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Former Menlo Park mayor Dee Tolles dies at 79
Former Menlo Park mayor Raymond "Dee" Tolles died Monday, Nov. 12, at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of civic involvement... Last comment 12 hours ago | 6 comments

New mail-in ballot system triggers delays in election results for San Mateo County
When the first, much anticipated vote counts were released by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday,... Last comment on Nov 15, 2018 at 4:11 pm | 32 comments

An urgent Atherton public safety issue - We cannot ignore the lessons of Coffey Park, Redding and Paradise
November 11, 2018 Atherton Town Council, When the Town approved, many years ago, the subdivision of the Flood Estate... Last comment on Nov 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm | 13 comments

 
 
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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
 
 
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Former Menlo Park residents lose home in Camp Fire
A GoFundMe page has been started to help a longtime Menlo Park family who lost their home as a result of the Camp Fire in Butte County. Friday, 7:44 PM

Friday update: Fluet's lead grows in Woodside council seat race
The latest vote count for Ned Fluet continues to advance his lead over his opponent, Frank Rosenblum, in the race for Woodside's District 7 Town Council seat. Fluet now leads with 55 percent of the vote, an increase of one percentage point. Friday, 7:26 PM

Friday update: Leads hold in election for fire board seats
The three candidates who have held lead positions in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District race since election night continue to do so with the county's latest vote count update on Friday, Nov. 16. Friday, 7:21 PM

Friday update: Taylor, Combs, Nash likely Menlo Park council race winners
The latest round of election results, released 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, show that Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash remain the top vote recipients in their races for the Menlo Park City Council seats for districts 1, 2 and 4, respectively. Friday, 5:39 PM

School closures due to smoke could continue next week
With smoky conditions from the Camp Fire expected to last through Tuesday, school officials are in the process of deciding whether to cancel classes on Monday. Many schools throughout the Bay Area, including most in San Mateo County, closed Friday due to poor air quality. Friday, 5:32 PM

Friday update: PV school bond measure maintains lead
Unofficial results updated by the county this afternoon (Nov. 16) show the original margin of support for Measure Z, a $49.5 million bond to pay for repairs, renovations and new buildings on the Portola Valley School District's two campuses, holding steady. Friday, 4:57 PM

Supervisors OK resolution seeking to expand emergency alert system
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, Nov. 13, encouraging the county's Office of Emergency Services to expand its current emergency alert notification system to a greater number of residents. Friday, 8:53 AM

Woodside's historic Fleishhacker estate could set a sales record in California
One of Woodside's oldest estates, the 75-acre Fleishhacker property known as Green Gables, is for sale. Thursday, 9:41 PM | 2 comments

Winter Spare the Air alert extended through Tuesday
Winter Spare the Air alerts will continue through Tuesday as a result of smoky conditions caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County, according to regional air quality officials. Friday, 5:32 PM

PV schools superintendent announces resignation
Portola Valley School District Superintendent Eric Hartwig announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of the school year at a board meeting Wednesday night (Nov. 14). Thursday, 12:44 PM | 1 comments

Woodside planning staff recognized for achievements
The Woodside Town Council recently recognized three Planning Department employees who passed exams that confer upon them an official capacities for environmental planning, and one who is now a certified planner. Friday, 11:55 AM

Former Menlo Park mayor Dee Tolles dies at 79
Former Menlo Park mayor Raymond "Dee" Tolles died Monday, Nov. 12, at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of civic involvement as remembered by a number of Menlo Park's leaders over the years. Thursday, 10:45 AM | 6 comments

Menlo Park: Bike lanes on Oak Grove Avenue to stay
A little over a year ago, temporary bike lanes were installed on segments of Oak Grove Avenue, Crane Street and University Drive as part of a pilot project to see if they would improve the safety of those cycling east to west through downtown Menlo Park and draw more cyclists out of cars and off of other car-heavy roads. Wednesday, 3:26 PM | 5 comments

New Facebook bus stop approved
The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to approve a new bus stop and bus circulation configuration proposed by Facebook at 180 to 200 and 220 Jefferson Drive. Thursday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Local schools struggle with sub shortage
Midpeninsula schools are having trouble filling substitute teaching positions, making it hard for teachers to take time off when needed. Thursday, 9:04 AM

Supervisor touts county's housing, transit efforts
San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate, claims the highest per-capita income among counties in the state and touts a budget nearly $3 billion. It also has more than 100,000 people who receive MediCal, and one in three kids in public schools qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, an indicator of poverty. Wednesday, 7:57 PM

Tuesday update: Taylor, Combs, Nash maintain big leads in Menlo council race
The latest results from the San Mateo County Elections Office, released on Tuesday, Nov. 13, show Menlo Park City Council candidates Cecilia Taylor, Drew Combs and Betsy Nash maintaining their significant leads in the race for council districts 1, 2 and 4, respectively. The first tally was released shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night and has not changed substantially in subsequent counts.
Tuesday, 5:51 PM | 41 comments

Tuesday update: Fire board candidates hold leads in latest vote count
More votes have been counted, but the margins of lead have not changed in the race for three seats on the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Tuesday, 5:27 PM

Tuesday update: Fluet increases lead in Woodside's District 7 council race
The latest tally from the county Elections Office, released this afternoon (Nov. 13) shows Ned Fluet slightly improving his lead over his opponent, Frank Rosenblum, in the race for Woodside's District 7 Town Council seat. Tuesday, 5:10 PM

Menlo Park Police Department names new commander
The Menlo Park Police Department has hired a new police commander, Rich Struckman, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, Nov. 13. He will be expected to oversee the Patrol Division, according to a city announcement. Monday, 3:44 PM | 2 comments

The amazing life story of a natural ham
Move over Miss Piggy. There's a new superstar hogging the limelight: Pickles the pig, who lives in the loving care of Portola Valley native Maddie Johnson. Monday, 9:32 PM | 2 comments

New mail-in ballot system triggers delays in election results for San Mateo County
When the first, much anticipated vote counts were released by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, the numbers, while telling in some instances, were in many cases so low as to leave key races undetermined. Thursday, 11:58 AM | 32 comments

Winter Spare the Air alert extended through Friday

Local firefighters sent to Butte County wildfire

Arson charges for Menlo Park man rescued at Compadres fire

The perils of plastic

Woodside: Glens residents resist the 'nonconforming' label

Portola Valley: Wife says missing man has contacted attorney

One World: The new way of business

Butte County fire impacts local schools

Residents protest appointment of acting attorney general

 

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