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Firefighters 'knock down' Los Trancos Woods structure fire this evening
Firefighters have "knocked down" a single-story guest house fire at 20 Ciervos Road in Los Trancos Woods, an unincorporated community in the hills south of and above Portola Valley, that had been burning since around 5:30 this afternoon, Fire Chief Dan Ghiorso of the Woodside Fire Protection District said less than an hour later. Thursday, 6:46 PM

It's unofficial: Jerome-Robinson named new city manager
The Menlo Park City Council wants to appoint Interim City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson to the position permanently, the city announced late this afternoon (Feb. 21). Thursday, 5:52 PM

Plea deal in attempted kidnapping
Two Menlo Park men pleaded guilty after they reportedly grabbed a woman leaving a downtown Mountain View nightclub last year, brandished guns when people tried to intervene, and fired two rounds out of a vehicle as they drove away.
Thursday, 3:09 PM

Menlo Park: New deputy director hired to lead city's housing efforts
Rhonda Coffman has been hired as Menlo Park's new deputy community development director overseeing housing, Interim City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson announced Wednesday, Feb. 20. Thursday, 11:37 AM | 1 comments

Middlefield Road office building gets go-ahead
A small office building proposed for the high-traffic area near the intersection of Middlefield and Willow roads in Menlo Park has been cleared to move forward after the City Council denied an appeal of an earlier approval of the project. Thursday, 8:48 AM | 3 comments

Police calls: Four women arrested after Highway 101 chase
Crime reports from Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton, West Menlo Park and Ladera. Thursday, 8:15 AM

License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value
A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told the Town Council recently. "We are very, very close to an arrest," she said. Wednesday, 5:05 PM | 7 comments

Menlo Park: No-contest plea in 2011 sex assault charge
A 27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teen eight years ago in a public bathroom in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest to a felony charge related to the assault. Wednesday, 11:42 AM | 1 comments

More home burglaries in Atherton
Burglars hit two more Atherton houses in the last week, the latest in a rash of burglaries in town, according to the Atherton Police Department. Wednesday, 11:36 AM

Feds cancel high-speed rail grant, may seek refund
Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that they are terminating an agreement worth $929 million for the California high-speed rail project. Wednesday, 8:55 AM | 7 comments

Should police protect Facebook's bikes?
Local law enforcement officials have been stopping people riding Facebook bikes, questioning them, and in some instances, arresting them and confiscating the bikes if they find that the cyclists stopped don't work for the giant social media company. Tuesday, 7:00 PM | 12 comments

Progress on the Bay Trail
Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 continuous miles of trails cutting through 47 cities and nine counties in the Bay Area? Tuesday, 8:33 AM | 4 comments

Community meetings to explore new cross-bay link between San Mateo, Alameda counties
A series of community meetings are planned to help guide the development of a proposed new connection linking San Mateo and Alameda counties along the Dumbarton corridor. Monday, 8:56 AM

Newsom scales back high-speed rail plans
California's decadelong dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end in Sacramento on Feb. 12, with Gov. Gavin Newsom declaring his plan to significantly scale back the hugely ambitious but deeply flawed project. (An expanded version of an earlier story.) Tuesday, 6:48 PM | 24 comments

Popular burger joint is closed until March for remodeling
The Alpine Inn is set to reopen in mid-March, according to a post on the inn's website. The new owners, all of whom live in the community, add: "We plan to maintain the casual good cheer and historical integrity of the place." Monday, 4:40 PM | 2 comments

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

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Three Woodside horses win national honors

Bridging two worlds

Menlo Park council discusses city manager recruitment behind closed doors

Students advance to regional spelling bee


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