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Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot
It's official. Two parcel taxes will go to voters in the Menlo Park City School District in a special May 3 mail-in ballot.... Last comment 3 hours ago | 64 comments

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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

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Menlo Park police on alert for Super Bowl-related problems
While Menlo Park is not at the epicenter of Super Bowl activity, it's at least on the crossroads, and local police are stepping up vigilance to watch for everything from traffic problems to human trafficking. Thursday, 2:49 PM | 7 comments

No-fly zone for drones during and after Super Bowl
The Federal Aviation Administration is warning fans headed to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara on Sunday to leave their drones at home, but restrictions also apply to people, including Almanac readers, at home. Wednesday, 3:23 PM

Stanford Blood Center in need of donations to avoid shortage
With an estimated two to three million people expected to visit the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, the Stanford Blood Center is seeking donors to help them stock up on blood. Thursday, 8:34 AM

Caltrans says it will consider alternatives to spraying herbicides along highways
Opponents of using herbicides to kill weeds say they are "cautiously optimistic" about news from Caltrans that the state agency is considering alternatives to broadcast spraying herbicides in San Mateo County. Saturday, 9:58 AM

Tuesday: Will Woodside Elementary retain Sellman name for its new auditorium?
Whether Woodside Elementary School will continue to use the Sellman name for its new gymnasium/theater building may be decided Tuesday, Feb. 9, when the naming of the new building is on the school board's agenda. Saturday, 12:09 PM

Neuroscience pioneer tapped to lead Stanford
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, and a former resident of Atherton and Woodsdie, has been named the university's 11th president.
Friday, 10:35 AM | 1 comments

Portola Valley attorney Vic Schachter teaches dispute resolution skills around the world
In 2005, the Indian court system had a backlog of 32 million cases, Portola Valley attorney Vic Schachter says. He moved to India with his wife Jan Schachter to help people resolve disputes without the costs, delays, formalities and wrenching experiences of litigation. Friday, 10:29 AM

Tuesday: Services for Charlotte Jelich
A graveside service for Charlotte Jelich, wife of Ed Jelich, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, California. Ms. Jelich was 97. Friday, 10:26 AM

'Changing the tide' on youth mental health
More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat what one speaker called the "new norm" for teenagers in the area: alarmingly high rates of anxiety, stress, depression and death by suicide. Thursday, 8:58 AM | 2 comments

AAA offering free tows to those who drink during Super Bowl
Bay Area Super Bowl fans who choose to drink Sunday at the Super Bowl and at Super Bowl parties can get a free tow home through AAA's Tipsy Tow program, AAA officials said Wednesday. Thursday, 8:30 AM

Earthquake warning prototype discussed at summit
A White House summit on earthquake preparedness Tuesday included an extensive discussion of a new early warning system that reached a milestone in its development Monday. Thursday, 8:57 AM

Menlo Park: Feldman's Books, Gentry magazine buildings up for sale, redevelopment

Menlo Park adopts water-conserving landscape ordinance

Elected officials speak on local threat of sea level rise

Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot

Police calls: Burglaries, thefts in Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley

BNY Mellon to buy Menlo Park investment firm

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Update: Menlo Park council OKs major funding increase for City Hall renovations

Menlo Park: Grant pays for safer routes to school

Student enrollment at Woodside High not growing as predicted

Menlo Park joins community choice energy program

Menlo Park staff and City Council set 2016 priorities


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