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Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks
Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater... Last comment 16 minutes ago | 14 comments

Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit
Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley... Last comment 3 minutes ago | 17 comments

Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut
Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street... Last comment 23 hours ago | 20 comments

Guest opinion: How to make Menlo Park truly bike-friendly soon
Most Menlo Park residents recognize the recreational, health and environmental benefits of bike riding, and our city has... Last comment on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:42 am | 118 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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Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit
Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley Town Hall, but some council members are willing to talk about the clause forbidding staff from talking. Monday, 7:38 PM | 17 comments

Wednesday: Downtown meeting focuses on Menlo Park's M-2 zone
A community meeting that will give residents a chance to learn the latest about Menlo Park's ongoing project to update goals, policies, land use and design requirements in the city's M-2 industrial area is set for Wednesday night (Sept. 2) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the downtown "paseo." Tuesday, 3:13 PM

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000. The most recent sale happened on July 22, 2015, and brought in more than $10 million. Learn about this home sale and others in this week's list of recent home sales. Monday, 7:57 PM

Tonight: Community to hear three design alternatives for Flood Park
Three design options for Flood Park will be presented tonight (Sept. 1) at a community meeting on the future of the park. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. Tuesday, 8:11 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday: Atherton examines drainage study, aircraft noise
Updates on storm water running through Atherton and aircraft noise happening above are on the agenda for the Wednesday, Sept. 2, meeting of the City Council. Tuesday, 11:31 AM | 1 comments

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry
In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics. Monday, 7:46 PM

West Nile virus spraying set for Wednesday in Menlo Park
A large portion of Menlo Park will be sprayed Wednesday night and early Thursday morning after the West Nile virus was again detected in adult mosquitoes collected in the city. Monday, 11:55 AM | 8 comments

High school grads intern at homeless services nonprofit
Sophie Scheinman witnessed the challenges facing homeless families during an eight-week summer internship with InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based nonprofit that provides shelter and services for homeless people in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Monday, 7:34 PM

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks
Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater than a Category 5 hurricane, sending them long distances. Epidemiological studies have long recognized the harm these particles cause to people's respiratory systems, according to Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports. Monday, 7:48 AM | 14 comments

Want to attend Pope's address in D.C.?
It will be standing room only, on grass, to hear Pope Francis speak to Congress on Sept. 24, via JumboTron, but some of Anna Eshoo's constituents will have a place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Monday, 7:36 PM

Portola Valley's Cameron Jones makes it to semifinals in national science competition
Cameron Jones, the Portola Valley science fair whiz who graduated from Corte Madera School last June has done it again by being named a semi-finalist in a national middle school science fair competition, one of 300 students in the country to do so. Monday, 11:33 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan
PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have to be removed. Of those trees, 500 are in public right-of-ways and 800 are on private property, according to PG&E. Friday, 11:10 AM | 2 comments

City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager
The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina Donnelly, announced by City Manager Alex McIntyre on Aug. 27. Friday, 11:53 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park school district expands language programs
The Menlo Park City School District is working hard this year to achieve a goal it adopted in 2008: to offer world language programs to all district students. Friday, 10:03 AM | 5 comments

Back to school: Woodside preschool changes more than its building
While as many as 60 construction workers swarmed over Woodside Elementary School's campus each day last week, it was a little hard to believe the school would be ready to welcome more than 400 students by its Aug. 25 opening day of school. Friday, 10:01 AM

Police calls: Attempted arson suspected at Woodside Elementary School
Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park Monday, 11:31 AM

Woodside High prepares for 19 percent enrollment growth

Linden Avenue in Atherton reopened

Atherton gives Menlo School go-ahead on expansion plans

Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii

Back to school: Portola Valley students get new 'Maker Spaces'

New principal, construction at M-A High

Back to School: Las Lomitas prepares for growth

Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park

Fire district board approves four-year contract with firefighters

Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

First day of school photos at Las Lomitas School

Fire on roof of Woodside Bakery extinguished by alert nearby employees

Bobcat visits a Portola Valley home

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

Understanding the world through science

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

 

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