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Parcel tax measures defeated in Menlo Park City School District election
Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official... Last comment 1 hour ago | 70 comments

Menlo Park postpones bike lanes on El Camino Real
The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night postponed installing bike lanes on El Camino Real for now; appointed new commissioners... Last comment 13 minutes ago | 8 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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Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open in November
A new restaurant, for the present referred to as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around Thanksgiving, at the site previously occupied by the Woodside Bakery & Cafe at 3052 Woodside Road. Thursday, 10:11 AM | 3 comments

Eight candidates compete for District 24 Assembly seat
From the coastal communities of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay to the sprawling campuses of Google, Facebook and Hewlett-Packard Co., the 24th District in the California Assembly is a place of scenic beauty and high-tech might, of affluent suburbs and blue-collar enclaves, of startup dreams and traffic nightmares. Thursday, 8:24 AM

Strong fundraising by Berman, Veenker in state Assembly race
Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the state Assembly, more than any of his seven competitors, campaign-finance documents show. Thursday, 8:29 AM

Editorial: Careless with facts, but not talking about it
In March, the Woodside Elementary School District board endorsed a "polling and communication strategy" for an effort to renew the district's parcel tax. That plan included the mailing of a "public education" brochure to be sent out in March or April. Thursday, 9:04 AM

Landscape tips for continuing to conserve water
Now that this winter has brought some rain to California, does that mean to stop worrying about the water situation and go ahead and do some spring planting? Thursday, 8:15 AM

Menlo Park postpones bike lanes on El Camino Real
The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night postponed installing bike lanes on El Camino Real for now; appointed new commissioners to the planning, parks and recreation and library commissions; and adjusted fees for city services. Wednesday, 11:39 AM | 8 comments

Update: School tax measures fail to get 2/3rds voter approval
Voters in the Menlo Park City School District failed to give two parcel tax measures the necessary two-thirds vote to pass Tuesday. The school board will discuss how to cut spending when it meets on Tuesday, May 10. Wednesday, 11:44 AM | 70 comments

Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside police calls: Scissors, razors stolen in hair salon burglary
Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park, Atherton and Woodside. Wednesday, 8:37 AM

Menlo Park: Willows neighbor saves family's pets from house fire
An alert resident of the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park saw smoke coming from a neighbor's two-story home on Concord Drive on Monday evening (May 2), called firefighters and then saved the family's pets.
Tuesday, 10:54 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday: Caution, it's 'Walk and Wheel to School Day' for Laurel School
Motorists who use Ringwood Avenue and Coleman Avenue or Edge Road should slow down and keep an eye out for Laurel School students on Wednesday, May 4, as students participate in "Walk and Wheel to School Day." Tuesday, 4:35 PM

Facebook employees devote day to service projects
Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters was spattered with posters and banners proclaiming #GlobalCausesDay on April 28. In its third year, Facebook's Global Causes Day is an opportunity for Facebook employees to "flex our altruistic muscle as a community," said Tudor Havriliuc, a Facebook vice president. Wednesday, 8:27 AM

Update: Woodside council approves limits on basement size, location
(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.)
Woodside's municipal code has long specified limits on how much floor area a residence can have above ground, but below ground, there have been no limits. The absence of regulations on basements was in exchange for limits above ground. This compact is now evolving. Wednesday, 8:50 AM

Woodside fire district: how to prepare for wildfire

Business: How Woodside exec uses robot at his Sand Hill Road office

Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion

Almanac receives awards in state contest

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence


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