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Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan
Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting... Last comment on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm | 38 comments

Woman in critical condition after being struck by SamTrans bus in Menlo Park
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a SamTrans bus on El Camino Real in Menlo Park during... Last comment on Jul 1, 2022 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments

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"5th Redwood National Champions"
Over the weekend of March 12-13, 2022, the 5th grade All-Net team boys basketball players representing the Redwood Chapter of the Silicon Valley Section for National Junior Basketball (NJB) competed in the 2022 NJB National Tournament held in Garden Grove California. The team was comprised of the best 5th grade players in the local division, which draws from Menlo Park, Atherton, Emerald Hills, Redwood City, and Palo Alto. Redwood captured the National Title beating out local rival Saratoga with the final score 31 to 29. Picture: (Front Row) Tristan Trinidad, Graham Alden, Nick Baker, Sebastian Leonardo (Middle Row) Robert Hayes, Blake Danielewicz, Colton Sims, Augie Arata, Jack Clark (Rear Row) Ken Morgan (Assistant Coach), and Phillip Trinidad (Head Coach) Submitted by Sandra Madrigal on Mar 29, 2022


Community briefs: Portola Valley Library to open 7 days a week and local students rack up honors
In this week's community briefs, the Portola Valley Library expands its schedule to open daily for the first time and Menlo Park City School District students are tapped for a mural project, SamTrans bus art contest and more. Sunday, 8:00 AM

Menlo Park council in tense negotiations with aquatics center operator over Burgess Pool contract
Contract negotiations to decide who will operate Menlo Park's public pools appear to have hit an impasse at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 28.
Saturday, 8:27 AM | 2 comments

Big Basin Redwood State Park is set to partially reopen in July, after devastating CZU Lightning Complex Fire
Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County is partially reopening later this month for the first time since the CZU Lightning Complex Fire destroyed much of the park in August 2020. Friday, 2:21 PM

Antiques Roadshow draws 2,500 to Filoli
The Antiques Roadshow came to Woodside last week to film its 27th season. Friday, 10:51 AM

Wanted: Short-term home with loving foster family for puppies seeking adoption
Menlo Park resident Molly McComas began fostering dogs with her mother when she was 15, after adopting from Pound Puppy Rescue. Now, 12 years and more than 100 puppies later, her 7-year-old daughter is how to foster homeless pups. Friday, 11:30 AM

Second suspected case of monkeypox identified in Santa Clara County
Another probable case of monkeypox has been found in a county resident, the county Public Health Department said Thursday. The case is not connected to a previous case announced on June 23. Friday, 11:31 AM

Former community college chancellor pleads not guilty on corruption charges
Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo pleaded not guilty to all corruption charges leveled against him on Thursday, June 30. Thursday, 5:04 PM | 1 comments

How abortion ruling could affect IVF and embryonic research
The end of federal abortion rights could inspire groups that seek to protect embryos to urge greater limits on in vitro fertilization and embryonic stem cell research, Stanford law professor Hank Greely said. Friday, 11:33 AM

Menlo Balance initiative faces council scrutiny, resident complaints
Menlo Balance's initiative to prohibit the Menlo Park City Council from redesignating lots zoned for single-family homes without voter approval has all the signatures needed to appear on the November ballot. Thursday, 11:23 AM | 9 comments

How Emerald Hills got their animals to safety during the Edgewood Fire
Emerald Hills residents quickly came together to get their animals, including horses and ponies, out of the area when the Edgewood Fire broke out and scorched 20 acres. Wednesday, 4:43 PM | 1 comments

Sleeping man, found with stolen loaded gun in car, arrested
Police arrested a man earlier this week for allegedly possessing a stolen semi-automatic handgun that was loaded and equipped with a high-capacity magazine in downtown Palo Alto. Thursday, 11:24 AM

Woman in critical condition after being struck by SamTrans bus in Menlo Park
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a SamTrans bus on El Camino Real in Menlo Park during early morning hours on Wednesday, June 29, at 1:20 a.m., according to Menlo Park police. Wednesday, 10:18 AM | 2 comments

Emerald Hills resident powers the community
Faced with overnight power outages, Emerald Hills resident George Whitehill and his family decided to assist the community where they could by providing power for neighbors to charge their devices. Wednesday, 11:28 AM

Hillsborough couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam
A couple who pleaded guilty to charges for securing their daughters' admission to college by paying to cheat on entrance exams and creating false athlete profiles in a national scandal was sentenced in Boston federal court. Wednesday, 10:41 AM

In their scrubs and white coats, Stanford doctors rally against Roe v. Wade decision
Hundreds gathered outside of the Li Ka Shing Center at the Stanford School of Medicine on a hot Monday afternoon to rally for abortion rights amid last week's Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Tuesday, 10:24 AM

One of the coldest points in our solar system is in Menlo Park
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) has made revolutionary discoveries over the years, but its recent development has made a 1-kilometer stretch under Menlo Park colder than most of space. Monday, 6:00 PM

Coronavirus central: FDA formally recommends modified vaccine boosters targeted at omicron subvariants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its formal recommendation Thursday to update the available COVID-19 vaccines to protect against strains of the omicron variant. Friday, 5:00 PM | 4 comments

Great America to eventually close after developer buys land

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control

Cal Fire officials: Edgewood Fire is now 100% contained

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames from Edgewood Fire erupt just a few hundred feet away

Officials from Santa Clara, San Mateo counties vow support for out-of-state patients seeking abortions

Community briefs: Atherton town manager gets pay bump, scholarship winners announced and more


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