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More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park
A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously... Last comment 4 hours ago | 39 comments

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"M-A girls hoops win"
Menlo-Atherton's Maddy Kim (23), Naomi Baer (24) and Carly McLanahan (30) were on their feet to celebrate the Bears' 48-35 nonleague win over Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday, Jan. 10. M-A's third win of the week moved the Bears to 10-4. (Photo by Lara Hoyem) Submitted by Richard on Jan 13, 2015

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Carl Djerassi, 'Father of the Pill,' dies at 91
Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program at his Woodside ranch, died Friday, Jan. 30, at his home in San Francisco. Saturday, 5:57 PM

Hit and run driver knocks out power in parts of Atherton and Menlo Park
A hit and run driver struck a power pole on Bay Road early Saturday morning, knocking out power to as many as 300 people in parts of Atherton and Menlo Park. Some residents were without power all day. Saturday, 5:16 PM | 2 comments

Social worker accused of child molestation faces more charges
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.
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Caltrain fatality ID'd as Palo Alto man
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed by Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain station on Jan. 29 as Daniel Snyder, 28, of Palo Alto. Saturday, 9:06 AM

County releases report on Mandarin immersion charter school proposal
The San Mateo County Office of Education has released its analysis of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter school, concluding that there are plenty of grounds to deny the school's petition. Friday, 4:06 PM | 1 comments

Fire district plans to build new station in Woodside
A new and larger fire station on Woodside Road in Woodside is in the preliminary planning stages, according to officials from the Woodside Fire Protection District. Friday, 9:56 AM | 1 comments

Longtime school board member steps down
Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving the board March 1 to move to Dallas, Texas. Friday, 9:32 AM | 2 comments

Menlo School celebrates centennial
Menlo School in Atherton is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a number of activities, including a speakers series and the posting of historical information and photos on its website. Thursday, 2:55 PM

Feature story: Bob Sawyer of Woodside discovers his latent talent in forecasting
An experiment organized by the national intelligence community is attempting to demonstrate that reliable forecasts can be made about economic and geopolitical events. And that some people, including Woodside resident and investment adviser Bob Sawyer, are good enough at it to earn the title of super forecaster. Friday, 7:41 AM | 1 comments

Menalto Cleaners owner pleads not guilty to 40 felony counts
Edwin Gary Smith, the owner of Menalto Cleaners, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to 40 felony counts stemming from alleged credit card fraud. Thursday, 9:53 AM | 3 comments

CJW Architecture designs new Menlo Park firehouse
CJW Architecture of Portola Valley designed the planned new fire station on Oak Grove Avenue at Hoover Street in downtown Menlo Park for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Thursday, 3:03 PM

Caltrain electrification: Menlo Park, Atherton examine litigation options
Now that the final environmental impact report for Caltrain's plan to electrify its rail service between San Francisco and San Jose has been approved by the agency's board of directors, cities along the Peninsula with concerns about electrification are pondering what steps to take next. Thursday, 9:39 AM | 1 comments

Isaacson named president of real estate association
Chris Isaacson is the 2015 president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. He grew up in Portola Valley, graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, and is a Realtor with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Woodside. Thursday, 4:06 PM

Rev. Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification
East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city and at Stanford. Otherwise, residents will be pushed out by gentrification, a process that hasn't changed in communities of color since Jackson, 73, began fighting it in the 1960s, he said. Thursday, 8:56 AM | 11 comments

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Thursday, 8:00 AM

Woodside salon focuses on healthful food, habits
SOUL (short for: seasonal, organic, unprocessed, local) Food Salon is so popular it sold out in 12 hours the two times it has happened in Woodside. Thursday, 8:10 AM

Man, 61, sentenced to 25 years to life for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

Police calls: Fire hydrant sheared off by hit-and-run driver in Woodside

Menlo Park property transfer tax revenue jumps

Editorial: $156K raised for Almanac Holiday Fund

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