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Menlo Park: Staff vacancy crisis slows city activity
In a deadpan refrain belying deeper urgency, Menlo Park staff reported to the City Council at its last meeting that because... Last comment 1 hour ago | 25 comments

Street Smarts: How do we slow down traffic on neighborhood streets?
Street Smarts, written this week by Jen Wolosin, discusses the importance of slowing down traffic on neighborhood streets... Last comment on Sep 22, 2018 at 2:12 pm | 15 comments

MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project
MidPen Housing Corp., a nonprofit housing developer that owns affordable housing on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Willow Road,... Last comment 2 hours ago | 37 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


Berman to focus on computer science education at forum
Assemblyman Marc Berman will address the perceived gap between the increasing availability of jobs in technology and skills taught at California public schools at an event in East Palo Alto on Monday. Sunday, 7:11 PM

Atherton offers four-day primer on town government
Atherton is offering to share the nitty-gritty details of how the town operates with its residents in a free four-day "Atherton Citizens' Engagement" academy this fall. Sunday, 1:41 PM

The Big Lift
After learning that some 43 percent of third-graders in San Mateo County schools couldn't read proficiently, a coalition of public and private organizations went to work to tackle that and other problems involving low-performing, often disadvantaged kids. Saturday, 8:05 PM

Former Woodside School Board president Bettina Pike excelled at 'building bridges'
Tyrone Pike says the best way to honor his wife Bettina Pike, who died on Sept. 5 at the age of 52, is for those who knew and loved her to "pay it forward" by trying to "be more like Bettina" in their lives. Friday, 8:59 PM

Windy, dry conditions increase fire danger over the weekend
Continuing dry weather, brittle grasslands, warm fall temperatures, low humidity and high winds have prompted a call for extreme fire safety in the Bay Area this weekend. Friday, 5:32 PM

Menlo Park, Atherton: Nearly 200 traffic citations given on extra enforcement day
During a period of heightened traffic enforcement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 23 traffic officers from across San Mateo County made more than 200 traffic stops and issued 199 citations in Menlo Park and Atherton, according to a press release from the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association. Friday, 11:42 AM | 14 comments

Sunday: Committee for Green Foothills to host annual fundraiser in Woodside
Come Sunday, two champions of the outdoors will receive recognition from the Palo Alto-based Committee for Green Foothills: Steve Abbors, retired general manager of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, and Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro. Friday, 8:23 AM

Good news for Atherton on funding for new library
In what Atherton Councilman Rick DeGolia called "a huge win for us," the county library system's governing board has agreed to advance the town about $10 million in property tax revenues to help pay the costs of building a new library. Friday, 10:26 AM

Guest opinion: Stanford, not community, should pay for housing impacts it creates
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider on Sept. 25 two ordinances that would require Stanford to more fairly address the housing demand that it creates with its planned campus developments. The rules under review constitute good policy. Thursday, 6:25 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Man pleads not guilty to attempted rape charges
A 19-year-old man from East Palo Alto has pleaded not guilty to charges by the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office that he attempted to rape a Menlo Park woman who was out jogging Monday afternoon. Thursday, 2:26 PM

Laurene Powell Jobs buys 30 acres in East Palo Alto
One of the largest parcels of vacant land in East Palo Alto is now under the ownership of a limited liability company associated with Laurene Powell Jobs, according to San Mateo County records. Friday, 1:52 PM

Menlo Park: Minimum wage ordinance on hold
In spite of the urging by some to act sooner, Menlo Park's City Council has put on hold until next year plans to consider a citywide minimum wage ordinance. Thursday, 10:22 AM

Man arraigned in fatal 2011 shooting of Menlo Park woman
A 27-year-old man has been extradited to San Mateo County to face murder charges for a fatal 2011 shooting of a Menlo Park woman in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said on Tuesday. The murder victim, Catherine (Cate) Fisher, 19, was a Menlo Park gymnastics center instructor. Wednesday, 3:28 PM | 3 comments

Jane Goodall visits Ladera's Woodland School
Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, visited Woodland School in Ladera last week, spending time with Woodland first-graders who have been involved in her Roots & Shoots youth service program. Thursday, 10:32 AM

Enrollment continues to dip in area schools
Enrollment slightly declined this school year for local elementary school districts, continuing a recent area trend. The drop, local experts say, is due to the migration of young families from the area to find more affordable housing. Wednesday, 11:08 AM | 14 comments

How do we slow down traffic on neighborhood streets?
Street Smarts, written this week by Jen Wolosin, discusses the importance of slowing down traffic on neighborhood streets and the challenges associated with doing so. Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 15 comments

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