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Schools: Enrollment study shows low-income families leaving area
A new report shows the Peninsula's high cost of living driving low-income families away from elementary school districts... Last comment 3 hours ago | 119 comments

Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot
It's official. Two parcel taxes will go to voters in the Menlo Park City School District in a special May 3 mail-in ballot.... Last comment 15 hours ago | 166 comments

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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

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Menlo Park pastor stabbed to death in San Leandro
Bishop Teman L. Bostic Sr., 54, pastor of the Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park, was found stabbed to death Friday morning at an apartment in San Leandro where he lived, police reported. His 21-year-old son was arrested on suspicion of murder. Saturday, 11:38 PM

Tuesday deadline for filing arguments on school parcel tax measures
The deadline is fast approaching for submitting an argument for or against the two parcel tax Measures A and C proposed by the Menlo Park City Elementary School District for a special election on May 3. Saturday, 10:15 AM | 6 comments

Today: Memorial service for Mary Roberts Ripley
A memorial service for Mary Roberts Ripley, a Portola Valley resident recognized repeatedly over her life for her service as a volunteer, is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Sequoias at 501 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Thursday, 8:53 AM

Woodside man, 47, found dead in Jeep at bottom of embankment
Jeffrey Adan, 47, of Woodside was the man found dead in a Jeep Cherokee at the bottom of an embankment off Skyline Boulevard in Portola Valley on Thursday morning, Feb. 11, according to the San Mateo County Coroner's Office. Friday, 10:29 AM

Menlo Park: Observant neighbor helps police nab home burglary suspects
A man and a teenage boy suspected of a home burglary in Menlo Park were caught and jailed, after police responded to a call from a neighbor reporting suspicious activity. Friday, 7:42 AM | 3 comments

POST wants to protect 1,000 acres of farmland
The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) announced Feb. 4 that the organization is working to conserve more than a thousand acres of farmland on the San Mateo County coastside over the coming decade, tripling the amount of protected farmland. Friday, 11:43 AM | 1 comments

13 openings for Menlo Park commissions
There are 13 current openings on various commissions and committees across Menlo Park, and all residents of the city who are registered voters are eligible to apply. Friday, 11:42 AM

Obama in Atherton Thursday for fundraiser
With tickets costing up to $25,000 each, Atherton was an unsurprising choice as the location for a Democratic Party fundraiser, with President Obama as the special guest. Thursday's event was hosted by Steve Westly and Anita Yu. Thursday, 1:02 PM | 8 comments

Obama asks Congress for $125M for Caltrain electrification
President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain, U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Wednesday. Thursday, 10:19 AM | 5 comments

Caltrans: No broadcast spraying of herbicides along Highways 84 and 35 this year
Following up on recent promises, Caltrans has announced that it will forego broadcast spraying of herbicides along Highway 84 (Woodside/La Honda/San Gregorio Road) and Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) this year and use only spot spraying and manual removal of vegetation.
Wednesday, 10:23 PM

Menlo Park council picks priorities, talks sidewalk plans
The Menlo Park City Council voted Feb. 9 to approve a list of its priority projects for the 2016 calendar year and offered guidance to staff on at least two of those high priority projects: getting more sidewalks installed on Santa Cruz Avenue and completing the general plan update.
Thursday, 11:42 AM

M-A High enrollment appears to be growing as predicted
In an apparent confirmation of projections that the number of students at Menlo-Atherton High School would begin to rise significantly with the 2015-16 school year, enrollment is up about 6 percent from a year ago. Thursday, 7:53 AM | 2 comments

Woodside's Kate Laubscher pockets $10,000 on 'Jeopardy'
Though Kate Laubscher, a sophomore at Northeastern University from Woodside, won't advance to the Jeopardy college championship finals, she will walk away from the competition with a $10,000 semifinalist prize.
Thursday, 7:52 AM

Obituary: Dr. George Hogle, 100, advocate for peace
In April 2015, the Woodside Town Council issued a proclamation to honor 50-year resident Dr. George Hollister Hogle, a psychiatrist, world traveler and advocate for peace, in celebration of his 100th birthday. Dr. Hogle died Nov. 28, 2015. Thursday, 8:11 AM

Sellman Pavilion is name for Woodside's new theater/gymnasium
Nearly 75 people packed into the board meeting room at Woodside Elementary School on Tuesday to tell the school board to keep Sellman as the name of the school's theater/gymnasium. The board listened, and then voted unanimously to name the new building Sellman Pavilion. Wednesday, 10:39 AM

Police calls: Crime reports from Menlo Park, Atherton
Reports made to the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments. Wednesday, 7:54 AM

App aims to make friendly messages more personal
Your phone buzzes. You look down and see you have a new audio message. You hit play, but instead of a nagging "Hiiiii, call me baaack," you hear the voice of a long-lost friend telling you a story, or perhaps unloading some of the things he or she has been thinking about lately. Wednesday, 8:17 AM | 4 comments

Editorial: Why is Caltrans still spraying toxics along roadside?

Atherton sends civic center architects back to the drawing board, again

Menlo Park: Unlicensed contractor pleads no contest to fraud

Portola Valley signs up for greener energy

How to apply for Belle Haven mini grants

Menlo Park: Renovation plans for Malaysian restaurant approved

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Despite high alert, Almanac area is incident-free on Super Bowl Sunday

Atherton party raises $1 million for charity, organizers say

Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21

Recent home sales: Menlo Park, Portola Valley


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