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Facebook unveils plans for giant new development in Menlo Park
Facebook, which hit 2 billion users June 27, has announced plans for a major new office, residential and retail development... Last comment 13 hours ago | 58 comments

John Arrillaga offers $25 million to rebuild Menlo Park's main library in Civic Center
John Arrillaga has offered $25 million to the city of Menlo Park to rebuild its main library, according to a staff report... Last comment on Jul 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm | 28 comments

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Menlo Park council accepts Arrillaga offer to help rebuild main library in Civic Center
Plans to rebuild the main Menlo Park library may become reality more quickly than anyone thought. Thursday, 11:20 AM | 4 comments

Atherton puts parcel tax renewal on November ballot
Atherton's City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a three-year renewal of the town's parcel tax, which costs the average homeowner $750 a year, on the Nov. 7 ballot.
Thursday, 11:41 AM

Saturday: Open house at Village Bakery & Cafe in Woodside
The Village Bakery & Cafe, the new bakery, restaurant and bar set to open for dinner on Monday, July 24, announced an open house for the Woodside community on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3052 Woodside Road. Thursday, 11:23 PM

Menlo Park council authorizes up to $6.7 million for affordable housing project
A proposal by the nonprofit housing developer MidPen Housing to redevelop the 1300 block of Willow Road into a 141-unit affordable housing complex got a funding jumpstart July 18. Thursday, 8:50 AM

Saturday: Summer of Love family fest at Menlo Park Library
A family festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Menlo Park's main library, located at 800 Alma St. in the Civic Center. Thursday, 11:06 PM

Walking your way through history
In celebration of the San Mateo County History Museum's "Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse," free walking tours, of one to two hours, will be held at various locations, including Woodside and Menlo Park, this summer. Thursday, 1:19 PM

Menlo Park pastor pleads not guilty to charges of sexually assaulting minors
A Menlo Park pastor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple sex assault charges involving teenage girls. Thursday, 8:22 AM

Peninsula Bridge students build apps as part of computer science boot camp
The nonprofit Peninsula Bridge, which runs a number of programs to help local students from lower-income families succeed in high school and college, is partnering with Amazon Web Services this summer to conduct a two-week computer science boot camp for its students. Wednesday, 12:46 PM

Menlo Park: Steel worker injured at Facebook construction site
A steel worker was injured Tuesday morning after falling at the construction site of a new Facebook building in Menlo Park, fire officials said. Wednesday, 9:10 AM

Permit approved for new taqueria in Menlo Park
The Menlo Park Planning Commission has unanimously approved a use permit for a new Salvadoran and Mexican taqueria in downtown Menlo Park. Tuesday, 11:33 PM | 8 comments

Parole denied in 1987 murder case in Menlo Park
One of two men convicted of murder in a 1987 residential burglary of a Belle Haven apartment in Menlo Park has been denied parole, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Tuesday, 10:42 PM | 2 comments

County sues fossil fuel industry for causing climate change
San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against 37 oil, gas and coal companies, claiming they are responsible for global warming and the damage it is causing, including the sea level rise threatening the county.
Tuesday, 11:01 AM | 21 comments

Woodside: Long-awaited Village Bakery & Cafe opens Monday
A new spot for dinner and drinks in Woodside, The Village Bakery & Cafe, is set to open its doors Monday, July 24. A full bar takes up one wall of the cafe/restaurant with a large collection of spirits, including 80 to 90 different whiskeys, co-owner Tim Stannard said. Monday, 9:10 PM

Wednesday: Atherton parcel-tax renewal on council agenda
As the Aug. 11 deadline for putting a measure on the Nov. 7 ballot nears, Atherton's City Council will discuss on July 19 details of a measure that would continue the town's parcel tax beyond its mid-2018 expiration date. Monday, 2:52 PM

Winners of 2017 Almanac Readers' Choice Awards named
Each year Almanac readers get to vote for their favorite restaurants, shops, services and places to have fun. Tuesday, 8:58 AM

County asks federal transportation department to investigate Surf Air
The gloves appear to be off in San Mateo County's fight against Surf Air, just as the airline prepares for a major expansion. Monday, 10:33 AM | 14 comments

Menlo Park police calls: Pedestrian tells police he was a victim of hit-and-run
Crime reports from Menlo Park Sunday, 10:28 PM

Three rescued after boat capsizes near Dumbarton Bridge
Two men and a child were rescued Saturday evening from the San Francisco Bay after their boat capsized near the Dumbarton Bridge, according to Menlo Park Fire Protection District officials. Sunday, 6:11 PM | 3 comments

Menlo Park: Commission can't assemble quorum to consider eight-story biotech building
The commission was unable to assemble a quorum to consider the matter because three of the seven commissioners must recuse themselves due to professional ties to the proposal area, and one commissioner was absent.
Tuesday, 10:49 AM | 2 comments

Candidate filing period opens for November elections
After many local governing bodies changed their election dates to comply with a new state law that saying elections should be held in odd years, this November's election will have only two local races. Sunday, 6:26 PM

Hometown names bridge after longtime Atherton resident Joe Cotton
A bridge in Rushville, Indiana, has been named after native son and longtime Atherton resident Joe Cotton, who died last year at the age of 94. Tuesday, 4:17 PM

Award-winning Stanford math professor dies
Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal, mathematics' leading award, has died of cancer at the age of 40, according to Stanford News Service. Sunday, 6:14 PM

Biotech company plans 8-story building in Menlo Park
A 120-foot-high, eight-story building with three levels of structured parking, four floors of offices, a top-floor restaurant, a first-floor cafe and a rooftop garden has been proposed at 1075 O'Brien Drive and 20 Kelly Court to replace a single-story warehouse there. Friday, 11:45 AM | 9 comments

Portola Valley: Wendi Haskell, a force in children's sports
Wendi Hammond Haskell, a teacher, champion of children's athletic programs and community volunteer, died quietly on June 10 at her home in Portola Valley in the company of her family. She was 75. Sunday, 10:19 PM

John Arrillaga offers $25 million to rebuild Menlo Park's main library in Civic Center
John Arrillaga has offered $25 million to the city of Menlo Park to rebuild its main library, according to a staff report released Thursday, July 13. Friday, 10:52 AM | 28 comments

Thursday: 1960s rock at free Portola Valley concert

Facebook's Willow Campus designer: Creating part of a new city

New Salvadoran and Mexican taqueria planned for Menlo Park

ID theft suspect arrested on explosives possession

Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure at park

Menlo Park: 1960s downtown office building sells for $15.5 million

Kittens rescued from boom lift available for adoption

Artscene: Portola Valley's Drue Kataoka on the VR revolution

Feature story: Lauren Goodkind plays, teaches and writes about chess


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