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Atherton: Woman struck by car while crossing Middlefield Road

Medics took a 37-year-old Nevada woman to Stanford Hospital on Saturday night (Oct. 29) after she was struck by a 2004 Honda...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Pedestrian, on Nov 2, 2016 at 2:59 am | 3 comments | 3446 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo district school board gets advice on ending budget woes

Speakers at two public-input sessions about a possible new parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District almost universally...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:29 pm | 3 comments | 849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Portola Valley School District seeks public's help to plan future facilities

The Portola Valley School District wants the public's help in planning the future of its school facilities. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Meg Abraham, on Nov 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 2 comments | 764 Views

AROUND TOWN

will Trump's Deportation Force start in Woodside and Atherton, looking for workers without documentation?

All those "illegals" mowing lawns and scrubbing bathrooms seem like the natural target for the Trumpian dystopia, correctomundo? Seems...

Original post made by Fountain of Youth on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by No on Hilliary, on Nov 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm | 13 comments | 362 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations

A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by Tired of Cronyism, on Nov 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 3 comments | 1438 Views

MENLO PARK

USGS to leave Menlo Park for Moffett Field

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they intend to shut down the agency's West Coast science center in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by zztop, on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm | 23 comments | 5245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saywell, Gupta top spenders in Menlo Park school district election

The two top spending candidates in the Menlo Park City School District race, Scott Saywell and Alka Gupta, have each spent...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 1581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hinshaw endorses Ackerman and Gupta

While I appreciate people's support, to be clear I am not running for election to the Menlo Park School Board. A few weeks...

Original post made by Scott Hinshaw on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Vickie Mrva, on Nov 1, 2016 at 10:01 am | 12 comments | 787 Views

AROUND TOWN

District looks at cost of non-resident employees' kids attending district schools

This year, 67 students in the Menlo Park City School District live outside the district, but have parents who work for the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:36 am | 40 comments | 3088 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley surveys residents on license-plate cameras

The town of Portola Valley is using an online survey to gather community opinion on the use of cameras that photograph the...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:21 am | 4 comments | 1460 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sending survey to all registered voters

Beginning this week, the Menlo Park City School District is mailing every registered voter in the district an invitation...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 21 comments | 1796 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Assembly race splits Democratic establishment

Unlike in recent years, where the district's anointed Democrat rolled to a comfortable Election Day victory, this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Dem, on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 1345 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park not ready to join Atherton in fiscal scrutiny of Menlo Park fire district

Menlo Park seems to have sidestepped flared tensions between the town of Atherton and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 1357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Website is social network just for those 50 and up

When Noopur Pandey's mom asked how she could meet new friends while visiting family in Menlo Park, Ms. Pandey had a Silicon...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Oct 31, 2016 at 8:05 am | 3 comments | 3152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sparks flying between Atherton and Menlo Park fire district

The relationship between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the town of Atherton has become strained since the town...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 66 comments | 4834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

It's been a disquieting week and a half in Portola Valley. Anxiety is up after an Oct. 18 daytime residential burglary, an...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stan Urland, on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 1654 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Changes ahead for St. Patrick's Seminary

Come next June, the group of priests that has overseen St. Patrick's Seminary since it began 118 years ago will stop overseeing...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by Question, on Oct 29, 2016 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 2410 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council says 'no,' again, to fixed license-plate cameras

After a two-hour discussion Sept. 28 revisiting the question of whether to install automatic license-plate-reading cameras...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by LawAndOrder, on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:31 am | 9 comments | 1831 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ground broken for boutique hotel on El Camino

"To prosperity, new beginnings, and managed growth," Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline toasted to a small crowd gathered around...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by New to Woodside / formerly MP, on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:05 am | 16 comments | 3206 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Woodside mayor Susan Crocker dies at 75

Susan Crocker, who served on the Woodside Town Council from 1991 to 1995, and was mayor in 1993, died at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Oct 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 1882 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,014 views