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Menlo Park council: No moratorium
The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday backed away from a proposal to enact a citywide moratorium on nonresidential development... Last comment on Jun 14, 2019 at 5:08 pm | 10 comments

Guest opinion: Let's tackle the moral crisis of our time: affordable housing
In 1994, my husband and I put a bid on a house in Ladera. The deal never went through, but one of the shocks of my life came... Last comment on Jun 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 11 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


Home sales: Three homes sell for over $10M in Atherton
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the most-expensive transaction this week with the sale of a $23 million home. Sunday, 8:22 AM

Menlo Park woman using oxygen dies in accidental fire
A woman who was smoking in her Menlo Park home while also using oxygen in a medical cylinder to breathe died last night (June 14) when she caught on fire, according to a news bulletin from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Saturday, 3:30 PM

Menlo Park: Attempted murder suspect to undergo mental competency review
The man charged with attempted murder after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with a stolen vehicle on June 7 in Menlo Park showed up in court on Friday (June 14) after refusing to appear at two previously scheduled arraignment hearings. Friday, 7:10 PM

Girls rock on first Little League all-female team, the Rockies
Gender equality in sports took a happy step forward on the local baseball field this season as the Menlo Atherton Little League put together an all-girls team for the first time ever. Saturday, 9:21 AM

Man accused of 1974 cold-case killing near Stanford campus pleads not guilty
A 74-year-old man accused of murdering two 21-year-old women whose strangled bodies were found on Stanford University property about a year apart in the 1970s pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in one of the cases on Friday. Friday, 6:36 PM

Last vestiges of Woodside's Jackling House still in limbo
Steve Jobs may have hated his George Washington Smith-designed house in Woodside and had it torn down, but many homes designed near the architect's home in Santa Barbara County are now worth millions of dollars. Friday, 5:05 PM

Block party perks up downtown Menlo Park
Downtown Menlo Park was a lively scene Wednesday evening as the city and the Chamber of Commerce hosted the 13th annual community block party. Photographer Magali Gauthier was there to capture the spirit of the evening with pictures. Thursday, 4:40 PM | 2 comments

Former Woodland School director files age discrimination suit
A former employee of the private Woodland School in Portola Valley is suing the school for age discrimination. Thursday, 5:11 PM

Portola Valley School board approves election for two seats
With two Portola Valley School District board members' terms up in December, the board voted at a June 5 meeting to authorize an election for the seats on the November ballot. Trustee Gulliver La Valle said he won't seek re-election. Friday, 9:00 AM

M-A program offers free Latin lessons to K-8 students
A group of Menlo-Atherton High School students will spend their Saturdays tutoring elementary and middle schoolers in Latin to improve their literacy and English language skills through a newly launched, free program. Thursday, 3:51 PM | 1 comments

County to expand flood district to create 'resilient shoreline'
Flooding isn't a new problem in San Mateo County. But with climate change-driven sea level rise and development along the Bay, there's new urgency in the county to combat water-related threats to the county. Thursday, 10:38 AM

$27K in restitution ordered for man who hacked The Almanac
The 36-year-old man who hacked and temporarily shut down and other Embarcadero Media websites nearly four years ago was sentenced on June 12 in federal court. Wednesday, 5:32 PM

Ex-Stanford sailing coach who accepted nearly $800K in bribes through college admissions scam sentenced
Stanford University's former head sailing coach John Vandemoer became the first person to be sentenced in the college admissions case Wednesday for knowingly designating two applicants as recruits despite their lack of experience. Wednesday, 1:09 PM | 2 comments

Civic center, traffic and public safety at top of Atherton's priorities list
Concerns over funding for the civic center, traffic and public safety are of greatest importance to Atherton City Council members over the next two years, they said at a recent goal-setting meeting. Thursday, 11:59 AM

Atherton Police Department lobby closed until Tuesday

Menlo Park council: No moratorium

Menlo Park, Atherton water main work underway

Semitruck driver suffers moderate injuries in crash

Lawmaker behind SB 50 makes case for zoning reforms to address state housing crisis

'Champion' activist and journalist Nita Spangler dies

Police calls: Woman breaks into home, makes herself at home

Nativity Carnival draws crowds over weekend

Home sales: Mountain View sees 20 transactions


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