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Understanding the unsheltered among us
It's the day before an atmospheric river is supposed to dump over Menlo Park and Steven Hough is on the go. Read the full... Last comment 3 hours ago | 7 comments

Street parking could be removed on stretch of Middle Avenue
Members of Menlo Park's Complete Streets Commission voted 6-0 on April 10 to recommend that the City Council permit the removal... Last comment 1 hour ago | 22 comments

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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. Friday, 3:13 PM | 1 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

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

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

Is Silicon Valley a threat to humanity?
Journalist and activist Bill McKibben's new book takes stock of how well humankind is coping with the effects of climate change. Thursday, 4:04 PM

Understanding the unsheltered among us
It's the day before an atmospheric river is supposed to dump over Menlo Park and Steven Hough is on the go. Thursday, 8:45 AM | 7 comments

Facts about homelessness in the Bay Area
Here are some facts about homelessness in the Bay Area. Thursday, 8:52 AM

Man convicted in death of toddler
A jury has convicted a 27-year-old man of involuntary manslaughter and assault on a child resulting in death for his role in the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old son in 2014, San Mateo County prosecutors said.
Wednesday, 4:36 PM | 1 comments

Saturday: Easter egg hunts planned in Menlo Park, Atherton
The city of Menlo Park and the town of Atherton are preparing for Easter activities for kids and families that will take place this Saturday, April 20. Here's what's on the program for both towns.
Thursday, 11:24 AM

Measures to curb Belle Haven's cut-through traffic fast-tracked
In response to previous complaints that Menlo Park was moving too slowly to install critical measures to deter cut-through traffic in Belle Haven, plans to remove street parking and install bulb-outs and other measures to slow traffic throughout the neighborhood are moving forward on an expedited timeline. Wednesday, 11:58 AM

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

Atherton to hold memorial, tree planting in honor of former town arborist

Wednesday: Atherton looks at ways to reduce traffic congestion

Street parking could be removed on stretch of Middle Avenue

Helen Alburger, early Ladera resident, dies at age 94

Students turn goat milk into soap on school farm

Tuesday: Menlo Park fire board to discuss concerns with JPA agreement

Home sales


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