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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park ban on flavored tobacco, vaping devices effective Jan. 17

To curb what's been declared an epidemic of vaping among young people in the area, the Menlo Park City Council has adopted...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Jan 5, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 9 comments | 3279 Views

AROUND TOWN

The big screen comes to Atherton

It's not every day that you'll find a crew staked out at an Atherton home to film a movie, but that was the case last month. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 2, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 4304 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford moving forward with Portola Valley housing project

Stanford University has re-submitted a development application and Portola Valley has hired a consultant to develop an environmental...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by GoogleEarthUser, on Jan 2, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 21 comments | 4462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton council puts development tax on hold for further study

A construction and development tax -- or similar types of taxes that town staff says could provide "substantial revenues"...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 2, 2020 at 2:50 pm | 23 comments | 2100 Views

ATHERTON

Man charged with burglary, trespassing in Atherton pleads not guilty

A Vallejo man who allegedly broke into and took items from an Atherton home's garage, where homeowners said they saw him...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 3139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park documentary filmmaker dies unexpectedly at 66

Michael Schwarz, a longtime Menlo Park resident with a gift for documentary storytelling, died unexpectedly on Dec. 1 at...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 5524 Views

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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 Ann Haley, on Jan 2, 2020 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 2523 Views

WOODSIDE

The Year in Review: Zoning relief, power shutoffs top Woodside news

Woodside took a step toward more inclusiveness in 2019 as the town tried to accommodate the needs of the more-affordable...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Woodside Lifer, on Dec 29, 2019 at 11:25 am | 3 comments | 1958 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Rep. Jackie Speier looks to lower airplane noise with 5 bills

Responding to growing concerns about airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a series of bills aimed at improving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 1592 Views

MENLO PARK

Frequent coyote sightings reported in West Menlo Park, Sharon Heights

Sharon Heights and West Menlo Park residents have been making frequent posts on the online network Nextdoor recently reporting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 28, 2019 at 9:38 am | 3 comments | 2931 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District debuts online resources guide

To help connect local residents of all ages to free or low-cost activities and services in their area, the Sequoia Healthcare...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Sc Petr, on Dec 26, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 3 comments | 2482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Celebrating 25 Years of Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic Services by Menlo Fire

After 12 years of a very difficult and uphill effort, the Menlo Park Fire District became the second Fire Agency in San Mateo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 315 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park offers holiday break in overnight parking ban enforcement

Menlo Park residents hosting family or friends for the holidays can now assure guests that there's no need to fret over parking;...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 24, 2019 at 7:45 am | 2 comments | 3105 Views

ATHERTON

Rick DeGolia is Atherton's new mayor

Atherton City Council members last week chose Rick DeGolia to be the town's new mayor and Elizabeth Lewis to serve as vice...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 23, 2019 at 8:18 pm | 2 comments | 2251 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook reveals new details about offer for Belle Haven community center

In a letter sent to Menlo Park City Hall on Monday, Facebook revealed new details about its commitment to build a new multi-generational...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Beth, on Dec 22, 2019 at 9:33 am | 2 comments | 2884 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire board passes on all-electric engine letter of intent

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board on Tuesday (Dec. 17) rejected the fire chief's recommendation to sign a letter...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Myomy, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm | 10 comments | 2386 Views

OTHER TOPICS

It's chestnut season

In the unincorporated Santa Cruz Mountains community of La Honda, high above Woodside in southern San Mateo County, there's...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Trevor Adams, on Dec 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 2224 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speaking to Silicon Valley's wealthiest, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says democracy must be a value, not just a system

With less than a year left until the general election, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg outlined his vision...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Enzo Lucas, on Dec 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm | 7 comments | 2403 Views

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Atherton committee members resign over City Council's dog park decision

Atherton Park & Recreation Committee members stepped down late last month after a City Council decision to remove a dog park...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laughing , on Dec 19, 2019 at 8:05 pm | 15 comments | 4166 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton council to choose mayor, discuss fire services

The Atherton City Council has a packed schedule for its final meeting of the year when it meets tonight, Dec. 18. The agenda...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 18, 2019 at 9:32 pm | 2 comments | 982 Views
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