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Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula
Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise... Last comment 7 hours ago | 10 comments

Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes
Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person,... Last comment 6 hours ago | 70 comments

 
 
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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Firefighters James Kanzler, Will Fitzsimmons, and Joseph Foster serve pancakes at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast in Menlo Park. 1,000 attendees enjoyed pancakes and fire safety demonstrations at the event at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters on October 3, cosponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula. The event raised $14,000 to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, to provide needed programs for burn survivors in California. Submitted by Frances Freyberg on Oct 12, 2015

 
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Monday: Community meeting on Ravenswood Ave. grade separation
The first of three community meetings to discuss a "grade separation" (separating the roadway from the railroad tracks) at Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Sunday, 11:12 PM

If you've got $10 million, Atherton has a deal for you
Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? Atherton may soon offer just the thing -- naming rights to a new street, for a $10 million donation. Sunday, 11:02 PM

Business: How Woodside exec uses robot at his Sand Hill Road office
How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team of telepresence robots called BeamPro, "it's like having an avatar," he says. Sunday, 11:03 PM

Almanac receives awards in state contest
The Almanac received two second-place awards – for coverage of local government and best writing – in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Sunday, 11:03 PM

Driver's guide to road construction in Menlo Park
With El Nino rains largely past, and the dry season upon us, motorists can expect to encounter a lot more roadwork. Road repairs and traffic signal upgrades are underway on Sand Hill Road, Willow Road and Chilco Street in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 12:22 PM

Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes
Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person, on two parcel tax measures. Thursday, 9:08 AM | 70 comments

Correction: Water shutdown scheduled in Menlo Park on Sunday
The Menlo Park Municipal Water District will shut down its Burgess Park pressure valve on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 6 a.m.
Saturday, 7:33 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Twin sisters charged with defrauding county
A pair of Menlo Park psychologists are accused of billing San Mateo County out of thousands of dollars by charging for therapy sessions that never happened, prosecutors said. Their clients were victims of violent crime.
Thursday, 4:06 PM

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence
It's been a drama-filled life in recent years for Woodside brothers Erik and Karl Arvidsson, and tangentially for their parents Par and Carol Arvidsson as they have looked on. Friday, 10:17 AM | 4 comments

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. Thursday, 12:43 PM

Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula
Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise of their turboprop engines, over the Bay during much of their approach to the San Carlos Airport whenever they have clear visibility. Wednesday, 11:55 AM | 10 comments

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley
Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, starting Tuesday, May 3, to convert residents' excess brush and branches into wood chips. Thursday, 12:43 PM | 1 comments

Woodside council OKs limits on basement size, location
On its sixth try, the Woodside Town Council voted in favor of an ordinance Tuesday to regulate the size and location of basements. Wednesday, 11:54 AM

Portola Valley: Fire leaves house under construction uninhabitable
A structure fire significantly damaged a two-story house under construction at 10 La Sandra Way in Portola Valley early this morning.
Wednesday, 10:03 AM

Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit
A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to crashing his car and abandoning a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old child while fleeing deputies in East Palo Alto on Friday, prosecutors said. Wednesday, 8:21 AM

Portola Valley: Service for Carlo Besio, veterinarian, vintner
A memorial service for Portola Valley veterinarian, gardener, vintner and longtime resident Carlo Besio is set for June 1 in Portola Valley. Dr. Besio, who died April 11, was 86. Thursday, 12:44 PM

Fee changes planned for Holbrook-Palmer Park
Atherton's City Council has approved a number of changes in the fees charged at Holbrook-Palmer Park and is also considering allowing bicycles to use one of the park's paths. Thursday, 7:26 AM

Menlo Park, Portola Valley police calls: Dog alerts resident to attempted break-in

School parcel tax backers raise $16K

Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto

Woman who died in I-280 crash near Palo Alto is identified

 

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