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Friday: Court hears county appeal on aircraft-noise issue
The county's appeal of a small claims court decision that it is responsible for controlling nuisance noise from Surf Air planes is scheduled to be heard Friday. Thursday, 10:57 AM

Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee
Goals of starting a multi-city, county and district group that could help spread needed funds to the Ravenswood City School District are one step closer to reality after the Menlo Park City Council appointed two of its members to an "education equity" subcommittee on Aug. 23. Thursday, 3:51 PM

Menlo Park: Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall
A construction worker was lifted out of an open basement on a residential construction site in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24, after he fell in and injured himself, fire officials said. Thursday, 12:29 PM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Residents asked to imagine Town Center's future
The Portola Valley Town Center, a pastoral complex for sports and outdoor recreation, community get-togethers and civic activities of all kinds, is eight years old. What will it look like and who will be using it when it's 28? Thursday, 9:00 AM

New school vaccination rules now in effect
Children in California schools and daycare can no longer be exempted from vaccination requirements for personal belief or religious reasons under a new state law that went into effect in July. Wednesday, 2:43 PM

Back to school: What's up at local elementary schools
Gone are the days when summer lasted until Labor Day: This year local elementary school districts began classes as early as Aug. 18 and as late as Sept. 1. Thursday, 8:42 AM

Atherton: No council election in November
It's official: Atherton has reappointed incumbents Elizabeth Lewis and Cary Wiest, the only candidates who filed for their seats, and will not hold a City Council election in November. Thursday, 10:50 AM

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks
The Menlo Park City Council held another marathon meeting the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 23, as it heard the public comments of a full house speak out on two controversial issues: whether drones and remote-controlled aircraft should be banned from city parks, and what traffic policies the city should implement for when the Upper Laurel elementary school campus opens Oct. 17. Wednesday, 11:58 AM

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Grants available to replace wood-burning heating devices
Money will be available starting Friday morning for roughly 1,500 Bay Area homeowners and landlords to help them upgrade their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner ones to reduce winter air pollution, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said today. Wednesday, 11:07 PM

Back to school: What's new at Woodside, M-A high schools
New courses, staff and facilities are greeting Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high school students, who returned to class Aug. 17. Wednesday, 10:00 AM

Menlo Park: New high school will focus on technology, engineering, design
The disciplines of technology, engineering and design will be the focus of the new magnet high school set to open in the fall of 2018 on Jefferson Drive east of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park's industrial zone. Tuesday, 2:21 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: SLAC and Stanford scientists advance water purification technology
Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions that, before dissipating, will chemically clean a bottle of contaminated water by killing bacteria. Thursday, 3:14 PM

Police calls: Five commercial burglaries in Menlo Park
Crime reports from Menlo Park. Tuesday, 10:43 AM | 4 comments

New program to help first-gen students prepare for and navigate college
Step by step, about 35 rising 10th-graders walked across the Golden Gate bridge on Aug. 4. For some, it was the first time they'd walked beneath the iconic beams connecting San Francisco to the North Bay. Tuesday, 11:27 AM

Saturday: Memorial celebration for Rosemarie Luce of Portola Valley
A three-hour gathering and memorial celebration for friends and relatives of active and engaged Portola Valley resident Rosemarie Luce is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at a private home in town. (Call 650-888-8829 for information on the celebration.) Tuesday, 11:07 AM

Civil rights group pushes school district to change method for electing board members

Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

New bus route takes students from East Palo Alto to M-A High

Grand jury: Law library in crisis over inadequate funding

Menlo Park: SRI International spins off new business to automate fruit picking


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