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<![CDATA[Tonight: Meeting on Marsh Road construction, closure]]> A public meeting will be held tonight on the upcoming construction of a drainage culvert along Marsh Road in Atherton, which will close the road from May 31 to August 11. ]]> <![CDATA[Today: Menlo Park celebrates solar power installations]]> Solar panel installations at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center, the city corporation yard and the Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park have been completed. To celebrate, the city is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28. ]]> <![CDATA[Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes]]> Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person, on two parcel tax measures.]]> <![CDATA[Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley]]> Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, starting Tuesday, May 3, to convert residents' excess brush and branches into wood chips.]]> <![CDATA[Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula]]> Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise of their turboprop engines, over the Bay during much of their approach to the San Carlos Airport whenever they have clear visibility.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside council OKs limits on basement size, location]]> On its sixth try, the Woodside Town Council voted in favor of an ordinance Tuesday to regulate the size and location of basements. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Fire leaves house under construction uninhabitable]]> A structure fire significantly damaged a two-story house under construction at 10 La Sandra Way in Portola Valley early this morning.
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<![CDATA[2016 All-PAL Bay Division boys' tennis team]]> First Team: Casey Morris (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Reed Fratt (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Thomas Reznik (Carlmont) So.; Landers Ngirchemat (Aragon) Sr.; Hal Tuttle (Woodside) Sr.; Cale Goodman (Burlingame) So.; Lucas Rosenberg (Hillsdale) So.; Drew Davison (Half Moon Bay) Jr.; Phalgun Krishma (San Mateo) Sr.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. ]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. ]]> <![CDATA[Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit]]> A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to crashing his car and abandoning a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old child while fleeing deputies in East Palo Alto on Friday, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Fee changes planned for Holbrook-Palmer Park]]> Atherton's City Council has approved a number of changes in the fees charged at Holbrook-Palmer Park and is also considering allowing bicycles to use one of the park's paths.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley: Service for Carlo Besio, veterinarian, vintner]]> A memorial service for Portola Valley veterinarian, gardener, vintner and longtime resident Carlo Besio is set for June 1 in Portola Valley. Mr. Besio, who died April 11, was 86.]]> <![CDATA[Driver's guide to road construction in Menlo Park]]> With El Nino rains largely past, and the dry season upon us, motorists can expect to encounter a lot more roadwork. Road repairs and traffic signal upgrades are underway on Sand Hill Road, Willow Road and Chilco Street in Menlo Park. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight in Menlo Park: 'Community conversation' on Belle Haven Library]]> The Belle Haven Branch Library at 413 Ivy Drive in Menlo Park invites the public to drop by on Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for a "community conversation" on the library.]]> <![CDATA[Oaks head into GSAC softball tournament with momentum]]> The Menlo College softball team ended its regular season with a nonconference doubleheader split against visiting Benedictine Mesa, winning 8-0 and losing 6-5, on Monday.
