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High school district wary of Facebook's 'Willow Village'
"Dear Mr. Zuckerberg," starts a March 2 letter Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent Mary Streshly wrote to... Last comment 17 hours ago | 18 comments

Menlo Park: Activists urge Willow Road changes to keep kids safe
Members of Belle Haven Action, a nonprofit focused on addressing problems in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood, are worried... Last comment on Mar 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm | 6 comments

Menlo Park: Council OKs big increases in managers' maximum salaries
Next time a bigger city comes courting for talent, Menlo Park's management staff may have more reason to pass up the offer.... Last comment 19 hours ago | 20 comments

Menlo fire board to consider housing for employees
Following the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's recent purchase of several residences, Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman... Last comment on Mar 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm | 13 comments

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Saturday: Local marches, activities planned for 'March for our Lives'
More than 600 "March for our Lives" marches and rallies are planned for Saturday, March 24 around the U.S. The main event is in Washington, D.C., but a number of "sibling" march and rally events will be held in the region. Friday, 10:09 AM | 1 comments

Sunday: Memorial service for Nancy Salmon, bookseller and reader for Kepler's
Bookseller and ardent reader Nancy Salmon spent 17 years at Kepler's independent bookstore, where she would talk books with people interested in reading and buying them. A memorial for Ms. Salmon, who died March 12, is set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Menlo Park. Friday, 12:58 PM

Facebook users and shareholders file four lawsuits over data harvesting
Facebook Inc. has been hit with four lawsuits in federal court in San Francisco and San Jose thus far this week in the wake of revelations that a political data firm obtained information about 50 million Facebook users. Friday, 11:58 AM | 1 comments

Atherton council OKs further study of fire district options
Atherton will continue looking at the details of what would be involved if it were to leave the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and at what legislative options exist to reallocate property taxes among public agencies. Thursday, 6:27 PM | 4 comments

Weekend: Menlo Park book sale
The Menlo Park Friends of the Library group will host a book sale at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, 9:40 AM

Monday: Proposal for 6-story office building to face review
A proposed six-story office building, which along with a five-story parking garage is slated to complete a trio of edifices owned by the Sobrato Organization in eastern Menlo Park, will face an early round of public review on Monday, March 26. Friday, 9:59 AM | 1 comments

High school district wary of Facebook's 'Willow Village'
"Dear Mr. Zuckerberg," starts a March 2 letter Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent Mary Streshly wrote to the Facebook CEO, in which she raises some concerns she has with the company's proposed "Willow Village." Thursday, 11:04 AM | 18 comments

Menlo fire board wants more info on employee housing proposal
Before a district employee's family is allowed to move into a home recently purchased by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District for $3.2 million, members of the district's board say they want a lot more information from Chief Harold Schapelhouman. Thursday, 11:59 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Council agrees to committee's district boundaries
At least for now, Menlo Park's governing body will stay a five-member council, but each council member will in the future have to come from the district he or she lives in, under new rules the City Council signed off on this week. Thursday, 11:51 AM

Menlo Park: Cleaning product fumes lead to hazardous materials call
A potential hazmat situation in Menlo Park was deemed safe on Wednesday afternoon (March 21) after Menlo Park Fire Protection District crews
determined a strong odor that caused three workers to become sick was likely from a combination of cleaning products. Thursday, 8:41 AM

Woodside Community Foundation offers $5,000 'seed funding' grants
The Woodside Community Foundation is giving money away. The charitable organization has announced a new Woodside Community Grant Project offering $5,000 to three Woodside area residents as "seed funding to grow your vision and cultivate our spirit of giving." Thursday, 8:10 AM

Woodside and Portola Valley help in gun buy-back program
Fundraising for a gun-buyback program in San Mateo County got a financial boost recently from the towns of Woodside and Portola Valley. Wednesday, 10:54 AM | 3 comments

Reflections on the Parkland shooting and on working for change
The first time I heard about a school shooting and really understood it was in 2012, when I read news about Sandy Hook Elementary School. Wednesday, 11:03 AM

Silicon Valley filmmakers share insights on what makes region tick
Menlo Park-based documentarian duo Michael Schwarz and Kiki Kapany of Kikim Media have traveled the world, conducting interviews and gathering footage to answer big questions related to food systems, public health, and religious pluralism, to name a few. For their latest project, they decided to do some digging closer to home. Wednesday, 10:40 AM

Three contested races for county offices on June ballot
The primary election set for June 5 includes candidates for statewide offices and for seats in Congress, but also San Mateo County sheriff, superintendent of public schools, and supervisor of District 3. Wednesday, 8:38 AM | 7 comments

Finance tech startup Robinhood to take over former Sunset headquarters
After sitting vacant for more than two years, a new tenant has been announced at the site of the former Sunset Publishing headquarters: finance tech startup Robinhood. Tuesday, 11:55 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Activists urge Willow Road changes to keep kids safe

Supervisors approve placing measure to raise bridge tolls on ballot

School board member denies wanting to arm teachers

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Menlo Park hires city clerk

Challenger cites pension liabilities in run against incumbent supervisor


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