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Dogged by constant barking, Haven Avenue residents seek relief
The barking is constant, and has been since Jackie Comstock moved in to the Anton Menlo apartment complex on Haven Avenue... Last comment 14 hours ago | 24 comments

Grand jury says entire county at risk of wildfire
A San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report released on July 9 warns residents of urban areas not to be complacent about wildfires... Last comment on Jul 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 7 comments

Guest opinion: Government/business collaboration has led city into a mess
While reading Kate Bradshaw's article about the Menlo Park City Council's decision to back away from a citywide moratorium,... Last comment on Jul 15, 2019 at 10:26 am | 8 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


City seeks new strategy to support 'missing middle'
It's a challenge that has long befuddled policymakers grappling with the housing crisis: How can they create incentives for the construction of housing units intended for rent by mid-range income earners? Tuesday, 4:08 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Back-to-back meetings for City Council
The Menlo Park City Council is holding back-to-back meetings this week, with one held yesterday, July 15, and one scheduled for tonight, July 16, to tackle some of its ongoing challenges. Tuesday, 11:41 AM

Mandy Harvey to perform at fundraiser to benefit hearing impaired patients
Mandy Harvey, an "America's Got Talent" Golden Buzzer winner a couple of seasons ago, brings her inspirational talent to the Peninsula to raise money to help under-served and under-insured patients obtain hearing health care.
Tuesday, 4:06 PM

New Menlo Fire Station 6 combines best of old and new
After a 12-year journey with many detours, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District recently opened its new Station 6, which has an inside that couldn't be more up-to-date with an outside that looks like a throwback to earlier times. Tuesday, 11:45 AM

Teens punch, attempt to rob man at gunpoint on Stanford campus
Three teens accused of punching and attempting to rob a man at Stanford University on Monday were arrested by police near Palo Alto High School, but a fourth boy remains on the loose, according to a Stanford public safety alert. Tuesday, 9:59 AM | 1 comments

Residents may be vulnerable if insurance is canceled due to wildfire risk
California's Department of Insurance can help homeowners who lose insurance coverage because of wildfire risk find new coverage, but it can't guarantee what the cost or extent of coverage will be under a new policy. Tuesday, 7:55 AM | 1 comments

Shot fired during confrontation in Menlo Park
A shot was fired during an argument between occupants of an unknown model black sedan and a gray Lexus SUV on Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Market Place in Menlo Park, police reported. Monday, 5:22 PM

Grand jury says entire county at risk of wildfire
A San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report released on July 9 warns residents of urban areas not to be complacent about wildfires since high winds can drive swarms of embers long distances and ignite vulnerable structures. Friday, 4:41 PM | 7 comments

Menlo Park: new assistant community development director named
Chuck Andrews, a senior building inspector working with the city of Menlo Park, has been promoted to become the city's assistant community development director. Tuesday, 9:49 AM

ICE put on notice by federal court, no Bay Area raids occur
After the American Civil Liberties Union took U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to federal court in Northern California, the impact of the planned raids was subdued on Sunday, an immigrants' rights attorney said. Sunday, 11:16 PM | 6 comments

Kings Mountain Road fire safety work begins July 15
A long-delayed fire suppression project along King's Mountain Road in San Mateo County's Huddert County Park was set to start on Monday, July 15. Saturday, 8:19 AM | 3 comments

'Gift of quiet time' offered on moonlight labyrinth walk
Community members are invited to a moonlight labyrinth walk at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley on Monday, July 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8:20 AM

The taste of summer
For the 15th year, Webb Ranch in Portola Valley is welcoming visitors to its fields to take advantage of one of the many perks of summer: berry season. Friday, 5:12 PM | 1 comments

Keeping up with the elusive Western pond turtle
A new program by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District aims to help Western pond turtles, California's only native freshwater turtle species, thrive. Sunday, 9:09 AM

Menlo School's 'M-Term' gets students out of the classroom, into the community
Menlo School sophomores ended the school year in an unconventional setting: They sat in the church at San Quentin State Prison listening to four inmates, all convicted of violent crimes, with not a guard in sight. Friday, 3:21 PM

Dogged by constant barking, Haven Avenue residents seek relief
The barking is constant, and has been since Jackie Comstock moved in to the Anton Menlo apartment complex on Haven Avenue in April 2017, she says. Friday, 10:39 AM | 24 comments

Ravenswood teachers, staff to get raises
After two years of negotiations on a contract that expired in 2016, Ravenswood City School District teachers will finally receive a 7.5% raise, which was approved by the East Palo Alto school board on Tuesday. Friday, 11:22 AM

Following his road not taken

Summer fun and learning at local libraries

USGS kicks off move from Menlo Park to Moffett Field

Calvin F. Quate, inventor of advanced microscopes, dies at 95

New voting technology on the way in San Mateo County

Rep. Anna Eshoo kicks off annual Congressional App Challenge

Housing proposal on Independence Drive moves forward

Facebook housing program helps teachers stay local


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