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Authorities identify woman killed on Valparaiso Avenue
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was found fatally stabbed in her home in the 900 block... Last comment 23 hours ago | 14 comments

Measure W passes with razor-thin margin
Measure W, a half-cent sales tax in San Mateo County, barely cleared the super-majority voter threshold required to pass,... Last comment 1 hour ago | 55 comments

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Stabbing victim's death sends shock waves through community
Those who knew Kathy Hughes Anderson are reeling in shock following the news that the former Atherton town arborist and 62-year-old Menlo Park resident was found stabbed to death in her Valparaiso Avenue home on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Sunday, 3:36 PM

Woodside school honors award-winning student
The Woodside Elementary School District celebrated eighth-grader Georgia Hutchinson and her award-winning scientific achievement at an assembly earlier this week. Sunday, 6:55 AM

Atherton: Caltrain to hold public meeting on electrification
Caltrain will host a meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, in Atherton to discuss the construction project that will electrify the rail line.
Saturday, 7:24 PM | 2 comments

Love 'em or hate 'em, they're roosting in a yard near you
Thirty-three. That's how many wild turkeys crossed the road in front of a visitor driving through Portola Valley Ranch in Portola Valley the other day. Saturday, 8:26 AM

Holiday Fund: Offering a helping hand to English learners
Project Read-Menlo Park was founded in 1985, and since 2012 alone has supported nearly 750 learners from 56 different countries. It is one of 10 nonprofits that benefit from The Almanac's 2018 Holiday Fund. Saturday, 8:24 AM

M-A student wins Congressional App Challenge
Anna Quinlan, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, won the 2018 18th Congressional District's App Challenge for an insulin pump app she created, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, announced on Dec. 3. Friday, 8:09 PM

Rain, wind forecast throughout Bay Area this weekend
The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and wind that will impact the Bay Area and Central Coast today through Monday, with a strong storm arriving on Sunday. Friday, 1:44 PM

BioCellection, co-founder win Pritzker Environmental prize
Entrepreneur Miranda Wang and BioCellection, the Menlo Park-based company she co-founded, have been named the winners of the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award for 2018. Friday, 7:53 AM | 2 comments

Summer program at Phillips Brooks School gets OK
A summer academic program at Phillips Brooks School in Sharon Heights received clearance from the Menlo Park Planning Commission on Dec. 10 to launch for future summers following an initial pilot program this year. Friday, 9:44 AM

Guest opinion: Who is Menlo Park? The answer is in our values
Like many cities in the Bay Area, Menlo Park faces some daunting challenges, from income disparities to traffic congestion. But we can address basic needs and quality of life without sacrificing the core of our community. Friday, 8:36 AM | 7 comments

Holbrook-Palmer Park playing fields closed until mid-January
The playing fields at Holbrook-Palmer Park are closed for annual field maintenance. Friday, 11:37 AM

Woodside council elects new mayor and mayor pro tem
The Woodside Town Council chose council members Daniel Yost and Ned Fluet to serve as the new mayor and mayor pro tempore, respectively, at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Thursday, 8:53 AM

Bill Widmer is Atherton’s new mayor
Bill Widmer will serve his second term as Atherton's mayor in 2019, while Rick DeGolia has been appointed vice mayor. Fellow council members elected them to their new roles on Dec. 6. Thursday, 11:57 AM

Police calls: Forgery, flimflammery and finagling
Crime reports from Menlo Park, West Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley Thursday, 10:59 AM

Wireless companies can make offers that cannot be refused

Menlo Park: New council members take dais

Elementary school hit in latest string of Atherton burglaries

Holiday Fund: Helping homeless youth build brighter futures

Bomb threat at Instagram HQ prompts evacuation

Man rescued from fires pleads guilty to arson

Menlo Park council race: Why did incumbents lose?

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