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Menlo Park Planning Commission seeks to curb displacement and fill city-owned lots with affordable homes
Menlo Park's Planning Commission highlighted the ideas of city-owned affordable housing and anti-displacement measures at... Last comment on Feb 6, 2023 at 11:51 am | 28 comments

Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence
Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company’s Mountain View office and now work in Fremont... Last comment 17 hours ago | 4 comments

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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


SRI Parkline developer agrees to consider building up to 800 units on Menlo Park campus
SRI is willing to consider up to 800 units of housing for its Parkline development as the Menlo Park Planning Commission wraps up a third round of reviewing the project's master plan. Tuesday, 2:39 PM

Vacancy opens on the San Mateo County Board of Education
The San Mateo County Board of Education is seeking applications for Trustee Area 7, which includes parts of Redwood City, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Portola Valley and Woodside, and some unincorporated areas of the county. Tuesday, 3:17 PM

San Mateo County to open disaster recovery center to assist residents impacted by storms
A disaster recovery center will open Thursday in San Mateo to help residents affected by recent storms learn about available assistance from local, state and federal agencies.
Wednesday, 11:17 AM

Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting housing plan
Two pro-housing groups are asking the court to limit Palo Alto's control over approving development application because it has not adopted a plan for adding more than 6,000 new dwellings by the state's Jan. 31 deadline. Tuesday, 10:34 AM | 2 comments

Stanford Medicine finds racial disparities in child abuse reporting
Black children who are injured because of suspected child abuse are reported to Child Protective Services more frequently than white children and those of other races, a new Stanford School of Medicine study has found. Tuesday, 10:17 AM | 1 comments

How to register for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten in local school districts
Registration is open for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) in most school districts in the Almanac's coverage area. Find out more on deadlines and where to enroll. Tuesday, 10:17 AM

Door smashed and bedroom ransacked in Portola Valley home burglary
Someone smashed a glass door to break into a home on the 400 block of Golden Oak Drive in Portola Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 1, according to a San Mateo County Sheriff's Office press release. Tuesday, 8:43 AM

Since 2000, enrollment has fallen 76% in Ravenswood schools, report shows
Ravenswood school district officials are reporting a significant drop in enrollment over the years, due to charter schools and changing demographics. Monday, 11:55 AM | 9 comments

La Baguette settles federal lawsuit for $430K in fraudulent PPP claims
A Palo Alto bakery has settled a lawsuit with the federal government for making false claims to acquire $430,000 through a program designed to help struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sunday, 8:30 AM | 1 comments

Guest Opinion: In response to tragedy, more must be done to curb gun violence
While California is ranked first in the nation when it comes to gun safety, that means absolutely nothing to the families of the seven dead farmworkers because it certainly wasn't safe for them, state Senator Josh Becker argues. Saturday, 8:24 AM | 1 comments

At new Victoria Ballet, classes celebrate the power of art
A new studio provides dance and art lessons to people of all ages. The classes offered include all experience levels -- from beginners who have never stepped up to the barre to pre-professional dancers. Monday, 11:34 AM

Here's what you need to know about the new teacher-housing project in Palo Alto
Plans are underway to break ground on an educator-housing project in Palo Alto, bringing affordable housing to teachers in several local school districts in Santa Clara and San Mateo County. Friday, 11:06 AM

12-year-old boy's bicycle stolen in Menlo Park strong-arm robbery
Menlo Park police are seeking residents' help finding a suspect after a teenager reportedly punched a 12-year-old and stole his bicycle on Feb. 1. Thursday, 1:58 PM | 1 comments

Teachers share impact of flood damage at Las Lomitas Elementary
Some 20 classrooms and learning spaces at the K-3 school were damaged in the winter storms. Friday, 8:19 AM | 3 comments

California snowpack reaches record high in latest survey
The series of atmospheric rivers that hit California in the months of December and January certainly improved the state's snowpack, state water officials confirmed during their second snow survey of the year.
Thursday, 12:20 PM

Woodside sends housing plan to the state but doesn't adopt it
With three options on the table and a looming state-mandated deadline on Jan. 31, the Woodside Town Council agreed to include fewer units on town-owned sites in its housing strategy, but stopped short of adopting the plan. Thursday, 10:14 AM | 1 comments

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors honor victims of Half Moon Bay shootings, pledge to help farm workers
The Board of Supervisors honored the victims of last week's mass shooting in Half Moon Bay to start its regular meeting on Tuesday, as supervisors pledged to improve living conditions for farm laborers. Thursday, 11:14 AM

Menlo Park sends housing element to the state for round two
The Menlo Park City Council got its housing element in under the wire, certifying and adopting it Jan. 31 on a 4-1 vote, with Drew Combs opposed. Thursday, 10:14 AM | 10 comments

Atherton guts most of multifamily housing from plan it's sending to state
Around 250 people turned out for Atherton City Council's Tuesday meeting to sound off about the town's contentious efforts to craft a state-approved plan for building housing over the next eight years. Wednesday, February 1, 11:06 AM | 11 comments

Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions
Since a mass shooting on Jan. 23 that killed seven people on two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, roughly 40 residents who lived on-site have been staying in nearby hotels, with no estimate of when they can return. Tuesday, January 31, 4:50 PM

Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County
A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Wednesday, February 1, 10:05 AM | 2 comments

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man
Stanford police are under scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has gained national attention following a viral Twitter thread from a witness. Tuesday, January 31, 2:28 PM | 2 comments

Menlo Park affordable housing development begins accepting applications for lottery

Bay Area cold snap expected for next few days

Atherton Library celebrates Lunar New Year with dance performance

San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee Joe Ross announces resignation

Menlo Park police seeking public's help after a hit-and-run seriously injures one person on Marsh Road

Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation

Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab'

Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home

Community briefs: Orchids at Filoli, $10K equestrian scholarship and more

Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Here's how you can support the Half Moon Bay community right now (and take care of yourself)

Think you're juggling a lot? Go behind the scenes of the Game of Throws circus arts festival in Palo Alto

Saying it needs more time, Portola Valley opts to submit revised housing element late


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