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Former Menlo Park residents lose home in Camp Fire

A GoFundMe page has been started to help a longtime Menlo Park family who lost their home as a result of the Camp Fire in...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2018
Last comment by Jon Mosby, on Nov 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 2655 Views

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Tonight: District considers resolution to ‘mitigate impact' of development on M-A

Sequoia Union High School District officials have not been shy in voicing their concern that student enrollment could increase...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2018
Last comment by David P., on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 1382 Views

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Portola Valley promoting use of electric leaf blowers

Gas-powered leaf blowers are in the cross hairs in Portola Valley. They're the little engines that can generate emissions...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2018
Last comment by home front, on Nov 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm | 5 comments | 1119 Views

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Arson charges for Menlo man rescued at Compadres fire

Palo Alto police arrested a man Saturday night, Nov. 10, on suspicion of starting two fires that afternoon within 50 minutes...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2018
Last comment by PAT, on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 2348 Views

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Tonight: Residents to protest appointment of acting attorney general

In response to President Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the appointment of Matthew Whitaker...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Paul Hild, on Nov 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm | 9 comments | 1900 Views

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Portola Valley: Wife says missing man has contacted attorney

Portola Valley resident Marc Bajet, who was the subject of a search by the community and the Sheriff's Office last week when...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2018
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Safety changes made to temporary Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange

A number of Menlo Park drivers say they have felt, over the last several weeks, that they've had to take their lives into...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2018
Last comment by MP Resident, on Nov 8, 2018 at 8:18 am | 20 comments | 2379 Views

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Improved bike lanes the result of long but diligent effort

There are new bike lanes across the overpasses where Sand Hill Road crosses Interstate 280. Cyclists have San Mateo County...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2018
Last comment by Pete Heller , on Nov 8, 2018 at 12:14 am | 10 comments | 2878 Views

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Department of Justice monitoring polls in San Mateo County

San Mateo County is among 35 jurisdictions in 19 states that have personnel from the U.S. Department of Justice monitoring...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2018
Last comment by fishnet, on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm | 6 comments | 975 Views

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Surf Air returns to San Carlos Airport

Surf Air is back at the San Carlos Airport. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/10/29/surf-air-returns-to-san-carlos-airport...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Justin, on Nov 5, 2018 at 10:06 pm | 18 comments | 1875 Views

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Portola Valley school board to explore $49.5 million bond measure implementation

The Portola Valley School District will meet Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 3) to explore how it would implement fixes to its...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2018
Last comment by Knock it Off, on Nov 1, 2018 at 9:42 pm | 8 comments | 1226 Views

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Menlo Park: Interim city manager candidate named

With the departure of Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre imminent, the city announced that a candidate for interim city...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Oct 28, 2018 at 8:30 am | 4 comments | 2988 Views

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Records show Surf Air owes county $328,371 in taxes

The commuter airline Surf Air has hardly been in the good graces of a vocal contingent of area residents bothered by its...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 27, 2018 at 8:49 am | 21 comments | 2580 Views

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Menlo fire board approves new firefighter contract

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board has approved a five-year contract with the 102-member firefighters' union...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 26, 2018 at 12:43 am | 25 comments | 3916 Views

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Guest opinion: Restore power of municipalities to pass robust rent control

The Bay Area is currently in the midst of the worst housing crisis in its history. By the time it is over, the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2018
Last comment by Big gubmint, on Oct 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm | 6 comments | 237 Views

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Menlo Park library director retires

Menlo Park Library Services Director Susan Holmer retired Oct. 5 after 16 years on the job. When she started in 2002, the...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Oct 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm | 5 comments | 1937 Views

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Complex election ballots are here for the long run

Spare a thought this election season for the staff of the county Registration & Elections Division. Changes in the law over...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by America was MADE great, on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1056 Views

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BootUp Ventures' neighbors may see relief from noise

A Menlo Park business that nearby Palo Alto residents say has been a nuisance for three years must immediately cease holding...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Follow the money, on Oct 22, 2018 at 8:24 pm | 6 comments | 3228 Views

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Woodside's new ethics code is aspirational, informal

In the spring of 2016, a former Woodside mayor accused a resident-volunteer serving on the town's Architectural and Site...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 196 Views

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ProPublica reports racial disparities in schools nationwide, locally

White students were more than four times as likely to be enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) class as black...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2018
Last comment by Parke Treadway, MPCSD Public Information Officer, on Oct 22, 2018 at 11:32 am | 3 comments | 1730 Views
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Salt & Straw Palo Alto to open Nov. 23
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 4,343 views

Lakes and Larders (part 2)
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,479 views