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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 2 hours ago | 17 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 5 hours ago | 14 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 40 minutes ago | 30 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


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

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, 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 | 6 comments

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 | 2 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

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

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 | 2 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 | 14 comments

Woodside: No parking on Marva Oaks Drive until factions find compromise
Residents of Marva Oaks Drive in Woodside and local equestrians could not reach a compromise over how to address parking and horse traffic along the road, so the Woodside Town Council has stepped in. Tuesday, 9:55 PM | 1 comments

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 of severe staff shortages, "Resources may not be available for progress on important line items." Tuesday, 11:56 AM | 17 comments

Atherton investigating water capture facility at Menlo College
It's been nearly four months since Atherton City Council members, responding to protests from neighbors and visitors of Holbrook-Palmer Park, said they wanted to find a new location for a planned underground water storage and filtering facility. The town is hoping Menlo College might be that location. An item on a possible project is on the council's consent calendar for its meeting Sept. 19. Tuesday, 11:30 AM | 1 comments

Victim in Woodside hills accident was a Renaissance man
North Fair Oaks resident Stephen Morse, who was killed on Sept. 9 while riding his Vespa motor scooter in Woodside, was a man of many interests and talents, with strong local roots. Tuesday, 11:34 AM | 2 comments

New law requires apartment balcony inspections

Palo Alto professor accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault

New interactive voice technology being used by tax collector's office

Caltrain ridership up this year from 2017

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