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In August of last year, a homeless woman who lives in Menlo Park was sent out of town on a one-way taxi to Ocean Beach in... Last comment 10 hours ago | 14 comments

How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community
Two years ago, Menlo Park resident Kirsten Mouradian was taking the recommended environmentally conscious actions: riding... Last comment on Nov 11, 2019 at 5:13 pm | 2 comments

 
 
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Friday deadline for county transportation plan feedback
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority, which administers the two half-cent sales taxes that pay for transportation infrastructure projects countywide, has released a new five-year strategic plan for 2020 through 2024. Tuesday, 5:37 PM

Portola Valley council to hold Planning Commission interviews, consider wildfire recommendations
The Portola Valley Town Council will interview candidates for the Planning Commission and receive a report for the town's Ad Hoc Wildfire Preparedness Committee on Wednesday evening (Nov. 13). Tuesday, 3:26 PM

Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority
A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board skipped a step when it approved a new flood control project in Menlo Park and Palo Alto in September. Monday, 3:38 PM | 6 comments

All Five preschool begins fundraising campaign for expansion
To fulfill its mission of educating children during their first five years of life, the nonprofit All Five preschool in Menlo Park is kicking off a campaign this month to raise $800,000 to expand its services. Tuesday, 8:42 AM

Restoration and wildfire prevention work closes Wunderlich County Park trails
Three major trails in Wunderlich County Park in Woodside are closed until Nov. 29 to allow the San Mateo County Parks Department and PG&E to do a trail reconstruction project, according to a parks department release. Tuesday, 11:58 AM

Guest opinion: Proposed garbage collection contract raises cart-size questions
A former town mayor has concerns about two aspects of a proposed garbage collection contract that the Portola Valley Town Council may approve on Nov. 13. Tuesday, 9:58 AM | 1 comments

Canopy in Action: Planting trees in Belle Haven
On a recent Saturday morning, nearly 100 people gathered at Belle Haven School, including Menlo Park's mayor and vice mayor and Facebook representatives, to plant 12 new trees along Chilco Street. Tuesday, 11:38 AM

Big garbage, recycling rate hikes in store for Woodside, Portola Valley
Woodside and Portola Valley have negotiated a new recycling and garbage collection agreement with San Jose-based GreenWaste Recovery that calls for a more than 30 percent average base rate increase. Saturday, 7:56 AM | 4 comments

Woodside council rejects challenge by equestrian bridge opponents
The Woodside Town Council has reversed a ruling by the Planning Commission that denied a conditional use permit for a bridge that will enable equestrians to bypass a washed-out section of a trail. Monday, 8:09 AM | 1 comments

For Veterans Day, a lesson about service and gratitude
Bob Williams of Menlo Park clearly recalls "a special boyhood thrill" that inspired him into adulthood and to this day: meeting and shaking hands with a U.S. military veteran. A veteran, mind you, of the American Civil War. Sunday, 6:09 PM

How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community
Two years ago, Menlo Park resident Kirsten Mouradian was taking the recommended environmentally conscious actions: riding her bike around town, reduce-reuse-recycling and using solar power. But she was growing more worried. Friday, 4:31 PM | 2 comments

Home sales for the week of Nov. 4
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Palo Alto recorded the highest sale at $12,000,000 for a five-bedroom, East Coast-inspired home in the Crescent Park neighborhood. Sunday, 7:55 AM

Police used city funds to taxi homeless woman to SF
In August of last year, a homeless woman who lives in Menlo Park was sent out of town on a one-way taxi to Ocean Beach in San Francisco on the city's dime, confirmed the Menlo Park Police Department. Friday, 11:20 AM | 14 comments

Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone
The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements between county and Stanford University leaders and accusations of "lack of good faith." Friday, 10:35 AM | 1 comments

Victim's green pants to be key piece of evidence in serial-killer case
A pair of torn, green corduroy pants will likely be the most fought-over piece of evidence in the trial against accused serial murderer John Arthur Getreu, based on preliminary-hearing arguments in San Mateo County Superior Court. Thursday, 3:47 PM | 1 comments

Accused child molester Randolph Haldeman gets extension for preliminary hearing
A preliminary hearing for Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man accused of molesting children at his home and at a community swimming pool, has been moved to Dec. 18 to give his attorney more time to investigate the case. Wednesday, 5:04 PM | 3 comments

Today: Attorney for indicted sheriff's deputy seeking to dismiss evidence

Menlo Park council to consider enacting state renter protection law early

Atherton: Uber drivers, other contract workers protest outside of Uber investor's home

Atherton police host toy drive for Adelante Selby Lane Spanish Immersion School

Portola Valley geophysicist, explorer Sheldon Breiner dies

State attorney general sues Facebook over privacy violations probe

 

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