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Menlo Park: Locals question library siting process
After mediators launched Menlo Park's third meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, to pick a site for a new main library by insisting... Last comment 10 hours ago | 22 comments

Which way forward?
Like residents in most Peninsula cities, people who live in Menlo Park don't want to have anything of a lesser quality than... Last comment on Feb 20, 2018 at 12:23 am | 4 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. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

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$70 million bond measure will be on June ballot in Las Lomitas school district
The Las Lomitas Elementary School District's board unanimously approved putting a $70 million bond measure on the June 5 ballot at its Feb. 14 meeting. Tuesday, 6:09 PM

Should Atherton look at withdrawing from fire district?
Atherton's City Council wants residents to weigh in on what it should do after receiving a report that shows that the Menlo Park Fire Protection District receives about $7 million more in property tax revenue from Atherton residents than it spends in providing them services. Tuesday, 2:47 PM | 5 comments

Tuesday: Fire board to discuss fiscal study of district
How the Menlo Park Fire Protection District should respond to Atherton's fiscal study of the district will be on the agenda of the district's board when it meets on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Tuesday, 11:33 AM | 2 comments

Artificial intelligence helps ID more than 250 species in baylands
Eighty citizen and professional scientists gathered at the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve on Saturday for the baylands' second bioblitz, an observational study of biodiversity in a specific location. Tuesday, 11:57 AM | 1 comments

Mayor alleges 'culture of corruption' at Ravenswood
East Palo Alto's mayor blasted Ravenswood school district leadership in two separate letters Friday and Saturday criticizing what he described as the district's "sneak ambush" solicitation of financial support from the City Council and alleging that district leaders have created a "culture of corruption." Tuesday, 11:57 AM | 6 comments

Evidence of mountain lion seen in Portola Valley
Evidence suggesting the presence of a mountain lion was found at a private school in Portola Valley, prompting authorities to issue a cautionary message Friday. Sunday, 11:12 AM

Legislation to track police guns introduced by state Sen. Hill
Legislation requiring police to track and regularly inventory firearms was introduced in the California Legislature Thursday by local Sen. Jerry Hill. Tuesday, 11:58 AM

Menlo Park: Locals question library siting process
After mediators launched Menlo Park's third meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, to pick a site for a proposed new main library by insisting attendees abide by a series of discursive ground rules, several attendees stood and asked city staff politely but assertively to make sure their comments were accurately recorded and their feedback taken into account. Friday, 11:34 AM | 22 comments

Sunday: Traffic signal in Atherton to be out all day
The traffic signal at Middlefield Road and Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton will out of service for the day on Sunday, Feb. 14, as crews replace a power pole at the intersection. Nearby residents may also be without power, police say. Thursday, 3:39 PM

Baylands trails open again
Sections of the Bay Trail closed due to construction were set to reopen Monday, according to the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority. Another trail, the Faber-Laumeister, which was torn up during native planting to provide habitat for endangered species, will be smoothed out as well. Friday, 9:54 AM | 1 comments

County seeks rescue plan for preschool services
The fate of the Ravenswood City School District's state-funded preschool program hangs in the balance as the district negotiates with the county and state to assume operations of the Child Development Center in East Palo Alto. Friday, 9:40 AM

State Sen. Hill proposes medical cannabis in schools on opt-in basis
State Sen. Jerry Hill has introduced legislation that would let local school districts pursue policies to allow K-12 students with special needs or severe disabilities to use medical cannabis products on campus. Thursday, 3:29 PM | 2 comments

Which way forward?
Like residents in most Peninsula cities, people who live in Menlo Park don't want to have anything of a lesser quality than their neighbors. Thursday, 11:08 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Two teens arrested on suspicion of burglary in the Willows
Two 14-year-old boys were arrested Tuesday, Feb. 13, after a neighbor observed that one of the teens appeared to be acting as lookout while the other knocked on the front door of a home near Woodland Avenue and Oak Court in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood. Wednesday, 3:44 PM | 3 comments

Guild venue proposal moves forward
A proposal by a local nonprofit to transform the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park into a live music and community event venue has garnered unanimous support from the City Council, which discussed the project Feb. 13. Wednesday, 11:50 AM | 21 comments

Atherton couple have been Valentines since 1942
Atherton's Patricia and William Robertson met each other in 1942 and were married in 1943, two weeks before he joined the Army. The couple recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Wednesday, 7:06 AM | 1 comments

Police calls: Former neighbor a suspect in threatening phone calls case
Crime reports from Woodside and Menlo Park. Wednesday, 9:03 AM

Remembering Billy Ray White
Billy Ray White, remembered as an influential leader in Menlo Park, an eloquent orator and the city's first African American mayor, died Jan. 26 at age 81. Monday, 3:51 PM | 1 comments

Atherton: Train strikes stalled car Saturday night

Woodside man identified following fatal collision

Philanthropist, builder Sanford Diller of Woodside dies at 89

Ravenswood school board approves budget cuts

Home sales

'Sunny Day' defendant pleads 'no contest' to murder

Menlo Park: Assistant city manager to depart for Sunnyvale

Harry 'Hunk' Anderson, art collector and donor, dies at 95


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