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Menlo Park's housing plan outlines ambitious push for more affordable housing
The city released a first draft of its 2023-31 Housing Element which details how it plans to add more than 3,800 housing... Last comment on May 25, 2022 at 8:35 am | 5 comments

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Kara Ireland D'Ambrosio's third grade class untangle the May Pole. Front row front left to right, Alek Amini-Holmes, Audery Mees, Gemma Greening and Taylor Jagolinzer, back row from left to right, Eli Simon, Le Claytor, Gabriela Gomez Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010


COVID-19 cases spike at three local school districts
With the end of the school year nearing, COVID-19 case counts are up in the Sequoia Union High, Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts. Thursday, 9:50 AM

After Texas shooting: A call to 'advance our resolve'
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top Democrats vowed to "expedite" the gun control bills currently moving through the Legislature. Thursday, 10:33 AM | 2 comments

Two teens arrested for strong-arm robbery in Palo Alto
Palo Alto police have arrested two 17-year-old boys in connection with a strong-arm robbery against another teenage boy on Tuesday afternoon, the department said Wednesday. Thursday, 11:25 AM

Police to increase presence at schools this week in response to massacre at school in Texas
Local police departments plan to deploy more officers around campuses this week. Wednesday, 11:39 AM | 2 comments

Two people arrested in connection with East Palo Alto park shooting
East Palo Alto police have arrested two people on outstanding warrants in connection to a May 17 shootout and are seeking the community's help to locate the person who shot and killed one of the victims, Ralph Fields Jr. Tuesday, 4:40 PM

California reports first case of suspected monkeypox
The first suspected case of monkeypox in California, a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms and scarring skin lesions, is under investigation in Sacramento County, state health officials said Tuesday. Wednesday, 10:18 AM

East Palo Alto Home Depot worker dies while using a forklift and being struck by a pallet
A 39-year-old employee was killed on Friday, May 13, at a Home Depot store in East Palo Alto, according to police. Tuesday, 4:37 PM

Car cut in half, driver killed in high-speed crash in East Palo Alto
A car going at a high speed crashed and split into two pieces on University Avenue in East Palo Alto on Monday night, according to witnesses and police. The driver died at the scene. Tuesday, 7:56 PM | 1 comments

Caltrain is back to its regular schedule this week, after construction reduced its service
Caltrain returns to its regular schedule Monday, May 23, with 104 trains each day following the completion of mid-county signal work for the system's electrification, Caltrain officials said.
Monday, 2:21 PM

Looking to add some Zen to your landscape? Visit these Japanese gardens for inspiration
Whether you want to create a rock garden, incorporate a few elements of Japanese design to your existing landscape or just add a bonsai to your home, there are plenty of gardens in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to inspire you. Tuesday, 11:02 AM

East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting
When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground -- and one mother desperately searched for her son, who'd just left her side to go and play. Saturday, 10:28 PM | 3 comments

Guest opinion: How an emergency Ravenswood kindergarten teacher changed my life
In a guest opinion, East Palo Alto council member Antonio Lopez reflects on his early childhood in the Ravenswood City School District and the need for better facilities, making a pitch for supporting the Measure I bond measure. Saturday, 8:38 AM

The Great Culling: Which California bills did legislators kill?
On suspense file day, legislators killed about 220 California bills on issues including education, health care, housing and workers. Sunday, 8:44 AM

Voter guide: Local races to know about on the June 7 primary ballot
Get up to speed on the key local races on your June 7 primary election ballot with our reporting on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Congressional Districts 15 and 16, county sheriff and Ravenswood school bond Measure I. Thursday, May 19, 11:55 AM

Coronavirus central: State boosts 'test and treat' capacity, urges booster shots
COVID-19 testing capacity will expand across the state in the coming weeks as public health officials aim to make it easier to access both testing and prescription treatments. Friday, 1:47 PM | 4 comments

Eid Festival aims to bring peace, neighborly love in tense times

Community briefs: Woodside Blood drive, high school district college partnership and more

Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory

Six years later, garden club's plant sale returns

How Menlo Park can add 3,800-plus housing units


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