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Menlo Park Rotary Club awards $125K in scholarships
More than 100 students from four local high schools received scholarships and academic achievement awards during the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's scholastic achievement awards ceremony at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on May 22. Thursday, 5:00 PM

Menlo Park gives preliminary approval to 'Safe City' law
For what was at least the third time, a group of adults and kids sat in on the Menlo Park Council meeting, many of them supporters of two ordinances and a resolution laying out policies on how people who have immigrated illegally to the U.S. should be treated in Menlo Park. Thursday, 7:18 AM | 10 comments

Tonight in Portola Valley: Caring for trees after long drought, then heavy rain
Recent years have been rough on Peninsula trees. Even the end of the drought this winter had consequences. Heavy rain, new growth and saturated soil represent a threat to heritage oaks and other trees. Thursday, 2:37 PM

Woodside sues residents, alleges substantial construction was done without permits
In two suits filed against residents, the town of Woodside alleges substantial construction was done without permits and that homes were improperly used for Airbnb short-term rentals. Wednesday, 4:13 PM

Man indicted for cyberattack on Almanac website appears in court
A San Francisco man accused of a cyberattack on and other websites owned by Embarcadero Media appeared in federal court in San Jose on May 24. Wednesday, 4:39 PM | 2 comments

Atherton's new police chief likes 'customer service' focus
Atherton's new police chief, Steven McCulley,says he was drawn out of retirement by Atherton's job description, which focused on customer service. Thursday, 7:37 AM | 2 comments

FedEx driver arrested in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park burglaries
A Hayward man and convicted felon working on contract as a FedEx driver was arrested by Menlo Park police May 23 in connection with three home burglaries during daylight hours -- two in Atherton and one in Menlo Park.
Wednesday, 11:27 AM | 7 comments

Woodside: Village Bakery & Cafe plans July opening
If things go as expected, a new restaurant " The Village Bakery & Cafe " will open in Woodside at 3052 Woodside Road in the third week of July. Tuesday, 10:40 AM | 4 comments

Police calls: Crime reports from Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park
These reports are from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday, 10:36 AM

Plea deal on charges after high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont
A 19-year-old East Palo Alto man has pleaded no contest to two felonies -- assault with a metal object and evading the police -- following a high-speed chase from Menlo Park to Belmont, when he allegedly drove at speeds exceeding 100 mph and struck two police cars, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Wednesday, 5:21 AM | 5 comments

Thursday: Belle Haven meeting on traffic woes
A community meeting to talk about traffic problems in Belle Haven is scheduled for Thursday, May 25. Wednesday, 5:22 AM

Editorial: Yes on Atherton measure to fund civic center
Atherton's Measure A asks voters whether the town should supplement private donations and existing dedicated funds with available non-dedicated money from the general fund to build a new complex to replace the decrepit set of buildings and trailers that now serve as the Town Center. Tuesday, 8:41 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Many prefer tunnel under tracks at Middle Avenue
At a recent community meeting held to discuss a bike and pedestrian crossing of the railroad tracks at Middle Avenue in Menlo Park, many people expressed preference for an undercrossing (a tunnel) rather than an overcrossing (a bridge). Thursday, 9:19 AM | 1 comments

Feds approve $647M grant to electrify Caltrain

Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty

Almanac wins six awards in statewide news contest

Atherton's Judy Sleeth receives Lifetime of Achievement Award


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