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Decorated sheriff's deputy sues San Mateo County over workplace sexual harassment, assault
The only woman on the San Mateo County Sheriff's SWAT team, who leads the sex crimes unit, has filed a lawsuit in San Mateo... Last comment 10 hours ago | 6 comments

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Gentaro King, 7, flys his kite at Bedwell-Bayfront Park. Gentaro bought his kite on vacation in China and it is made of more than 30 paper pieces. Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010


Stanford football director immediately resigns after Saturday's loss
Stanford University's winningest head coach and director of football, David Shaw, has resigned effective immediately, following the team's Saturday 35-26 loss to Brigham Young University, the university announced on Sunday. Monday, 9:33 AM

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought, Stanford research finds
Climate-driven droughts that create water-quality issues are proving to have a formidable foe: beavers. Monday, 3:35 PM

Community briefs: Atherton tree lighting, toy drive and open spots on the Portola Valley planning commission
The holiday season is in full swing in the coming weeks, with Atherton hosting a tree lighting and the town's police department hosting an annual toy drive. Portola Valley is also seeking volunteers to serve on its Planning Commission. Sunday, 8:36 AM

Four Seasons transforms outdoor terrace into holiday pop-up
The Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel has brought back a seasonal pop-up on its outdoor terrace, transforming the space with semi-private wooden chalets, holiday foods, a sweet shop, fake snow and other holiday decor. Saturday, 10:11 AM

Driver in Redwood City collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond
The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple appeared before a judge on Tuesday. Monday, 9:28 AM

Getting ready to ban gas leaf blowers, Menlo Park works on outreach
When it comes to phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers, landscape professionals don't have much to say about it, according to outreach efforts by the city of Menlo Park. Friday, 9:15 AM | 1 comments

Spare the Air Alert scheduled for Friday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the winter season's first Spare the Air Alert for Friday, calling for people to abstain from burning materials of any kind in fireplaces or outdoors. Thursday, 4:00 PM

Seeking to curb emissions, Atherton is gradually phasing out gas, while Portola Valley takes a stricter approach
Atherton is taking a gradual approach to going all-electric to curb the use of natural gas, offering exemptions for residents who don't want to give up their gas stoves. Meanwhile, Portola Valley's new rules have fewer loopholes. Thursday, 8:47 AM

Menlo Park photographer sentenced to 165 years to life for child molestation
A Menlo Park photographer who used his access to children to molest several of them over the last 30 years has been sentenced to 165 years to life in prison for his crimes, San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said. Monday, 9:09 AM

Ravenswood School District sends off longtime trustee
The Ravenswood School District honored outgoing trustee Ana Maria Pulido on Nov. 17. Monday, 9:09 AM

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting
A man who allegedly fired multiple gunshots during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday evening has been arrested, police said. He was a former employee of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, which was damaged by gunfire. Tuesday, 6:55 PM | 1 comments

New 163-room hotel coming to Menlo Park's Bayfront neighborhood
The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted on Nov. 14 to approve a 163-room hotel on a bite-sized property near the bay, despite a mixed reaction from commissioners worried about limited public outreach. Wednesday, 8:42 AM | 1 comments

Annual Holiday Fund drive kicks off
The Almanac Holiday Fund is kicking off this week, raising money to support local nonprofits that serve children, families and individuals in our community. Monday, November 21, 12:08 PM

Coronavirus central: FDA expands eligibility for omicron booster vaccines to children ages 5-11
Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine targeting strains of the omicron variant after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the vaccine's authorization on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thursday, October 13, 10:39 AM | 4 comments

About-face: Why Newsom relented, released $1 billion despite lackluster local homeless plans

Wood burning discouraged over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Portola Valley mayor concedes to challenger in town council race

Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls

Monthslong investigation into firearms seized in East Palo Alto leads to eight arrests

Gunfire reported at Stanford Shopping Center, rounds hit restaurant and empty car

Nearly 20% of San Mateo County residents can get a free pass for county parks

Menlo Park resident confronts intruder in her kitchen; police link suspect to thefts in 3 cities


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