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Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees
The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency... Last comment 12 minutes ago | 62 comments

Woodside: One-way traffic likely for months on storm-damaged section of Hwy. 84
Erosion from recent storms has weakened part of Highway 84 in the hills above Woodside. A 75-to-100-foot section located... Last comment 6 hours ago | 8 comments

Guest opinion: Small gains for cyclists; big losses for everyone else
Make a mental note: Dec. 6, 2016, will prove to be a more important date than most Menlo Park residents now realize. That... Last comment 3 hours ago | 17 comments

 
 
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Series of storms, heavy winds to lash Bay Area
A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, 1:53 PM

Greenheart project goes to Menlo Park council on Tuesday
A 420,000-square-foot housing, office and retail development proposed at 1300 El Camino Real by the Greenheart Land Co. is scheduled to go before the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 24, according to City Manager Alex McIntyre. Wednesday, 11:08 AM

Man pleads not guilty to burglarizing Menlo Park construction site
One of three men arrested in December on suspicion of attempting to steal tools from the Menlo Gateway construction site at 100-190 Independence Drive in Menlo Park pleaded not guilty Jan. 10 to commercial burglary and grand theft charges. Wednesday, 9:06 AM

Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit
Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly, has a new job: as a government relations officer for the nonprofit Caminar for Mental Health. Wednesday, 9:16 AM

Through the fog
Cyclists and a runner were out in the fog in Portola Valley on Sunday morning, Jan. 15. These scenes were taken from a spot adjacent to the Town Center at 765 Portola Road. Wednesday, 1:34 PM

Cause for alarm? How the Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees
The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency in 2014. That was before a new contract was approved that the district projected would increase the amount it paid in pay and benefits by 41 percent over the life of the contract. Tuesday, 11:35 AM | 62 comments

Update: Woodside OKs larger floor areas for main residences
(Expanded version of story previously posted.) The Woodside Town Council has taken action on complaints registered in 2014 by residents of the Woodside Heights neighborhood over limitations on floor area allowed for main residences. Wednesday, 11:00 AM

Firefighters deserve high pay, chief says
Firefighters, says Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, deserve to be well paid. Tuesday, 11:38 AM | 10 comments

Woodside: One-way traffic likely for months on storm-damaged section of Hwy. 84
Erosion from recent storms has weakened part of Highway 84 in the hills above Woodside. A 75-to-100-foot section located a few minutes north of Skylonda and just past Grandview Drive dropped by about 9 inches, according to a foreman directing a clean-up crew on Jan. 14. Tuesday, 10:59 AM | 8 comments

Guest opinion: Small gains for cyclists; big losses for everyone else
Make a mental note: Dec. 6, 2016, will prove to be a more important date than most Menlo Park residents now realize. That day, three City Council members approved a one-year field trial of the soon-to-be-controversial Oak Grove-Crane-University Bike Project without understanding its true benefits and negative impacts, and with little input and feedback from residents. Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 17 comments

Woodside Elementary principal explains her mid-year departure

Hartwig to head Portola Valley schools for two more years

Menlo Park: Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen car

Menlo Park: Cops, residents meet to battle burglaries

Woodside elementary principal leaving district next month

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

 

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