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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council in tense negotiations with aquatics center operator over Burgess Pool contract

Contract negotiations to decide who will operate Menlo Park's public pools appear to have hit an impasse at the City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Lifetime Resident, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 1537 Views

WOODSIDE

Fourth of July celebrations return in person to the Peninsula

Events across the Peninsula will be taking place in person this year to mark Independence Day. From concerts to fireworks,...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Eric Mills, 19 hours ago | 4 comments | 953 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Taking the pain out of pointe: How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerinas' feet

Dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte was 11 years old when she finally got permission to go en pointe. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Jul 2, 2022 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 130 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park ballot initiative seeks to put single-family rezoning to a vote

An initiative proposed by local group Menlo Balance seeks to make the rezoning of single-family homes in Menlo Park require...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 2, 2022 at 9:06 am | 85 comments | 7606 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Balance initiative faces council scrutiny, resident complaints

Menlo Balance's initiative to prohibit the Menlo Park City Council from redesignating lots zoned for single-family homes...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 2, 2022 at 8:28 am | 9 comments | 2959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman in critical condition after being struck by SamTrans bus in Menlo Park

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a SamTrans bus on El Camino Real in Menlo Park during...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 1, 2022 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments | 2724 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan

Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm | 38 comments | 7482 Views

MENLO PARK

Former community college chancellor pleads not guilty on corruption charges

Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo pleaded not guilty to all corruption charges leveled...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Brad, on Jun 30, 2022 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 1237 Views

WOODSIDE

How Emerald Hills got their animals to safety during the Edgewood Fire

Emerald Hills residents quickly came together to get their animals, including horses and ponies, out of the area when the...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1565 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerina feet

When dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte went to put on her first pair of pointe shoes as a young dancer, it wasn't the beautiful...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 940 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles

Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the “abrupt departure” of camp staff members upset over...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by GK, on Jun 29, 2022 at 8:08 am | 22 comments | 3210 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control

A project to protect and restore more than 500 acres of critical shore area habitats in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park received...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Jun 28, 2022 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1047 Views

WOODSIDE

Cal Fire officials: Edgewood Fire is now 100% contained

Cal Fire officials on Monday said the Edgewood Fire in the Emerald Hills area of Woodside and Redwood City is 100% contained. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 27, 2022 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 3183 Views

WOODSIDE

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames erupt just a few hundred feet away

Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jun 27, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 1885 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto

Two boys were arrested on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in East Palo Alto on June 13. A semi-automatic...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 27, 2022 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 2115 Views

MENLO PARK

Justin Murphy announced as Menlo Park's new city manager

The Menlo Park City Council unanimously picked interim city manager Justin Murphy as the new city manager at a closed session...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 27, 2022 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 2030 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 25, 2022 at 8:32 am | 4 comments | 1405 Views

OTHER TOPICS

After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California....

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 24, 2022 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 1125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Early returns show Christina Corpus in lead against incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos

The mood was buoyant as supporters trickled out of Christina Corpus's election night watch party. In one of the county's...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Holly L., on Jun 23, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 48 comments | 5034 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire near Edgewood Park now 80% contained

A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon was...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Dogs Are Smarter Than People, on Jun 23, 2022 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 14801 Views
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