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Menlo Park family helps raise more than $16 million to reunite immigrant families
After seeing a striking photo of a 2-year-old child crying after being separated from her family by border patrol agents,... Last comment 5 hours ago | 15 comments

Menlo Park: Planning commissioner Drew Combs considering second council run
Menlo Park planning commissioner, 2014 City Council candidate and current Facebook employee Drew Combs has informed The Almanac... Last comment 8 hours ago | 25 comments

Woodside: Commuters and weekend through traffic are making roads less safe, parents tell council
Traffic rerouting services for commuters threaten pedestrian safety in Woodside, particularly on roads used by children to... Last comment 6 hours ago | 38 comments

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Will Surf Air soon stop flying?
Surf Air's distinctive blue and white planes may soon disappear from Peninsula skies, but not because of continuing noise complaints from local residents or measures San Mateo County has imposed on the commuter airline at the San Carlos Airport.
Friday, 4:48 PM | 1 comments

High heat, dangerous fire conditions expected this weekend
Dry air and dangerous heat are forecast for this weekend, raising the risk for wildfires, officials with the National Weather Service said. Friday, 6:41 PM | 3 comments

Saturday: Menlo Park emergency drill scheduled at Fremont Park
The second annual community emergency drill in Menlo Park, hosted by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, will be held Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fremont Park (at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive) and downtown Menlo Park. Friday, 10:55 AM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Public invited for coffee with assemblyman, mayor
The public is invited to bring questions and concerns to a coffee and a chat with Assemblyman Marc Berman and Portola Valley Mayor John Richards on Friday morning, June 29, at Roberts Market in Portola Valley. Friday, 6:53 PM

Menlo Park family helps raise more than $19 million to reunite immigrant families
After seeing a gripping photo of a 2-year-old child crying at the U.S. border, Charlotte and Dave Willner of Menlo Park last Saturday morning set up a fundraising campaign on Facebook. Six days later, they've raised $19 million -- and counting. Thursday, 11:55 AM | 15 comments

Charter city measure coming to Menlo Park voters
With a 3-1 vote on June 19, the Menlo Park City Council agreed to ask voters in November to decide on whether to make their home town a charter city. Friday, 10:49 AM | 6 comments

Air quality alerts issued for Friday, Saturday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the first Spare the Air smog alerts of the year, for Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, 9:40 PM

Woodside: Koko the gorilla dies at her mountain retreat
Koko the gorilla, a longtime resident of Woodside, a friend to kittens, and a practitioner of American Sign Language, has died, according to the Associated Press. Thursday, 2:07 PM | 3 comments

Magee wins race for county superintendent of schools
The race for San Mateo County superintendent of schools is over, and Nancy Magee is the winner. Her opponent, Gary Waddell, conceded in a June 20 statement. Thursday, 1:43 PM

Menlo Park budget clears final hurdle
With fresh, steady money coming from new hotels and double-digit increases in property value assessments since last year, the Menlo Park City Council voted confidently and unanimously on June 19, with Councilman Rich Cline absent, to approve a $143 million spending plan for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year. Thursday, 10:21 AM | 3 comments

Laurel families gang up to bike to school
Jen Wolosin said she wanted to make sure her son had the chance to ride his bike to school at the Laurel School Lower Campus in Atherton at least once, so she asked other school parents if they'd join in on a ride on Friday, June 8. Wednesday, 8:59 PM | 5 comments

Schapelhouman gets three-year contract extension and raises
The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has enthusiastically and unanimously approved a three-year contract extension and three years of salary increases for Chief Harold Schapelhouman, with his base pay topping out at $315,000 in the last year of the contract. Wednesday, 11:27 AM | 9 comments

New report offers tips for tackling Peninsula's two biggest headaches
A newly released report by two Bay Area nonprofits shines light on how the Peninsula's twin problems -- a stunted, costly housing supply and jam-packed roads triggered by major job growth in the area -- are inextricably linked. Wednesday, 8:56 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Planning Commission tackles housing, traffic, parking in downtown plan review

Police calls: Woodside woman wires $15,000 to bail out her 'grandson'

Menlo Park: Planning Commissioner Drew Combs considering second council run

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Ex-Theranos executives indicted by federal grand jury

Woodside: Council favors ethics code that addresses complaints informally

Open space district steps back from proposal for red barn site

Weigh in on how to spend potential county sales tax

Former Atherton finance director John Johns has died at 58

Menlo Park ironing out how to get electric vehicle charging stations across city


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