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Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report
Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort... Last comment 3 hours ago | 11 comments

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools
Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton... Last comment 34 minutes ago | 13 comments

Suspect arrested in Menlo Park robberies
A fake gun, a purse and several stolen cellphones led police on Monday night to arrest a Menlo Park teenager on suspicion... Last comment 12 hours ago | 4 comments

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"Encinal School Debate Winners"
Encinal third grade teacher, Blythe Bulkin, with her students, Sara Baudler (left), and Lily Cass (right). Sara and Lily were undefeated in nine rounds of debate over the weekend. All three Menlo Park elementary schools participated. Coach Brier Buchalter has been teaching debate skills to the students. Submitted by Janet Ague-Kennedy on Mar 4, 2014

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Portola Valley: $15,000 pearl necklace stolen from home
Police calls from Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Wednesday, 7:48 AM

Tonight: Menlo Park school board meets on 'Mandarin immersion'
A Mandarin-language immersion program for the Menlo Park City School District will be one of the topics on the agenda when the school board meets Wednesday. Wednesday, 7:38 AM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Are traffic-calming measures coming to Corte Madera Road?
The Portola Valley Town Council on Wednesday, April 23, will consider whether anything should be done to inhibit cut-through traffic on Corte Madera Road during school drop-off and pick-up times. Wednesday, 10:39 AM

Tonight: Board may hike sewer rates 9 percent
Citing needed maintenance to the sewer system and waste-water treatment plant, the West Bay Sanitary District proposes to increase sewer rates by 9 percent as of July 1. The district's governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to consider the proposal. Wednesday, 7:41 AM

Business: Pacific Union opens new Menlo Park office
Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will join Pacific Union executives to cut the ribbon on Pacific Union Real Estate's new office in Menlo Park on Thursday, April 24. Wednesday, 10:55 AM

Suspect arrested in Menlo Park robberies
A fake gun, a purse and several stolen cellphones led police on Monday night to arrest a Menlo Park teenager on suspicion of robbery. Tuesday, 7:57 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Police substation 'more like a neighborhood service center'
The new Menlo Park Police Department substation holds some surprises for the Belle Haven neighborhood. The long-awaited facility, scheduled to open April 26, will offer some equally long-awaited community services in addition to its policing functions. Tuesday, 7:31 AM | 3 comments

SamTrans sued by former accountant
Ling La, a former accountant for the San Mateo County Transit District, has sued the district and her former bosses, district CEO Michael Scanlon and manager Sheila Tioyao, whom Ms. La alleges fired her in retaliation for whistleblowing complaints about improper accounting practices. Tuesday, 7:20 AM | 2 comments

Can you be Jessie's Girl?
This sweet, 2-year-old Queensland Heeler is looking for the perfect partner or family. Our pet of the week, Jessie, can be a bit cautious when it comes to new places and things, but she has rock star potential. Tuesday, 7:46 PM

City of Menlo Park launches new website
First a refreshed logo, then a new mascot, and now a revamped website: The city of Menlo Park's image reinvention continued when the city launched an updated website on April 21. Tuesday, 7:37 AM

Menlo Park: Bicyclists rob man at gunpoint
Two teens riding bikes robbed a Menlo Park man at gunpoint near Ivy Drive and Almanor Avenue on Saturday night, according to police. Monday, 9:43 AM | 8 comments

Menlo Park: Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88
Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator. Monday, 11:09 AM | 1 comments

Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students
A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats to four of her fellow students. Monday, 11:09 AM | 1 comments

Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Deputies seek two men in Ford pickup

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