If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Menlo School football tackles new season with rugby in mind]]> Long a leader in the evolution of player safety, the Menlo School football team has embraced a method of shoulder-leverage tackling as one of its priorities. In August, all of the Knights were taught rugby-style tackling, in which you lead not with your head but rather your body. Read this story and see more local sports coverage on ]]> <![CDATA[M-A girls take control of PAL Bay Division tennis race]]> Prep roundup: The Menlo-Atherton girls grabbed sole possession of first place in the PAL Bay Division and knocked Carlmont out of a share of the top spot with a 5-2 victory over the host Scots on Tuesday. Read this story and see more local sports coverage on ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales - Oct. 1]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Pet of the week]]> Meet "Old Blue Eye," available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane Society's Center for Compassion in Burlingame.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park mayor calls for do-over of Stanford proposal]]> Saying that a recently released traffic analysis concluded that the Stanford Arrillaga complex proposed at 500 El Camino Real would dump more than double the amount of traffic anticipated by the specific plan onto a single residential street, Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller called for the university to go back to the drawing board.]]> <![CDATA[Surf Air gets some noise from local residents]]> At least 150 people showed up in Atherton on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) for a public meeting with officials from Surf Air, a small commuter airline that began flying in and out of the San Carlos Airport last June. Many said that the noise from the airline has affected their lives and, sometimes, their businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday: El Camino Real workshop in Menlo Park]]> Menlo Park will host a community workshop for its ongoing study of the El Camino Real corridor at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.]]> <![CDATA[Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement]]> Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward its state-mandated affordable housing requirements, thanks to Assembly Bill 1690, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Tuesday, Sept. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Today: Tour Menlo Park by double-decker bus]]> As part of its general plan update, Menlo Park is offering a free tour of the city by double-decker bus at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, with an eye toward talking about land use and traffic circulation issues. ]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Brown signs law on public access to Martins Beach]]> A movement to reopen a popular surfing beach in San Mateo County was given a boost Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring the State Lands Commission to negotiate with Martins Beach owner Vinod Khosla to acquire a public access route.]]> <![CDATA[Thursday: Assemblyman holds office hours in Menlo Park]]> Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, is holding office hours at Café Zoe on Thursday, Oct. 2.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School, SHP team up to host Valpo 5K Fun Run]]> Of local note
Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep have teamed to host the second annual Valpo 5K Fun Run on Sunday in Atherton. All proceeds go toward the Peninsula Bridge Program, which is a summer academic enrichment program for underserved children in the community. ● Read this story and see other sports coverage at]]>
<![CDATA[Today: First of seven meetings on proposed Mandarin immersion charter school]]> With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion charter school, a series of public meetings are planned to discuss the proposal. The first takes place on Wednesday (Oct. 1) morning.]]> <![CDATA[New water rates have residents paying less per gallon despite drought]]> The latest price of having fresh water at home from the California Water Service Company went up and it went down for residents of Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and parts of Menlo Park -- all located within Cal Water's Bear Gulch District. The increase was in the service charge; the drop was for water usage.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Losses of $15,700 in tool thefts in two Atherton burglaries]]> Thieves cut the padlock on a gate to get into a construction site on Atherton Avenue and then broke into two equipment trailers and a tool storage box. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Menlo Park council reviews cut-through traffic study for Stanford complex]]> Just in time for the November elections, a study of potential neighborhood cut-through traffic associated with Stanford University's proposed mixed-use complex at 500 El Camino Real was released by the city of Menlo Park on Monday, Sept. 29.]]> <![CDATA[Today: Making Atherton more walkable and bikeable]]> Setting priorities for projects laid out in a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and discussion of possible new sign regulations are on the agenda for the Atherton City Council when it meets in a study session on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m.
<![CDATA[Oaks drop nonconference football game to Webber International]]> Menlo roundup
Menlo College gave up two late touchdowns and dropped a 20-17 decision to visiting Webber International in a nonconference football contest on Saturday in Atherton. Read the story here.]]>
<![CDATA[It's a three-peat for SHP boys in water polo tournament]]> Players come and players go but, evidently, not much as changed for the Sacred Heart Prep boys in water polo team when it comes to winning titles. The Gators went 4-0 this past weekend at the 32-team St. Francis/Acalanes Invitational. Read the story here.]]> <![CDATA[Priory football team can claim a No. 1 ranking in the state]]> Priory may be one of the smallest schools in California, but the idyllic Portola Valley campus can claim something no other school in the state can. Yes, the Panthers' football team is No. 1. Read the story here.]]> <![CDATA[Report: Silicon Valley income gap continues to widen]]> Silicon Valley incomes have increased for the second straight year after a three-year downward trend, according to a Sept. 24 report released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, a nonprofit think tank.]]> <![CDATA[Vehicle-registration fee to rise $1]]> The next time they register their vehicles, residents of San Mateo County will be paying an additional dollar in annual fees to fund operations of the county's vehicle-theft task force.]]> <![CDATA[A Walk Among the Tombstones]]> Writer-director Scott Frank brings clever writing and moody atmosphere to this crime thriller centered on ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Matthew Scudder, played by Liam Neeson.]]> <![CDATA[Maasai warrior hikes Wunderlich Park]]> Maasai warrior and chief Sabore Ole Oyie is in the United States to solicit aid to drill 400 wells to provide safe drinking water for 9,000 residents of the undeveloped Ewaso Nyiro region of Kenya. He recently hiked in Wunderlich Park in Woodside, along with several local residents, looking for signs of mountain lions.]]> <![CDATA[Pair arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Menlo Park, Woodside and other cities]]> A traffic stop on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of two probationers in possession of mail stolen from several Peninsula cities, according to the Palo Alto police department.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'The Skeleton Twins']]> Erstwhile "SNL" cast-mates Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star as adult siblings Maggie and Milo who struggle with depression in this likeable Craig Johnson dramedy.]]> <![CDATA[Review: 'The Maze Runner']]> A group of teens struggle for survival in a dystopian world in this film, which, like the novel on which it's based, can be read as an allegory of puberty.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford unveils the Anderson Collection]]> The much-anticipated Anderson Collection at Stanford Museum, a new museum of Modern and contemporary American art collected over more than 50 years by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and their daughter, has opened.]]>