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Village Stationers to close Menlo Park and Los Altos locations
For 53 years, Village Stationers has helped Peninsula residents find gifts, cards, office supplies and more at its family-run... Last comment 4 hours ago | 9 comments

Midpeninsula mayors, tech company transportation leaders convene to talk traffic
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Residential burglary, car theft reported in Atherton
Atherton police have responded to a residential burglary and a car theft in recent days, according to department press releases. Monday, 2:06 PM

Menlo Park: Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in freeway crash
A motorcyclist who died in a Menlo Park crash on U.S. Highway 101 early Saturday morning has been identified as 34-year-old East Palo Alto resident Fredrick Mahoni, according to the San Mateo County Coroner's Office. Monday, 10:35 AM

Atherton groundbreaking marks start of civic center work
On Tuesday, April 23, Atherton officials and community members will gather for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new town civic center with police, administration, and building and planning offices plus a library. Monday, 11:05 AM

Home sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Portola Valley recorded the highest home sale at $9.2 million for a five-bedroom house that last sold in 2014 for $10 million. Monday, 8:35 AM

Mayors, tech transportation leaders convene to talk traffic
In view of a hulking manzanita tree branch hung from the wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in south Palo Alto, mayors and other elected officials from Redwood City to Sunnyvale met with transportation program leaders from the area's biggest employers on Thursday, April 18. Monday, 10:46 AM | 4 comments

Village Stationers to close Menlo Park, Los Altos locations
For 53 years, Village Stationers has helped Peninsula residents find gifts, cards, office supplies and more at its family-run stationery shops. But the owner of the business says Village's two remaining locations, in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be shuttered before the end of the summer. Monday, 10:46 AM | 9 comments

Palo Alto woman who berated MAGA hat-wearing man reported missing
Rebecca Parker Mankey of Palo Alto, who made national headlines when she verbally assaulted a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat in a Palo Alto Starbucks on April 1, has been reported missing. Saturday, 12:24 PM | 3 comments

Atherton council digest: Sea level rise and waste haulers
After a lengthy discussion, Atherton's City Council voted at its April 17 meeting to pitch in funding to help transform the county's flood control district into a more comprehensive agency that will also address sea level rise. Friday, 11:58 AM

Bill to mandate safe parking for homeless students raises concerns
Community college students in California, many of whom are vulnerable to food, housing and financial insecurity, may soon have a safe place to park while they sleep in their cars, if a bill authored by a Peninsula state assemblyman, Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), passes. But local community college district board members have raised a number of questions about the bill. Friday, 8:18 AM | 2 comments

Ravenswood school district, KIPP charter school reach facilities-rental agreement
In an eleventh-hour agreement, lawyers for the Ravenswood City School District and KIPP Valiant Community Prep Charter School reached a contract on Thursday night to expand the growing charter school at its current two school sites. Friday, 11:53 AM

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Understanding the unsheltered among us

Facts about homelessness in the Bay Area

Measures to curb Belle Haven's cut-through traffic fast-tracked

Man convicted in death of toddler

New PV school trustee hopes to foster community involvement

Applications sought for transportation authority advisory committee

Fire chief leaving Woodside district with priorities intact

Palatella, McGlashan plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Alpine Road sewer repair project slows traffic

 

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