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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... Last comment 21 hours ago | 24 comments

Progress on the Bay Trail
Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 contiguous miles of... Last comment on Feb 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm | 2 comments

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now... Last comment 15 hours ago | 7 comments

 
 
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License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value
A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told the Town Council recently. "We are very, very close to an arrest," she said. Wednesday, 5:05 PM

Menlo Park: No-contest plea in 2011 sex assault charge
A 27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teen eight years ago in a public bathroom in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest to a felony charge related to the assault. Wednesday, 11:42 AM | 1 comments

More home burglaries in Atherton
Burglars hit two more Atherton houses in the last week, the latest in a rash of burglaries in town, according to the Atherton Police Department. Wednesday, 11:36 AM

Feds cancel high-speed rail grant, may seek refund
Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that they are terminating an agreement worth $929 million for the California high-speed rail project. Wednesday, 8:55 AM | 7 comments

Should police protect Facebook's bikes?
Local law enforcement officials have been stopping people riding Facebook bikes, questioning them, and in some instances, arresting them and confiscating the bikes if they find that the cyclists stopped don't work for the giant social media company. Tuesday, 7:00 PM | 5 comments

Progress on the Bay Trail
Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 continuous miles of trails cutting through 47 cities and nine counties in the Bay Area? Tuesday, 8:33 AM | 2 comments

Community meetings to explore new cross-bay link between San Mateo, Alameda counties
A series of community meetings are planned to help guide the development of a proposed new connection linking San Mateo and Alameda counties along the Dumbarton corridor. Monday, 8:56 AM

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 Feb. 12, with Gov. Gavin Newsom declaring his plan to significantly scale back the hugely ambitious but deeply flawed project. (An expanded version of an earlier story.) Tuesday, 6:48 PM | 24 comments

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley
Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now struggling to afford the growing costs of housing, child care and transportation, according to a newly released snapshot of the regional economy. Tuesday, 9:31 AM | 7 comments

Home sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula. Monday, 8:29 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. Tuesday, 11:15 AM

Three Woodside horses win national honors
Three horses owned by Woodside residents have won a total of four Horse of the Year titles, three in vaulting and one in jumping. Tuesday, 9:31 AM

Popular burger joint is closed until March for remodeling
The Alpine Inn is set to reopen in mid-March, according to a post on the inn's website. The new owners, all of whom live in the community, add: "We plan to maintain the casual good cheer and historical integrity of the place." Monday, 4:40 PM | 2 comments

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

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

Today: Atherton council examines restoring weekday train service

Menlo Park council discusses city manager recruitment behind closed doors

Ravenswood offers KIPP shared middle school space

Menlo Park council splits on law to help displaced renters relocate

Roughly $640K in repairs underway at La Entrada

Students advance to regional spelling bee

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

 

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