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Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study
Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including... Last comment 9 hours ago | 26 comments

Rethinking the College Arms Race: What Do Companies REALLY Want?
The M-A Parent Education Series presents, "What Do Companies REALLY Want?" We... Last comment 4 hours ago | 2 comments

Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances
The Menlo Park City Council took a number of steps Tuesday night to deal with the issue of how the city will treat undocumented... Last comment 15 hours ago | 50 comments

Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward
Who knew that a proposal to add some white paint on some roads could induce at least 20 people to wait through hours of... Last comment 4 hours ago | 14 comments

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Tuesday: County may boost spending on affordable housing
San Mateo County may hike spending on affordable housing from a previously planned $30 million over two years to $47.5 million, under a proposal the Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday (April 25). Monday, 10:26 AM

Atherton seeks volunteers for town committees
Friday, April 28, is the deadline to apply for open positions on Atherton town committees. Monday, 11:34 AM

Menlo Park: Vets help train service dogs
Puppies and vets -- not the doggie doctor type -- gathered Saturday (April 22) on the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs campus on Willow Road for a luncheon to welcome two new canine trainees to the site's Warrior Canine Connection program. Monday, 11:48 AM

Menlo Park council appoints 10 to city commissions
The Menlo Park City Council has filled four city commission and committee seats and reappointed six commissioners. Monday, 8:26 AM

Karen Peterson named to Woodside High Hall of Fame
Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Performing Arts Center at 100 Churchill Ave. in unincorporated Woodside. Thursday, 4:05 PM | 3 comments

VIDEO: Rep. Anna Eshoo
On this week's "Behind the Headlines," Rep. Anna Eshoo joins Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson, Editor Jocelyn Dong and Staff Writer Sue Dremann to discuss issues from aircraft noise and Caltrain electrification to the political climate in Washington. Monday, 10:19 AM

Menlo Park: Earth Day celebration at Bedwell Bayfront Park
Earth Day in Menlo Park was celebrated on Saturday at Bedwell Bayfront Park with face painting, a food truck, a volunteer service project and more. Monday, 12:01 PM

Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward
The Menlo Park City Council heard more than an hour's worth of contentious public comments stretching into the wee hours of Wednesday, April 19, before deciding shortly after 1 a.m. to move forward with an existing schedule for an east-west bike route in town. Thursday, 2:02 PM | 14 comments

Woodside: Old La Honda Road to close Monday - Wednesday during daylight hours
Daytime traffic on Old La Honda Road will be interrupted for three days -- Monday, April 24, through Wednesday, April 26 -- so crews can begin three weeks of repair work on storm drains at three sites on the road. Friday, 8:12 AM

Atherton approves fire services study
Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a study of fire services in town, something that has soured the relationship between the town and Menlo Park Fire Protection District since it was first proposed in September. Thursday, 12:58 PM | 24 comments

Woodside High School Foundation holds spring auction
The Woodside High School Foundation is holding a fundraising auction online April 22-27 and a spring auction event at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club on Saturday, April 29.
Thursday, 6:00 PM

Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program
Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School District is considering a fee-based preschool that would offer scholarships to needy families. Wednesday, 6:52 PM | 3 comments

Woodside: New residential complex may force widening of Mountain Wood Lane
If Woodside issues one more building permit to develop an undeveloped parcel on Mountain Wood Lane, the fire code will require a widening of what is essentially a half-mile-long one-lane shared driveway. Thursday, 11:28 AM | 6 comments

Menlo Park burglary: Man, 21, faces up to 11 years in prison
A 21-year-old East Palo Alto resident faces up to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count of residential burglary in Menlo Park and one felony count of assault while at the San Mateo County Maguire Correctional Facility in 2015.
Thursday, 11:40 AM | 4 comments

Sunday in Woodside: Ribbon-cutting for restored riding arena at Wunderlich Park

Man killed in RV fire is identified

Local impacts of sea-level rise: comment sought on report

Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances

Woodside seeks residents' help to re-examine town ethics code

Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

Woodside: Food-to-go outlet planned for Alice's Restaurant

La Honda: Highway 84 reopens after solo-vehicle crash


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