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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 3 hours ago | 17 comments

Letter: Concerns with bicyclists on Old La Honda Road
Cyclists, nowadays, are oblivious not only to the rules and courtesies necessary in shared roads, but are blatantly reckless.... Last comment on May 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Three new downtown buildings get Planning Commission nod
Three new buildings planned for the site now occupied by the Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital and its neighboring businesses... Last comment on May 17, 2018 at 7:59 pm | 15 comments

Menlo Park: Proposal for new office building causes alarm for Willows residents
The Willows Market in Menlo Park could get a new neighbor. A proposal to build a new single-story, 3,584-square-foot non-medical... Last comment on May 16, 2018 at 8:37 am | 33 comments

 
 
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Menlo Park: Saturday evening house fire contained quickly
A house fire reportedly caused by a plumbing project mishap broke out on Amber 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.
Sunday, 10:40 AM

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. Saturday, 3:52 PM

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. Friday, 3:21 PM | 5 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 | 21 comments

Man run over by truck while sleeping dies in East Palo Alto
A 47-year-old homeless man who was sleeping on an abandoned mattress on an East Palo Alto street was killed after being run over by a truck on Thursday morning, East Palo Alto police Cmdr. Jeff Liu said. Friday, 8:39 AM

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 | 17 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

Court hears appeal of preliminary injunction that kept DACA in place
A panel of U.S. appeals court judges appeared to give a cool reception Tuesday to a government lawyer who urged them to overturn a preliminary injunction by a federal judge in San Francisco that protected undocumented young immigrants from deportation. Thursday, 11:56 AM

Atherton holds school shooter forum for school officials
With recent local and national incidents fresh in their minds, representatives from most of the nine schools in Atherton got together with members of the Atherton Police Department on Tuesday, May 8, to talk about responding to school shootings. Wednesday, 8:55 PM

High school students awarded Kiwanis scholarships
Ten Peninsula high school students have been awarded scholarships from the Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Club, organizers said Sunday. Thursday, 11:48 AM

Menlo Park: Three new downtown buildings get Planning Commission nod
Three new buildings planned for the site now occupied by the Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital and its neighboring businesses near the Caltrain station were cleared for approval by the Menlo Park Planning Commission on Monday, May 14. Wednesday, 11:51 AM | 15 comments

Supervisor candidates cite traffic and housing as priorities
Dan Stegink and Don Horsley are running for San Mateo County supervisor of District 3 in the June 5 primary election. Both have primary concerns of reducing traffic congestion and increasing affordable housing. Wednesday, 8:41 AM | 5 comments

Police calls: Fraudsters strike with two wins and one loss
Crime and accident reports for Menlo Oaks, Menlo Park and Portola Valley Tuesday, 6:44 PM | 3 comments

Affordable housing fees from Stanford could raise $156 million
Santa Clara County could collect at least $156 million in affordable housing dollars from Stanford University in the coming years if the university opts to build out all the new space it plans for, based on a fee supervisors voiced support for on May 8. Tuesday, 10:19 AM

Proxy recount yields win for water company board incumbents
In a hotly contested process that logged more than 32 hours over three consecutive days in East Palo Alto, the board incumbents of the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company on May 10 were declared the winners in an election battle with a resident coalition called Neighbors for Better Water. Tuesday, 8:55 AM | 1 comments

Home sales

Park water facility back on Atherton agenda Wednesday

More than 400 firearms turned in during gun buyback event

Waddell and Magee vie for county superintendent of schools job

Three local students win merit scholarships

 

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