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Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race
Former Menlo Park City Council member Peter Ohtaki has pulled papers to run against incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash in District... Last comment 5 hours ago | 14 comments

Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Housing launches campaign
A group of Menlo Park residents celebrated the kick-off of the Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Homes campaign on Sunday,... Last comment on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:48 am | 21 comments

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff
The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive... Last comment on Aug 10, 2022 at 7:51 am | 2 comments

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Gentaro King, 7, flys his kite at Bedwell-Bayfront Park. Gentaro bought his kite on vacation in China and it is made of more than 30 paper pieces. Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010


The hidden secrets of the earliest printed pages
SLAC scientists study 600-year-old pages from the earliest printing presses in a new experiment comparing early printing presses of the east and west. Thursday, 6:00 PM

Bill on police radio encryption dies in committee
A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications fizzled Thursday when the state Assembly Appropriations Committee declined to advance the bill. Thursday, 4:45 PM

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash aims to tackle traffic, housing issues if reelected
Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has pulled papers to run for reelection in District 4, facing challenger Peter Ohtaki in Menlo Park's first contested City Council race of the year. Thursday, 1:29 PM | 1 comments

Perseids on the Peninsula: Summer stargazing peaks with annual meteor shower
Lick Observatory support astronomer Jon Rees offers tips on when and how to view the meteor shower, which will peak on Aug. 11 and 12. Thursday, 11:22 AM

Woman allegedly forced into restroom and raped on Stanford Campus
A man reportedly grabbed a woman from a parking lot at Stanford University and raped her in a restroom on Tuesday, according to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. The unidentified man remained at large on Wednesday. Thursday, 9:01 AM

With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far
Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November general election as the deadline to pull papers approaches on Aug. 12. Thursday, 11:30 AM | 1 comments

Community briefs: Atherton horse show returns, $10,000 scholarship awarded and more
In this week's community briefs, the Menlo Charity Horse Show is back after a two-year hiatus, teen wins equestrian scholarship, Portola Valley hosts its Town Picnic next month and applications are open for volunteer positions. Thursday, 11:26 AM

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case
Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance into a court diversion program and won't face trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Wednesday, 10:49 AM

State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline
In partnership with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the Campaign for California Borrowers' Rights on Monday launched a "California Student Debt Challenge," a statewide informational campaign on student loan forgiveness.
Wednesday, 11:36 AM | 1 comments

Alleged shoplifter resists loss prevention officers, tries to take man's cellphone
Police arrested a man on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise, physically resisting loss prevention personnel and attempting to rob an 80-year-old man at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday. Wednesday, 11:27 AM

Man charged in 1982 cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen
The search for the killer in a nearly 40-year-old cold-case murder of a 15-year-old Palo Alto teen has led to the arrest of a 75-year-old man from Hawaii, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Wednesday, 3:46 PM

Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race
Former Menlo Park City Council member Peter Ohtaki has pulled papers to run against incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash in District 4, kicking off Menlo Park's first contested City Council race of the year. Tuesday, 11:55 AM | 14 comments

The call of the wild: From paralyzed seagulls to skunks caught in bear traps, Peninsula wildlife rescue workers have seen it all
Meet the people who specialize in helping Silicon Valley's orphaned and injured wild animals. Tuesday, 9:58 AM

New report lists local communities among Bay Area's most racially and economically segregated neighborhoods
A new report shows that several Bay Area neighborhoods are highly segregated by race and wealth, with Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park on the top 20 list of the most segregated neighborhoods by white wealth. Tuesday, 10:01 AM | 8 comments

Menlo Park man arrested for indecent exposure at a Palo Alto park
A Menlo Park man was arrested on Friday afternoon after he allegedly exposed himself to a 4-year-old boy at El Camino Park, Palo Alto police said in a news release. Monday, 10:08 AM

Guest opinion: Shooting for carbon negative development, starting with the Stanford Wedge
Guest opinion writer David Smernoff writes that the Stanford Wedge housing project offers a timely and important opportunity to offer a practical and scientific demonstration of carbon negative development. Saturday, 9:02 AM

Coronavirus central: Roughly 80% of current COVID test results go unreported, according to preliminary data
Roughly 80% of current COVID-19 test results go unreported due to the widespread availability and use of rapid at-home tests, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study by UCSF. Thursday, July 28, 3:44 PM | 4 comments

Longtime Ravenswood school district trustee will not seek reelection this fall

Parking lot fire destroys McLaren office, Tesla batteries

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

Six arrested for providing alcohol to minors in Menlo Park sting operation

Menlo Park seeks to become regional draw for interior design

Menlo Park sends off its housing element to the state

For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Atherton shows up for a Night Out of fun with first responders

Health officials: San Mateo County's current COVID-19 surge is lasting longer than most, with transmission still high


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