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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 5 minutes ago | 26 comments

Are bike lanes in El Camino Real's future?
Each day, as many as 45,000 cars make the slow, jolting traverse through Menlo Park along El Camino Real. How to make that... Last comment 10 hours ago | 28 comments

Community meeting on Ravenswood Ave. grade separation
The first of three community meetings to discuss a "grade separation" (separating the roadway from the railroad tracks) at... Last comment 18 hours ago | 8 comments

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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Firefighters James Kanzler, Will Fitzsimmons, and Joseph Foster serve pancakes at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast in Menlo Park. 1,000 attendees enjoyed pancakes and fire safety demonstrations at the event at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters on October 3, cosponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula. The event raised $14,000 to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, to provide needed programs for burn survivors in California. Submitted by Frances Freyberg on Oct 12, 2015

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School tax measures fail to get two-thirds' voter approval
Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official results released by the San Mateo County elections office a little after 8 p.m. tonight, May 3, the deadline to cast votes or turn in ballots. Tuesday, 9:05 PM | 26 comments

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 were 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

Woodside fire district: how to prepare for wildfire
Residents of the Woodside Fire Protection District -- in Woodside, Portola Valley and nearby unincorporated areas -- have three opportunities this week to attend a seminar on how to prepare for a wildfire and evacuation. Monday, 11:26 PM

Wednesday: New home for teen counseling center
After getting priced out of its former offices in eastern Palo Alto, Adolescent Counseling Services has found a new home. Monday, 11:42 PM

If you've got $10 million, Atherton has a deal for you
Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? Atherton may soon offer just the thing -- naming rights to a new street, for a $10 million donation. Sunday, 11:02 PM | 5 comments

Business: How Woodside exec uses robot at his Sand Hill Road office
How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team of telepresence robots called BeamPro, "it's like having an avatar," he says. Sunday, 11:03 PM

Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion
This is an expanded version of a previously posted story. An April 27 fire that significantly damaged a two-story house under construction in Portola Valley's Westridge neighborhood was likely caused by spontaneous combustion associated with materials used to stain exterior cedar siding, firefighters said. Monday, 8:23 PM | 1 comments

Almanac receives awards in state contest

Driver's guide to road construction in Menlo Park

Menlo Park: Twin sisters charged with defrauding county

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Woodside council OKs limits on basement size, location

Portola Valley: Fire leaves house under construction uninhabitable

Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit

Portola Valley: Service for Carlo Besio, veterinarian, vintner

Fee changes planned for Holbrook-Palmer Park


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