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County wins appeal of airplane noise nuisance ruling
San Mateo County doesn't have to pay a $1,000 small-claims judgment related to noisy planes using the county's San Carlos... Last comment 5 hours ago | 17 comments

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found... Last comment 5 hours ago | 28 comments

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Housing crisis: Locals open up about housing struggles
A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint posters. Their posters read: "Stop, this is our home. East Palo Alto is not for sale; community is priceless." Tuesday, 1:50 PM | 2 comments

Jury finds deputy not guilty of brandishing gun in court
After a three-day trial, a jury on Monday (Aug. 29) returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of San Mateo County Deputy Andy Mar, who had been accused of pointing a gun at a custodian in a Redwood City courtroom in April 2016. Tuesday, 11:56 AM | 3 comments

Woodside: Donald Trump comes to town for a fundraiser
Helicopters chopped the air above Woodside on Monday afternoon (Aug. 29) with the arrival on the ground of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Tuesday, 10:05 AM | 9 comments

Atherton: The sting on El Camino Real
Atherton police had a plain clothes officer repeatedly cross El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue for two hours on Friday morning, Aug. 26, in an attempt to make drivers aware of a new pedestrian-activated stoplight. Tuesday, 8:49 AM | 2 comments

Maurice Ghysels will leave Menlo Park school district
Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, who has headed the district since 2011, has announced he will leave the district at the end of the school year. Monday, 4:35 PM | 9 comments

Menlo Park readies streets for new Laurel school
People who live near the new Laurel School, Upper Campus, set to open Oct. 17 at 275 Elliott Drive, may notice some changes to their streets in coming weeks as the city prepares for the new young commuters. Tuesday, 11:23 AM

County wins appeal of airplane noise nuisance ruling
San Mateo County doesn't have to pay a $1,000 small-claims judgment related to noisy planes using the county's San Carlos Airport, a judge ruled on Aug. 26. He said, however, that the matter should be heard in a court where a judge has the authority to issue an injunction to stop the noise. Monday, 10:11 AM | 17 comments

East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval
Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter high school in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County Office of Education gave the school its unanimous stamp of approval. Monday, 4:39 PM

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks
After hearing passionate comments by more than 22 people, among them numerous model airplane hobbyists and birdwatchers, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 on Aug. 23, with Vice Mayor Kirsten Keith absent, to ban remote controlled aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, or drones, in city parks. Monday, 11:51 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Upscale men's shoe and clothing shop open for business
It's hard to miss the shiny gold lettering announcing one of Menlo Park's newest additions to Santa Cruz Avenue: a men's shoe and clothing shop called Brogue. Monday, 11:54 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park Historical Association aims to re-create gateway
Members of the Menlo Park Historical Association have lauched a drive to build a replica of a historic 19th century gateway, built near present-day El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue, that first bore the name of Menlo Park. Monday, 9:40 AM

Schools: State releases results of new standardized testing

Portola Valley: Former mayor Kirke Comstock dies

Portola Valley: Residents asked to imagine Town Center's future

Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee

Menlo Park: Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall

Back to school: What's up at local elementary schools

Atherton: No council election in November

Menlo Park: SLAC and Stanford scientists advance water purification technology


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