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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... Last comment on Nov 20, 2017 at 12:36 am | 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 16 hours ago | 45 comments

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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, the City Council learned last week. Monday, 11:44 AM | 1 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

Postal vehicle catches fire in Menlo Park
A U.S. Postal Service vehicle caught fire in Menlo Park Friday. Monday, 9:12 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
The feel and function of Menlo Park's Bedwell Bayfront Park will remain mostly the same over the next quarter-century, but with some significant investment to support adding a park ranger, more accessible trails and 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

Menlo Park council reverses approval of Stanford's office building on Sand Hill Road
Claiming inaccuracies and omissions in Stanford's traffic projections for its current and future developments, the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously in favor of two actions meant to slow the university's ambitious growth plans. Thursday, 10:25 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

Menlo Park: Park to be renamed after war hero Karl Clark
Karl Clark, a Menlo Park resident and World War II hero who died in March at age 100, is at last getting the prompt recognition he was denied when he was alive. Wednesday, 6:19 PM | 1 comments

Local home sales: Woodside, Menlo Park
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from county recorders' offices. Wednesday, 11:41 PM

Once again, Portola Valley school board will appoint a new member
It may seem like deja vu, but Portola Valley's school board voted on Wednesday night (Nov. 15) to make an appointment to fill a vacancy on the five-member board. Thursday, 10:19 AM

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 crisis: City to install 'No Thru Traffic' signs

Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Police calls in Atherton, Woodside, Ladera

Wildfire fears: Woodside fire district calls meetings

Menlo Park losing Police Chief Bob Jonsen to Palo Alto


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