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Menlo Park school board considers parcel tax measure in November
Menlo Park City School District officials are undecided on whether they'll place a ballot measure to renew or replace a parcel... Last comment 2 hours ago | 7 comments

Community safety advocate announces run for Menlo Park council
Jennifer Wolosin, the founder of the Parents for Safe Routes organization, has announced she is running for the Menlo Park... Last comment 20 hours ago | 8 comments

Feldman's Books not eligible for historic protections, Planning Commission decides
The Menlo Park building that houses Feldman's Books -- and was formerly home to Martin J. McCarthy Groceries and East-West... Last comment on Jan 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments

 
 
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You've just been named California's homelessness czar — what's your first move?
Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken grief for failing to fulfill what seems like an achievable campaign promise: appointing a homelessness "czar" to help Californians living in shelters and on the streets. Saturday, 9:02 AM

Safe gun-storage requirement debate ahead in Menlo Park
Menlo Park Vice Mayor Drew Combs has proposed that the City Council consider an ordinance requiring all community residents who own guns to store them in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock. Friday, 8:32 AM | 5 comments

Who's watching?
Crimes and a heightened awareness about school security are leading local school district officials to join other school administrators in a recent nationwide trend: installing surveillance cameras on their campuses. Thursday, 3:39 PM | 1 comments

Setting the bar: Nine seniors who exemplify the meaning of being selfless
This year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honorees have gone beyond the call of duty to create positive changes in their communities by donating countless hours to local organizations. Friday, 10:44 AM

TIDE Academy honors students in first awards ceremony
A new Menlo Park high school marked the end of its first semester with an awards ceremony for students. Friday, 11:34 AM

Facebook unveils preliminary drawings of new Belle Haven community center
Facebook's proposal to build a new library and multi-generational community center in Belle Haven is moving forward in earnest with a series of recent and upcoming activities. Thursday, 9:42 AM | 1 comments

Community safety advocate announces run for Menlo Park council
Jennifer Wolosin, the founder of the Parents for Safe Routes organization, has announced she is running for the Menlo Park City Council to represent District 3. Wednesday, 6:53 PM | 8 comments

Police calls: Loss of $15,000 in Menlo Park home burglary
Someone entered a residence in the 1100 block of Sevier Avenue by kicking in a rear kitchen door and ransacking the house before stealing diamond earrings, wedding rings, a laptop and a handbag, with an estimated loss of $15,000. Thursday, 10:02 AM

Former teacher to serve nearly seven years in prison for sex acts with minor
A former teacher who pleaded no contest to engaging in sex acts with a minor was sentenced by a San Mateo County judge to six years and eight months in state prison on Jan. 17. The victim in the case was a Woodside High School student. Wednesday, 3:50 PM

Menlo Park man arrested for alleged Woodside burglary
A Menlo Park man was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the 100 block of Crest Road in Woodside after he was seen entering a home by a witness who called sheriff's deputies, according to a Sheriff's Office press release. Thursday, 7:54 AM

Helen Pflaum, nature lover and numbers whiz, dies at 79
Menlo Park resident Helen Gannon Pflaum died on Jan. 1, 2020, at the age of 79. Thursday, 8:42 AM

Feldman's Books not eligible for historic protections, Planning Commission decides
The Menlo Park building that houses Feldman's Books -- and was formerly home to Martin J. McCarthy Groceries and East-West Books over the structure's more than centurylong existence -- is now one step closer to demolition. Wednesday, 9:54 AM | 9 comments

Menlo Park school board considers parcel tax measure in November
Menlo Park City School District officials are undecided on whether they'll place a ballot measure to renew or replace a parcel tax on the November ballot to help address the district's financial woes. Wednesday, 9:57 AM | 7 comments

State Senate candidate’s mom puts $460K toward son’s campaign
A candidate hoping to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the California Senate received a major campaign boost when his mother created a $460,000 independent expenditure committee to help in his run for higher office. Wednesday, 8:42 AM | 2 comments

County health department developing plan to stanch red ink
Discussions about Medicare For All and the Affordable Care Act in the presidential debates are highlighting the affordability crisis in health care nationwide. Wednesday, 11:34 AM

State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis
Five of the seven candidates running for state Senate in District 13 vied to win over Peninsula voters by showing their passion and knowledge on a range of environmental topics at a panel held Jan. 15 at Menlo-Atherton High School. Tuesday, 10:13 AM

Woodside council rejects solar project at Town Hall
The Woodside Town Council backed away from a project that would have used solar panels to supply Town Hall and the historic Independence Hall meeting venue with electricity. Tuesday, 11:38 AM | 5 comments

Guild Theatre construction temporarily narrows El Camino to one lane
Locals, brace for traffic. Construction work at the Guild Theatre site is narrowing sections of El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue to one lane on weekdays for two weeks, starting this week. Monday, 3:10 PM | 5 comments

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative gives $3.5M to local nonprofits
The nonprofit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative distributed nearly $3.5 million in grants to 40 Bay Area organizations working to address critical community needs in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City. Tuesday, 6:57 AM | 2 comments

Concerts sound the message: 'Hold Fast to Dreams'
Musicians and guest artists of the African American Composer Initiative will present benefit concerts dedicated to the rich heritage of music by African American composers at Eastside College Preparatory School on Jan. 25 and 26. Monday, 10:25 AM

Teenager arrested in Portola Valley robbery

Home sales: Atherton continues to record area's highest sales

Newsom's big move on homelessness may be just in political time, new poll suggests

Atherton signs off on Caltrain proposal to permanently close its train station

 

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