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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's mayor reveals why fellow council candidate was fired from town committee

Mayor Craig Hughes revealed at an election forum that fellow candidate Dale Pfau was fired from a town committee because...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2022
Last comment by Resident, 27 minutes ago | 6 comments | 4078 Views

MENLO PARK

New state law allows schools to build housing: What this means for the Flood School site in Menlo Park

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 2295 into law, allowing school districts to build teacher housing on land they own, potentially...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 984 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Dust-up over Portola Valley council candidate's twitter account

Portola Valley Mayor Craig Hughes said fellow council candidate Dale Pfau "should not be elected" because of questionable...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Kristin Brew, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 1331 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford professor named co-winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry

Stanford Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi is among three winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2022, according to an announcement...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2022
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Oct 5, 2022 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 776 Views

MENLO PARK

Details emerge on Menlo Park council's failed attempt to keep Measure V off the ballot

The Menlo Park City Council failed to reach a compromise on a teacher housing proposal at the former Flood School site at...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2022
Last comment by Iris, on Oct 5, 2022 at 8:58 am | 69 comments | 4803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge delays Elizabeth Holmes' sentencing

A federal judge on Monday ordered that the sentencing of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, scheduled for Oct. 17,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 5, 2022 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Balance switches up messaging, calls Measure V a 'pro-teacher' ballot initiative as election approaches

Nicole Chessari and Tim Yaeger, co-founders of Menlo Balance, are changing up their campaigning in order to fight what they...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Lifelong Learner, on Oct 4, 2022 at 1:47 pm | 93 comments | 4579 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 1463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Live forum to explore East Palo Alto City Council candidates' views

East Palo Alto City Council hopefuls include the incumbent mayor; a minister and coach; a former teacher; two self-employed...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 30, 2022 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 1916 Views

OTHER TOPICS

At Google's campus, state and local leaders urge greater efforts to conserve water

A group of state and local officials gathered at Google's Mountain View campus Thursday to praise the Bay Area and tout...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Sandy, on Sep 30, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 3386 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school board declines to oppose city's Measure V ballot measure

In a divided decision, the Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees will not take a stand against Measure V in the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 30, 2022 at 9:58 am | 95 comments | 7953 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council requests grant for pedestrian and bike safety

Menlo Park is seeking grants to help pay for roadway improvements that will boost bike and pedestrian safety, voting on Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by MP_Resident , on Sep 30, 2022 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 2266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

Six clerks and servers in Menlo Park have been cited for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 29, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 3299 Views

MENLO PARK

The holidays are coming to town: Menlo Park seeks to bring back city-run events this fall

Menlo Park's well-loved holiday traditions are returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with several...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Mary Gilles, on Sep 28, 2022 at 10:57 pm | 4 comments | 2661 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside planning director to retire at the end of October

Woodside Planning Director Jackie Young is stepping down from her role after 14 years, after playing a central role in developing...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Don Pugh, on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Shooting for carbon negative development

One of the most daunting challenges of developing new housing in the wildland urban interface is increased fire danger. Fire...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Linda Drey-Nightingale, on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 441 Views

OTHER TOPICS

District attorney drops all felony charges against Indiana Batmobile-maker accused of theft

Two months after San Mateo County deputy sheriffs raided the workplace of an Indiana Batmobile-maker, drawing sharp criticism...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by JD, on Sep 27, 2022 at 7:52 am | 3 comments | 4425 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Remembering George Mader and the role of outsiders in Portola Valley

I was saddened, as were so many, to hear of the recent death of George Mader, Portola Valley's longtime and trailblazing...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Jon Silver, on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 580 Views

MENLO PARK

Gavin Newsom signs bill aimed at reducing catalytic converter thefts

Gov. Gavin Newsom's office on Sunday announced Newsom has signed two bills aimed at cracking down on catalytic converter...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Tecsi, on Sep 26, 2022 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1776 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County supervisor urges state investigate public closure of therapy pool

As residents continue to push for the public reopening of a therapeutic pool, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa has...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1855 Views
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