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Menlo Park Planning Commission seeks to curb displacement and fill city-owned lots with affordable homes
Menlo Park's Planning Commission highlighted the ideas of city-owned affordable housing and anti-displacement measures at... Last comment on Jan 27, 2023 at 3:11 pm | 27 comments

Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence
Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company’s Mountain View office and now work in Fremont... Last comment on Jan 27, 2023 at 7:35 am | 3 comments

 
 
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"5th Redwood National Champions"
Over the weekend of March 12-13, 2022, the 5th grade All-Net team boys basketball players representing the Redwood Chapter of the Silicon Valley Section for National Junior Basketball (NJB) competed in the 2022 NJB National Tournament held in Garden Grove California. The team was comprised of the best 5th grade players in the local division, which draws from Menlo Park, Atherton, Emerald Hills, Redwood City, and Palo Alto. Redwood captured the National Title beating out local rival Saratoga with the final score 31 to 29. Picture: (Front Row) Tristan Trinidad, Graham Alden, Nick Baker, Sebastian Leonardo (Middle Row) Robert Hayes, Blake Danielewicz, Colton Sims, Augie Arata, Jack Clark (Rear Row) Ken Morgan (Assistant Coach), and Phillip Trinidad (Head Coach) Submitted by Sandra Madrigal on Mar 29, 2022

 
 
 
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California snowpack reaches record high in latest survey
The series of atmospheric rivers that hit California in the months of December and January certainly improved the state's snowpack, state water officials confirmed during their second snow survey of the year.
Thursday, 12:20 PM

Fire guts Bill's Cafe and AJ Cleaners at Palo Alto shopping plaza
A fire that broke out late Wednesday night at a Midtown shopping plaza destroyed Bill's Cafe and AJ Cleaners before firefighters extinguished it.
Thursday, 11:06 AM

Woodside sends housing plan to the state but doesn't adopt it
With three options on the table and a looming state-mandated deadline on Jan. 31, the Woodside Town Council agreed to include fewer units on town-owned sites in its housing strategy, but stopped short of adopting the plan. Thursday, 10:14 AM

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors honor victims of Half Moon Bay shootings, pledge to help farm workers
The Board of Supervisors honored the victims of last week's mass shooting in Half Moon Bay to start its regular meeting on Tuesday, as supervisors pledged to improve living conditions for farm laborers. Thursday, 11:14 AM

Menlo Park sends housing element to the state for round two
The Menlo Park City Council got its housing element in under the wire, certifying and adopting it Jan. 31 on a 4-1 vote, with Drew Combs opposed. Thursday, 10:14 AM

Atherton guts most of multifamily housing from plan it's sending to state
Around 250 people turned out for Atherton City Council's Tuesday meeting to sound off about the town's contentious efforts to craft a state-approved plan for building housing over the next eight years. Wednesday, 11:06 AM | 10 comments

Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions
Since a mass shooting on Jan. 23 that killed seven people on two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, roughly 40 residents who lived on-site have been staying in nearby hotels, with no estimate of when they can return. Tuesday, 4:50 PM

Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County
A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Wednesday, 10:05 AM | 1 comments

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man
Stanford police are under scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has gained national attention following a viral Twitter thread from a witness. Tuesday, 2:28 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park affordable housing development begins accepting applications for lottery
MidPen Housing is accepting applications for tenants to have a chance in the lottery for affordable units at the Gateway Rising development on Willow Road. Applications are due by Feb. 17. Tuesday, 12:06 PM

Bay Area cold snap expected for next few days
Frigid temperatures have returned to the Bay Area, prompting the National Weather Service to issue frost advisories and freeze warnings for much of the region. Tuesday, 2:25 PM

Atherton Library celebrates Lunar New Year with dance performance
A crowd gathered on the front deck of the Atherton Library on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28, to celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional Korean dancing. Tuesday, 9:55 AM

San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee Joe Ross announces resignation
San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee Joe Ross has announced his resignation from the board this week, effective March 16. Tuesday, 9:44 AM

Menlo Park police seeking public's help after a hit-and-run seriously injures one person on Marsh Road
Menlo Park police are seeking the suspect in a hit-and-run collision on Jan. 26 involving two vehicles on Marsh Road near Highway 101 that resulted in serious injuries to at least one person. Monday, 5:25 PM

Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation
A pot of $545 million destined for new projects in the Bay Area may soon be released from escrow after litigation over a 2018 ballot measure on bridge toll increases finally comes to an end. Monday, 4:03 PM

Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab'
With its new home at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, the Schwab Learning Center's reach is now expanding beyond Stanford to the wider community. Monday, 10:57 AM

Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home
Steph and Ayesha Curry penned a letter to Atherton officials saying they are against developing a lot near their house into multifamily housing. Friday, 1:49 PM | 12 comments

Community briefs: Orchids at Filoli, $10K equestrian scholarship and more

Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Here's how you can support the Half Moon Bay community right now (and take care of yourself)

Think you're juggling a lot? Go behind the scenes of the Game of Throws circus arts festival in Palo Alto

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late

 

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