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All, As a long time resident of the peninsula, I have watched for some time with disgust at the number of overnight SUVs... Last comment 4 hours ago | 15 comments

Menlo Park grapples with significance of new state housing law
As Menlo Park's City Council continues to grapple with the challenges of unequal growth in different areas, recently passed... Last comment 11 hours ago | 6 comments

 
 
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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
 
 
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PG&E warns of possible power shutoff in Woodside, Portola Valley
Nearly 6,500 PG&E customers in San Mateo County -- including residents of Woodside and Portola Valley -- could lose power this week as the utility prepares for another fire danger-related power shutoff. Monday, 5:50 PM

Kitchen fire renders Menlo Park home uninhabitable
Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at a Menlo Park home Monday morning (Oct. 21) that went up through the stove exhaust vent and burned for a short time in the attic space before it was doused. Monday, 4:15 PM

San Mateo County cities fume as Stanford rebuffs their funding requests
In a stinging rebuke, a coalition of San Mateo County cities has issued a statement Friday criticizing Stanford for rejecting their requests for funding to address the impacts of its dramatic campus expansion. Saturday, 5:03 PM | 4 comments

Silicon Valley Community Foundation hires new leadership team
The Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) announced the hiring of several new executives, part of restructuring after former CEO Emmett Carson and other top staff departed amid toxic workplace complaints. Monday, 8:15 AM

30 years after Loma Prieta, USGS scientists reflect on the quake's impact on their lives and research
Thirty years after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck at 5:04 p.m. Oct. 17, 1989, scientists who were working at Menlo Park's U.S. Geological Survey offices that day can still remember where they were when the shaking began. Saturday, 7:29 AM

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, known for his 'visionary' business approach, dies at 62
Silicon Valley tech executive Mark Hurd, who served as CEO for Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, died Friday at the age of 62, according to a statement from co-founder Larry Ellison posted on Hurd's website. Friday, 6:31 PM | 2 comments

Jazz festival in Menlo Park promotes youth musicianship
This past weekend, Fremont Park was alive with the sound of jazz as the third annual Silicon Valley Jazz Festival brought a lineup of a dozen concerts by students and professionals alike to Menlo Park on Oct. 12 and 13. Friday, 1:54 PM

Activists seeking new oversight of Sheriff's Office
Activists in San Mateo County are seeking greater oversight of the Sheriff's Office and asking the county's Board of Supervisors to create a new citizens' oversight body that would be able to compel records from the sheriff. Friday, 3:59 PM | 2 comments

Home sales for the week of Oct. 14
A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Palo Alto recorded the highest sale at $6,500,000 for a five-bedroom homein Old Palo Alto with a resort-style garden that has been featured on the prestigious Gamble Garden tour. Sunday, 9:12 AM

Sequoia teachers receive 3.25% raise
The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a 3.25% pay increase and a new contract for members of the district's teachers union at its meeting on Oct. 16. Friday, 10:25 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park murder suspect appears in court for preliminary hearing
Francis Wolke, the 27-year-old Cincinnati man charged with killing former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson in her Menlo Park home last year, appeared at a preliminary hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court on Thursday. Thursday, 2:58 PM

Peninsula cities, companies explore partnership to tackle traffic congestion
Traffic may be a regional problem, but just about every city in the Peninsula has its own local gripes -- and proposed fixes -- for easing congestion on neighborhood streets and prominent commute arteries. Friday, 11:16 AM | 1 comments

Facebook donates $25M for Palo Alto teacher housing project
A plan to build housing for teachers and school staff in Palo Alto has received a major boost: A $25 million donation from social media giant Facebook. Friday, 8:36 AM

No significant movement in local students’ test scores
San Mateo County students' standardized test scores remained stagnant during the 2018-19 testing period, but they still outperformed students statewide, according to California Department of Education data released last week. Thursday, 11:54 AM | 1 comments

Program looks at progress toward Alzheimer's cure
Dr. Sharon Sha, who works with Alzheimer's disease patients and is a researcher in the area of cognitive disorders, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 17, in Menlo Park on progress in finding a cure for Alzheimer's and other dementias. Wednesday, 8:31 AM

Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam
A 50-year-old Menlo Park entrepreneur who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college admission applications was ordered to pay a $9,500 fine and spend three weeks in federal prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Wednesday, 5:29 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park grapples with significance of new state housing law
As Menlo Park's City Council continues to grapple with the challenges of unequal growth in different areas, recently passed state laws are complicating matters in new ways, as became evident at the council's Oct. 15 meeting. Wednesday, 3:57 PM | 6 comments

Hillview student publishes illustrated book for kids

Gov. Newsom: PG&E should repay customers affected by public safety power shutoff

 

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