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<![CDATA[Menlo Park, Portola Valley police calls: Dog alerts resident to attempted break-in]]> Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[School parcel tax backers raise $16K]]> The committee backing two parcel tax measures in the Menlo Park City School District has reported that it raised $16,241 from 29 donors but spent only around $350 as of April 16.]]> <![CDATA[Filoli holds annual flower show on Mother's Day weekend]]> Filoli will present its 28th annual flower show on Mother's Day weekend, from Thursday, May 5, through Sunday, May 8, at the historic site in Woodside. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park art show: 'Behind the Lines']]> "Those Eyes" is one of the featured watercolors in Yvonne Newhouse's May exhibit, "Behind the Lines," at the Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild. ]]> <![CDATA[M-A's Crowe leads a parade of school track records]]> Weekend prep roundup: Before she is done, Menlo-Atherton senior Annalisa Crowe should be considered the top middle-distance runner in school history. The record book will prove that out.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School grad Morkovine wins doubles title in Ojai]]> Of local note: Daniel Morkovine, a junior from Menlo School, and senior captain Skyler Butts from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defended their Division III doubles title at the 116th Ojai Valley Tournament, which concluded on Sunday. ]]> <![CDATA[Woman who died in I-280 crash near Palo Alto is identified]]> A 47-year-old Los Gatos woman died Monday morning after her car crashed into a cement wall on northbound Interstate 280 near Palo Alto, overturned and landed on its roof.]]> <![CDATA[Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto]]> A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed. She was identified as Sarah Marie Longyear, a graduate of Gunn High School.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside to hold May Day festivities May 7]]> Woodside's traditional May Day celebration continues on Saturday, May 7, with the 94th annual parade along with a carnival, fun run, pancake breakfast, maypole dance, and citizen of the year ceremony. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Sharon Heights fire leaves 50 temporarily homeless]]> A structure fire reported just after midnight on Saturday (April 23) in a Sharon Heights apartment complex in Menlo Park displaced 50 residents from 30 apartments, firefighters said.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Neighborhood feathers ruffling over Cuckoo's Nest club]]> Menlo Park and Palo Alto residents living near San Francisquito Creek say a proposed bar at a private club for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs should not be allowed because it is too close to their homes.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: Ronald Allen Kovas, Menlo College professor, former Sunset magazine exec]]> Atherton resident Ronald Allen Kovas, a professor at Menlo College who had a long career with J. Walter Thompson, died on April 8 at the age of 74.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: A remembrance of Walt Gerber, a 'titan of grace' whose impact lives on]]> Walt Gerber, the former senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now Menlo Church) who died earlier this month, touched many hearts in the community. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: How locals are doing their part to reduce greenhouse gases]]> In observance of Earth Day and in the face of the challenge of climate change, Menlo Spark, the nonprofit that is working to make Menlo Park a climate-neutral city by 2025, asked many people and agencies in the community what they were doing to reduce their energy use, waste and greenhouse gas emissions.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside celebrates opening of new Sellman Pavilion]]> Woodside residents and alumni of Woodside Elementary School gathered on April 20 with current students and families to dedicate the school's new auditorium in honor of longtime school superintendent, the late George Sellman.]]> <![CDATA[Drug-selling case at Menlo College is settled]]> A plea bargain has finally ended a case that began in November 2014 when drugs and cash were found in the dorm room of a Menlo College student.]]> <![CDATA[How new Woodside Library changes things]]> The remodeled Woodside Library, which reopened April 16 after a nine-month renovation, includes mobile book shelves capable of being rolled away, creating a new capacity for large indoor community events such as performances and talks.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside council shifts preference on basement ordinance]]> A majority of Woodside council members now favors an ordinance that would allow the floor area of a new basement to extend no more than 50 percent beyond the footprint of the main residence above it. ]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley council sets 'affordable housing' as high priority]]> The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to set "affordable housing" as one of nine high-priority issues for the budget year starting July 1. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Attorneys call for city action on housing crisis]]> The city of Menlo Park needs to take action now to deal with a housing crisis that is driving low- to moderate-income families out of the city. That's the message to the city from attorneys with Community Legal Services, a nonprofit agency based in East Palo Alto that provides free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents.]]> <![CDATA[Gardening: The benefits of bugs]]> While "benefits" and "bugs" seem like antonyms, certain insects actually help organic gardens be healthier.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday: Facebook farmers' market reopens with live music, cooking demos]]> Facebook will bring back its farmers' market on Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Facebook's parking lot at 1 Hacker Way. ]]> <![CDATA[Contemporary tranquility]]> It was the sound of the creek flowing near the Midcentury Modern home in Portola Valley that drew Julie Dyson in 2011.]]> <![CDATA[Blowin' in the wind]]> Inspired by the rippling landscapes of Midwestern prairies, ornamental grass gardens can add an element of wonder and movement to a garden.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Top sale is $5.6 million]]> Palo Alto real estate recently sold for between $1.5 million and $5.6 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Area experiencing low inventory?]]> Sales in just three local cities in this week's column could reflect the low inventory that real-estate agents have been talking about. Only Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto had reported sales.]]> <![CDATA[Latest local scores, game details]]> See local sports scores and game details. ]]>