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New mail-in ballot system triggers delays in election results for San Mateo County

When the first, much anticipated vote counts were released by the San Mateo County Elections Office at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 11 hours ago | 49 comments | 6029 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Who is Menlo Park? The answer is in our values

Like many cities in the Bay Area, Menlo Park faces some daunting challenges, from income disparities to traffic congestion....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by pro Menlo, 11 hours ago | 8 comments | 1386 Views

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Measure W passes with razor-thin margin

Measure W, a half-cent sales tax in San Mateo County, barely cleared the super-majority voter threshold required to pass,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2018
Last comment by Zel Miller, 13 hours ago | 55 comments | 1016 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Caltrain to hold public meeting on electrification

Caltrain will host a meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, in Atherton to discuss the construction project that will electrify the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 799 Views

ATHERTON

Authorities identify woman killed on Valparaiso Avenue

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was found fatally stabbed in her home in the 900 block...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm | 14 comments | 8451 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton tops most expensive real estate list

For the second year in a row, Atherton topped the list for most expensive residential real estate in the country, according...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm | 37 comments | 3625 Views

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BioCellection, co-founder win Pritzker Environmental prize

Entrepreneur Miranda Wang and BioCellection, the Menlo Park-based company she co-founded, have been named the winners of...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Beth, on Dec 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm | 2 comments | 2131 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Who is Menlo Park? The answer is in our values

A lot of people talk about Menlo Park as if we're collectively headed to hell in a handbasket. I don't see it that way. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Reality Check, on Dec 14, 2018 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 321 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police investigating possible homicide

Menlo Park police are investigating a possible homicide after a woman was found dead in a house in the 900 block of Valparaiso...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 14, 2018 at 9:56 am | 10 comments | 5544 Views

ATHERTON

Local author cooks up easy entertaining

Skylonda resident Erin Gleeson's three "The Forest Feast" vegetarian cookbooks are known around the world -- more than 250,000...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by BerangariaM, on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:31 am | 1 comment | 1695 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council race: Why did incumbents lose?

Four years ago, Menlo Park City Council members Peter Ohtaki and Kirsten Keith received the most votes citywide compared...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by urban legend, on Dec 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm | 9 comments | 2462 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New council members take dais

At a rare standing room-only meeting in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers Tuesday, Dec. 11, the powers of the council...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by really?, on Dec 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 1410 Views

WOODSIDE

Tuesday: Woodside council discusses wildfire prevention

The Woodside Town Council will discuss wildfire prevention tonight (Dec. 11) in light of the devastating wildfires in Northern...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by awatkins, on Dec 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm | 6 comments | 583 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Instagram headquarters deemed safe after bomb threat

A building owned by Facebook, located at 200 Jefferson Drive in Menlo Park, has been deemed safe after it was evacuated due...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2104 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man rescued from fires pleads guilty to arson

A Menlo Park man rescued from one of two fires he started in Palo Alto last month pleaded guilty to all charges on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by legal eagle, on Dec 12, 2018 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 1267 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers 'life-changing' educational help

Upward Scholars provides financial and academic support to low-income adults so they can continue their education in community...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2018
Last comment by Jonathan Fu, on Dec 12, 2018 at 9:18 am | 6 comments | 1933 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Woodside treasure

The Fleishhacker estate in Woodside, recently revealed to be on the market for an unnamed price that local real estate agents...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2018
Last comment by Calypso41, on Dec 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm | 2 comments | 2701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fiscal responsibility, high academic standards are key priorities for new board members

There will be some new faces looking out from the dais at Menlo Park City School District board meetings starting Dec. 11,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2018
Last comment by Kristin, on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1262 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime aging expert, now 88, heeds his own advice

At 88 years old, aging expert and retired Stanford University professor Walter Bortz is personally experiencing some of the...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2018
Last comment by Dave Ross, on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 3190 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars offers 'life-changing' educational help

Nine months ago, Upward Scholars student Isabel Guerra earned her living cleaning other people's houses. Now, she's an administrative...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2018
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 10, 2018 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 185 Views
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