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ATHERTON

Tonight: fire services, new Menlo College housing project on Atherton council agenda

There are several notable items on Atherton City Council's Wednesday, Feb. 19, agenda, including reviews of a townwide publication...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 39 minutes ago | 4 comments | 898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ballot error affects Measure P voters

Approximately 2,046 San Mateo County voters received incorrect March 3 ballots because of a printing error, including people...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by No on P, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 365 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Candidate may face FPPC investigation of possible PAC collaboration

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has confirmed it will follow up on a complaint it received on Jan....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by mike d, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 259 Views

WOODSIDE

Kings Mountain Road debris goes up in smoke

A controlled burn in the area of Kings Mountain Road on Tuesday, Feb. 18, was visible nearby, but not in the more populated...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Someone said "Envoronment", 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1180 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 Appreciative, 16 hours ago | 8 comments | 1267 Views

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 Jack Hickey, 16 hours ago | 18 comments | 2370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Las Lomitas buildings debut

Las Lomitas Elementary School officials debuted new buildings last month. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/02/19/new-las-lomitas-buildings-debut?utm_s...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 708 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 Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2020 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Have an opinion on Ravenswood school district's superintendent pick? The district wants to hear from you.

The Ravenswood City School District is seeking feedback to inform the hiring of the East Palo Alto district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Yale Road Book Club, on Feb 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 716 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, on Feb 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1588 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. 1894 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 | 4782 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 | 4278 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. 1450 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 | 202 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 | 2081 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 | 2506 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 | 3757 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 | 617 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
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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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