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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley classroom in running for $10,000 remodel prize

Students in Corte Madera teacher Kerry Keplinger's STEM class have designed a dream remodel of their classroom, and their...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mike Bruner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district was right to cancel meeting

The Menlo Park City School District board's scheduled closed-session meeting late last week to discuss "existing litigation"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1657 Views

MENLO PARK

Protesters picket at Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park

"Do you want a concrete park?" read a sign carried by one member of a small group protesting construction of Little League...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by SWJ, on Jan 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 18 comments | 3534 Views

MENLO PARK

Group hopes to jumpstart 'revitalization' of downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is notorious for conducting endless studies of the same issues: Traffic. Downtown parking. Traffic. Downtown vibrancy....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 3723 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New fire station downtown wins council's OK

This may be the only fire that Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman wishes had not been extinguished...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:58 am | 15 comments | 2866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner arrested on credit card fraud charges

On the tail of being evicted from the premises of popular dry-cleaning business Menalto Cleaners, owner Edwin Gary Smith...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 6043 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police catch alleged burglars inside home

Atherton police responding to reports of a burglary on Mesa Court on Wednesday morning caught and arrested two alleged burglars. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by YAY, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 2907 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2119 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing plan reveals snapshot of Woodside

Woodside's state-mandated plan for providing more housing in the town is being updated, and while the plan doesn't offer...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Jan 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 2006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District reviews possibilities for new Menlo Park high school

While it is still early in the process, the discussion at a meeting of the Sequoia Union High School District's board Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Qo Vu, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2312 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 2239 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big band swings into town for Herb Wong tribute

The Woody Herman Orchestra will pay tribute to the late Herb Wong in a Jan. 25 concert at the M-A Performing Arts Center....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Malcolm Dudley, on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1489 Views

ATHERTON

Rash of suspicious incidents in Atherton

Atherton police say residents should take precautions in the wake of a series of recent suspicious incidents that appear...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 8 comments | 4057 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jury awards $4M to family of Menlo School grad killed by truck

The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco's South...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 4204 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down San Mateo bridge

Dozens of protestors, including Stanford students, were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 27 comments | 3585 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bay Area Freedom Train, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., makes its final ride

Monday's 54-mile round trip of the Bay Area's Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco to honor the civil rights legacy...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 738 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton unhappy about Caltrain electrification project

Caltrain's governing board has approved the environmental report needed to go ahead with electrification of the rail service...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 21 comments | 3416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury trial set for man with 15 prior felony convictions

A man with 15 prior felony convictions and identified as a suspect in the 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chris H, on Jan 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 1536 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district, city to meet over development issues

The governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District on Tuesday night stepped back from a proposal that the district...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 23, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 18 comments | 1586 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Concerts pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Two concerts featuring music inspired by and dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and performed by a bevy of accomplished...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
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