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MENLO PARK

It's unofficial: Jerome-Robinson named new Menlo Park city manager

The Menlo Park City Council wants to appoint Interim City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson to the position permanently, the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm | 5 comments | 4710 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shed fire draws firefighters to Los Trancos Woods last night

A burning shed adjacent to a guest house at 20 Ciervos Road in Los Trancos Woods brought firefighters in from Woodside, Redwood...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by Kraft in Jupiter, on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 3 comments | 1567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Middlefield Road office building gets go-ahead

A small office building proposed for the high-traffic area near the intersection of Middlefield and Willow roads in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Just wait, on Feb 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 4 comments | 2066 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: License-plate cameras show some criminal-tracking value

A license-plate-reading camera in Portola Valley played a role in an ongoing investigation, a Sheriff's Office captain told...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm | 7 comments | 1611 Views

MENLO PARK

Progress on the Bay Trail

Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 contiguous miles of...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by Alan, on Feb 21, 2019 at 4:24 pm | 4 comments | 5584 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New deputy director hired to lead city's housing efforts

Rhonda Coffman has been hired as Menlo Park's new deputy community development director overseeing housing, Interim City...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Mark L, on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1965 Views

FICTION

Portola Valley civic volunteer, pilot Bud Eisberg dies at 74

Arthur Charles "Bud" Eisberg, a resident of Portola Valley and a town volunteer in civic affairs was also a pilot, a sailor...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Tom Vlasic, on Feb 21, 2019 at 11:06 am | 3 comments | 2058 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park: Man pleads no contest to 2011 Kelly Park sex assault charge

A 27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teen eight years ago in a public bathroom in Menlo Park has pleaded...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 1 comment | 2436 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Awatkins, on Feb 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm | 7 comments | 4279 Views

MENLO PARK

Newsom scales back high-speed rail plans

California's decadelong dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end in...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2019
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 20, 2019 at 8:36 am | 24 comments | 3391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bridging two worlds

Menlo School senior Santy Mendoza, who will be a first-generation college student at Harvard University this fall, is a current...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Congratulations , on Feb 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm | 1 comment | 2538 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council splits on law to help displaced renters relocate

A proposed law to help renters forced out of their homes for no cause or because they cannot afford major rent increases...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by Jen Mazzon, on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:34 am | 15 comments | 4796 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Consider Option B for Menlo Park's grade separation project

Before the train leaves the station on the Menlo Park rail grade separation decision, the City Council will open up its options...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Reality Check, on Feb 16, 2019 at 5:26 am | 40 comments | 3580 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Rail Committee recommends restoring weekday train service

In a split vote, the Atherton Rail Committee recommended that the City Council support resuming weekday train stops in Atherton,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 15, 2019 at 9:36 am | 10 comments | 2299 Views

AROUND TOWN

Roughly $640K in repairs underway at flooded middle school

Crews have begun repairs at La Entrada Middle School after the school flooded three times over a five-week span late last...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Another bond?, on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 3 comments | 1771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood district could ask KIPP to share middle school campus

More specific ideas for how to accommodate KIPP Valiant Community Prep's request for more facilities coalesced at a school...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by willowschool1969, on Feb 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm | 1 comment | 1158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three deaths prompt San Mateo County supervisors' meeting on Taser saftey

Representatives of the company that manufactures Taser stun guns defended the safety of the devices at a Feb. 11 special...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 1703 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Planned county worker strike suspended pending agreement

A strike planned this week by San Mateo County employees has been averted by a tentative agreement between the county and...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2019
Last comment by Scruggs, on Feb 12, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town hall on teacher housing set for Feb. 13

As local school districts grapple with how to help teachers struggling to afford to live in the communities in which they...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2019
Last comment by Teachers Pet, on Feb 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 1780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisor to propose gun safety law on Tuesday

San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa plans to introduce an ordinance at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting that...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Gun in Home, on Feb 12, 2019 at 9:53 am | 28 comments | 2094 Views
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