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  1. Atherton may vie for accounting contractRead the original story

    Tuesday | Almanac

    Atherton is considering vying for a contract to provide financial and accounting services for the South Bayside Waste Management Authority, which oversees garbage collection and recycling services for Atherton, Menlo Park and other San Mateo County communities. A report prepared for the special session of the Atherton City Council, set for Wednesday, March 4, says the town might have to hire a part-time employee to take on the contract, but overall winning the contract could save the town money.

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  2. Burglary suspect nabbed in Menlo ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Almanac

    Menlo Park Police arrested a 60-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a string of commercial burglaries in Mountain View and other local cities, including Menlo Park. Alfred Banks, an East Palo Alto resident, was arrested on a warrant issued last month by the Mountain View Police Department.

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  3. Driver killed by train in Menlo Park is identifedRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Almanac

    Caltrain has identified the victim of the fatal accident on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park.

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  4. New program aims to fight truancy, lift graduation ratesRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Almanac

    Armed with a recently awarded $885,000 federal grant, San Mateo County is launching a targeted effort to combat truancy and boost graduation rates for East Palo Alto and Belle Haven youth. The county's "Students With Amazing Goals" program will launch with 80 students this spring, providing them mentoring, tutoring, vocational training and other supports "outside that offered by more traditional curriculums," a county press release reads.

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  5. Feature story: Wheels of freedom?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Almanac

    Juan Rivera, left, shows Brian Palominos how to align the spokes of a bicycle wheel -- referred to as trueing a wheel -- during a bicycle-repair class at the Boys & Girls Club in Menlo Park. There are uses for metal shipping containers other than shipping.

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  6. Unleashing creativityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Almanac

    Students engage in lively improvisation as part of drama class at the JCC's new School for the Performing Arts. The school is accepting registrations through the end of February.

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  7. Man, 61, pleads not guilty to burglarizing Menlo Park restaurantsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Almanac

    A 61-year-old man charged with burglarizing four Menlo Park restaurants pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court on Feb. 13. Alfred Lee Banks of East Palo Alto was arrested Feb. 10 when a Menlo Park police officer noticed during a traffic stop that he allegedly matched the description of a burglar spotted on video surveillance footage from the restaurants. The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said the charges involve burglaries at these Menlo Park restaurants: Jan's Deli on Alma Street , the Cool Cafe on O'Brien Drive, Galata Bistro on Santa Cruz Avenue and Mardini's Deli Cafe on Willow Road.

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  8. Cops: Suspect targeted six Menlo restaurantsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Almanac

    A 61-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested Feb. 10 in connection with burglaries at several Menlo Park restaurants, including Cafe Zoe on Menalto Avenue, Jan's Deli on Alma Street, Menlo BBQ on Willow Road, Galata Bistro on Santa Cruz Avenue, Mardini's Restaurant on Willow Road, and the Cool Cafe on O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park police said. Sgt. Kevin Paugh of the Menlo Park Police Department apprehended Alfred Lee Banks during a traffic stop after noticing that he matched a description.

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  9. Man, 61, arrested in connection with burglaries of Menlo Park restaurantsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Almanac

    A 61-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested Tuesday in connection with burglaries at several Menlo Park restaurants, including Cafe Zoe on Menalto Avenue, Jan's Deli on Alma Street, Menlo BBQ on Willow Road, Galata Bistro on Santa Cruz Avenue, Mardini's Restaurant on Willow Road, and The Cool Cafe on O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park police said. Sgt. Kevin Paugh of the Menlo Park Police Department apprehended Alfred Lee Banks during a traffic stop after noticing that he matched a description.

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  10. Facebook buys 56-acre property near its Menlo Park headquartersRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Almanac

    The social networking giant has purchased the 21-building, 56-acre industrial campus known as Menlo Science and Technology Park, located on Willow Road just south of Bayshore Expressway. A San Francisco-based industrial real estate company, Prologis Inc., which has owned and managed the property since 1998, made the announcement Feb. 6. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the acquisition.

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  11. Man, 61, sentenced for Atherton, Menlo crimesRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Almanac

    A 61-year-old man who prosecutors said dropped his cellphone and ID while being chased by police, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime scene, and was seen by a witness when he intruded into an Atherton home, has pleaded no contest to charges related to the 2014 crimes. James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Jan. 27 by San Mateo County Criminal Court Judge Leland Davis for charges related to a 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home, according to the District Attorney's Office.

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  12. Social worker accused of child molestation faces additional chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Almanac

    A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which he was assigned is facing 10 additional felonies for allegedly having sexual relations with a third minor, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Manuel Sedillo-Messer, a former San Mateo County social worker, is charged with 30 counts related to child molestation.

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  13. Off the Grid bringing food trucks to Palo AltoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Almanac

    The opening night of Off the Grid's food-truck gathering at the Menlo Park Caltrain station parking lot. , The Oaxacan Kitchen and T. epiphany.

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  14. Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Almanac

    Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to the audience gathered at Tresidder Memorial Union at Stanford University during a panel discussion regarding housing in East Palo Alto on Jan. 26. Photo by Veronica Weber. East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. 1 comment

  15. Jury trial set for repeat offenderRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Almanac

    A man with 15 prior felony convictions and identified as a suspect in the 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home is set to have a jury trial in San Mateo County Superior Court starting on Feb. 2. James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto is charged under California's three-strikes law, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. If convicted he could face a life sentence.

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  16. Menlo Park fire district, city to meet over development issuesRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Almanac

    For now, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board of directors has stepped back from a proposal to oppose new development in Menlo Park's M2 industrial zone unless the city guarantees funds to provide additional fire services. Under the fire code, the district has the power to not approve or to prevent the operation of any project or building that it finds out of compliance, according to Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

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

    Jan 28, 2015 | 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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  18. Editorial: $156K raised for Almanac Holiday FundRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | 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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  19. Man fatally shot in East Palo AltoRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | 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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  20. Feature story: Menlo Park fire district's growing painsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | 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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