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Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone
Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11.... Last comment 4 hours ago | 53 comments

A Measure M debate: council control
Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any... Last comment 4 hours ago | 24 comments

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo
Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special... Last comment 17 hours ago | 11 comments

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists
A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here... Last comment 12 hours ago | 19 comments

 
 
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"Atherton's National Night Out"
Atherton's first National Night Out on Tue, Aug. 5, brought in the 9-1-1 Ready Fox from 9-1-1 for Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on 9-1-1 emergency dialing education. Submitted by Tiffany Lam on Aug 12, 2014

 
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27 local students are National Merit semifinalists
Twenty-seven juniors from three local high schools -- Menlo School, Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Preparatory -- are among 16,000 semifinalists competing for National Merit scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2015. Thursday, 5:15 PM

Couple plead no contest to burglaries
A San Jose couple, accused of several 2013 Peninsula burglaries, including the theft of a Porsche in Portola Valley, has changed their "not guilty" plea to "no contest" with respect to 11 counts of residential burglary and one count of an attempted residential burglary, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Thursday, 3:39 PM | 1 comments

Woodside School plans major construction project
In order to save money, officials at Woodside Elementary School have decided to build three major projects at once -- a new multi-purpose room, a new design lab and two new preschool classrooms -- starting in June 2015. Thursday, 3:17 PM

Saturday: Trees for Menlo celebrates 15 years of work
Trees for Menlo, a nonprofit organized by a group of Menlo Park residents to beautify El Camino Real with trees, will celebrate completion of the work on Saturday, Sept. 20. Thursday, 2:56 PM

Saturday: Volunteers clean up Pilarcitos Creek
The Coastside Land Trust is hosting its 30th annual "California Coastal Cleanup Day" on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Pilarcitos Creek in Half Moon Bay. Thursday, 5:52 PM

Officers issue 252 more traffic tickets in Atherton, Menlo Park
Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and Atherton and issued 252 citations, most for speeding and cellphone violations. Thursday, 10:44 AM | 6 comments

Menlo Park: Tree protest ends peacefully; tree is cut down
A man chained himself to an Italian stone pine tree in Fremont Park early Tuesday morning, but the protest came to a peaceful conclusion once city officials explained why the tree had to be cut down for safety reasons, according to Menlo Park staff. Thursday, 8:10 AM | 1 comments

Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection
A Seattle company led by Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in in a dispute over ownership of a German World War II-era tank. A Panzer IV, built in 1944, was offered in a July 2014 auction of some of the military vehicles owned by the late Jacques Littlefield of Los Trancos Woods. Thursday, 12:10 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone
Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11. A Menlo Park police officer driving by saw the boy, pulled over, and after some discussion, decided to give the child a lift. Upon reaching the boy's home, he was greeted by an incensed mother. Tuesday, 8:20 AM | 53 comments

Portola Valley celebrates its 50th anniversary
Portola Valley holds a special event at Town Center on Sunday, Sept. 21, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its incorporation. Wednesday, 8:03 AM

Stop-work order lifted for Woodside mansion
The mansion remodeling project at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside is on again. The town had posted a stop-work order on July 3 after staff discovered construction activity not within the scope of project permits. Thursday, 12:13 AM

Police calls: Six commercial burglaries over four days in Menlo Park
Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park, West Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley. Wednesday, 8:29 AM

Menlo Park council approves duplex purchase
With Mayor Ray Mueller dissenting, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday (Sept. 16) to approve the purchase of two Willow Road duplexes for $1.12 million. Wednesday, 9:45 AM

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists
A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Wednesday, 8:42 AM | 19 comments

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park
Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six tickets for texting during a special "distracted driving" enforcement event in those two towns on Friday, Sept. 12. Monday, 1:28 PM | 13 comments

Work in progress at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Construction of a new administrative building at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory started earlier this year. Monday, 9:19 PM

Portola Valley residents report seeing mountain lion in backyard

Menlo Park police stage 'critical incident' training at former school this week

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Two injured in Menlo Park accident

Vi seniors take case to federal court

Anton Menlo gets ready for construction of 394 apartments

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects

Monday: Menlo Park hosts small business roundtable

Police calls: Three Woodside High students accused in marijuana cookie incident

Library offers lessons, lunch for local kids

Obituaries: Well-known Realtor Steve Bellumori dies

 

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