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Bay Area developer pledges $55M to alleviate Stanford medical students' debt
Bay Area real estate developer John Arrillaga has pledged $55 million towards the Stanford School of Medicine to help cover tuition costs for qualified students, the university announced Wednesday. Wednesday, 4:39 PM

Menlo Park man convicted of murdering friend's ex-boyfriend
A Menlo Park man has been convicted of murdering his friend's ex-boyfriend in a 2017 shooting in Belmont, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Wednesday, 3:42 PM

Residents' letter raises alarm over Stanford housing proposal
A group of 250 Portola Valley residents is demanding that the town Planning Commission adopt a group of Woodside Fire Protection District recommendations for the proposed housing project known as the Stanford Wedge. Wednesday, 9:11 AM | 12 comments

Where a $500K income is below average: Atherton named 'America’s Richest Town'
Half a million dollars in income is now below average in Atherton, a stunning stat that led Bloomberg to tout Atherton as “America's Richest Town" for the fourth year running on its list of the wealthiest U.S. communities. Wednesday, 11:12 AM

Menlo Park parent announces school board candidacy
Francesca Segrè, a Menlo Park City School District parent, former journalist and education policy specialist for former state assemblyman Rich Gordon, has put her hat in the ring for the district's November school board race. Wednesday, 11:54 AM

Menlo fire chief picks apart Atherton's idea of splitting from district
Menlo Park Fire Protection District board members joined about 20 residents on Feb. 18 at the district's Station 3 in Atherton to hear Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman explain why Atherton's exit from the district would be a bad idea Tuesday, 4:23 PM | 8 comments

Menlo Park district puts the brakes on possible November parcel tax measure
Menlo Park City School District officials appear reluctant to place a parcel tax renewal measure on the November ballot, but are continuing to explore that option, as well as other possible dates to put the question to voters. Tuesday, 10:21 AM | 5 comments

Cal Fire wrapping up work on Kings Mountain Road
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is burning a few more piles of debris at Huddart Park on Kings Mountain Road this week, according to spokeswoman Cecile Juliet. Monday, 5:41 PM

Errors in fed reimbursement, employee ratios to cost Ravenswood $24K
The Ravenswood City School District will pay just over $24,000 for financial errors uncovered in an annual audit in part due to double-counting students for a federal meal program. Tuesday, 7:35 AM

Channeling their inner Pollock
It was a colorful salute to abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock on his birthday, Jan. 28, when participants in a Menlo Park Library adult art class gathered to drip, smear, and move paint freely over their canvases. Monday, 6:02 PM

Three local students to compete in regional spelling bee
Three local students will be put to the test this Saturday when they compete in the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee in the hope of advancing to the national contest in May.
Monday, 7:07 AM

Home sales: Menlo Park has week’s highest sale at $5.57M
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $5.57 million for a five-bedroom home built in 1997 and located in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood close to St. Patrick's Seminary. Sunday, 9:04 AM

Menlo Park: USGS site to hit the market

Missing Palo Alto couple found alive, ending weeklong search in which hopes had dimmed

Silicon Valley pioneer Larry Tesler of Portola Valley dies at 74

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday

Menlo Park: Judge trial begins for man accused of armed robbery, sexual assault

Retired fire marshal learned the field from the ground up

Ballot error affects Measure P voters

Woodside: Real estate developer sentenced for bankruptcy fraud

Last 'Sunny Day' defendant sentenced for killing, shooting

Carl Jones, Laurel School's man of many hats, dies at 62

Longtime community band keeps the beat


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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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