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Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops
In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an... Last comment 1 hour ago | 21 comments

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'
What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Read the full story here ... Last comment 20 hours ago | 8 comments

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving
The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after... Last comment 12 hours ago | 46 comments

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification
The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that... Last comment on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 46 comments

 
 
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DA's Office: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery
No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in Menlo Park in December, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Thursday, 11:59 AM | 4 comments

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district considers revenue-raising measures
On the same night that the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District heard that it is expected to end the year with a surplus of $6.7 million more than had been projected, the board moved forward two measures designed to bring even more revenue into the district. Thursday, 8:29 AM | 4 comments

Report: Healthy job growth leads to housing shortages, traffic woes
The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along and serve as a magnet for people from all over the world. Wednesday, 4:47 PM

After the rain ... there are rainbows
One nice thing about rain -- it's often followed by rainbows. Thursday, 1:17 PM

Sunday services for Robert Buelteman, pilot in war and peace
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Woodside Village Church to remember the life of Woodside resident Robert Litchfield Buelteman, a wartime and commercial pilot, a road-trip enthusiast, a singer in the church choir, and the father of four. Thursday, 1:10 PM

Woodside: Mountain Home Road to close for two days during daylight hours
Crews will be working on Mountain Home Road in Woodside from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Feb. 23 and 24) to remove a large tree that fell on to the equestrian path built alongside a two-lane bridge across Bear Gulch Creek. Wednesday, 4:02 PM

Woodside: La Honda Road reopens
La Honda Road (Highway 84) in Woodside reopened in both directions around noon today (Wednesday, Feb. 22) after crews cleared mudslides and fallen trees. The road had been closed between Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Portola Road. Wednesday, 8:03 AM

Part the Cloud event raises $750K in Menlo Park
A sellout and mostly female crowd of 330 attended the latest Part the Cloud event at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park recently, raising more than $750,000 for Alzheimer's research. Thursday, 9:32 AM

Menlo Park: New, secure spot to dump unwanted medicine
A secured kiosk has been set up in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department where people can drop off unwanted or expired medications from their households. Thursday, 9:29 AM

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elias Zelkha conceived 'ambient intelligence'
Woodside resident Elias Zelkha, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who coined a term that presaged the internet of things, died Jan. 8 at the age of 66. Thursday, 9:36 AM

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate
The town of Woodside says it spent nearly $27,500 on an ethics-related investigation of one of its longtime volunteers, an expenditure that Woodside residents might hope would result in something beneficial. What they got instead are troublesome unanswered questions, not the least of which is whether the investigation was warranted or merely a witch hunt. Wednesday, 8:23 AM | 3 comments

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics investigation
(Expanded version of previously posted story.) Before an audience of six or seven Woodside residents on Feb. 14, the Town Council put its equivalent of an "Investigation closed" stamp on an ethics complaint launched by former councilman Dave Burow, who was in the audience, against a former member of the Architectural and Site Review Board, Nancy Reyering, who was not. Thursday, 9:22 AM

Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops
In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an undercover police presence, an increase in calls to the police to investigate "suspicious" characters, and a number of recent arrests. Tuesday, 10:50 AM | 21 comments

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'
What are your rights when you are stopped by a police officer? Tuesday, 10:51 AM | 8 comments

External phone lines down in Menlo Park City School District
Outside phone lines to the Menlo Park City School District were not functioning on Wednesday morning, the district announced. Wednesday, 10:36 AM

Forecast: Rainstorm dissipating, cooler weather ahead
The Bay Area is about to get a break from the heavy rains that battered the region Monday and caused major flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, 8:42 AM

Wednesday: Free elder abuse awareness training
A training session on how to recognize and prevent abuse of elderly people and dependent adults will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Wednesday, 12:01 PM

Applications invited for Belle Haven mini-grants
Applications are now being accepted for the Belle Haven mini-grant program. Wednesday, 8:46 AM

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification
The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that Federal Transit Administration officials were holding back grant funding needed within days for construction to begin. Monday, 8:04 PM | 46 comments

Woodside Elementary will keep two principals
With a parcel tax on the ballot and the resignation of one of its two principals, the one-school Woodside Elementary School has taken a look at its administrative staffing levels and decided it needs both principals. Monday, 8:05 PM

Menlo Park: Drilling begins on emergency water well
Drilling around the clock began Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Menlo Park Municipal Water District's first emergency well, according to Pam Lowe, senior civil engineer for the city of Menlo Park. Tuesday, 11:45 PM | 1 comments

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections
In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to help the city's large immigrant population. Monday, 8:05 PM | 2 comments

Obituary: Henry Montgomery, turn-around specialist
Henry C. Montgomery, an accounting executive, business turn-around specialist and former resident of Portola Valley, died Dec. 22, surrounded by family and friends in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He was 80 years old.
Tuesday, 8:04 AM

Tonight: Menlo Park fire district explores innovations in drone use

Atherton approves plans for $37 million civic center

School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers

Update: DA says no charges will be filed in this case

County: 'You shouldn't have to risk your life to be housed'

Stanford plans new office building on Sand Hill Road

Kids in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto team up to cheer peers at hospital

Man sues Menlo Park, alleges racial profiling in arrest

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens

Obituary: Florence Detlor, longtime Menlo Park resident, dies at 105

Saturday: Menlo Park Library hosts multi-faith discussion

Armed man robs Woodside branch of Chase Bank

 

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