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Menlo Park: Staff vacancy crisis slows city activity
In a deadpan refrain belying deeper urgency, Menlo Park staff reported to the City Council at its last meeting that because... Last comment 1 hour ago | 10 comments

A much better approach for Caltrain than electrification
On Monday, two hydrogen-powered trains, the world’s first, began operating on a 62-mile stretch between four towns in northern... Last comment 13 hours ago | 9 comments

MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project
MidPen Housing Corp., a nonprofit housing developer that owns affordable housing on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Willow Road,... Last comment 36 minutes ago | 21 comments

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Red flag warning in effect through this afternoon
A red flag warning is in effect in the Bay Area through Thursday afternoon because of hot, dry and windy conditions in the region, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday, 8:15 AM

Man arraigned in fatal 2011 shooting of Menlo Park woman
A 27-year-old man has been extradited to San Mateo County to face murder charges for a fatal 2011 shooting of a Menlo Park woman in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said on Tuesday. The murder victim, Catherine (Cate) Fisher, 19, was a Menlo Park gymnastics center instructor. Wednesday, 3:28 PM | 2 comments

Enrollment continues to dip in area schools
Enrollment slightly declined this school year for local elementary school districts, continuing a recent area trend. The drop, local experts say, is due to the migration of young families from the area to find more affordable housing. Wednesday, 11:08 AM | 6 comments

How do we slow down traffic on neighborhood streets?
Street Smarts, written this week by Jen Wolosin, discusses the importance of slowing down traffic on neighborhood streets and the challenges associated with doing so. Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 7 comments

Woodside: No parking on Marva Oaks Drive until factions find compromise
Residents of Marva Oaks Drive in Woodside and local equestrians could not reach a compromise over how to address parking and horse traffic along the road, so the Woodside Town Council has stepped in. Tuesday, 9:55 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Staff vacancy crisis slows city activity
In a deadpan refrain belying deeper urgency, Menlo Park staff reported to the City Council at its last meeting that because of severe staff shortages, "Resources may not be available for progress on important line items." Tuesday, 11:56 AM | 10 comments

Menlo Park: Police arrest man on suspicion of attempted rape
A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested in Menlo Park on Monday on suspicion of the attempted rape of a woman out jogging that afternoon, according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department. Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 2 comments

Today: Atherton investigating water capture facility at Menlo College
It's been nearly four months since Atherton City Council members, responding to protests from neighbors and visitors of Holbrook-Palmer Park, said they wanted to find a new location for a planned underground water storage and filtering facility. The town is hoping Menlo College might be that location. An item on a possible project is on the council's consent calendar for its meeting Sept. 19. Tuesday, 11:30 AM | 1 comments

Victim in Woodside hills accident was a Renaissance man
North Fair Oaks resident Stephen Morse, who was killed on Sept. 9 while riding his Vespa motor scooter in Woodside, was a man of many interests and talents, with strong local roots. Tuesday, 11:34 AM | 2 comments

New law requires apartment balcony inspections

Palo Alto professor accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault

New interactive voice technology being used by tax collector's office

Caltrain ridership up this year from 2017

Local CERT teams prepare for disaster

Police calls: Homeless man stabbed in encampment

Food sustainability: Can we hack it?

Home sales

Search-and-rescue team members deployed to North Carolina

MidPen submits plans for affordable housing project

M-A student's video is semifinalist in Breakthrough contest


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