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Portola Valley revises lighting policies
It's dark on moonless nights in Portola Valley, due in part to residents being discouraged in using lights triggered by motion... Last comment on Jul 19, 2018 at 10:41 am | 11 comments

Grand jury says Menlo fire district is not prepared to deal with growth
A just-issued grand jury report questions whether the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is prepared to meet the challenges... Last comment on Jul 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm | 55 comments

 
 
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Coach arrested on suspicion of sex crime with teen student
A 37-year-old San Jose man who coaches badminton in Menlo Park was arrested July 12 and booked into the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of annoying or molesting a minor and a "sexual assault-related crime," according to Sheriff's Office Sergeant Richard Glennon. Friday, 11:10 AM | 2 comments

Atherton: Council requests meeting with fire board to discuss study's conclusions
Atherton's City Council wants Menlo Park Fire Protection District officials to end their public silence about a January report showing the fire district spends less than half its Atherton-generated property tax revenue providing services in the town. The council hopes to schedule a joint public meeting to discuss the report and what to do about it. Friday, 11:58 AM | 5 comments

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter dies at 87
Burton Richter, a former Stanford University physics professor who won the Nobel Prize in 1976, died Wednesday in Palo Alto. He was 87 years old. Friday, 10:13 AM

Saturday: Movie night at Flood Park
The San Mateo County Parks Department is partnering with the county Sheriff's Activity League to host a free movie night in Menlo Park on Saturday, July 21. Thursday, 5:28 PM

Roster grows by seven in local races
The list of potential candidates running for local office in San Mateo County in the Nov. 6 election has grown by seven since late Monday, the first day of the candidate filing period. Thursday, 11:57 AM

Atherton council members considering taking on debt to build civic center
Faced with the reality of having to slash features from the plans for a new Atherton library and town offices to bring the cost down, the City Council has begun talking about going into debt to pay for the long-planned project. Thursday, 11:58 AM | 7 comments

Menlo Summer Fest returns this weekend
The annual Menlo Summer Fest returns to Menlo Park's downtown area on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. Thursday, 9:12 AM | 1 comments

Free coding camp for kids starts Saturday
A Woodside Priory student who helped establish a group of fellow students dedicated to STEM education and robotics will host a free coding camp for students in first through sixth grade from July 21 through 28. Wednesday, 2:23 PM

State Democrats support repeal of Costa-Hawkins
The California Democratic Party on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to endorse Proposition 10, the statewide Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the anti-rent-control Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and return power to regulate rents to local communities.
Wednesday, 10:42 AM | 7 comments

Thursday: Creedence Clearwater tribute band in Portola Valley
The second of three free summer concerts in Portola Valley takes place Thursday, July 19. The Fog City Swampers, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, performs on the lawn at Town Center at 765 Portola Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 10:35 AM

Caltrain boosts its fares
As of this month, Caltrain's monthly pass rate includes an additional day, at an increased cost.
Wednesday, 11:11 AM

Local residents signing up to run in November election
As the filing period for candidates in several local races opened on Monday, a number of local residents picked up the papers they must fill out to become candidates, while a few turned in their completed paperwork needed to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Tuesday, 11:58 AM | 9 comments

Regional group exploring housing solutions
The Committee to House the Bay Area on Wednesday will present the public's input on how to build more affordable and low-income housing throughout the region. Tuesday, 10:29 AM

Portola Valley revises lighting policies
It's dark on moonless nights in Portola Valley, due in part to residents being discouraged in using lights triggered by motion sensors. The guidelines have changed, but pedestrians should still find themselves in the dark. Monday, 5:45 PM | 11 comments

Police calls: Police arrest man carrying brass knuckles
Crime reports from Atherton, Woodside and Menlo Park Monday, 11:16 AM

Wednesday: Atherton council to discuss options for future as part of fire district

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