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Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent
The assessed value of property in Menlo Park grew by 12.5 percent in 2105, a faster rate than that of any other city in San... Last comment 1 hour ago | 17 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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Menlo Park: Two arrested following armed robbery, wild chase across Dumbarton Bridge
Menlo Park police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 28, following an armed robbery and a wild chase across the Dumbarton Bridge and into the East Bay. Wednesday, 4:22 PM

Today: Menlo Park Housing Commission meets on Facebook's planned expansion
The Menlo Park Housing Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, to talk about what Facebook should be required to contribute to the city's below-market-rate fund in exchange for being allowed to build its proposed expansion project. Wednesday, 12:06 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park city staff took Caltrain to SF park retreat
Twenty-one members of the city of Menlo Park's management staff attended a retreat June 23 at San Francisco's Mission Creek Park Pavilion, located near the 4th and King St. Caltrain station. Wednesday, 6:36 PM

Ormondale School Principal Kevin Keegan is leaving district
Ormondale School Principal Kevin Keegan is leaving the district for a new job closer to his home, the Portola Valley School District announced June 27. Retired Las Lomitas School Principal Sue Sartor will fill in as interim principal while the district seeks a replacement. Wednesday, 8:21 AM | 4 comments

Today in Menlo Park: Kepler's program focuses on Brock Turner case
In Deep Radio, a weekly news program hosted by Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro, will tackle in a live show Wednesday the international debate over the sentencing of Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student-athlete found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman on campus last January. Wednesday, 12:11 AM

Woodside: New president named at Canada Community College
Jamillah Moore, currently the interim vice chancellor of educational services and planning for the San Mateo County Community College District, has been named the new president of Canada Community College in Woodside. Wednesday, 9:02 AM | 4 comments

Local Realtors take top spots in annual sales ranking
Two teams of local real-estate agents and 18 individual local sales people were among the top-selling 250 teams and 250 agents nationwide this past year, according to Real Trends, a private communications company that annually publishes "The Thousand" list. Wednesday, 8:58 AM

Water rationing goals may drop dramatically
Cal Water has recommended that customers' water rationing goal be reduced from 36 percent to 10 from 2013 usage. If the state PUC and water board approve, the changes take place Aug. 1. Tuesday, 9:47 AM | 3 comments

Woodside: 'Pig scramble' faces local opposition
A tradition at the Woodside July Fourth Junior Rodeo is under fire. A local veterinarian and former humane society medical chief of staff says a "large coalition" of Woodside residents and neighbors are organizing to try to stop the "pig scramble." Tuesday, 10:00 AM | 21 comments

FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise
The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints from residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties regarding aircraft headed to SFO. Tuesday, 10:02 AM | 2 comments

Obama, Zuckerberg talk global enterprise at summit
President Barack Obama sat down for a panel discussion with Palo Alto resident and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday at Stanford University to discuss the role of entrepreneurship in advancing and, perhaps, a future for the president that might involve more informal attire. Tuesday, 10:06 AM

Portola Valley home burglarized Monday morning
Someone burglarized an unoccupied residence on Granada Court in Portola Valley at about 11:45 a.m. Monday (June 27), the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has reported. Monday, 5:41 PM | 2 comments

Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air conditions in the region.
Monday, 4:39 PM | 1 comments

Seven locals receive Merit scholarships
One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide of 2016 National Merit scholarships, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Monday, 9:07 AM | 1 comments

Art in Action establishes new scholarship fund
The Menlo Park nonprofit Art in Action, which provides in-school visual-art education to more than 220 elementary and middle schools, has established the Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund, which will allow the organization to accept applications from schools new to the program. Monday, 9:06 AM

Portola Valley home invasion rattles town residents
Little more than a year after Portola Valley's Town Council voted not to install cameras to record license plate numbers of vehicles entering and leaving the town, a recent home invasion by armed burglars is spurring residents to reconsider the choice. Monday, 9:17 AM

Sequoia board votes down East Palo Alto charter school
Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 3-2 against approval of a brand-new public charter school on June 15. Monday, 9:11 AM

Menlo Park: Tim Cook hosts fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan

Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent, most in county

Firefighters extinguish second homeless camp blaze since March

Menlo Park: Home burglary suspect nabbed

Atherton thefts: Unlocked pickup, bicycle and money from unlocked vehicle

Scott Delucchi departs for Monterey SPCA post

Firefighters extinguish homeless camp blaze; second since March

Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report says

Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

 

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