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Menlo Park: The Oasis to shutter March 7
The Oasis, perhaps the oldest eating establishment in Menlo Park, will close permanently March 7 after 60 years of business,... Last comment 3 minutes ago | 33 comments

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... Last comment on Feb 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm | 13 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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Menlo Park: committee selects favored election maps
After hours of discussion in intensive meetings held over the past month or so, Menlo Park's Advisory Districting Committee took a final vote Feb. 22 on two maps intended to fairly split the city into five or six voting districts. Friday, 11:34 AM | 4 comments

Sunday: Local 'craftivist' to host celebrity knitter at Cafe Zoe
Scientist Heidi Arjes of Menlo Park used to be a closet knitter. But since designing a hat last year that became an emblem of the Science March, she learned that her passion for science and her love of knitting were not mutually exclusive. Friday, 4:23 PM

Menlo Park: Police puzzled over motive in downtown auto burglaries
Police are considering a suspect who is either transient or mentally ill in connection with a string of overnight auto burglaries of insignificant items stolen recently from vehicles in downtown Menlo Park. Friday, 11:21 AM | 3 comments

Caltrain has a list of demands before it will change pole design for Atherton
In the latest volley in the battle between Atherton and Caltrain over the height of the poles it plans to install as part of its project to electrify its trains, Caltrain has given the town until Feb. 28 to meet a list of demands if it wants shorter poles installed. Friday, 11:55 AM | 6 comments

SLAC at 55
It's been five years since the 50th anniversary of Menlo Park's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Sand Hill Road. So what's new? Friday, 11:56 AM

Ravenswood school board approves layoffs, parcel tax renewal
Ravenswood City School District's Board of Education took two steps toward maintaining fiscal solvency Thursday, approving layoff notices for 64 positions and a renewed parcel tax for the June ballot. Friday, 11:15 AM

Menlo Park: Lorraine Godfrey lived a full and active life
A memorial service is set for Lorraine Godfrey, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Community Hall at 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Friday, 7:42 AM

Hit-and-run critically injures East Palo Alto man
A 75-year-old man from East Palo Alto was critically injured the night of Feb. 20 after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run near University Avenue and the Dumbarton rail line, according to Menlo Park police. Thursday, 11:26 AM

Atherton: Car was driven along railroad bed before being struck
The Austin Healey convertible destroyed by a Caltrain locomotive after a collision in Atherton earlier this month was hundreds of feet south of the rail crossing at Fair Oaks Lane when it was struck, officials said. Investigating officials are not identifying the driver. Thursday, 8:44 AM | 10 comments

Atherton to continue looking at how to address cost of fire services
Atherton will continue to look at its options for pulling out of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District or reducing the share of property taxes the district receives, its City Council decided Wednesday night, Feb. 21. Thursday, 11:55 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: The Oasis to shutter March 7
The Oasis, perhaps the oldest eating establishment in Menlo Park, will close permanently March 7 after 60 years of business, according to a Feb. 21 announcement on Facebook by the business' owners, the Tougas family. Wednesday, 8:33 PM | 33 comments

Menlo fire board has no official comment on fiscal study
The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has decided to remain mum, at least officially, on the report of the fire district's finances commissioned by the town of Atherton. Thursday, 11:17 AM | 4 comments

Cold snap continues this week
The cold snap that began last week is predicted to continue through this week, with gusty winds expected late Wednesday through Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday, 7:35 AM

$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 | 6 comments

Menlo Park: City charter measure wins council support
The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 13 to move forward with a process to put an "enabling" charter measure on the November 2018 ballot. Wednesday, 11:37 AM

Menlo Park to consider West Menlo annexation proposal
A proposal by residents of the unincorporated West Menlo Park triangle bounded by Santa Cruz Avenue, Alameda de las Pulgas and Sharon Road to have their area annexed into the city of Menlo Park made it onto the City Council's list of projects it plans to work on this year. Wednesday, 11:57 AM | 1 comments

Filing period opens for June election
The filing period for the June 5 primary election in San Mateo County opened Feb. 12. Among the elective offices included in this primary are races for county sheriff, the county superintendent of schools and supervisor for District 3. Wednesday, 8:02 AM

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 | 10 comments

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 | 13 comments

Evidence of mountain lion seen in Portola Valley

Legislation to track police guns introduced by state Sen. Hill

Menlo Park: Locals question library siting process

Baylands trails open again

County seeks rescue plan for preschool services

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