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AROUND TOWN

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' backyard chicken coops. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
There are no comments yet. 324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No significant movement in local students’ test scores

San Mateo County students’ standardized test scores remained stagnant during the 2018-19 testing period, but they still...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Mind The Gaps, on Oct 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 1794 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old Menlo Park entrepreneur who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college admission applications...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by westridge resident, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 3526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic alert: Woodside Road closed at Skyline Boulevard

Woodside Road from Skyline Boulevard to Portola Road is closed this afternoon (Oct. 17) due to a vehicle accident, according...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Shocking!!, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 735 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook announces plan to fund new Belle Haven Library and community center

Facebook officials introduced plans to fund a "state-of-the-art" community center in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:33 pm | 13 comments | 3817 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school district surveying community on priorities

The Portola Valley School District released an online survey this week to allow residents to provide feedback on priorities...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Promotion, on Oct 16, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 1182 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Menlo Park, on Monday night

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 roughly centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Menlo Park area...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2984 Views

MENLO PARK

Work starts on closing 'a critical gap' of Bay Trail

Construction has begun on a new segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail in the Ravenswood Preserve near East Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Oct 15, 2019 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 1828 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Home sales for the week of Oct. 7

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Palo Alto recorded the highest sale at $7,020,000 for a five-bedroom,...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Wow, on Oct 14, 2019 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 1583 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2910 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local nonprofits sue the EPA over Cargill salt ponds ruling

A coalition of local nonprofits is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 2817 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Daisy's Day program provides emergency help to low-income pet owners

Daisy's Day, a veterinary-care program offered by the Palo Alto Humane Society to low-income pet owners, has helped hundreds...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by John Guislin, on Oct 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1388 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3010 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2926 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Critical business areas spared PG&E outages in Portola Valley and Woodside

Many streets in Portola Valley and Woodside lost power due to PG&E's precautionary shutoffs at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, but...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Well John,, on Oct 12, 2019 at 7:35 am | 3 comments | 2278 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'The best version of Rossotti's that it's ever been': A new era begins for historic Alpine Inn

Updating a 167-year-old institution isn't easy when generations of customers feel a strong emotional attachment to it, like...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 2395 Views

MENLO PARK

Suspect in 2011 murder of Menlo Park teen to answer charges

A former East Palo Alto man charged with the murder of 19-year-old Cate Fisher of Menlo Park in 2011 was held to answer on...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Oct 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 2629 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Planning Commission refines Glens rules changes

The Woodside Planning Department has worked out a compromise for the Glens neighborhood that it hopes will satisfy people...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Woodside, on Oct 11, 2019 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 1166 Views

MENLO PARK

Enrollment dip continues in local schools

Enrollment has dipped again this year in local elementary school districts, which is mostly attributable to families moving...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 11, 2019 at 10:10 am | 4 comments | 2366 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Offshore wind prompts fire watch, possible PG&E shutoffs

Strong, dry winds across large areas of Northern and Central California may prompt PG&E to turn off power across 30 counties,...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 11, 2019 at 8:33 am | 9 comments | 2634 Views
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