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Menlo Park ordinance in works to make landlords assist displaced renters
Menlo Park is in the process of developing an ordinance that, if passed, could require landlords who evict tenants without... Last comment 39 minutes ago | 19 comments

Editorial: Key election issue: Addressing Bayfront area's general plan
Whether or not Menlo Park residents supported the general plan changes approved in late 2016 governing growth in the city's... Last comment 2 hours ago | 5 comments

Only the three incumbents file for Atherton election
Atherton has only three candidates for three open City Council seats, so council members will decide at a special meeting... Last comment 3 hours ago | 29 comments

Menlo Park wants Stanford to pay property taxes and build tunnel, gondola
Left with few other options to register opposition, Menlo Park has gone big with its demands of Stanford University in a... Last comment 5 hours ago | 27 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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Traffic alert: Vehicle fire causes temporary Willow Road shutdown
Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle fire a little after 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on the Willow Road/U.S. 101 overpass. Wednesday, 4:35 PM

Most local firefighters back from battling deadly California wildfires
Local firefighters from the Woodside and Menlo Park fire protection districts have returned from battling some of the deadly wildfires that have consumed California this summer. Wednesday, 4:09 PM

Friday morning: Civic center cost-cutting on Atherton council agenda
Atherton's City Council will work on the difficult task of trying to figure out how to reduce the costs of the town's planned new civic center at a special meeting on Friday morning, Aug. 17. Wednesday, 3:08 PM

Editorial: Key election issue: Addressing Bayfront area's general plan
Whether or not Menlo Park residents supported the general plan changes approved in late 2016 governing growth in the city's eastern region, it's likely that few could have predicted that the 25-year plan's cap on office space would be on the verge of max-out less than two years later. Wednesday, 9:04 AM | 5 comments

Thursday: Free concert in Portola Valley
The third and last free summer concert in 2018 in Portola Valley -- with Santa Cruz dance band Extra Large -- takes place Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1:51 PM

High school board: Thomsen seeks third term
Incumbent Chris Thomsen, a Menlo Park resident and an elected member of the Sequoia Union High School District governing board, was the only candidate to file papers to run for the board seat he currently holds, according the San Mateo County Elections Office.
Wednesday, 11:50 AM

Menlo Park: No charter city ballot measure, council decides
The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously at an Aug. 13 emergency meeting to reverse its earlier position in support of placing a charter city measure on the November ballot. If approved by voters, the measure would have converted Menlo Park to a charter city, and given it more flexibility in the areas of elections and term limits. Tuesday, 4:39 PM

Deadline for school board candidates extended in three local districts
With at least one incumbent not filing in each of three local school districts, the deadline to sign up to run for a seat on the boards of the Menlo Park City School District, the Las Lomitas Elementary School District and the Woodside Elementary School District has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 3:35 PM

Thursday: Downtown Block Party in Menlo Park
Menlo Park will hold its annual block party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, downtown on Santa Cruz Avenue between University Drive and El Camino Real. Wednesday, 8:27 AM

Ordinance in works to make landlords assist displaced renters
Menlo Park is in the process of developing an ordinance that, if passed, could require landlords who evict tenants without cause or impose rent increases over a certain level to give cash to those displaced. Tuesday, 10:36 AM | 19 comments

Street Smarts: Traffic safety training is crucial for kids
Introducing Street Smarts, a new column by Katie Behroozi and Jen Wolosin dedicated to transportation-related issues in and around Menlo Park. Tuesday, 11:47 AM | 4 comments

Woodside: Neighbors contest use of roadside
Residents of Marva Oaks Drive, a cul-de-sac off Raymundo Drive in Woodside, are pushing back against demands by some equestrians to add a trail and a horse-trailer parking area to the equestrian amenities in the area. Tuesday, 8:33 AM | 2 comments

Town councils to decide on having elections
There will be at least one election for the four open seats on the Woodside Town Council. Whether there will be more, and whether there will be an election at all in Portola Valley, remains to be seen. Monday, 4:58 PM

Local students form club to give back to community through tech
If you were to hear about a local group called the Ramen Club, you might picture a passel of people gathered together to sample different kinds of noodle soup. In reality, this club is a team of high school students who met through the robotics program at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley. Monday, 8:49 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park elections update: Eight candidates qualify to run for council
Menlo Park is expected to have a full roster of candidates running in its inaugural year of district-based elections. Monday, 7:13 AM | 15 comments

Only the three incumbents file for Atherton election
Atherton has only three candidates for three open City Council seats, so council members will decide at a special meeting on Aug. 21 whether they want to cancel the election and appoint the three incumbents who filed to run, or hold the election anyway. Monday, 10:21 AM | 29 comments

The healing touch
The nonprofit Jasper Ridge Farm, located at Webb Ranch in Portola Valley, offers a therapeutic touch to sick kids, lonely inmates and adults needing help. Monday, 7:11 AM | 1 comments

Home sales
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula. Sunday, 7:15 PM

Menlo Park wants Stanford to pay property taxes and build tunnel, gondola
Left with few other options to register opposition, Menlo Park has gone big with its demands of Stanford University in a letter addressed to Santa Clara County, the agency tasked with deciding whether to approve the university's proposed expansion between now and 2035. Friday, 11:58 AM | 27 comments

Woodside: New crosswalks going in

Local USGS employees study Kilauea eruption

Menlo Park chess champ brings home another trophy

Menlo fire district drones capture wildfire damage

Police calls: Burglar breaks into bank with screwdriver

 

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