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Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year
The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most... Last comment 4 minutes ago | 21 comments

Parcel tax measure in Menlo Park City School District moves toward board approval
As two members of the Menlo Park City School District's governing board finished up their terms Wednesday night, Nov. 30,... Last comment 1 hour ago | 13 comments

Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently... Last comment 9 hours ago | 8 comments

Menlo Park council OKs significant changes in city's general plan for development
A set of policies for what can get built in Menlo Park between now and the year 2040 was approved 4-1 late Tuesday night... Last comment 6 hours ago | 25 comments

 
 
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Monday: Menlo Park district school board set to decide on parcel tax
The public's last chance to weigh in on the details of a parcel tax measure that the Menlo Park City School District's governing board is pondering putting on the March 7 ballot will be on Monday, Dec. 5, at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Ave. in Menlo Park. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Friday, 5:41 PM

Menlo Park resident aims to slow down the caffeine scene
If waiting impatiently in line for Starbucks, Philz or Peet's for your caffeine dose isn't your, well, cup of tea, a new shop in Redwood City may offer an alternative. Thursday, 3:28 PM

Waste management authority halts hazardous waste pickup
An underutilized program that picks up hazardous household waste materials for many Peninsula residents will be discontinued at the end of this month.
Thursday, 6:30 PM

Menlo Park: Another sentencing delay for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners
The long-awaited sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed, again, until 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Friday, 11:48 AM

Monday: Civic center's 'green' features subject of Atherton meeting
How to prioritize energy and water-saving features in the plans for a new Atherton civic center and library will be on the agenda Monday, Dec. 5, when Atherton's City Council holds a special joint meeting with its Civic Center Advisory Committee. Friday, 11:22 AM

Almanac Holiday Fund: New plan to serve high-school teens
This fall, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula converted its Redwood City Clubhouse from a K-12 facility into a teens-only "Forest High School Center," shifting 200 younger students to the club's on-campus programs at adjacent Hoover Community School. Thursday, 4:50 PM

Parcel tax measure in Menlo Park City School District moves toward board approval
As two members of the Menlo Park City School District's governing board finished up their terms Wednesday night, Nov. 30, board members agreed on draft details of a new parcel tax measure that will be voted on when two new board members are sworn in on Monday, Dec. 5. Thursday, 11:29 AM | 13 comments

Portola Valley: New baker for farmers' market knows art, science of bread-making
In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade bread tends to infuse the air with excitement. Ms. Strouts may do the same for her hometown.
Thursday, 10:03 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year
The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most aggressive hiring effort since at least the 1980s, if ever," Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said Wednesday. Thursday, 9:27 AM | 21 comments

New clubhouse planned at Alpine Swim & Tennis Club
At the Alpine Hills Swim & Tennis Club, the once-familiar stand of gigantic eucalyptus trees that occupied the space between the club and Alpine Road is gone, cut down in late 2014.
The clubhouse, which dates to the 1950s, may be the next to go. Thursday, 9:53 AM

Tuesday: Woodside Elementary School honors Rudy Driscoll
Rudy Driscoll, a former Woodside Elementary School District board member and school parent who died in June 2015 at the age of 47, will be honored at an event on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the school. Thursday, 12:27 PM

Fuel spill reported after dump truck crash on Dumbarton Bridge
Fuel apparently spilled into the Bay after a crash between a dump truck and a car on the Dumbarton Bridge this morning (Dec. 1), according to the California Highway Patrol. Thursday, 9:19 AM

Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership to prevent suicides
Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations and along the railroad tracks will be joined by a new resource for those in crisis: Crisis Text Line, a free, confidential, 24/7 support service accessible by simply texting the number 741741. Wednesday, 10:05 PM

Two Menlo Park youths attain Eagle Scout rank
Schuyler Knapp and CJ Box in Troop 206 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and took part in a recent Court of Honor ceremony at Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park. Thursday, 9:54 AM

Feature story: Woodside's Bailey is now flea-free
This story started with a very itchy dog in Woodside named Bailey who scratched at hairless hotspots for years. After multiple visits to the vet, and two rounds of prednisone and antibiotics, the underlying issue became clear: fleas had built up immunity to her flea preventative medication. Thursday, 9:57 AM

Menlo Park: Oak Grove Avenue fire station bites the dust
The demolition of the fire station at 700 Oak Grove Ave. in downtown Menlo Park on Monday, Nov. 28, was a necessary step before construction could begin on a new station set to open in May of 2018. Wednesday, 11:58 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park council OKs significant changes in city's general plan for development
A set of policies for what can get built in Menlo Park between now and the year 2040 was approved 4-1 late Tuesday night (Nov. 29) by the Menlo Park City Council, with Councilman Ray Mueller opposed. Wednesday, 11:36 AM | 25 comments

Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently shared some ideas about how to step off college admissions treadmill -- for colleges, for families and for local schools. Wednesday, 8:30 AM | 8 comments

San Mateo County enhances protection for 'significant' trees
San Mateo County has beefed up its tree protection regulations after residents of Menlo Oaks, in unincorporated Menlo Park, complained that their namesake oak trees were falling prey to development at an alarming rate. Wednesday, 8:22 AM | 6 comments

Laurel students celebrate school's national award
Students and staff at Laurel School's upper and lower campuses gathered Nov. 21 to celebrate the school's National Blue Ribbon School award. Tuesday, 3:39 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Nick Colasanti's life to be celebrated Dec. 8 at Hillview School
Friends, colleagues and former students of Nick Colasanti, who spent 36 years in roles including teacher, counselor, coach and vice principal at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, will gather at Hillview on Dec. 8, to celebrate his life. Wednesday, 8:41 AM

Police calls: Losses exceed $54K in two Menlo Park home burglaries

Tonight: Menlo Park district school board meets again on parcel tax

Menlo Park: New high school clears environmental hurdle

Woodside extends temporary ban on commercial cultivation of marijuana

Menlo Park: Longtime library volunteer has retired

Menlo Park: Locals seek to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Business: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage names new manager

 

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