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Menlo Park council studies options to address rising pension costs
Menlo Park has an estimated $54.5 million in unfunded pension liability for city employees, including public safety staff,... Last comment 8 hours ago | 11 comments

Conditions in Midpeninsula hills ripe for wildfire
Palo Alto and the Bay Area are at great risk for a large fire similar to the Camp Fire in Butte County, a California Department... Last comment 10 hours ago | 3 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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M-A wrestler files retaliation lawsuit against school district
A Menlo-Atherton High School student is suing the Sequoia Union High School District, district administrators, the M-A athletic director and a wrestling coach for alleged retaliation against her and her father after they complained about "disturbing behavior" by a wrestling coach at the school.
Wednesday, 9:13 PM

A Red Cross volunteer reflects on the many reasons to be grateful
On Thursday I'll miss Thanksgiving with dozens of friends and family. But when I think about why I'm missing those things, I really don't mind at all. Wednesday, 6:49 PM

AAA offering free Turkey Day 'tipsy tow' service
AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service in Northern California on Wednesday night (Nov. 21) to ensure that people get home safe from festivities on the eve of Thanksgiving and to keep intoxicated drivers off the road.
Wednesday, 4:02 PM

District approves measure to mitigate development impacts
The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution on the need to mitigate the impact of new developments on its schools at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Wednesday, 8:43 AM

Body found in ocean identified as Portola Valley woman
Officials at the San Mateo County Coroner's Office confirmed today (Nov. 20) that the body found floating in the ocean off Miramontes Point in Half Moon Bay on Sunday morning, Nov. 18, was that of Frances Gallaher Pierce, 75, of Portola Valley. Tuesday, 4:42 PM | 2 comments

Tuesday update for Menlo Park City Council elections
The latest round of election results, released 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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. Tuesday, 4:58 PM

Menlo Park to distribute 1,000 'N95' masks donated by Facebook
Facebook has donated 1,000 "N95" masks to the city of Menlo Park, which has set up distribution centers at six locations throughout Menlo Park. Tuesday, 2:46 PM

Atherton Library demolition begins
Demolition of the Atherton Library began Tuesday, Nov. 20, to make way for a $22.8 million rebuild of the library. Tuesday, 2:52 PM

Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Wednesday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because the air quality is expected to remain unhealthy in parts of the East Bay even though shifting winds and rain are expected to improve conditions elsewhere in the region. Tuesday, 12:34 PM

Menlo Park council studies options to address rising pension costs
Menlo Park has an estimated $54.5 million in unfunded pension liability for city employees, including public safety staff, and must pay $5.1 million this fiscal year in pension costs, which are expected to rise in the years to come. Tuesday, 8:50 AM | 11 comments

Monday update: Fluet is likely winner in Woodside council race
The latest vote count in the race for a seat on the Woodside Town Council shows Ned Fluet increasing his lead over his opponent Frank Rosenblum. Fluet now has 56 percent of the vote, up a percentage point, and is the likely winner of the District 7 council seat. Tuesday, 11:13 AM

Conditions in Midpeninsula hills ripe for wildfire
Palo Alto and the Bay Area are at great risk for a large fire similar to the Camp Fire in Butte County, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman said. Monday, 2:16 PM | 3 comments

Man found guilty of shooting at police officers in Menlo Park
An East Palo Alto man was convicted Thursday, Nov. 15, of two counts of attempted murder of a police officer and other charges for shooting at three officers in Menlo Park in 2015. Monday, 5:08 PM

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. Monday, 7:56 AM | 3 comments

Search-and-rescue team deployed to Camp Fire
Urban search-and-rescue specialists, including first responders from the Menlo Park and Woodside Fire protection districts, have been sent to Butte County to help find people who have gone missing in the Camp Fire. Monday, 11:48 AM

Monday update: PV school bond measure still leads
The latest election results reported today (Nov. 19) show that the Portola Valley School District's bond measure, Measure Z, which requires 55 percent of the vote for approval, has 62.09 percent of the vote, a small increase from Friday's count. Monday, 4:55 PM

Citizen firefighters
A small number of men and women residing in San Mateo County live in daily readiness to take on dangerous and often life-saving assignments in the interest of public safety in their community. They're the first responders of the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade. Monday, 10:45 AM | 1 comments

First major storm of season expected this week

Menlo Park: Funding to build affordable housing available

Supervisors OK resolution seeking to expand emergency alert system

Woodside's historic Fleishhacker estate could set a sales record in California

PV schools superintendent announces resignation

Woodside planning staff recognized for achievements

Former Menlo Park mayor Dee Tolles dies at 79

New Facebook bus stop approved

Local schools struggle with sub shortage

 

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