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How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton
Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,... Last comment 9 hours ago | 82 comments

Mounted Patrol's statement regarding the pig scramble
The Woodside Mounted Patrol sent the following letter to the Woodside Town Council on March 22: Patriotic men established... Last comment 6 hours ago | 14 comments

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Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award
Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education Administrator of the Year award from the Association of California School Administrators. Monday, 10:17 AM | 1 comments

Atherton residents oppose civic center funding ballot measure
Opposition to an Atherton City Council ballot measure that would allow spending more public money on new town offices has appeared in the form of an argument against the measure filed by five Atherton residents. Monday, 6:03 AM | 5 comments

County may pay $450K to settle lawsuit over drug-treatment center
San Mateo County may pay up to $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center on Skyline Boulevard in the woods above Woodside. Sunday, 5:15 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Fire district uses drones to show progress on fire station project
Work on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's new fire station in downtown Menlo Park is coming along, at least according to footage gathered by the district's drones. Sunday, 8:12 PM

Menlo Park: Police hire two from San Mateo police academy
The Menlo Park Police Department has hired two new officers, James Walbridge and Alicia Fajardo. Sunday, 8:50 AM

Polynesian food truck launches in Belle Haven
After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon Valley startup cycle: working hard for a startup until it gets acquired, and then finding himself in search of a job again. This time, he said, he decided to pursue something different. Monday, 11:31 AM | 2 comments

Police calls: Menlo Park woman makes payments, gets nothing in return
Crime reports from Menlo Park and West Menlo Park Friday, 9:56 AM

Monday: Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development
Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic reckoning Monday, March 27, when the project will be the subject of a public hearing about environmental impacts and a study session by the Planning Commission. Friday, 11:23 AM | 14 comments

Contract awarded for bike, pedestrian rail crossing study
Along the half-mile stretch of Alma Street, from the Palo Alto border to Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, there is no place where drivers can cross the Caltrain tracks to head downtown. Friday, 8:35 AM | 7 comments

No new committee on attracting, keeping staff for Menlo Park school district
How to best attract and retain teachers and other school district staff is a subject the Menlo Park City School District board wants to be studied. But on March 21, the board voted not to form a board committee to do just that. Friday, 11:39 AM

JoAnn Loulan, Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser
If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist who has become one of the better-known Democratic fundraisers in the state. It runs in her family. Thursday, 5:06 PM | 3 comments

Portola Valley: Council approves plan to install license plate-reading cameras
License plate-reading cameras for criminal surveillance are coming to entry and exit points of Portola Valley. A unanimous Town Council approved purchase and installation of the cameras on Wednesday, March 22. Thursday, 11:37 AM | 33 comments

Sacramento murder suspects captured in Menlo Park
Following a high-speed car chase that ended in Menlo Park, two people suspected of shooting and killing a 53-year-old woman in a Sacramento motel the previous night were arrested around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20. Thursday, 8:25 AM

Flea Street Cafe, a 'sanctuary restaurant'
While debate persists in online forums and emails to the City Council about whether Menlo Park should become a "sanctuary city," Jesse Cool's Flea Street Cafe has declared itself a "sanctuary restaurant." Thursday, 11:27 AM | 17 comments

Woodside: Tad Taube honored for lifetime achievements
In recognition of philanthropic activities over 40 years, Woodside resident Tad Taube will be honored with a Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by the nonprofit San Francisco-based Jewish Family and Children's Services. Thursday, 10:13 AM | 1 comments

Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board
Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting a plan they said would disrupt their community and displace a beloved family. Wednesday, 11:50 AM | 49 comments

How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton
Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though, he was lost, and then in handcuffs, being interrogated by four Atherton police officers. Wednesday, 11:21 AM | 82 comments

Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say
Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings and perhaps a "maker space," according to the architectural consulting firm Noll & Tam. Tuesday, 6:51 PM | 5 comments

Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras
The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance Wednesday (March 22) when the Town Council meets to consider a staff recommendation to install license-plate-reading cameras to assist with criminal investigations. Tuesday, 10:18 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Man charged with attempting to kill police officer at hotel

Woodside: Man with car in ditch pleads no contest to felony DUI

Menlo Park donors sponsor high school kids to see 'Hamilton'

Menlo Park: City manager gets second bonus in six months

School board examines cost-reduction options

Santa Cruz Avene sidewalk finally under construction

Menlo Park: Volunteers sought to fill 10 commission seats

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

Portola Valley: Suspect in January residential burglary pleads no contest

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Feature: Menlo Park's Jeff Fisher has argued 31 times before U.S. Supreme Court


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