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Snow survey shows twice as much as average in some locations

The latest survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on April 2 found what a state water official called "practically a California...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 8, 2019 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1048 Views

AROUND TOWN

A year out, census prep efforts abound in San Mateo County

The countdown is on: In just a little under a year, the U.S. census will take place, a once-a-decade effort to count everyone...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by breakfast club, on Apr 7, 2019 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2368 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilman who works for Facebook gets answers on political restrictions

Contrary to some earlier concerns raised during Menlo Park City Councilman Drew Combs' council election campaign, a letter...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Apr 6, 2019 at 8:38 am | 4 comments | 1530 Views

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Proposed bill would allow homeless students to sleep in community college parking lots overnight

Homeless community college students will be permitted to park and sleep in their cars overnight at any community college...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2019 at 7:25 am | 5 comments | 1218 Views

SPORTS

M-A wrestler voluntarily dismisses lawsuit against coach, school district

A Menlo-Atherton High School student voluntarily dismissed a complaint against the Sequoia Union High School District, district...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Wrestling Parent , on Apr 6, 2019 at 5:58 am | 1 comment | 2292 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook sued for alleged housing discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing Menlo Park-based Facebook for housing discrimination. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Apr 5, 2019 at 9:05 am | 3 comments | 2513 Views

MENLO PARK

Who are Menlo Park fire district's highest-paid staff?

The number of Menlo Park Fire Protection District employees whose compensation surpassed $300,000 continued to increase in...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2019 at 2:53 am | 81 comments | 4584 Views

MENLO PARK

Boba tea shop to replace cobblery in Menlo Park

Plans for a new boba tea shop in town moved forward when the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave the proposal its full support...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Apr 4, 2019 at 9:15 am | 10 comments | 2836 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite protests, commission upholds removal of redwoods

Seven prominent redwood trees near the intersection of El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park are closer to facing...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 4, 2019 at 12:09 am | 18 comments | 2366 Views

MENLO PARK

Council takes hard look at eastern Menlo Park plan

Two years in, Menlo Park's plan to convert the city's former light-industrial and warehouse district into a high-density...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm | 9 comments | 2420 Views

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Portola Valley's fire-danger challenges raise level of urgency among residents

A standing-room-only crowd showed up at a March 27 Portola Valley Town Council study session on wildfire preparation as part...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Emerson Swan, on Apr 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1419 Views

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Bay Area homes sales hit 11-month low in February

Over the course of February in the Bay Area, 4,354 new and existing homes and condominiums were sold, up nearly 13 percent...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by MARPA (make us recession proof again), on Apr 3, 2019 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1216 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley council looks at 'Stanford Wedge' housing option

A study session with Stanford University officials on the topic of adding housing to the university's 89 acres of open space...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Affordable Housing, on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm | 6 comments | 1936 Views

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Home sales

This week along the Midpeninsula, Portola Valley recorded the highest home sale at $5.65 million for a 4,010-square-foot...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by home sales down?, on Apr 1, 2019 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1274 Views

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Two Atherton residents indicted in visa fraud scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted two Atherton residents for an immigration visa fraud scheme, the Department of Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Wally Peter See?, on Mar 31, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 12 comments | 4463 Views

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Ravenswood enrollment decline worse than predicted

An enrollment consultant is projecting that the Ravenswood City School District will lose 27 percent of its 2,400 students...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Replace Mr. Eichman, on Mar 31, 2019 at 12:17 pm | 6 comments | 1930 Views

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Tonight: Six vie for open PV school board seat

The Portola Valley School District school board plans to appoint a new board member at a public meeting on Tuesday (March...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Mar 30, 2019 at 10:09 am | 11 comments | 1870 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school board appoints new trustee

The Portola Valley School District school board chose district parent Kimberley Morris Rosen as the board's new member at...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by I See Corrupt People, on Mar 30, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 2091 Views

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A 'Suitable' occupation

It all started in October 2014, when Mike Goedde's son, a precocious 2-year-old, insisted he wanted to be a diesel train...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Judi, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1461 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Panel features local experts on changing climate

While the event is free, reservations for the April 2 "Living Locally, Acting Globally: Celebrating Local Climate Leaders"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm | 14 comments | 1869 Views
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