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Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open around Thanksgiving
A new restaurant, for the present referred to as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around... Last comment 18 hours ago | 8 comments

Menlo Park postpones bike lanes on El Camino Real
The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night postponed installing bike lanes on El Camino Real for now; appointed new commissioners... Last comment on May 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 8 comments

 
 
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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Captain Rob Johnson holds aspiring firefighter Joseph Estes of Menlo Park at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast. 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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Atherton working to make 10-week Marsh Road closure less painful to neighbors
Atherton is holding a series of meetings to let users of Marsh Road and local residents know about the 10-week closure of the road this summer, including plans to safeguard nearby neighborhoods from cut-through traffic. Friday, 8:01 AM | 5 comments

Woodside: Gas main repaired and Sand Hill Road to reopen this afternoon, PG&E says
The 3900 block of Sand Hill Road is closed to traffic while Pacific Gas & Electric crews dig up and replace a section of 3-inch steel gas main that that a gas-line survey showed to be leaking. Thursday, 8:04 PM | 3 comments

Monday: Meeting on future of Alpine Road corridor
The county Public Works Department is hosting a second community meeting on the future of the Alpine Road corridor through Stanford Weekend Acres and Ladera. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Woodland School, 360 La Cuesta Drive in Ladera. Friday, 8:33 AM

Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open in November
A new restaurant, for the present referred to as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around Thanksgiving, at the site previously occupied by the Woodside Bakery & Cafe at 3052 Woodside Road. Thursday, 10:11 AM | 8 comments

Guest opinion: There's still time to improve Greenheart project
The long-vacant Cadillac dealership site on El Camino Real is due to be revitalized. The location is central to Menlo Park and adjacent to downtown. Most residents would like to see the blight replaced by a great project, but Greenheart Land Company's "Station 1300" falls far short of that ideal.
Friday, 8:30 AM | 3 comments

Eight candidates compete for District 24 Assembly seat
From the coastal communities of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay to the sprawling campuses of Google, Facebook and Hewlett-Packard Co., the 24th District in the California Assembly is a place of scenic beauty and high-tech might, of affluent suburbs and blue-collar enclaves, of startup dreams and traffic nightmares. Thursday, 8:24 AM | 4 comments

Strong fundraising by Berman, Veenker in state Assembly race
Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the state Assembly, more than any of his seven competitors, campaign-finance documents show. Thursday, 8:29 AM

Editorial: Careless with facts, but not talking about it
In March, the Woodside Elementary School District board endorsed a "polling and communication strategy" for an effort to renew the district's parcel tax. That plan included the mailing of a "public education" brochure to be sent out in March or April. Thursday, 9:04 AM

Landscape tips for continuing to conserve water
Now that this winter has brought some rain to California, does that mean to stop worrying about the water situation and go ahead and do some spring planting? Thursday, 8:15 AM

Menlo Park postpones bike lanes on El Camino Real
The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night postponed installing bike lanes on El Camino Real for now; appointed new commissioners to the planning, parks and recreation and library commissions; and adjusted fees for city services. Wednesday, 11:39 AM | 8 comments

Update: School tax measures fail to get 2/3rds voter approval
Voters in the Menlo Park City School District failed to give two parcel tax measures the necessary two-thirds vote to pass Tuesday. The school board will discuss how to cut spending when it meets on Tuesday, May 10. Wednesday, 11:44 AM | 104 comments

Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside police calls: Scissors, razors stolen in hair salon burglary
Crime and accident reports from Menlo Park, Atherton and Woodside. Wednesday, 8:37 AM

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 was 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

Update: Woodside council approves limits on basement size, location
(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.)
Woodside's municipal code has long specified limits on how much floor area a residence can have above ground, but below ground, there have been no limits. The absence of regulations on basements was in exchange for limits above ground. This compact is now evolving. Wednesday, 8:50 AM

Woodside fire district: how to prepare for wildfire

Business: How Woodside exec uses robot at his Sand Hill Road office

Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion

Almanac receives awards in state contest

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence

 

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