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Menlo Park roundup: Council approves plan to move ahead with library projects
The Menlo Park City Council approved steps to move forward with an improved "library system" -- both the main library and... Last comment 22 hours ago | 3 comments

Fire board very close to choosing new colleague
The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District came very close Tuesday night to appointing Robert Jones to fill out... Last comment 14 hours ago | 25 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. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
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Five apply for Portola Valley school board appointment
The Portola Valley School District's governing board will appoint a member to fill the two years remaining on Jennifer Youstra's term after her resignation when it meets on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Friday, 5:53 PM

Meet the candidates for Portola Valley school board
There are four candidates named on the Nov. 7 ballot for three seats on the Portola Valley School District's board, but incumbent Karen Tate has withdrawn due to health problems. We introduce the remaining three. Thursday, 11:50 PM

Rumors fly as Atherton parcel tax campaign heats up
An email from Atherton officials sent to both the pro and con campaigns in the current parcel tax election warned that campaign signs should not be placed within 6 feet of paved roadways. That email appears to have sparked accusations against town officials. Thursday, 3:10 PM | 9 comments

Woodside: Struggles over leadership at Village Church
There's turmoil at the Woodside Village Church. Interim Pastor Ama Zenya, presiding since March 2015, is both loved and under fire, and perspective is everything in trying to determine whether she'll be staying or going. Friday, 9:45 AM | 3 comments

Longtime resident Eleanor Wood dies at 98
Eleanor Jenkins Wood, a longtime resident of Woodside and Portola Valley, died at Stanford Hospital on Sept. 12 at age 98. Friday, 9:39 AM

Felon arraigned for possessing firearm while filming music video
A convicted felon and alleged gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges of illegally possessing a firearm after filming a rap music video in which he allegedly handled a gun on camera, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Friday, 9:01 AM

Big turnout for Menlo Park historical walking tour
About 65 people got a glimpse into the history of Menlo Park during a recent walking tour led by Bo Crane of the Menlo Park Historical Association. Friday, 9:57 AM

Atherton: Pro and con views on Measure F, renewing parcel tax
Below are letters to the editor on both sides of the debate over renewing Atherton parcel tax -- Measure F on the Nov. 7 ballot. Thursday, 3:54 PM | 2 comments

David Young heads county behavioral health and recovery services
David A. Young is the new director of the San Mateo County Health System's division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, replacing the recently retired Stephen Kaplan. Friday, 9:47 AM

Editorial: Yes on Measure F to renew Atherton's parcel tax
Atherton voters are being asked to renew the town's parcel tax next month, a tax that's been in place for nearly 40 years. Friday, 9:09 AM

West Atherton house fire sends resident to hospital
A house fire Wednesday on Belbrook Way in west Atherton spread to nearby vegetation before it was put out 21 minutes after it was reported. Thursday, 11:20 AM | 6 comments

Atherton's John Freidenrich, leading Stanford supporter, dies
Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich, a leading supporter of Stanford University, co-founder of a major law firm, and an early investor in many Silicon Valley companies, died Oct. 11. He was 80. Thursday, 10:03 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park council OKs temporary commercial pot ban
Menlo Park City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to a 45-day moratorium on using land for commercial cannabis-related purposes and on allowing people to grow cannabis outdoors for personal use. The measure could be extended 22 months. Thursday, 9:29 AM | 2 comments

Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK
A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed 8-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion of Facebook's revised plans for its development along Bayfront Expressway. Thursday, 10:54 AM | 3 comments

Fire board very close to choosing new colleague
The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District came very close Tuesday night to appointing Robert Jones to fill out Rex Ianson's board term, but he must pass a background check before being officially appointed. Wednesday, 12:51 PM | 25 comments

Could the North Bay inferno happen here?
An aerial video of the suburban Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa shows block after block after block of parcels that are now uniformly, and chillingly, the color of ash. Could such a fire happen here? Tuesday, 10:43 PM | 8 comments

Menlo Park roundup: Council approves plan to move ahead with library projects
The Menlo Park City Council approved steps to move forward with an improved "library system" -- both the main library and Belle Haven branch library -- at its Oct. 17 meeting. Wednesday, 10:17 AM | 3 comments

State of the city? Things are good, Menlo Park mayor says
Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith presented an upbeat take on where things stand in Menlo Park during her "State of the City" address Oct. 12 at the renovated British Bankers Club restaurant downtown. Tuesday, 10:50 PM | 1 comments

Woodside's Day of the Horse: Photos, contest winners
Woodside's annual celebration of equestrian culture, the Day of the Horse, was held Saturday, Oct. 14, and included a fair, equestrian exhibits, stage coach rides, children's activities and a progressive trail ride. Tuesday, 10:29 PM

Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries
Menlo Park has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to create two 21st century libraries: a new main library in the Civic Center and a branch library in the Belle Haven community. Tuesday, 4:21 PM | 8 comments

Menlo Park: Bonus approved, 5 percent raise considered for city manager
The Menlo Park City Council approved a $6,654 bonus for City Manager Alex McIntyre, 3 percent of his salary, on Oct. 10, and more money may be on the way. Tuesday, 10:54 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January

Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Menlo Park: Election reformers recommend ranked-choice voting system

Menlo Park OKs hikes in pay, benefits for city employees

Opera review: Don't mess with Norma -- but do go to hear her sing

 

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