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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Planning Commission considering key findings for Neely tasting room permit

The Portola Valley Planning Commission is studying several questions to determine whether it should approve an amendment...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Robin Harper, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 2047 Views

AROUND TOWN

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...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1310 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Supervisors form committee to study proposed health department budget cuts

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (Jan. 28) took under advisement a plan for budget cuts, income enhancements...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1866 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

San Mateo County supervisors to tackle health department's $57M budget gap

A $57 million budget deficit in the county health department, San Mateo County Health, will be the focus of a Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by , on Feb 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 4729 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Why I oppose the Neely wine tasting room plan

I am writing to express my opposition to the Spring Ridge Conditional Use permit application by the Neely family for expanded...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sherry, on Feb 17, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 7 comments | 1191 Views

MENLO PARK

City to consider Burning Man sculpture in Fremont Park

The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday will consider allowing an 18-foot-tall sculpture that was originally featured at the...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 17, 2020 at 9:15 am | 13 comments | 4107 Views

ATHERTON

Violent robbery leaves Stanford student unconscious, cashless

A group of men robbed three Stanford University students on Sunday, knocking one of the students unconscious before fleeing...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1264 Views

ATHERTON

Town to give it's contractor permission to start work at 7 AM and on Saturday

If you are building a home in Atherton your contractor cannot start work until 8 AM and cannot work on Saturday. However,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 15, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 3 comments | 179 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State Senate candidate faces allegations that she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political action committee

A complaint against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva claims she worked with an independent expenditure committee supporting...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Did Jose Becker Lie?, on Feb 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 1885 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board recommends consultant to help make parcel tax decision

A consulting firm will help leaders of the Menlo Park City School District choose how and when to put a measure before voters...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by moretransparency, on Feb 15, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 18 comments | 2454 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside fire district turns up heat on Stanford housing plan

The Woodside Fire Protection District is weighing in on fire hazards it believes could be associated with a proposed Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by a PV resident , on Feb 15, 2020 at 9:06 am | 16 comments | 3658 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Meet the Midpeninsula's Swedish home baker

In Emerald Hills, Denise Touhey, a proud Swedish American, churns out trays of pastries each week for her "one-woman show"...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Don Fabiano, on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 1 comment | 533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton to contact residents about naming rights for civic center project

By the end of February, the town of Atherton will send all residents letters informing them that it will recognize donors...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1238 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Oil tax? Wealth tax? Prop. 13 reform? Senate candidates debate how to pay for new programs for state's youngest residents

Candidates for the 13th Senate district on Sunday weighed in on how to fund improved outcomes for the state's 3 million kids...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cultists On The Loose Again, on Feb 14, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 12 comments | 3547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire Board to discuss Atherton's threat to detach from Fire District

Over five years ago, the Atherton Town Council made two incredible decisions. First, they appointed themselves as the overseers...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Why bother, on Feb 13, 2020 at 9:21 pm | 1 comment | 397 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley schools parcel tax renewal measure on March ballot

Portola Valley School District voters are being asked to renew and approve a rate increase for a parcel tax, which now generates...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bill D Wall, on Feb 12, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 1530 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park pastor placed on leave for 'poor judgment'

A Menlo Park megachurch recently placed a pastor on leave after learning he allowed a volunteer who admitted an "unwanted...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Feb 12, 2020 at 10:50 am | 18 comments | 10672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New high school to bring German, French and Chinese language instruction under one roof

Two local bilingual schools have partnered to open a new international high school that will offer German, French and Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:53 pm | 4 comments | 2414 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New state bill aims to integrate Bay Area transit into one 'seamless' system

A newly introduced piece of state legislation seeks to integrate the more than two dozen separate and independent Bay Area...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 11, 2020 at 10:13 am | 5 comments | 2039 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is separation ahead for Atherton and the fire district?

Town of Atherton officials will begin gathering feedback from residents on the town's 2016 fire services study, which showed...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:19 pm | 7 comments | 758 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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