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Grand jury recommends coordinated Caltrain grade separation strategy
The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury on July 18 released a report calling for a more coordinated approach to tackling grade... Last comment 4 hours ago | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Hampton Inn project sidelined after split vote by Planning Commission
A proposed Hampton Inn hotel along El Camino Real in Menlo Park was sidelined Monday night when the city's Planning Commission... Last comment 4 hours ago | 19 comments

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Pilot program aims to save food waste from landfills
About one-third of the trash collected at the Shoreway Environmental Center consists of organic waste. A pilot program being launched soon will extract the waste from the rest of the trash and convert it to biofuel. Monday, 7:24 AM

New Stanford Hospital readies for its fall opening
The new Stanford Hospital, a seven-story, plus-shaped complex that has been more than a decade in the making, is in the home stretch before its fall debut. Saturday, 9:22 AM

Update: Motorcyclist dies in Woodside crash
A motorcyclist died in a crash with another vehicle in Woodside on Friday afternoon, law enforcement officials said. State Highway 84 was closed and not expected to be reopened until about 8:30 tonight as a result of the crash. Friday, 8:00 PM

Menlo Park man convicted in knife attack sentenced to two years
A Menlo Park man convicted of assault with a deadly weapon was given a two-year sentence in state prison on July 18, but will be released in 85 days after receiving credit for time served and good behavior. Friday, 6:43 PM

Home sales for the week of July 15
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the most expensive transaction at $10,900,000 for a three-bedroom, 8,468-square-foot home. Sunday, 8:30 AM

Grand jury recommends coordinated Caltrain grade separation strategy
The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury on July 18 released a report calling for a more coordinated approach to tackling grade separations along the Caltrain rail line. Monday, 7:21 AM | 2 comments

Trial date set in Menlo box-cutter slashing case
Marvin Lomeli, 21, of Redwood City will face a jury trial on July 22 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to commit great bodily injury after a stabbing in Menlo Park on April 30. Sunday, 9:59 AM

Tour de Menlo bike ride set for Aug. 17
Local cyclists are gearing up for the 15th annual Tour de Menlo Scholarship Ride, which offers three Peninsula routes for riders of all abilities and plenty of SAG support for those who need it. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 17. Friday, 11:54 AM

Woodside increases maximum defensible space grant
With the threat of wildfires increasing, Woodside is raising its maximum matching grant for clearing brush, pruning trees and other work from $2,000 to $3,000. Friday, 11:55 AM

Road rage incident evolves into armed robbery outside Stanford Shopping Center
A road rage incident between two drivers fueled into an armed robbery in which one of them lost his cellphone at the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot on Thursday morning, police said. Friday, 7:53 AM

Menlo Summer Fest returns this weekend
This year's Summer Fest in downtown Menlo Park will feature all the fan favorites: local artists, food trucks and craft beer, and "the best two days of music ever in Menlo Park," according to organizers. Thursday, 3:48 PM

Obituary: Former Atherton resident, roller derby league owner Jerry Seltzer
Longtime former Atherton resident Jerry Seltzer died on July 1 at the age of 87. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis, his family said. Friday, 10:07 AM

Skyline murder suspect to receive mental evaluation
Malik Dosouqi, the Pacifica man charged with two murders along Skyline Boulevard in June, will be evaluated by doctors about whether he is fit to stand trial. Thursday, 11:52 AM | 3 comments

State Sen. Hill holds bill that would lessen secrecy exemptions for clergy who hear reports of child abuse
Following opposition from the religious community, state Sen. Jerry Hill has decided to hold a bill to eliminate an exemption allowing clergy members to not report cases of child abuse revealed during penitential communications. Thursday, 8:43 AM | 1 comments

Atherton house under construction for 40 years will be demolished
A house in Atherton that has been under construction for more than 40 years will be demolished, but delays from utility companies have pushed back the date of the teardown, according to City Manager George Rodericks. Wednesday, 3:57 PM | 6 comments

Mandy Harvey to perform at fundraiser to benefit hearing impaired patients
Mandy Harvey, an "America's Got Talent" Golden Buzzer winner a couple of seasons ago, brings her inspirational talent to the Peninsula to raise money to help under-served and under-insured patients obtain hearing health care.
Tuesday, 4:06 PM | 1 comments

Grand jury: Measles epidemic risk low in San Mateo County, but could be lower

Caltrain proposes fare increases starting in 2020

Menlo Park: City Council supports updates to heritage tree ordinance

San Mateo County property values reach record highs

City seeks new strategy to support 'missing middle'

Residents may be vulnerable if insurance is canceled due to wildfire risk

New Menlo Fire Station 6 combines best of old and new


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