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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 Phew, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 587 Views


Guest opinion: A call for new models to improve the downtown, make staff more accountable

Sloane Citron's recent guest opinion on the state of the Menlo Park downtown raised many important points. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 20 comments | 2602 Views


Atherton to begin testing license plate readers, security cameras to deter crime

In response to a rash of 20 residential burglaries in Atherton over a four-month period, the City Council directed town staff...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Let's get real, on Oct 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 33 comments | 2471 Views


Portola Valley school district to put parcel tax renewal on March 2020 ballot

A survey commissioned by Portola Valley School District has found that voters would support renewal of a parcel tax that...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by Just Curious, on Oct 10, 2019 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 969 Views


Menlo fire board rejects planned limited disaster communication system rollout

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board voted not to move ahead with an audio mass alert system for earthquakes, fires,...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:06 am | 10 comments | 2313 Views


Protesters follow Trump to Los Trancos, near Portola Valley

President Trump's fundraising luncheon today (Sept. 17) ended up being in Los Trancos Woods near Portola Valley, but protesters...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by David Smernoff, on Oct 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm | 32 comments | 5068 Views


Teenager's close call at Burgess Pool has a happy ending

On June 28, a teenager finished her backstroke race in a swim meet at Burgess Pool in Menlo Park, took off her goggles and...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Grateful, on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 2323 Views


Newcastle disease sidelines this year's Tour De Coop

Since 2012, locals have biked around Silicon Valley every fall to get a peek inside residents' chicken coops. But this year,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Lisa Steele/Fresh Eggs Daily, on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 1558 Views


Police calls: Menlo Park man loses $3,000 in phone scam

Crime reports from Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley and West Menlo Park. Read the full story here

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2019
Last comment by Ege Kahveci, on Sep 28, 2019 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 2511 Views


Guild Theatre to close Thursday

Landmark's Guild Theatre, a single-screen movie theater that's been in Menlo Park since 1924, is set to officially close...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Sep 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 25 comments | 3921 Views


Town panel nixes Ford Field site for affordable housing

The long-running saga of Portola Valley's quest to identify land that could be used for affordable housing took a further...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2019
Last comment by pvrez, on Sep 27, 2019 at 8:46 am | 8 comments | 2484 Views


Wednesday: Free screening of 'Cinema Paradiso' to celebrate the end of an era at Guild Theatre

The Guild Theatre is closing on Thursday, Sept. 26, but before that it will host a free screening of the film "Cinema Paradiso"...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 1554 Views


San Mateo County offers residents customized option for disaster alerts

Fire departments emphasize the importance of early-alert systems to keep residents informed about wildfires and other emergencies,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1705 Views


Man arrested after hitting Menlo Park officer with his car

A 19-year-old San Mateo man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday (Sept. 17) after he allegedly hit a...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 2346 Views


Flegel's building is for sale but business to continue as usual

The building that houses Flegel's Interior Design & Distinctive Home Furnishings, at 870 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, is...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 20, 2019 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 2869 Views


Longtime Menlo Park resident Mary Whittle Tipton dies at 98

Mary Whittle Tipton, who was a member of St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park since its founding, died on June 24, just weeks...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by RIP Mrs. Tipton, on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 1111 Views


Atherton could remove penalty cap on building projects that exceed time limit

Atherton may eliminate a $250,000 penalty cap on building projects that violate the town’s construction time limit provision. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Sep 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1053 Views


Fire Board to deny citizens the right to put items on its agenda

Fire Board, It has been proposed that this section of the Board policy Manual be removed in its entirety: Agenda...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 165 Views


DA's Office investigating former community college chancellor

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has issued search warrants in connection with Ron Galatolo's tenure as San...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 3 comments | 3129 Views


Interested in school board seat? Application deadline is Sept. 16

The deadline to apply for appointment to a seat on the Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees is 4 p.m. Monday,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 1528 Views
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