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Atherton council promises to try to save civic center trees
As many as 13 healthy heritage trees could be cut down to make way for the construction of a new civic center in Atherton,... Last comment 11 hours ago | 5 comments

Willows traffic crisis: Menlo Park to install 'No Thru Traffic' signs
Drastically worsened traffic conditions on Willow Road and in the Willows neighborhood due to the installation of new signals... Last comment on Nov 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 45 comments

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

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'Michelin-caliber' restaurant to open near Atherton
The restaurant group behind local establishments The Village Pub and Mayfield Bakery & Cafe plans to open a Michelin-caliber restaurant along El Camino Real near the northern border of Atherton. Tuesday, 2:07 PM

Update: Woodside agrees to hold ethics-code workshop
A workshop could begin in January to revisit the ethics code that, since 1994, has governed the behavior of Woodside's Town Hall employees and the town's elected and appointed officials, according to Mayor Tom Livermore. Tuesday, 10:38 AM | 2 comments

Atherton tax election: Each side raises around $6,000
Both the pro and con campaign committees in the recent parcel tax election raised similar amounts of money, but the opponents left much of their money unspent, according to campaign finance reports. Tuesday, 10:35 AM

Update: Mail truck fire disrupts Menlo Park postal service
The unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service notwithstanding, heat did stay a mail courier's rounds in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park shortly after noon on Friday, Nov. 17, but the problem was not a sweltering day. Tuesday, 10:39 AM

Update: How woman was rescued; vehicle draped with live wire
A traffic accident on La Honda Road about 1 mile west of Skyline Boulevard on Nov. 16 left a motorist inside a wrecked vehicle that was draped with at least one live electrical wire -- and staying safe thanks in part to bystanders' advice. Tuesday, 10:50 AM | 2 comments

Update: Menlo Park council reverses approval of Stanford project
Claiming inaccuracies and omissions in Stanford's traffic projections for its current and future developments, the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Nov. 14 for two actions meant to halt approval of two Stanford developments until the city receives better traffic data. Tuesday, 9:59 AM | 5 comments

Atherton council promises to try to save civic center trees
As many as 13 healthy heritage trees could be cut down to make way for the construction of a new civic center in Atherton, the City Council learned last week. Monday, 11:44 AM | 5 comments

Guest opinion: Polarized voting in Menlo Park has not been proven
The City Council, facing a potential lawsuit represented by attorney Kevin Shenkman, is scrambling to create a plan for city voting districts, with Belle Haven the focal neighborhood. But neither the council nor the person threatening to sue currently knows if there is racially polarized voting. Monday, 11:33 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Trash pickup rates to rise
Trash pickup rates in Menlo Park will rise over the next three years, some by as steeply as 63 percent. Monday, 11:20 AM

Menlo Park: Shift in City Hall staff
To better grapple with city staff vacancies and an imminent retirement, some changes have been made in Menlo Park's Community Services department. Monday, 9:11 AM

Consultants say Menlo Park school's playing field is safe; parents disagree
After parents questioned aspects of a consultant's report on the safety of the artificial turf field at Hillview Middle School, the Menlo Park City School District's board has asked for more information before deciding what to do next. Friday, 10:15 AM | 16 comments

La Honda Road blocked due to collision, downed wires, Thursday evening
Overhead wires downed after a vehicle collision at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 16) blocked La Honda Road (state Highway 84) west of Skyline Boulevard for a time, drawing first responders and repair crews to the scene. Friday, 11:46 AM

Menlo Park: Bedwell Bayfront Park plan approved
Under a 25-year master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park, unanimously approved Nov. 14 by the Menlo Park City Council, the city plans to invest in a park ranger, more accessible trails, park infrastructure, and educational spaces and programs. Friday, 11:29 AM | 1 comments

Editorial: Menlo Park's tone-deaf lobbyist proposal sidelined
New revelations that the FBI was investigating a top partner of Mercury Public Affairs helped derail Menlo Park's plan to hire the lobbyist firm, thanks to a public outcry. But why was the city considering doing business with this firm in the first place? Friday, 8:13 AM | 5 comments

Portola Valley: How local women made an impact in Virginia elections
Fifteen Portola Valley women asked not what Virginia could do for them, but what they could do for Virginia -- though they did get something for their efforts: a discovery that the politics of Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans are vulnerable to get-out-the-vote campaigns. Thursday, 10:02 AM | 10 comments

Postal vehicle catches fire in Menlo Park

Menlo Park: Park to be renamed after war hero Karl Clark

Local home sales: Woodside, Menlo Park

Once again, Portola Valley school board will appoint a new member

Home sales: Nearly $7 million sale for 107-year-old Menlo Park home

RV evictions spur protest

Woodside agrees to settle ethics code case

Willows traffic: 'No Thru Traffic' signs up

Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep


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