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Exclusive Atherton club finds itself in crosshairs of housing mandate
Atherton is eyeing additional properties, including that of an exclusive social club, for potential new multifamily and workforce... Last comment 23 hours ago | 4 comments

Team Sheeper's pool contract comes under new scrutiny from Menlo Park City Council
In an unusual move, Mayor Jen Wolosin is bringing Team Sheeper’s new contract to operate public swimming pools at Burgess... Last comment on Sep 26, 2023 at 8:56 pm | 5 comments

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Local athletes turn out in droves Friday for the annual Moonlight Run
Back for its 39th year, the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk drew runners, walkers and canines to the Palo Alto Baylands Friday night, Sept. 29. Saturday, 9:15 AM

San Mateo County Supervisors OK contracts for mental health services, unlocking federal funding
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors finalized two of four contracts for mental health care providers that will operate smaller, more specialized facilities, which will allow the county to obtain federal reimbursements. Saturday, 9:16 AM

Local leaders share statements on the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 'trailblazing' leadership
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman senator in the country's history and the first woman to be San Francisco's mayor, has died at the age of 90. Local leaders share their thoughts on her groundbreaking career. Friday, 2:26 PM

San Mateo County Supervisors OK updated 5-year capital improvement plan
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors got a glimpse Tuesday of a revamped online breakdown of the county's capital improvement projects before voting to accept a five-year plan that includes more than $765 million in spending. Friday, 2:47 PM

With the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whom will Newsom appoint?
The death of Dianne Feinstein, California's groundbreaking senior senator for more than three decades, was announced today, scrambling politics in both her home state and Washington, D.C. Friday, 11:24 AM

New contract for Menlo Park pools floats past City Council's renewed scrutiny
After reconsidering its new contract with Team Sheeper to operate swimming pools at both Burgess Park and the Menlo Park Community Campus, the Menlo Park City Council decided against making changes at a Sept. 26 meeting. Friday, 9:30 AM

Caltrans bridge work to close U.S. 101 southbound lanes in Redwood City this weekend
U.S. 101 Southbound will be closed for 55 hours this weekend between Whipple Avenue and Brittan Avenue for construction on the Cordilleras Creek Bridge. Friday, 11:51 AM

Sheriff: Five home burglaries reported in Woodside, Portola Valley on Thursday
San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies said they responded to five calls reporting residential burglaries in Portola Valley and Woodside in just one day, and are asking residents to report any suspicious activity they see. Thursday, 5:45 PM

Sequoia district didn't know of ex-superintendent's involvement in LA overtime-pay scandal
Darnise Williams, Sequoia Union High School District's former superintendent, was implicated in a pay scandal in the Los Angeles Unified School District prior to being hired by Sequoia, a recent Los Angeles Times story has revealed. Thursday, 4:29 PM | 1 comments

Firefighters file lawsuit against NASA, alleging they were pushed out because of age and union activities
After 28 years of service, two firefighters stationed at NASA's Moffett Field in Mountain View filed a discrimination lawsuit last week against the federal agency and two of its contractors. Thursday, 2:31 PM

Citing privacy concerns, Menlo Park says no to automated license plate readers
While other local towns, aiming to reduce crime, have opted to install automatic license plate readers and gunshot detection services, the Menlo Park City Council veered in a different direction at its Sept. 26 meeting. Thursday, 11:16 AM | 18 comments

President Biden leaves Bay Area after campaign stops, meeting with science and tech advisors
President Joe Biden left the Bay Area via Air Force One on Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m. after a day and a half of campaign fundraising stops and a meeting with science and tech advisors.
Thursday, 11:15 AM

San Mateo County forms domestic violence task force after 5 women are killed
Their names were Grace, Yesenia, Claribel, Maria and Frances, and they all shared the same sad fate: They were killed this year in San Mateo County, allegedly by their partners.
Wednesday, 4:56 PM

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison
John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed. Wednesday, 12:06 PM

Trainer connected with death of Palo Alto dog charged in Massachusetts case

Former Congresswoman Jackie Speier announces run for San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Driver hits two parked cars, flips vehicle on Emerson

Living history: Atherton turns out to celebrate the town's centennial on Sunday

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue/101 interchange in East Palo Alto

President Biden arrives on Peninsula for Atherton campaign events, meeting with tech advisors

Saying they want a seat at the table, Almanac journalists join effort to form a new, company-wide union

Team Sheeper's pool contract comes under new scrutiny from Menlo Park City Council

Menlo Circus Club leaders 'dismayed' to find its property on Atherton's list of potential housing sites

Iconic restaurant The Fish Market auctions décor, equipment and furniture in online auction

How Palo Altan Michelle Kraus and a Silicon Valley network are rescuing LGBTQ+ Afghans


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