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Menlo Park: Should new library include housing?
Where to put a new main library and whether it should include housing were two questions discussed but not resolved at a... Last comment 1 hour ago | 7 comments

Atherton has little interest in elevating train tracks
Atherton's City Council, responding to a request for input from Menlo Park, offered no hope that it supports elevating train... Last comment on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 31 comments

Atherton residents protest height of planned Caltrain poles
As Caltrain begins construction to electrify its train service, Atherton residents are protesting plans to install nearly... Last comment 12 hours ago | 12 comments

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts
The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,... Last comment on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm | 19 comments

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Police calls: Crime reports from Woodside, Ladera, Menlo Oaks, Atherton
These reports are from the Atherton Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Monday, 10:55 PM

Portola Valley: Marijuana sales in town worry residents
The idea of a retail marijuana dispensary in a central commercial area in Portola Valley has residents painting grim scenarios, including of Peninsula cannabis tourism and back-door deals with seedy characters. Monday, 10:52 PM | 6 comments

Menlo Park: Should new library include housing?
Where to put a new main library and whether it should include housing were two questions discussed but not resolved at a public meeting held Monday, Dec. 4, at the Menlo Park Library. Monday, 11:31 PM | 7 comments

Tonight: School board reviews report on enrollment declines
A report on declining enrollment in local school districts will be reviewed by the board of the Menlo Park City School District on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 19 comments

Tuesday: Meeting on lessons learned from North Bay fires
Lessons learned from the North Bay fires will be discussed at the annual joint meeting of the Board of Directors of Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Atherton City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Tuesday, 10:11 AM

After all these years: St. Raymond class reunites
Some didn't have to leave Menlo Park, but many traveled hundreds and in some cases, thousands, of miles. But they all came to celebrate and reminisce. Monday, 4:25 PM

Menlo Park: City's 'satisfaction survey' raises red flags for some
Menlo Park's biennial survey by Godbe Research, circulated randomly among residents in early December to gauge their satisfaction with city services, raised concerns for some respondents that the way several questions were phrased may result in wrong conclusions. Monday, 10:21 AM | 11 comments

Fourth girl says coach touched her inappropriately
Prosecutors have added a fourth child, this one 5 years old, to the list of girls who claim to have been touched inappropriately by an Emerald Hills man and former after-school coach at a San Carlos elementary school. Monday, 11:42 AM

Supes OK limited commercial cultivation of marijuana
It will soon be OK to grow marijuana for commercial purposes in unincorporated San Mateo County if it's grown in a greenhouse, according to an ordinance given preliminary approval Dec. 5 by the Board of Supervisors. Sunday, 11:12 PM | 2 comments

Silicon Valley and its impacts were Markoff's beats
Silicon Valley is going to face real competition in several key technical areas in years to come -- a key take-away from a lively talk in Portola Valley by former New York Times science and technology writer John Markoff. Sunday, 5:54 PM

Atherton has little interest in elevating train tracks

Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting in marshland area

SamTrans adopts study on easing Dumbarton Corridor traffic congestion

Winant calls Atherton police probe of his mistreatment claims 'a travesty'

Menlo Park settles development-related lawsuit with East Palo Alto

Menlo Park police calls: attempted robbery, auto burglaries, thefts

Menlo Park sends firefighters and equipment south

Brooke Day is new Portola Valley School board member

Menlo Park council OKs 'traffic calming' measures in Willows


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