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New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists
A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here... Last comment 7 hours ago | 32 comments

A Measure M debate: council control
Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any... Last comment 8 hours ago | 85 comments

Downtown - Aggressive Parking Citations
The topic of downtown - aggressive parking citations is an old topic that deserves a fresh review. The City Council had... Last comment 3 hours ago | 9 comments

New features for Town Square
We are in the process of making a few changes in how Town Square operates. Some of the changes are new editing tools... Last comment on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:57 am | 4 comments

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"Atherton's National Night Out"
Atherton's first National Night Out on Tue, Aug. 5, brought in the 9-1-1 Ready Fox from 9-1-1 for Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on 9-1-1 emergency dialing education. Submitted by Tiffany Lam on Aug 12, 2014

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Another chance to discuss airplane noise
Surf Air, the small commuter airline that began flying in and out of the San Carlos Airport in June 2013, has received more funding and ordered 15 new planes, and local residents are meeting again to try to find ways to reduce the airline's noise. Monday, 10:34 PM

Yale grad comes home to give back to Menlo Park community
For many Menlo Park residents, sending a child to an Ivy League school is not entirely out of the ordinary. In fact, a place in a prestigious university is often expected. Monday, 10:45 AM

Atherton will hire two employees to replace contractors
Reversing some changes made in 2011 when Atherton outsourced the jobs of many of its public employees to contractors, the City Council voted to hire two full-time employees to replace contractors. Friday, 10:55 AM

Jordan Middle School helps start 13 libraries in Africa
Since 2006, Palo Alto's Jordan Middle School has worked through the African Library Project to collect enough books and money to build 13 libraries in Ghana, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi and Swaziland. The project was founded by Chris Bradshaw of Portola Valley. Monday, 10:39 AM

Diplomas for those whose education was interrupted by war
The San Mateo County Office of Education recently announced that it will award diplomas to veterans in San Mateo County whose high school education was interrupted due to wartime circumstances. Monday, 10:42 AM

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High
Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a special assembly at the school in Redwood City on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Friday, 7:58 AM

Woodside School plans major construction project
In order to save money, officials at Woodside Elementary School have decided to build three major projects at once -- a new multi-purpose room, a new design lab and two new preschool classrooms -- starting in June 2015. Thursday, 3:17 PM

27 local students are National Merit semifinalists
Twenty-seven juniors from three local high schools -- Menlo School, Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Preparatory -- are among 16,000 semifinalists competing for National Merit scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2015. Monday, 10:41 AM | 2 comments

Officers issue 252 more traffic tickets in Atherton, Menlo Park
Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and Atherton and issued 252 citations, most for speeding and cellphone violations. Thursday, 10:44 AM | 12 comments

Couple plead no contest to burglaries

Menlo Park: Tree protest ends peacefully; tree is cut down

Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone

Stop-work order lifted for Woodside mansion

Police calls: Six commercial burglaries over four days in Menlo Park

Menlo Park council approves duplex purchase

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists


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