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Menlo Park council splits on law to help displaced renters relocate
A proposed law to help renters forced out of their homes for no cause or because they cannot afford major rent increases... Last comment 17 hours ago | 13 comments

Portola Valley: Alpine Inn has new owners
The Alpine Inn, the Portola Valley beer garden and burger haven also known as Rossotti's, has new owners: Deke and Lori Hunter... Last comment on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 25 comments

Atherton Rail Committee recommends restoring weekday train service
In a split vote, the Atherton Rail Committee recommended that the City Council support resuming weekday train stops in Atherton,... Last comment on Feb 15, 2019 at 9:36 am | 10 comments

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Students advance to regional spelling bee
Five local students are advancing to the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, according to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Saturday, 10:52 AM

Jail deputy charged with using excessive force against inmates
A San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputy is facing criminal charges for allegedly using excessive force on inmates, including slamming one inmate's head into a closed elevator door, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Friday, 4:08 PM

Woodside council chooses newcomers for key local government posts
Woodside council leaves two veteran local government volunteers without seats in making appointments to the Architectural and Site Review Board and the Planning Commission. Thursday, 7:14 PM

Ravenswood offers KIPP shared middle school space
The Ravenswood school board unanimously agreed Thursday to preliminarily offer the growing KIPP Community Valiant Prep shared space at the district's new comprehensive middle school next fall, a proposal opposed by both the charter school and teachers and students at the district school. Friday, 9:12 AM

Suspect arrested for Encinal School burglary
Atherton Police Department detectives arrested an 18-year-old San Jose man on Thursday (Feb. 14) for allegedly stealing about $14,000 worth of electronics from Encinal School in December, according to a police press release. Thursday, 4:38 PM

Bridging two worlds
Menlo School senior Santy Mendoza, who will be a first-generation college student at Harvard University this fall, is a current beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a policy that gives people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children temporary legal status and protection from deportation. Friday, 11:45 AM | 1 comments

West Bay Opera stages rarely performed Verdi work
Local music lovers are in for a treat with the two-weekend staging by West Bay Opera of the rarely performed "I due Foscari" by Giuseppe Verdi, which opens Friday, Feb. 15, in Palo Alto. Thursday, 2:23 PM

Menlo Park council splits on law to help displaced renters relocate
A proposed law to help renters forced out of their homes for no cause or because they cannot afford major rent increases received mixed responses from the Menlo Park City Council on Feb. 12. Wednesday, 1:02 PM | 13 comments

Roughly $640K in repairs underway at La Entrada
Crews have begun repairs at La Entrada Middle School after the school flooded three times over a five-week span late last year, causing about $640,000 in damages. The repair work began in late January and should be completed at the end of March, Las Lomitas Elementary School District officials said. Thursday, 10:54 AM | 3 comments

Newsom scales back high-speed rail plans
California's decadelong dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end in Sacramento on Tuesday, with Gov. Gavin Newsom declaring his plan to significantly scale back the hugely ambitious but deeply flawed project. Tuesday, 6:48 PM | 15 comments

Burglars steal cash, thousands of dollars in merchandise from Country Corner deli

Three deaths prompt county supervisors' meeting on Taser safety this week

Atherton Rail Committee recommends restoring weekday train service

Home sales

Ravenswood district could ask KIPP to share middle school site

Planned county worker strike suspended pending agreement


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