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THE LOCAL DISH

Your food is here. It's from a restaurant that doesn't exist.

Virtual restaurants, which live on mobile delivery apps and operate out of the kitchens of brick-and-mortar restaurants,...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Santa Clara Student, on Nov 11, 2019 at 6:47 am | 6 comments | 2329 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Uber drivers, other contract workers protest outside of Uber investor's home

About 30 gig economy employees, mostly Uber drivers, on Nov. 6 protested outside the Atherton home of Bill Gurley, a venture...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Hahaha, on Nov 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm | 10 comments | 3376 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley geophysicist, explorer Sheldon Breiner dies at 82

Sheldon Breiner, the Portola Valley resident and open space advocate who used magnetism to find sunken ships and lost cities,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Michael Von der Porten, on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 3316 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victim's green pants to be key piece of evidence in serial-killer case

A pair of torn, green corduroy pants will likely be the most fought-over piece of evidence in the trial against accused serial...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkind, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 2885 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkins, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2231 Views

MENLO PARK

State attorney general sues Facebook over privacy violations probe

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra went to court in San Francisco Wednesday in a bid to force Facebook Inc. to provide...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 1518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park council, county support ban of vape device sales

Hours after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in unincorporated...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Explosion of youth addicts, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:07 am | 7 comments | 2348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood community weighs pace, transition of closing two elementary schools

Parents and others who have attended public meetings on consolidating schools in the Ravenswood City School District appear...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peor que la que se fue!, on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 1384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accused child molester Randolph Haldeman gets extension for preliminary hearing

A preliminary hearing for Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man accused of molesting children at his home and at a community...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Steve_J, on Nov 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 2130 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 3273 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Council to examine reducing lanes on El Camino

The Atherton City Council will review a recommendation today to remove a lane from each side of El Camino Real in town to...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Carl, on Nov 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 2077 Views

SPORTS

Monarchs escape with five-set CCS volleyball win over M-A

Menlo-Atherton’s girls volleyball season was put on hold Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to Mitty in the Central Coast Section Open...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jo Jo, on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stolen rainbow flags become part of lesson on activism at Trinity School

Students at Trinity School are learning about activism through a lesson about rainbow flags stolen from the church in front...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Wonderful, on Nov 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 2042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park buys property fire district wants for station

Following a private discussion about potential liabilities, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously authorized the spending...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2573 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley greenlights pursuit of pedestrian, bicyclist safety plan

Portola Valley's public works department received the go-ahead from the Town Council on Aug. 14 to proceed with a plan for...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by The Fixer, on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 25 comments | 2879 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers reducing ECR to two lanes

"Due to the limited width of El Camino Real in Atherton, reconfiguration of the travel way will be necessary to provide...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by MPer, on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 260 Views

AROUND TOWN

County supervisors to consider ban on sales of e-cigarettes

Two San Mateo County supervisors want to ban sales of e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Barbeee58, on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2762 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton committee to weigh off-leash dog park at Nov. 6 meeting

An Atherton committee decided to continue to explore the concept of building an off-leash dog park in Holbrook-Palmer Park...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Dirt pens, on Nov 4, 2019 at 10:13 am | 2 comments | 2075 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Caltrain protesters call for agency to pass affordable housing policy

Clustered together on the crisp evening of Oct. 29, protesters gathered around the Menlo Park Caltrain Station with a specific...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2019
Last comment by Robert Raburn, on Nov 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 3635 Views

MOVIES

Prep football: Locals heading for home down the stretch

Palo Alto, Gunn and Woodside all play their final home game of the season Friday. Menlo-Atherton was also scheduled to do...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2019
Last comment by well, *there* it is, on Nov 3, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 831 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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