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  1. Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicideRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 11 | Almanac

    In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny, as parents and students alike are taking a hard look at what can be done to turn things around. The Mental Health Association of San Francisco hosted a round-table discussion in downtown Mountain View on youth suicide prevention on April 1. The panel included three students from the Palo Alto Unified School District, where three high school students and one alum died on the tracks since October.


  2. Locals help Ronald McDonald House expandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Almanac

    A dedicated group of local donors, board members and volunteers is pitching in to help double the size of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, where families of patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital stay. Construction is underway to add a new building that will enable the organization to serve more families and patients like 6-year-old Nevaeh Moses, who last November finally received the kidney transplant she had needed for a year.


  3. Spring into the arts: A fresh new season of arts and entertainmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Almanac

    Linda Gass' stitched panting, "Wetlands Take Over," is among the works included in the Silicon Valley Open Studios tour May 2-17. Photo by Don Tuttle.


  4. Menlo Presbyterian names new director of children's ministryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Almanac

    Gary Lindsay, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's new director of children's ministry, is shown with his wife, Heidi, and children Rebekah and Brendan. Gary Lindsay is the new director of children's ministry at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, where he will be serving more than 2,000 families, the church announced recently.


  5. La bella vitaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Almanac

    From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners, two guys from Sicily, want nothing to be difficult.


  6. Eight local soccer teams remain in playoffs after opening roundRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Almanac

    Philip Petrakian fires off a shot that found the cage and gave Sacred Heart Prep a 1-0 lead over visiting Greenfield in the first minute of Wednesday's CCS Division III soccer opener. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.


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

    Feb 25, 2015 | 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.


  8. Clinical trial shows kids a new way to fight food allergiesRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Almanac

    Tessa sat on a second-floor hospital bed at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View eating a cup of applesauce, as her mother and two nurses stood by, waiting for an allergic reaction. The applesauce contains only a placebo this time - oat flour - but if it had peanut, sesame or egg in it, the nurses would need to be ready to jump in and save Tessa's life.


  9. Cantonese comfort foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Almanac

    The food stall crab at Cooking Papa comes fried with spicy chili minced pork and lemongrass sauce. Photo by Veronica Weber.


  10. Pedestrian killed on Caltrain tracks south of Mountain ViewRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Almanac

    A train struck and killed a pedestrian this afternoon on the Caltrain tracks just south of the Mountain View station, an agency spokeswoman said.


  11. Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road in Palo AltoRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | Almanac

    A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed. Southbound Caltrain No.


  12. Written in the starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Almanac

    Scientific discoveries are often presented as a series of spontaneous brainstorms by famous thinkers. In reality, according to writer Emer Martin, progress in science evolves through cooperation, and relies on the observations and experiments of those who came before.


  13. Menlo Park school district asked to avoid possible Brown Act violationRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | Almanac

    The Almanac has asked the board of the Menlo Park City School District not to hold a closed session meeting it had scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today in order to avoid a possible violation of the state's open meetings law, the Brown Act. The agenda lists discussion with an attorney of the "appeal" of the board's denial of charter school organizers' request to open a school in the district, referring to the matter as "existing litigation."


  14. This week's A&E highlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | Almanac

    This week, hear a contemporary klezmer band, learn about volunteering at Filoli and catch education author Alfie Kohn's talk on the perils of overemphasizing achievement. The word "klezmer" probably doesn't make you think of contemporary music.


  15. Worth a LookRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | Almanac

    This week, hear a contemporary klezmer band, learn about volunteering at Filoli and catch education author Alfie Kohn's talk on the perils of overemphasizing achievement. The word "klezmer" probably doesn't make you think of contemporary music.


  16. Ring in 2015: Ten different ways to celebrate the New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Almanac

    Revelers shake their stuff at last year's New Year's Eve party at Cheryl Burke Dance. Courtesy Cheryl Burke Dance For some, the shift from one year to the next is a time for reflection and contemplation.


  17. School board examines law governing charter schoolsRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 | Almanac

    Since the Menlo Park City School District board was presented with a petition to authorize a Mandarin immersion charter school in the district six weeks ago, board members have participating in their own cram school course on charter school law. District staff, teachers and parents have also been immersing themselves in the complex regulations that govern charter schools in California.


  18. Local 2015 Michelin stars: Baume, Madera, Chez TJ, Village PubRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Almanac

    The Michelin guide released its latest San Francisco Bay Area stars list Tuesday, yet again granting distinction to Baume in Palo Alto, Madera in Menlo Park, Chez TJ in Mountain View and The Village Pub in Woodside.


  19. Caltrain launches suicide-prevention webpageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Almanac

    Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann talks about the agency's new suicide-prevention webpage at the San Mateo Caltrain Station in San Mateo on Wednesday, Oct. 1. "Suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility" was the message at the unveiling of Caltrain's new webpage for suicide prevention at the San Mateo Caltrain Station on Wednesday, Oct. 1. As part of Railroad Safety Month, Caltrain launched a special page on its website dedicated to suicide-prevention information and outreach. The page includes a crisis hotline number and links to local, regional and national resources.


  20. 10 fall arts events to check outRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Almanac

    A prized collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculptures by 86 artists will finally be available for public viewing in the new 33,000-square-foot Anderson Collection Museum, which opens to the public Sept. 21. The collection contains works by artistic giants Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Ellsworth Kelly and others.


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