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Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority
A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board... Last comment on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 6 comments

Police used city funds to taxi homeless woman to SF
In August of last year, a homeless woman who lives in Menlo Park was sent out of town on a one-way taxi to Ocean Beach in... Last comment on Nov 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 14 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


Woodside may consider seeking competitive bids for garbage contract
The Woodside Town Council expressed its dissatisfaction with a proposed 10-year solid waste disposal contract with San Jose-based GreenWaste Recovery on Tuesday (Nov. 12) by agreeing to consider seeking competing proposals. Wednesday, 1:06 PM | 2 comments

To halt evictions and rent hikes, Menlo Park council enacts 2020 state law immediately
In response to concerns that landlords are hiking rent or evicting tenants to get around a new state renter protection law that goes into effect on Jan. 1, the Menlo Park City Council voted on Tuesday to enact the law immediately. Wednesday, 11:55 AM

Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents
A plan to permit a tasting room and event center at Neely Wine in the middle of Portola Valley met with further caution from the town's Planning Commission on Nov. 6, while more than a dozen speakers unanimously panned the idea. Wednesday, 9:53 AM | 6 comments

Jury trial of former sheriff's deputy continued after defense challenges judge assignment
A jury trial of retired San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez was postponed until Nov. 18 when defense attorneys on Tuesday (Nov. 12) exercised a judicial challenge after the case was assigned to Judge Richard Dubois. Wednesday, 8:25 AM

Friday deadline for county transportation plan feedback
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority, which administers the two half-cent sales taxes that pay for transportation infrastructure projects countywide, has released a new five-year strategic plan for 2020 through 2024. Tuesday, 5:37 PM

Tonight: Portola Valley council to hold Planning Commission interviews, consider wildfire recommendations
The Portola Valley Town Council will interview candidates for the Planning Commission, receive a report for the town's Ad Hoc Wildfire Preparedness Committee, and consider a new garbage collection contract tonight (Nov. 13). Tuesday, 3:26 PM

Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority
A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board skipped a step when it approved a new flood control project in Menlo Park and Palo Alto in September. Monday, 3:38 PM | 6 comments

All Five preschool begins fundraising campaign for expansion
To fulfill its mission of educating children during their first five years of life, the nonprofit All Five preschool in Menlo Park is kicking off a campaign this month to raise $800,000 to expand its services. Tuesday, 8:42 AM | 1 comments

Restoration and wildfire prevention work closes Wunderlich County Park trails
Three major trails in Wunderlich County Park in Woodside are closed until Nov. 29 to allow the San Mateo County Parks Department and PG&E to do a trail reconstruction project, according to a parks department release. Tuesday, 11:58 AM

Guest opinion: Proposed garbage collection contract raises cart-size questions
A former town mayor has concerns about two aspects of a proposed garbage collection contract that the Portola Valley Town Council may approve on Nov. 13. Tuesday, 9:58 AM | 1 comments

Canopy in Action: Planting trees in Belle Haven
On a recent Saturday morning, nearly 100 people gathered at Belle Haven School, including Menlo Park's mayor and vice mayor and Facebook representatives, to plant 12 new trees along Chilco Street. Tuesday, 11:38 AM

Woodside council rejects challenge by equestrian bridge opponents
The Woodside Town Council has reversed a ruling by the Planning Commission that denied a conditional use permit for a bridge that will enable equestrians to bypass a washed-out section of a trail. Monday, 8:09 AM | 1 comments

For Veterans Day, a lesson about service and gratitude
Bob Williams of Menlo Park clearly recalls "a special boyhood thrill" that inspired him into adulthood and to this day: meeting and shaking hands with a U.S. military veteran. A veteran, mind you, of the American Civil War. Sunday, 6:09 PM

How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community

Home sales for the week of Nov. 4

Police used city funds to taxi homeless woman to SF

Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

Big garbage, recycling rate hikes in store for Woodside, Portola Valley

Menlo Park council to consider enacting state renter protection law early


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