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The full brunt of the government shutdown is hitting home this week as federal employees face their first payday lapse. NASA... Last comment 16 hours ago | 22 comments

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Man pleads not guilty to 2011 murder of Menlo Park woman
A 27-year-old man formerly of East Palo Alto pleaded not guilty Jan. 17 to murder charges related to the fatal shooting of Cate Fisher, a 19-year-old from Menlo Park, in 2011. Monday, 11:44 AM

Woodside: Home burglar nabbed after a revealing social media rant
An East Palo Alto woman faces felony burglary and robbery charges after walking into an apparent stranger's house in Woodside on Sunday afternoon
and live-streaming a rant on social media before stripping to her underwear and walking into the backyard of the home, San Mateo County Sheriff's investigators said. Sunday, 9:09 PM | 1 comments

Valparaiso Avenue homicide: Wolke plea to wait until February
The man suspected of killing Kathy Hughes Anderson, a 62-year-old Menlo Park woman, in her Valparaiso Avenue home on Dec. 12, did not enter his plea in court Friday as scheduled. Monday, 11:59 AM

Guest opinion: Rethinking Stanford's development plan
In mid-December, Santa Clara County released the final iteration of the environmental impact report (EIR) assessing the impacts of Stanford's development through 2035, which will be facilitated through a new General Use Permit (GUP). In examining the final EIR, it's imperative to recognize its limitations. Monday, 9:14 AM | 1 comments

Woodside: Vehicle burglary, mail-theft suspect arrested
A 22-year-old Sacramento resident was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing items from unlocked vehicles in Woodside and mail theft, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.
Sunday, 3:28 PM | 1 comments

Elderly woman out $700 in email scam
Menlo Park police are investigating a case of fraud reported Tuesday, Jan. 8, in which the method used was email and the victim was an 80-year-old woman who lives on Hermosa Way. Monday, 11:49 AM

Kindergarten registration begins in local districts
Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will soon be underway in local school districts.
Saturday, 7:39 AM

'Freedom Rings' – along with the music – at benefit concert
The African American Composer Initiative, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, presents its annual concert, a benefit for Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.
Saturday, 1:51 PM

Bay Area storms boost rainfall almost to normal levels
The National Weather Service on Friday (Jan. 18) reported the Bay Area has reached 85 to 95 percent of normal rainfall for this point in the season.
Friday, 5:52 PM

No injuries reported after crash on Caltrain tracks
An SUV crashed Friday morning at the Caltrain crossing at Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park, blocking the northbound rail line for about 45 minutes and triggering restricted southbound speeds, according to Dan Lieberman, Caltrain spokesperson. Friday, 11:54 AM | 3 comments

Teen arrested for sexual battery at Woodside High School
A 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly grabbing a girl's buttocks while riding a bicycle at Woodside High School on Monday evening (Jan. 14), San Mateo County sheriff's officials said Thursday. Thursday, 3:57 PM | 8 comments

Draeger's to undergo 'extensive remodel'
Draeger's Market, a long-standing gourmet food market in downtown Menlo Park, will undergo an "extensive remodel" to expand many departments' offerings and improve energy efficiency, according to co-owner Richard Draeger. Friday, 10:14 AM | 4 comments

New Menlo Park council reverses decision on Caltrain separations
The wheels of Menlo Park's grade separation project lurched forward Tuesday night in a markedly different direction from where plans were headed under the city's previous City Council. Wednesday, 11:51 AM | 31 comments

Menlo Park: Council considers pairing main and Belle Haven library projects

Local food pantries prepare for more clients if government shutdown continues

Rotary Club accepting nonprofit grant applications

Atherton to re-examine Caltrain stops in town

New mayor's goals: Better communication, public safety and livability

Former Almanac staff writer wins education reporting award

Police calls: Girlfriend robbed, broker threatened


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