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Menlo Park: USGS site to hit the market
The federal government has decided to put the U.S. Geological Survey's Menlo Park campus up for sale in the coming months. Friday, 4:27 PM

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday
With only 12 days until California's March 3 primary, candidates for District 13 in the state Senate are ramping up their campaign fundraising and spending efforts to convince voters to select them. Friday, 9:42 AM

Menlo Park: Judge trial begins for man accused of armed robbery, sexual assault
A jury trial began Thursday (Feb. 20) for a San Jose man accused of armed robbery and sexual assault of a Menlo Park man in 2017. Friday, 11:00 AM

Retired fire marshal learned the field from the ground up
Denise Enea looks back on her 24 years of service with the Woodside Fire Protection District after her recent retirement from her position as fire marshal. Friday, 8:44 AM

Ballot error affects Measure P voters
Approximately 2,046 San Mateo County voters received incorrect March 3 ballots because of a printing error, including people set to vote on a Portola Valley School District parcel tax measure. Thursday, 10:25 AM | 1 comments

Woodside: Real estate developer sentenced for bankruptcy fraud
A Bay Area real estate developer who owned a home in Woodside was sentenced on Feb. 18 to 12 months and a day in prison and ordered to pay a $150,000 fine for bankruptcy fraud. Thursday, 11:36 AM

Last 'Sunny Day' defendant sentenced for killing, shooting
Six years after prosecutors announced indictments against 16 gang members as part of "Operation Sunny Day," the last defendant, Tyrone Sostenes Love-Lopez, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Wednesday, 2:16 PM

Carl Jones, Laurel School's man of many hats, dies at 62
A memorial was held on Feb. 14 for former Laurel School custodian and crossing guard Carl Jones, who died last year at the age of 62. Thursday, 11:51 AM | 3 comments

Kings Mountain Road debris goes up in smoke
A controlled burn in the area of Kings Mountain Road on Tuesday, Feb. 18, was visible nearby, but not in the more populated areas east of Interstate 280. Tuesday, 6:41 PM | 2 comments

Longtime community band keeps the beat
Musical tastes come and go, but the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band is a throwback, a madcap troupe that has been playing the same music for 60 years and enjoying it just as much as when it started. Wednesday, 11:07 AM | 1 comments

Ravenswood school district seeks public input on superintendent pick
The Ravenswood City School District is seeking feedback to inform the hiring of the East Palo Alto district's next superintendent through two upcoming public meetings and an online survey. Tuesday, 3:19 PM | 2 comments

New Las Lomitas buildings debut
Las Lomitas Elementary School officials debuted new buildings last month. Wednesday, 8:39 AM | 1 comments

Home sales: Menlo Park property is week’s top seller at $7.05M
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $7.05 million for a three-bedroom home on a 18,942-square-foot lot in the downtown area. The property last sold for $3.25 million in 2018. Tuesday, 10:30 AM

Federal judge thwarts Theranos leaders' attempt to dump fraud case
A federal court judge in San Jose has declined to throw out the fraud case against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and COO Ramesh Balwani, finding the indictment against them contains enough factual information to move forward. Tuesday, 9:06 AM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Former restaurateur receives trial date on tax charges
A Portola Valley man who allegedly failed to pay $950,628 in taxes to the state and had more than $600,000 cash at his home has a March 16 trial date in San Mateo County Superior Court, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Friday, 9:19 AM

Atherton to contact residents about naming rights for civic center project

Violent robbery leaves Stanford student unconscious, cashless

Menlo Park dog wins toy category at Westminster dog show


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