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Olympics gold medalist KK Clark reveals all: from her red nail polish to her nickname
Olympics gold medalist KK Clark, a native of Menlo Park and a Sacred Heart Prep graduate, visited her alma mater on Sept.... Last comment 6 hours ago | 3 comments

Lennie Roberts named 'Environmental Hero'
Ladera resident Lennie Roberts, a local legislative advocate for the Committee for Green Foothills, has long been a local... Last comment on Sep 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments

Menlo Park City School District gives a raise and bonuses to all employees
In addition to awarding a 2.5 percent raise to all its employees, the Menlo Park City School District has given all its workers... Last comment 11 hours ago | 65 comments

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Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint is retiring
Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint will retire effective Oct. 14, the town announced on Sept. 30. Chief Flint had been on leave with a medical condition for months and Commander Joe Wade has been acting chief since early April.
Friday, 12:25 PM | 3 comments

Saturday services for Woodside's 'Music Man,' Richard Gordon
Services for Richard Gordon of Woodside, who died Sept. 12, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Skylawn Memorial Park, 100 Lifemark Road in San Mateo. Thursday, 10:17 AM

Saturday in Menlo Park: Pros and cons of ballot measures
A presentation by the League of Women Voters on the pros and cons of the upcoming election's ballot measures will be given on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library downstairs program room. Friday, 1:22 PM

Friday: Meet Cecilia Taylor, Menlo Park City Council candidate
A "meet and greet" will be held for locals to get to know Menlo Park City Council Candidate Cecilia Taylor. Thursday, 11:46 AM

Services Sunday for Robert 'Clark' Atkinson of Woodside
Services for Robert "Clark" Atkinson III are set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2200 Ralston in Hillsborough. Mr. Atkinson died unexpectedly on Sept. 15 while tending his prize-winning fuchsias in Woodside. Friday, 1:36 PM

Local towns sign up for 100 percent renewable energy
Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley are among the municipalities that have signed up to buy electricity that is 100 percent from renewable sources. Friday, 11:00 AM

Menlo Park police calls: Soup and bottles of bitters among shoplifted items
Crime reports from Menlo Park. Friday, 10:37 AM

Fire board, Atherton lower the heat in funding fray
The Atherton City Council has made known its concerns about possible inequities between funding for town operations and funding for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. The fire district board has now weighed in. Friday, 10:45 AM | 2 comments

Farmers' market and family fair comes to Atherton
Hundreds turned out for a farmers' market and family fair in Atherton on Sept. 25. The event was sponsored by Atherton Now, which is raising private money for a new civic center in Atherton. Friday, 10:51 AM

Menlo Park: New name for German-American International School
Menlo Park's German-American International School is no more. In name, that is. The private school has changed its name to Alto International School, it announced Sept. 28.
Friday, 11:15 AM

Menlo Park church to launch weekly cafe, music venue
Starting in October, there'll be a new music venue and cafe in town, open only on Sundays. Thursday, 10:26 PM

Atherton council hears update on civic center design
When Atherton's City Council asked its architects to shave some square footage, and cost, off the new civic center's design, they ended up saving something they hadn't thought to ask for " a heritage oak tree scheduled for removal. Thursday, 7:54 PM | 6 comments

Laurel School wins National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition
Laurel School in Atherton, which next month will open its second campus in Menlo Park, has won a prestigious National Blue Ribbon School award, Principal Linda Creighton has announced. Thursday, 11:40 AM | 3 comments

Lennie Roberts named 'Environmental Hero'
Ladera resident Lennie Roberts, a local legislative advocate for the Committee for Green Foothills, has long been a local hero to the living beings that make up what is commonly referred to as "the environment." Now it's official. Thursday, 8:45 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Malcolm McGinnis, co-owner of Freewheel Brewing, dies at 57
Malcolm McGinnis of Menlo Park, a researcher, triathlete and, in recent years, head brewer and co-owner of Freewheel Brewing Company, died Sept. 13, surrounded by family and friends. He was 57, and the cause of death was pancreatic cancer. Thursday, 8:34 AM

Atherton loses lawsuit over Caltrain electrification project
A Superior Court judge has ruled against Atherton and other plaintiffs that had tried to stop progress on Caltrain's electrification project by claiming the project's environmental report was flawed. Wednesday, 11:52 AM | 3 comments

UPDATE Portola Valley: New Ormondale School principal named
Veteran educator Lynette Hovland will be the next principal of Ormondale Elementary School in Portola Valley. Wednesday, 11:37 AM

Woodside council agrees in principle to moving elections to even-numbered years
In a move that should prove cost effective and compliant with state law, the Woodside Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 27, agreed to shift council elections from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years in alignment with statewide and federal elections. Wednesday, 11:27 AM | 1 comments

Atherton city manager and police get pay raises
Atherton police officers and City Manager George Rodericks have been awarded pay increases.
Wednesday, 11:11 AM

Woodside's new bakery, cafe will be 25 percent larger
The new bakery and cafe going in at the corner of Canada and Woodside roads in Woodside will be 25 percent larger than the Woodside Bakery & Cafe, which closed in March 2016. Thursday, 6:44 PM

Friday: Portola Valley focuses on disaster planning

Menlo Park: Facebook expansion clears Planning Commission

Menlo Park fire district plans to use drones, robot

Menlo Park City School District gives a raise and bonuses to all employees

Candidate drops out of Menlo Park school board race

Woodside: Homemade fireworks thought to be behind Sunday night explosion


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