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Menlo Park: Council starts downtown plan review
While the Menlo Park City Council decided to put off making any major decisions about the city's El Camino Real/downtown... Last comment on Mar 24, 2019 at 5:42 am | 10 comments

 
 
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Ousted supe violated harassment policy in comments about employees with children
An external investigation found that Gloria Hernandez-Goff, the ousted superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District, violated the district's harassment policy in making repeated comments about employees' family status and their leave history, according to documents released under the Public Records Act. Monday, 10:43 AM

George Comstock: Silicon Valley pioneer and Portola Valley civic leader dies
George Comstock, who managed to fit several lifetimes of achievements into his 95 years, died on March 11 at his beloved home in Portola Valley.
Monday, 9:54 AM

Panel features local experts on changing climate
While the event is free, reservations for the April 2 "Living Locally, Acting Globally: Celebrating Local Climate Leaders" panel discussion by local climate experts are due by March 26. Monday, 7:59 AM

In East Palo Alto, a microcosm of the state's heated charter school debate
As California's charter school movement booms and polarizes public education, educators, elected officials and researchers on both sides of the debate, including in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, are grappling with how the two systems can co-exist. Friday, 4:51 PM

Bay Area's largest real-estate firm? It's a New York startup
Compass, the venture-funded real-estate startup that launched its first office in the local market just over two years ago, became the Bay Area's largest residential brokerage firm this month after acquiring Peninsula powerhouse Alain Pinel Realtors for an undisclosed amount on March 9. Saturday, 7:51 AM

In it to win: Menlo College's freshman wrestling phenoms fight tough
Menlo College is home to California's only all-women collegiate wrestling team, which won the championship title earlier this month. Friday, 11:40 AM

Menlo Park: City could explore further development downtown
While the Menlo Park City Council decided to put off making any major decisions about the city's El Camino Real/downtown specific plan until a later meeting, it was clear at the March 12 council meeting that people are interested in participating in the process of reviewing the plan. Friday, 8:41 AM | 10 comments

Pioneering pediatric transplant surgeon Oscar Salvatierra dies
Dr. Oscar Salvatierra, renowned for his breakthrough work that profoundly improved kidney transplantation for children, died March 16 in his Menlo Park home at the age of 83. Thursday, 4:56 PM

Buildings, RV destroyed in two-alarm North Fair Oaks fire
No one was injured in a two-alarm fire in North Fair Oaks on Tuesday morning (March 19) that Menlo Park fire district officials say consumed backyard structures built without permits. Thursday, 10:52 AM | 3 comments

Raging to save the redwoods
A group of residents, joined on Saturday by the Raging Grannies, gathered on Saturday and Sunday at El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park to protest the planned felling of seven redwood trees. Monday, 7:57 AM

Menlo Park: Planning Commission supports 140-unit affordable apartment complex
A proposal to build a large affordable housing complex in Menlo Park cleared another hurdle March 12 when the city's Planning Commission gave the project a thumbs-up. Thursday, 8:40 AM | 5 comments

Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign
Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave, the Board of Education quietly -- and unanimously -- accepted her resignation in a special closed-session meeting on Tuesday night. Wednesday, 1:40 PM | 2 comments

SafeSpace offers mental health support line app
Youth seeking mental health support can now download a free app provided by a local nonprofit. Thursday, 11:35 AM

Menlo fire board OKs study of district's property needs
After spending nearly $30 million on real estate acquisitions since 2006, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board has voted to undertake a space needs study to find out how to best use the properties the district now owns. Wednesday, 11:52 AM | 7 comments

Deputy pleads not guilty to excessive force charges
A San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused of using excessive force on inmates at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Wednesday, 8:43 AM | 1 comments

Earthquake drill scheduled Saturday in Woodside

SamTrans hosting annual youth art contest

Police calls: 500-pound safe stolen in Woodside

Former president of Peru arrested in Menlo Park

Chicken tests positive for contagious disease

Menlo Park firefighters rescue kitten from pipe 14 feet underground

Safe reported missing in Atherton home burglary

Fire breaks out at Family Farm Saturday

Tonight: Atherton considers license plate readers to combat crime spree

New Woodside school board members are district parents with business backgrounds

Menlo fire board meets Tuesday to discuss board's job

 

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