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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 1 minute ago | 9 comments

A much better approach for Caltrain than electrification
On Monday, two hydrogen-powered trains, the world’s first, began operating on a 62-mile stretch between four towns in northern... Last comment 11 hours ago | 9 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 13 hours ago | 20 comments

 
 
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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

Menlo Park and Atherton: Heightened traffic enforcement today
Consider this a public service announcement: Drive carefully, or risk a ticket. Today (Sept. 19), about 22 law enforcement officers from across San Mateo County have convened in Menlo Park and Atherton to enforce traffic laws throughout the city. Wednesday, 2:19 PM | 1 comments

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 | 6 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 | 7 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 | 9 comments

Menlo Park: Police arrest man on suspicion of attempted rape
A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested in Menlo Park on Monday on suspicion of the attempted rape of a woman out jogging that afternoon, according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department. Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 2 comments

Today: 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
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring inspections of apartment balconies, decks, outdoor stairs and elevated walkways in hopes of avoiding deaths from collapses like the one in Berkeley in 2015. Tuesday, 5:23 PM

Palo Alto professor accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault
Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, identified herself Sunday to the Washington Post as the author of the confidential letter that accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s, when they were both high school students in suburban Maryland. Monday, 3:38 PM | 13 comments

New interactive voice technology being used by tax collector's office
San Mateo County's tax collector's office has adopted a new interactive voice response system that will allow callers to review and pay their property taxes more efficiently, county officials said. Monday, 8:36 AM

Caltrain ridership up this year from 2017
Caltrain ridership has jumped slightly this year compared to 2017, when ridership decreased, Caltrain officials said. Sunday, 2:43 PM | 2 comments

Local CERT teams prepare for disaster
Approximately 100 volunteers who have trained as Community Emergency Response Team members gathered in Atherton on Saturday, Sept. 8, for a disaster drill directed by the Atherton Police Department and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Monday, 11:40 AM | 3 comments

Police calls: Homeless man stabbed in encampment

Food sustainability: Can we hack it?

Home sales

Search-and-rescue team members deployed to North Carolina

Menlo Park man who allegedly sexually assaulted teen at city park on trial

MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project

Bikeway launched to connect Peninsula cities

New data shows slow Bay Area housing production

M-A student's video is semifinalist in Breakthrough contest

Teens hope their videos prompt dialogue about mental health

Menlo Park: Council approves updated travel policy

 

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