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Woodside: Have a night out and support fire victims
One hundred percent of proceeds from dinners at The Village Pub, The Village Bakery in Woodside and the Mayfield Cafe & Bakery in Palo Alto on Wednesday, Oct. 25, will go to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, the restaurants' owner and operator says. Monday, 5:38 PM

Police calls: Menlo Park resident defrauded in internet scam
Crime reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera and Menlo Park. Monday, 3:34 PM

Facebook, JobTrain to train, employ construction workers
Two Menlo Park institutions have banded together for mutual benefit: Facebook needs workers to help build its new office buildings and other facilities. JobTrain, which provides career and vocational training to lower-income people, wants work for its construction worker graduates. Sunday, 8:11 PM

Menlo Park: Former flower shop owner sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation
The former owner of Cindy's Flowers and Gifts, Cynthia Ann Smith, 60, who pleaded no contest to insurance fraud and unemployment insurance fraud in August, was sentenced on Oct. 19 to five years of supervised probation and 90 days in county jail, starting on or after Dec. 16, according to prosecutors. Monday, 11:08 AM | 1 comments

Video: Locals share fire-relief stories
Hear stories of aid to victims of the North Bay fires from Palo Alto Animal Services Officer Ken Cunningham, Almanac staff writer and American Red Cross volunteer Barbara Wood and Margaret Winters of Atherton. Monday, 11:38 AM

Five apply for Portola Valley school board appointment
The Portola Valley School District's governing board will appoint a member to fill the two years remaining on Jennifer Youstra's term after her resignation when it meets on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Sunday, 8:12 PM | 1 comments

Major changes at Flood Park could worsen traffic in area
Major changes planned at San Mateo County's Flood Park, located on 24 acres along Bay Road in Menlo Park, could result in more traffic in the neighborhood, according to a recently released draft environmental impact report. Sunday, 8:11 PM | 7 comments

Menlo Park: New JobTrain CEO named
Menlo Park-based career and vocational training nonprofit JobTrain will have a new leader at its helm, starting Nov. 1.
Monday, 11:13 AM

Meet the candidates for Portola Valley school board
There are four candidates named on the Nov. 7 ballot for three seats on the Portola Valley School District's board, but incumbent Karen Tate has withdrawn due to health problems. We introduce the remaining three. Thursday, 11:50 PM

Rumors fly as Atherton parcel tax campaign heats up
An email from Atherton officials sent to both the pro and con campaigns in the current parcel tax election warned that campaign signs should not be placed within 6 feet of paved roadways. That email appears to have sparked accusations against town officials. Thursday, 3:10 PM | 19 comments

Woodside: Struggles over leadership at Village Church
There's turmoil at the Woodside Village Church. Interim Pastor Ama Zenya, presiding since March 2015, is both loved and under fire, and perspective is everything in trying to determine whether she'll be staying or going. Friday, 9:45 AM | 4 comments

Longtime resident Eleanor Wood dies at 98
Eleanor Jenkins Wood, a longtime resident of Woodside and Portola Valley, died at Stanford Hospital on Sept. 12 at age 98. Friday, 9:39 AM

Felon arraigned for possessing firearm while filming music video
A convicted felon and alleged gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges of illegally possessing a firearm after filming a rap music video in which he allegedly handled a gun on camera, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Friday, 9:01 AM

Big turnout for Menlo Park historical walking tour
About 65 people got a glimpse into the history of Menlo Park during a recent walking tour led by Bo Crane of the Menlo Park Historical Association. Friday, 9:57 AM

Atherton: Pro and con views on Measure F, renewing parcel tax
Below are letters to the editor on both sides of the debate over renewing Atherton parcel tax -- Measure F on the Nov. 7 ballot. Thursday, 3:54 PM | 14 comments

David Young heads county behavioral health and recovery services
David A. Young is the new director of the San Mateo County Health System's division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, replacing the recently retired Stephen Kaplan. Friday, 9:47 AM

Editorial: Yes on Measure F to renew Atherton's parcel tax
Atherton voters are being asked to renew the town's parcel tax next month, a tax that's been in place for nearly 40 years. Friday, 9:09 AM | 2 comments

West Atherton house fire sends resident to hospital
A house fire Wednesday on Belbrook Way in west Atherton spread to nearby vegetation before it was put out 21 minutes after it was reported. Thursday, 11:20 AM | 6 comments

Atherton's John Freidenrich, leading Stanford supporter, dies
Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich, a leading supporter of Stanford University, co-founder of a major law firm, and an early investor in many Silicon Valley companies, died Oct. 11. He was 80. Thursday, 10:03 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park council OKs temporary commercial pot ban
Menlo Park City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to a 45-day moratorium on using land for commercial cannabis-related purposes and on allowing people to grow cannabis outdoors for personal use. The measure could be extended 22 months. Thursday, 9:29 AM | 2 comments

Facebook's new plans win Planning Commission OK

Fire board very close to choosing new colleague

Could the North Bay inferno happen here?

Menlo Park roundup: Council approves plan to move ahead with library projects

State of the city? Things are good, Menlo Park mayor says

Woodside's Day of the Horse: Photos, contest winners

Guest opinion: City needs to accept gift, move forward with plans to build two new libraries

Menlo Park: Bonus approved, 5 percent raise considered for city manager

Menlo Park council may reconsider West Menlo annexation in January

Menlo Park: Firefighters douse structure fire in Menlo Oaks neighborhood

Menlo Park: Election reformers recommend ranked-choice voting system

 

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