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Menlo Park: Proposal to ban development in parks falls short
A proposal to ban development in city parks fell short Tuesday when a majority of Menlo Park's City Council members failed... Last comment on Sep 24, 2021 at 5:37 pm | 15 comments

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


Guest opinion: Big financial challenges ahead for Menlo Park schools
In a guest opinion, Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister and Sherwin Chen, president of the school board, write about the financial challenges facing district schools and a meeting about school funding. Saturday, 10:51 AM | 1 comments

Testing catches four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in Belle Haven School class
Belle Haven School students were quarantined after four children in a single classroom tested positive for COVID-19. Friday, 6:16 PM

Two Las Lomitas district board members step down
There are two vacancies on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District Board of Trustees, which has undergone many changes in the last year. Thursday, 4:02 PM

The buzz about the beekeeping club at Menlo School
Students are learning about how to care for bees and ecology in a unique club at an Atherton school. Friday, 11:30 AM

Air quality advisory issued through Saturday
Wildfire smoke from Southern and Central California is expected to move into the Bay Area over the next couple of days, prompting the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue an air quality advisory for Friday and Saturday. Friday, 12:10 PM

Coronavirus central: State announces plans to roll out vaccine boosters after full federal approval
California health officials intend to ensure that enough doses of the Pfizer vaccine and vaccine administrators will be available to meet demand. Friday, 11:20 AM | 4 comments

Community college district to help cover student debt, college costs
The San Mateo County Community College District will use federal funding to provide student debt relief and financial aid to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday, 11:56 AM

Proposal to ban development in parks falls short
A proposal to ban development in city parks fell short Tuesday when a majority of Menlo Park's City Council members failed to coalesce around whether and how to ban future development in city parks. Thursday, 10:44 AM | 15 comments

Community briefs: Book giveaway, parent education talks, Early Learning Center openings
In this week's community briefs, a book giveaway, upcoming talks for parents, openings at a local preschool and more. Friday, 11:17 AM

'Back in the saddle': Woodside council resumes in-person meetings
The Woodside Town Council has resumed in-person meetings, but residents can still participate from home. Thursday, 9:49 AM

Menlo Park council hits pause on gymnastics program reactivation
Since March 2021, more than 100 families have asked about the city of Menlo Park's plans for its gymnastics program. Those families, it appears, will have to wait a while longer for answers. Thursday, 11:26 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park officials urge greater road safety awareness after two collisions involving young students
School officials and police are warning drivers to be more cautious around schools since the full reopening last month, which has seen two collisions in two weeks involving young bicyclists. Wednesday, 11:46 AM | 13 comments

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Nurse practitioner describes alarming, inaccurate Theranos test results
A nurse practitioner testified to wildly inconsistent blood test results given to a pregnant patient in her OB-GYN practice by Theranos. Thursday, 11:20 AM

NASA charts a course for lunar rover in search of water on moon's surface
NASA scientists are set to launch an exploratory rover to the south pole of the moon late next year, with a goal of finding pockets of water that can be used for future manned missions to the lunar surface in 2024 and beyond. Wednesday, 6:21 PM

San Mateo County Supervisors OK new resolution on equity
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution laying out its next steps to promote racial equity countywide. Wednesday, 10:41 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park welcomes new business: Grand opening held for Pedego, a new e-bike shop on Santa Cruz Avenue
It took nine and a half months, but Menlo Park's mayor, Drew Combs, finally had his first chance to enjoy one of the perks that comes with the title: cutting ribbons to celebrate the grand openings of new businesses in town. Wednesday, 10:08 AM

People paid a premium to build their home gyms. Will fitness clubs lure them back?
Many locals who have the resources took lockdown life as an opportunity to create their personal fitness bubbles and routines. Some are unsure if they would return to their gyms, given the effectiveness of at-home workouts. Wednesday, 9:47 AM

Obituaries: Howard Wieden Middleton
This week in obituaries, read about the life of Howard Wieden Middleton, 93. Wednesday, 11:55 AM


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