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Atherton to re-examine Caltrain stops in town
Atherton Rail Committee members are backtracking on their recommendation to add service to the Atherton Caltrain station in light of the recent introduction of a state bill that could require new housing to be built along busier transit corridors. Wednesday, 3:25 PM | 1 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 | 12 comments

Police calls: Girlfriend robbed, broker threatened
Crime reports from Menlo Park, Atherton and Woodside. Wednesday, 8:36 AM | 1 comments

Taylor Eigsti holds a local 'Reunion'
The new year is a time for reflecting back and looking forward, and both were a theme for Menlo Park-raised Taylor Eigsti as he returned to the Peninsula to finish moving things out of his childhood home. Wednesday, 3:46 PM

Major storm bears down on Bay Area, flooding possible
Flash floods and high winds are expected in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued warnings. Tuesday, 4:15 PM

Suspect sought after sexual battery at Woodside High
San Mateo County sheriff's deputies are seeking a suspect who grabbed a girl's buttocks at Woodside High School on Monday evening. Tuesday, 1:26 PM

Charity soccer tournament set for Jan. 19
Soccer players of all ages and levels are invited to play in a charity tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton. The proceeds from the event will support a nonprofit that uses the sport to educate youth in developing countries to lead healthier and more productive lives. Tuesday, 3:06 PM | 1 comments

College admissions program Jan. 16
Parents and students hoping to get the inside scoop on college admissions -- from both the admissions department perspective and the college adviser perspective -- might want to head to Menlo-Atherton High School on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Tuesday, 11:46 AM

Mayor says affordable housing and safety are among priorities
Ahead for 2019, Portola Valley Mayor Ann Wengert cited the importance of moving forward on affordable housing, keeping after the FAA on aircraft noise, wildfire safety, and revisiting the advisory committees in light of the town's changing demographics. Tuesday, 8:29 AM | 1 comments

Piano teacher arrested for sex crimes involving a relative
Nicholas Robinson has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of an underage relative. He is also a piano teacher who gives lessons from his home, leading police to call on the public for tips of any other victims. Monday, 1:48 PM

Community celebrates Bears' victory with Saturday festivities
Victory was theirs -- and then they partied. In fact, the community partied with them on Saturday to celebrate the Menlo-Atherton High School football team's first-ever state championship win. Sunday, 6:27 PM | 1 comments

Shareholder sues Google parent company over sexual harassment scandal
A shareholder sued the board of Google Inc.'s parent company, Alphabet Inc., in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday for allegedly tolerating and covering up sexual harassment by senior executives and giving some of them millions of dollars in exit pay.
Sunday, 6:35 PM

Horse DNA-testing service sets up shop in Menlo Park
"The only thing better than science is science with horses," Christa Lafayette, CEO of Etalon Diagnostics, said with a smile on a recent Wednesday afternoon at her pop-up lab situated at the former site of Yogurt Stop along El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Monday, 11:33 AM | 1 comments

NASA employees brace for prolonged shutdown

Search-and-rescue mission under a watchful bird's eye

Home sales

Applewood Pizza closes in Menlo Park

Gas-powered leaf blowers banned in Portola Valley

Update: Menlo Park council's goal-setting meeting rescheduled for Feb. 8


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