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Menlo Balance switches up messaging, calls Measure V a 'pro-teacher' ballot initiative as election approaches
Nicole Chessari and Tim Yaeger, co-founders of Menlo Balance, are changing up their campaigning in order to fight what they... Last comment on Oct 4, 2022 at 1:47 pm | 91 comments

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"Grosbeak on my Feeder"
I took this photo of a black-headed Grosbeak on my patio at The Sequoias in Portola Valley a couple of weeks ago. Submitted by Earle Jones on Jun 24, 2013


Stanford professor named co-winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry
Stanford Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi is among three winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2022, according to an announcement Wednesday morning from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Wednesday, 11:32 AM | 1 comments

Three men arrested for September shooting in East Palo Alto
Over the past two weeks, police have arrested three men suspected of being involved in an East Palo Alto shooting that left bullet holes in several vehicles and buildings last month. Wednesday, 10:26 AM

County provides updates for Middlefield Road construction
Roadway reconstruction work is being performed on southbound Middlefield Road, from Dumbarton Avenue to First Avenue. San Mateo County says that impacts to businesses in the area where the construction work is occurring are expected.
Wednesday, 11:53 AM

Portola Valley: PAC aimed at unseating council members announces endorsements
A Portola Valley Political Action Committee aimed at unseating present Town Council members has announced it is endorsing three candidates in this November's election. Tuesday, 9:46 AM

Bicyclist attacked in race-fueled hit-and-run in downtown Palo Alto
An assault on Sept. 29 in Palo Alto is being investigated by police as a hate crime after a man on a bicycle was allegedly spat on, called a racial epithet and struck with a truck, police said Monday. Tuesday, 9:44 AM

Judge delays Elizabeth Holmes' sentencing
A federal judge on Monday ordered that the sentencing of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, scheduled for Oct. 17, be delayed. Judge Edward Davila plans to hold an evidentiary hearing on her request for a new trial. Tuesday, 9:44 AM | 1 comments

Man charged with hate crimes, robberies against South Asian women
An East Palo Alto man who allegedly ripped the necklaces from the necks of 14 South Asian women has been charged with robbery and hate crimes, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Monday. Monday, 12:26 PM

Portola Valley's mayor reveals why fellow council candidate was fired from town committee
Mayor Craig Hughes revealed at an election forum that fellow candidate Dale Pfau was fired from a town committee because he undermined female committee members and made disparaging remarks about them. Monday, 10:38 AM | 5 comments

Police arrest two Redwood City men following thefts at rare coin business in Menlo Park
Two Redwood City men were arrested on Sept. 29 following multiple thefts of a rare coin brokerage in Menlo Park according to police. Saturday, 8:29 AM

Candidates clash, talk about housing policy and wildfire risk during The Almanac's virtual forum
During an at times heated candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 29, the five seeking seats on the Portola Valley Town Council this November fielded questions on housing, concerns about town staff's response times, wildfire risk and more. Monday, 10:18 AM

Burglary reported in Atherton on Friday night
Someone broke into a house on the 300 block of Fletcher Drive in Atherton on Friday, Sept. 30, evening, according to police. It's not yet known if anything was taken during the break-in. Saturday, 8:51 AM

Woodside plans a weekend of fun celebrating the Day of the Horse
Woodside's Day of the Horse is a three-day long event this month, with festivities kicking off on Friday, Oct. 7, a progressive trail ride Saturday and a horse fair on Sunday featuring pony rides, face painting and hands-on activities. Sunday, 4:09 PM

Traffic alert: Los Altos Hills brush fire on southbound I-280
A brush fire has prompted the closure of lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 280 in the area of Los Altos Hills on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Friday, 7:33 PM

At Google's campus, state and local leaders urge greater efforts to conserve water
A group of state and local officials gathered at Google's Mountain View campus Thursday to praise the Bay Area and tout the benefits of conservation as California faces the prospect of a fourth consecutive year of drought. Thursday, 5:26 PM | 1 comments

Live forum to explore East Palo Alto City Council candidates' views
East Palo Alto City Council hopefuls include the incumbent mayor; a minister and coach; a former teacher; two self-employed business owners; a data scientist; and a proud graduate of public schools. Friday, 10:57 AM | 1 comments

After a pandemic hiatus, Woodside Musical Theatre returns to the stage with 'Bright Star'
After going dark during the pandemic, Woodside Musical Theatre is back with a new name and new production, staging "Bright Star" two weekends in October at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center. Friday, 9:19 AM

Caltrain plan to rebuild San Francisquito Bridge may upend Palo Alto's rail priorities
A proposal by Caltrain to replace the aged bridge over San Francisquito Creek at the Menlo Park border may force Palo Alto to speed up its plans for redesigning the Palo Alto Avenue rail crossing. Thursday, 9:37 AM

Guest opinion: Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley
I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing Town Planner. But more than anything, I cannot help but reflect on George's life with happiness and inspiration. Thursday, 11:03 AM | 2 comments

Clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors
Six clerks and servers in Menlo Park have been cited for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Menlo Park Police. Thursday, 11:37 AM | 3 comments

Three Ravenswood candidates running as a slate
Two trustees and a teacher are joining forces on a slate for the Ravenswood City School District's governing board. Wednesday, September 21, 11:49 AM

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts
View maps and charts showing updates on vaccinations, cases, deaths and hospitalizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Friday, September 9, 7:06 PM | 4 comments

SFO Airport worker strike ends after tentative deal reached

Newsom signs abortion protections into law

Menlo Park City Council requests grant for pedestrian and bike safety

Flying out of SFO? Better bring your own food

Sen. Becker holding virtual town hall meeting focusing on adolescent mental health

Dramatic spike in abandoned huskies end up at local animal shelter, leaving many up for adoption

Woodside planning director to retire at the end of October

Federal grant will help pay rent for 15 foster youth in San Mateo County

District attorney drops all felony charges against Indiana Batmobile-maker accused of theft

Gavin Newsom signs bill aimed at reducing catalytic converter thefts

Mental health workers reject Kaiser's latest contract offer to end strike

Climate activists take to Palo Alto streets to demand action from local politicians

Community briefs: star party in PV, talk on helping kids develop emotional vocabulary and more

Gov. Newsom signs bill addressing state's wild pig problem

The push for free community college gets a major showing, as hundreds call on Newsom to sign Becker's SB 893

Menlo Balance switches up messaging, calls Measure V a 'pro-teacher' ballot initiative as election approaches

Crime Briefs: men arrested for hunting deer in PV and man convicted of murder for EPA shooting

County supervisor urges state investigate public closure of therapy pool

Atherton housing plan includes new housing at Menlo College. That won't happen unless the school raises $20 million

The holidays are coming to town: Menlo Park seeks to bring back city-run events this fall

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