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Speakers tell school district to go for a parcel tax to avoid cuts
Members of the public almost universally favored another parcel tax, and several suggested asking for enough to avoid budget... Last comment 18 minutes ago | 89 comments

Menlo Park: 'Corporate housing' zone would allow 1,500 dorm-style units on Facebook campus
Tonight, the Menlo Park Planning Commission will meet again to talk about the city's general plan update, this time to issue... Last comment 7 hours ago | 24 comments

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Menlo Park not ready to join Atherton in fiscal scrutiny of Menlo Park fire district
Menlo Park seems to have sidestepped flared tensions between the town of Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, at least for now. Thursday, 9:03 PM

Portola Valley surveys residents on license-plate cameras
The town of Portola Valley is using an online survey to gather community opinion on the use of cameras that photograph the license plate of every vehicle entering or leaving the town. Thursday, 8:19 PM

Menlo Park school district sending survey to all registered voters
Beginning this week, the Menlo Park City School District is mailing every registered voter in the district an invitation to participate in an online survey. Thursday, 2:27 PM

Today: Fall festival adds music and pumpkin carving to Portola Valley farmers' market
Rain or shine, a fall festival takes place today (Thursday, Oct. 27) in Portola Valley, from 2 to 6 p.m. with the weekly farmers' market at the Town Center at 765 Portola Road. Thursday, 11:41 AM

Menlo Park: Ground broken for boutique hotel on El Camino
"To prosperity, new beginnings, and managed growth," Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline toasted to a small crowd gathered around shiny shovels at 1400 El Camino Real, the site where ground was broken Oct. 27 for a 61-room, four-story boutique hotel.
Thursday, 11:52 AM | 9 comments

School board looks at costs of educating kids who live outside district
This year, 67 students in the Menlo Park City School District live outside the district, but have parents who work for the district. Board member Terry Thygesen figures it could be costing the district $1 million a year. Wednesday, 5:18 PM | 32 comments

Menlo Park: Changes ahead for St. Patrick's Seminary
Come next June, the group of priests that has overseen St. Patrick's Seminary since it began 118 years ago will stop overseeing it. Thursday, 8:38 AM

Menlo Park: Competition, rising rent force yoga studio to close
Nineteen years ago, Fran Philip arrived in the U.S. from Australia with her husband and an L-2 visa, which meant she wasn't authorized to work in the country. Thursday, 9:01 AM | 1 comments

Woodside preserves right to regulate marijuana; shifts council elections to even-numbered years
The Woodside Town Council acted unanimously on two matters Tuesday: preserving the council's right to locally regulate the cultivation and handling of locally grown marijuana, and shifting council elections to even-numbered years when turnout tends to be much higher. Wednesday, 11:47 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: 'Tent City' video bristles against Facebook plans
A homespun music video by Menlo Park resident Bill Coggshall that was posted on YouTube last week takes on Facebook's huge expansion plans in Menlo Park and its impact on housing affordability. Wednesday, 8:35 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Renters' displacement not city's top priority
Menlo Park City Council members spent more than an hour Oct. 25 talking about when and how they should discuss what to do about the renters' displacement problem. Wednesday, 11:44 AM | 9 comments

New Menlo Park school gives district breathing room
Just three days before the new Menlo Park City School District Laurel School Upper Campus was scheduled to open, it appeared next-to-impossible the new school would be ready for students the following Monday morning. Wednesday, 8:37 AM

Donors fill coffers of Measure K campaign to extend sales tax
Donations have poured in to support Measure K, a 20-year extension of the 10-year half-cent sales tax approved by San Mateo County voters in 2012. Reports from the county Elections Office show $785,000 in donations since the end of August. Wednesday, 8:00 AM | 6 comments

Voter Guide 2016
Links to election stories, endorsements and campaign finance reports. Tuesday, 11:57 PM

Police calls: Women with stun gun rob Safeway market in Menlo Park
Crime and accident reports for Menlo Par, West Menlo Park and Woodside. Tuesday, 10:58 AM | 5 comments

Business: New beauty salon in Menlo Park shopping center
What used to be a beauty supply store has been transformed into a beauty salon. Wednesday, 7:58 AM

Speakers tell school district to go for a parcel tax to avoid cuts

Portola Valley: Home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

Menlo Park: Transportation woes leave commission at impasse over general plan

Public gets to see Menlo Park district's new Laurel School Upper Campus

NOTE: David Bodanis event at Kepler's is on Friday, Oct. 28

Stanford sirens malfunction

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations

Menlo Park: 'Corporate housing' zone would allow 1,500 dorm-style units on Facebook campus

Home sales: Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

East Palo Alto landlord accused of trying to force tenants out

Stanford University inaugurates new president


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