bay Area and New York musicians are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto.

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  6. Small venue, huge flavorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Almanac

    On the first day of preparation before each school year begins, Principal Tami Espinosa of Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto brings 60 staff and faculty members to nearby Taqueria La Cazuela for lunch. "I was hooked on their food the first time I ate there," Espinosa said.

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  7. Caterer sentenced for theft at funeral receptionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Almanac

    An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to two years of incarceration Monday for stealing a wallet while working as a caterer with his girlfriend at a Belmont funeral reception last summer, prosecutors said Jan. 6. Robert Spiva, 31, pleaded no contest last month to two counts of identity theft in a plea deal with prosecutors for no more than two years in prison, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Spiva will serve his prison term in county jail and has 301 days of credit for time served, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

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  8. Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo AltoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Almanac

    Frank Merrill of Atherton has spent years raising money and obtaining the necessary permissions and permits to build the Rich May Memorial Field in East Palo Alto, in honor of his stepson, an East Palo Alto police officer gunned down in the line of duty. Frank Merrill says that if the new state-of-the-art athletic field now under construction in East Palo Alto can "keep one kid from joining a gang or becoming a gang-banger or going and shooting someone," then it will be a success.

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  9. Playing field project will honor slain police officerRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Almanac

    Frank Merrill says that if the new state-of-the-art athletic field now under construction in East Palo Alto can "keep one kid from joining a gang or becoming a gang-banger or going and shooting someone," then it will be a success. The Rich May Memorial Field honors East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, gunned down nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, by Alberto Alvarez, a gang member who has been sentenced to death for the killing.

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  10. Holiday Fund: Clubs provide youth with gift of opportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Almanac

    Maria walked in to the Boys & Girls Clubhouse in east Menlo Park on the first day of her freshman year of high school. She was shy and hesitated to participate in club activities.

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  11. Year in review: High school district gets green light to expand capacityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | Almanac

    A rendering of a classroom building planned for the Menlo-Atherton High School campus. The most significant development in 2014 for the Sequoia Union High School District occurred in June with the passage of Measure A. By a 65 percent majority, voters authorized the district to borrow up to $265 million to add classrooms and other facilities to district high schools, and to build two small high schools.

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  12. East Palo Alto officers escape injury when someone opens fire on themRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 1 | Almanac

    Two East Palo Alto police officers escaped injury when at least one person shot at them early this morning, police said. The officers were patrolling the area of Oakwood Drive and Palo Verde Avenue near Cesar Chavez Elementary School around 2:15 a.m. when they responded to a report of multiple gunshots fired in the area, according to police.

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  13. Holiday Fund: Engaging the patient in health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Almanac

    Diabetes is the second most common. Fortunately, diabetes is treatable but keeping it in check takes constant vigilance and lifestyle changes.

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  14. Holiday Fund: Surrounded by illness, mother turns to Ecumenical Hunger ProgramRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Almanac

    I came to the Ecumenical Hunger Program in 2003 after my husband was incarcerated and I was left with no way to support my children. My life has not been an easy one and it just seems like it is one problem followed by another.

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

    Dec 16, 2014 | 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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  16. Holiday Fund: Unlocking stories helps adults learn to read, write and find successRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | 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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  17. Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictmentsRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | 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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  18. Couple pleads no contest to theft of wallet at funeralRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | 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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  19. Dec. 2: Meals on Wheels seeks donations on 'Giving Tuesday'Read the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | 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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  20. InnVision Shelter Network holiday appealRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | 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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