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Guest opinion: Our dire downtown Menlo Park
When visitors come to see me in my offices in downtown Menlo Park, they often remark that they're surprised to see how rundown... Last comment 8 minutes ago | 23 comments

Uneven Ground
Meet the new industrial pollution, a jobs-housing balance so skewed that it prices people out of their homes, triggers kids'... Last comment on Sep 19, 2019 at 10:03 pm | 3 comments

Flegel's building is for sale but business to continue as usual
The building that houses Flegel's Interior Design & Distinctive Home Furnishings, at 870 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, is... Last comment on Sep 20, 2019 at 10:34 am | 4 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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Police lean on training to diffuse crisis during encounter with mentally ill man
East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police used crisis-de-escalation techniques to try to diffuse a situation with a mentally ill man before having to use a Taser on Sept. 18. Sunday, 11:06 AM

Home sales for the week of Sept. 16
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Atherton recorded the highest sale at $10,780,000 for a six-bedroom, contemporary Mediterranean home constructed in 2016. Sunday, 7:37 AM

County sets hearing in Palo Alto on Stanford general-use permit
Launching into the final phase of the review process for Stanford University's application for a permit to add development on campus, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will hold four public meetings over the next six weeks. Sunday, 8:31 AM

Menlo Park district preschool expands in its second year with classroom at Oak Knoll School
Students are settling into the first days of the school year at the Early Learning Center, which recently added students and expanded to another local campus. Saturday, 7:17 AM

Three women arrested for Woodside auto burglary
Three women were arrested for felony burglary and conspiracy in Woodside on Wednesday (Sept. 18) after they were spotted breaking into a car in the 3400 block of Sand Hill Road, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Friday, 5:35 PM

What will be their future on a warming planet?
Students at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park were among the estimated tens of thousands of Bay Area students who participated in the Global Climate Strike today (Sept. 20). Friday, 4:58 PM

Nonprofit aims to bolster number of early childhood education teachers in county
San Mateo County will need to fill about 2,500 teaching spots by 2025 to keep pace with the growing need for early childhood education programs, according to a 2016 early learning facilities needs assessment for the county. Friday, 11:12 AM

Man jumps from Menlo Park building in apparent suicide
A Facebook employee jumped off the fourth floor of a building on the company's campus, in the 100 block of Jefferson Drive, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 19) in an apparent suicide, according to the Menlo Park Police Department. Thursday, 2:39 PM | 1 comments

Man arrested after hitting Menlo Park officer with his car
A 19-year-old San Mateo man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday (Sept. 17) after he allegedly hit a Menlo Park police officer with his car, bruising the officer's knee. Thursday, 6:27 PM | 3 comments

Valpo Fun Run supports Peninsula Bridge in flying colors
Registration is now open to all runners, walkers and strollers wanting a colorful way to have fun and raise money for a local cause by participating in the Valpo Fun Run. The cost to register goes up next Tuesday. Friday, 7:53 AM

Flegel's building is for sale but business to continue as usual
The building that houses Flegel's Interior Design & Distinctive Home Furnishings, at 870 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, is for sale, but there's no need for alarm bells, says the store's general manager, Brian Flegel. Thursday, 10:38 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park man shot, killed when 'illegal transaction' evolves into dispute
A man shot when an "illegal transaction" evolved into a dispute in East Palo Alto died two days later, marking the city's first homicide case of the year, police said this week. Thursday, 10:27 AM | 2 comments

Uneven Ground
Meet the new industrial pollution, a jobs-housing balance so skewed that it prices people out of their homes, triggers kids' asthma and forces people to pick: grueling commute or substandard housing. What's being done to change this? Thursday, 10:20 AM | 3 comments

Woodside, Portola Valley in the same fire-risk league as Paradise
Imagine a day with temperatures in the 90s and gale-force winds blowing in the San Mateo County hills. Then imagine that someone or something ignites a fire. Are we vulnerable to the type of inferno witnessed last year in Paradise? Thursday, 7:58 AM | 4 comments

Kepler's offers free tickets to students for 'Green New Deal' book talk
Kepler's Literary Foundation is offering 300 free tickets for students to an event with journalist Naomi Klein, author of "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" on Friday, Sept. 27. Thursday, 9:33 AM

Stephen Curry buys Atherton home for $31 million, report says
Stephen and Ayesha Curry purchased a $31 million home in Atherton, according to a Variety media report. Wednesday, 9:54 AM | 8 comments

Guest opinion: Learning our history, raising our consciousness, leveling the ground
A huge thank you to The Almanac and Kate Bradshaw for the important and well-researched series, "Uneven Ground: How unequal land use harms communities in southern San Mateo County." Wednesday, 10:41 AM

Longtime Menlo Park resident Mary Whittle Tipton dies at 98
Mary Whittle Tipton, who was a member of St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park since its founding, died on June 24, just weeks after her 98th birthday. Wednesday, 2:35 PM | 1 comments

Protesters follow Trump to Los Trancos, near Portola Valley

Menlo Park eyeing project to streamline Bayfront Expressway connection between Dumbarton Bridge and U.S. 101

Two home burglaries in Atherton since Friday

Menlo Park school district bond refinancing saves $3.7 million

 

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