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AROUND TOWN

Jury trial of former sheriff's deputy continued after defense challenges judge assignment

A jury trial of retired San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez was postponed until Nov. 18 when defense attorneys...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Clown Show, 9 minutes ago | 1 comment | 574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside may consider seeking competitive bids for garbage contract

The Woodside Town Council expressed its dissatisfaction with a proposed 10-year solid waste disposal contract with San Jose-based...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Glen, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 457 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neely Wine's tasting room plans meet further resistance by residents

A plan to permit a tasting room and event center at Neely Wine in the middle of Portola Valley met with further caution from...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Birdnscrap, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man charged with murder of former town arborist gets date for jury trial

Francis Wolke, 27, the man charged with killing former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson in her Menlo Park home...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Jenny, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 1274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Five preschool begins fundraising campaign for expansion

To fulfill its mission of educating children during their first five years of life, the nonprofit All Five preschool in Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by mutti, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury trial for former sheriff's deputy, candidate postponed to Nov. 12

Juan Pablo Lopez, a former deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, was granted a postponement of a jury trial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 17 hours ago | 34 comments | 2071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority

A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by steve schmidt, on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 6 comments | 3753 Views

MENLO PARK

Police used city funds to taxi homeless woman to SF

In August of last year, a homeless woman who lives in Menlo Park was sent out of town on a one-way taxi to Ocean Beach in...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Nov 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 14 comments | 5483 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Proposed garbage collection contract raises cart-size questions

A former town mayor has concerns about two aspects of a proposed garbage collection contract that the Portola Valley Town...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by awatkins, on Nov 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 805 Views

WOODSIDE

Big garbage, recycling rate hikes in store for Woodside, Portola Valley

Woodside and Portola Valley have negotiated a new recycling and garbage collection agreement with San Jose-based GreenWaste...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by Pot Meet Kettle, on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 1983 Views

AROUND TOWN

How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community

Two years ago, Menlo Park resident Kirsten Mouradian was taking the recommended environmentally conscious actions: riding...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Real Voter, on Nov 11, 2019 at 5:13 pm | 2 comments | 1996 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside council rejects challenge by equestrian bridge opponents

The Woodside Town Council has reversed a ruling by the Planning Commission that denied a conditional use permit for a bridge...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Happy Trailer, on Nov 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1066 Views

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 | 1144 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 | 2951 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 | 2814 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 | 2116 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 | 1862 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 | 1284 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 | 1903 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 | 1096 Views
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