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Menlo Park councilwoman held Facebook shares through most of 2017
Amended state-mandated documents reveal that it took Menlo Park City Council member Catherine Carlton six months to sell... Last comment 16 hours ago | 24 comments

Belle Haven group launches petition to transfer school from Ravenswood district
Weekday mornings, Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood bustles with outbound kids, says neighborhood association member... Last comment on May 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm | 36 comments

Portola Valley: Corporation formed in effort to buy Alpine Inn
News of a community investment opportunity to safeguard the future of a much-loved burger joint -- the Alpine Inn -- should... Last comment 9 hours ago | 30 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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Editorial: Unfortunate choices in sheriff's race
Those who remember and continue to be troubled by appointed Sheriff Carlos Bolanos' 2007 escapade in Las Vegas, when he and then-sheriff Greg Munks were detained at an illegal brothel, face a dilemma in the race for sheriff this election season. Friday, 8:18 AM | 2 comments

'Chef Darren' to debut
"Chef Darren: The Challenge of Profound Deafness," is Menlo Park filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman's latest work, a documentary on a man's journey from a childhood isolated by deafness to the opening of his own award-winning restaurant in Southern California. Thursday, 3:30 PM

Portola Valley: Council approves $5,000 deposit for commercial cannabis applicants
The Portola Valley Town Council voted unanimously on Wednesday (May 23) to approve a one-time application fee of $750 and a deposit of $5,000 for up to 30 hours of staff work for people wanting to grow commercial cannabis in town. Thursday, 11:58 AM | 1 comments

New library talks on hold for next few months
Citing inadequate community meeting room facilities and other deficiencies with the current Menlo Park Library, Menlo Park staff has recommended the City Council approve a number of steps to make good on an offer by John Arrillaga to rebuild the city's library if the city will invest a hefty $30 million for the estimated $58 million proposal. But residents and attendees of a council meeting May 22 pointed to flaws in the public process that made it feel as though they had not been heard, and urged the council to include affordable housing as part of the proposed project. Thursday, 11:56 AM

Horsing around
On a recent Saturday in Portola Valley, in a shady and grassy corner of the Town Center, children were having a particularly good time celebrating the equestrian aspects of living in a town with a history of equestrian aspects. Thursday, 8:08 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park City School District wants residents to take online survey
Want to let the Menlo Park City School District know how you feel about it? The district is providing an opportunity to do just that until June 30 with an online community survey.
Thursday, 11:52 AM

Menlo Park: Council approves project to rebuild the Guild
It might be a new city record: In less than six months, an idea to rebuild the fading Guild Theatre in downtown Menlo Park as a live music and events venue went from not-yet-submitted proposal to council-approved plan. Wednesday, 11:52 AM | 2 comments

Woodside: Ordinance would ban commercial marijuana activity
In a study session on Tuesday evening (May 22), the Woodside Town Council directed staff to prepare a draft ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana activity in town, but permit some outdoor cultivation for personal use.
Wednesday, 11:46 AM | 8 comments

New Menlo school district preschool still has openings
The new Menlo Park City School District preschool that will open at Laurel School Lower Campus in Atherton in August still has some openings for both full-day and afternoon-only students. Wednesday, 11:17 AM

Police calls: Man pours water on colleague then takes his money
Crime reports from Menlo Park, Atherton and Portola Valley. Wednesday, 7:49 AM

Menlo Park councilwoman held Facebook shares through most of 2017
Amended state-mandated documents reveal that it took Menlo Park City Council member Catherine Carlton six months to sell Facebook shares after learning her husband owned company stock. Tuesday, 10:28 AM | 24 comments

Sheriff write-in candidate says he's running to proclaim he has secrets
Deputy Heinz Puschendorf, at one time the president of the San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff's Association, is running for the top job of sheriff in the June 5 election. Tuesday, 11:13 AM | 8 comments

Menlo Park fire district will become a landlord
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District will soon become a landlord, after voting to rent out on the open market a home it purchased in March for $3.2 million and to rent space in its East Palo Alto warehouse to the federal government. Tuesday, 8:49 AM | 2 comments

Trailblazing microbiologist Stanley Falkow dies at Portola Valley home
Stanley Falkow, a resident of Portola Valley, professor emeritus in microbiology and immunology at the Stanford University medical school, and a pioneer in determining how bacteria cause human disease and develop resistance to antibiotics, has died. Monday, 3:27 PM

Editorial: Support Measure R to finish campus projects
Las Lomitas school district officials are asking voters to support Measure R, a $70 million bond measure on the June ballot that would allow the district to finish the job, started in 2014, of repairing and renovating existing buildings, some of which have leaking roofs and outdated electrical and security systems. Monday, 7:41 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Saturday evening house fire contained quickly
A house fire reportedly caused by a plumbing project mishap broke out on Ambar Way in Menlo Park on Saturday evening (May 19), but was quickly extinguished by firefighters and a handyman who had been on the scene to notice the first signs of the wall and attic blaze.
Monday, 9:29 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday: Menlo Park council to hash out offers to rebuild two community institutions
Talk about first-world problems. The city of Menlo Park has two offers on the table by affluent donors to rebuild buildings some consider to be community institutions: the Guild Theatre and the city library in the Civic Center. Both are scheduled for discussion over next steps at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Monday, 11:58 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Council endorses charter city vote
Come November, Menlo Park voters may be asked to decide whether to convert the city from a "general law" city, with a standardized constitution, to a "charter" city, with a more customizable one. Monday, 10:24 AM | 2 comments

Atherton council agrees it wants non-park location for water facility
Atherton City Council members haven't yet ruled out putting a massive underground water storage and filtering facility in Holbrook-Palmer Park, but they have unanimously agreed they'd prefer some other location. Monday, 10:24 AM | 7 comments

Fine points of feminism
A public campaign, in print, advocating for the rights of women has been going on for centuries in France, according to two new books by Woodside resident and historian Karen Offen.
Friday, 8:34 AM | 1 comments

Belle Haven group launches petition to transfer school from Ravenswood district
Weekday mornings, Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood bustles with outbound kids, says neighborhood association member Sheryl Bims. Thursday, 5:30 PM | 36 comments

Portola Valley: Corporation formed in effort to buy Alpine Inn
News of a community investment opportunity to safeguard the future of a much-loved burger joint -- the Alpine Inn -- should be making the rounds in Portola Valley soon.
Thursday, 10:33 AM | 30 comments

Menlo Park: Planning Commission hits pause on controversial office building
A proposed single-story office building expected to house little more than 10 professionals was halted Monday, May 14, when the Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 6-0 to continue its review of the project when the developer had more thoroughly addressed neighborhood concerns about the office's expected traffic and parking impacts. Thursday, 11:45 AM | 1 comments

Man run over by truck while sleeping dies in East Palo Alto

Court hears appeal of preliminary injunction that kept DACA in place

High school students awarded Kiwanis scholarships

Atherton holds school shooter forum for school officials

Menlo Park: Three new downtown buildings get Planning Commission nod

Supervisor candidates cite traffic and housing as priorities

 

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