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A cafe in new Atherton civic center?
Atherton, which now has no commercial zoning, may soon change that so locals can buy a cup of coffee when the town gets its... Last comment 3 hours ago | 12 comments

Workshop: Stanford's Middle Avenue plaza design
Stanford University will host community workshops on May 28 and May 30 to talk about design options for a public plaza off... Last comment 4 hours ago | 15 comments

Guest opinion: Keeping Searsville dam in place a good solution
The day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article labeled "1000 dams down and counting" was published... Last comment 5 hours ago | 4 comments

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major... Last comment 11 hours ago | 71 comments

 
 
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"Kite Day in Menlo"
Kite Day at Menlo Park's Bedwell Bayfront Park on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Kite Day is an annual event that draws 100s of people, adults and children alike. Submitted by Jim Lewis on May 3, 2015

 
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Cal Water mails details of drought restrictions
Details of Cal Water's drought restrictions were mailed to customers on May 28, and the company will put a tool online with customers' water budget allocations and water use history. Friday, 2:02 PM | 3 comments

Sunday: Menlo School celebrates centennial
Menlo School is hosting what it's calling "the picnic of the century" this Sunday (May 31) as part of a year-long centennial celebration. Friday, 5:30 PM

Sunday: Menlo Park councilman, commissioners hold 'office hours'
Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller and several city commissioners will hold "office hours" this Sunday (May 31) for residents wanting to talk about "all things Menlo Park." Friday, 10:25 AM

Simple rules for simple uses of untreated grey water
The term "water budget" is making the rounds, so it may be useful to know a bit about recycling untreated grey water. What is it and how can it be used? Friday, 9:22 AM

Former Menlo School headmaster Edwin Cole Daly dies
Edwin Cole Daly, a former headmaster of Menlo School in Atherton, a novelist and a Woodside resident, has died at the age of 78. Friday, 11:12 AM

Thinking mechanically
It was not that long ago when ordinary people could assess the mechanical health of their vehicles as they motored down the road. Their senses, a few dashboard gauges and experience were enough. "Check engine" lights? They didn't need them. Friday, 11:01 AM

A cafe in new Atherton civic center?
Atherton, which now has no commercial zoning, may soon change that so locals can buy a cup of coffee when the town gets its new civic center. Thursday, 11:19 AM | 12 comments

Portola Valley native Michael Dunne dies
Michael Dunne, a native of Portola Valley, liked to sail, to sing and to play sports. His focus in college was landscape architecture, and he was in his third year working at The Grove restaurant in San Francisco when he died on May 8. He was 31. Thursday, 11:07 AM

Saturday: Second Middle Avenue plaza design workshop
Stanford University will host community workshops on May 28 and May 30 to talk about design options for a public plaza off Middle Avenue in Menlo Park. Wednesday, 4:51 PM | 15 comments

Menlo Park police sergeants have new contract
The Menlo Park City Council gave its blessing on May 19 to a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the union representing its police sergeants, finalizing a deal that includes additional reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses related to health care premiums, along with dental insurance. The agreement includes no pay raise. Wednesday, 6:11 PM

June 1 is deadline for Las Lomitas parcel tax senior exemption application
Residents of the Las Lomitas School District who are 65 or older by July 1, 2015 can receive an exemption from the $311 district parcel tax if they apply by June 1. Thursday, 7:39 AM

Menlo Park: City manager awaits contract renewal
City Manager Alex McIntyre's employment contract is scheduled for a renewal vote on June 2, prompting residents to offer the council their opinions on his performance. Wednesday, 8:14 AM | 8 comments

Musician, college president and Woodside resident Bob Stiff
Woodside resident Dwight Robert "Bob" Stiff, a self-taught professional musician, twice president of Canada College, and the husband of former Woodside mayor Joan Stiff, died peacefully at home on March 15. He was 88. Wednesday, 10:43 AM | 2 comments

Pet of the Week is a standout
Carmelo, a 5-year-old of an unusual mix of breeds, needs a home. Wednesday, 4:16 PM

Menlo Park: Water rate hikes proposed
Customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District should keep an eye on the mailbox for a notice explaining the utility's proposed increases to water rates. Wednesday, 10:44 AM | 4 comments

Spreading the Menlo Spark
The nine founding members of Menlo Spark -- a small group with a big goal -- are setting out on a mission to guide Menlo Park to "climate neutrality." By when? By 2025. Tuesday, 9:26 AM | 10 comments

How should Menlo Park define public benefit?
In the city's ongoing effort to wrangle the meaning of "public benefit" into measurable, comparable terms, the Menlo Park Planning Commission and the planning staff, as well as two developers with projects coming to the table, took a few hours recently to consider what the right questions to ask would be. Tuesday, 9:59 AM | 6 comments

Junior league helps girls in tech with $100,000 grant
A $100,000 grant is on the way to The Tech Museum of Innovation, courtesy of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, to help promote opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and math education. Tuesday, 7:12 AM

District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School

Atherton supports water restrictions, but leaves enforcement to Cal Water

Three M-A students awarded National Merit scholarships

Crowd questions Cal Water on drought restrictions

 

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