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Menlo Park, on the forefront of climate action, should double down on goals

As a teenager heavily involved with climate action and who spends lots of time reading and learning about the climate crisis,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Nov 26, 2022 at 10:09 pm | 11 comments | 463 Views


Wood burning discouraged over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Bay Area residents are being asked to avoid burning wood over the Thanksgiving holiday to keep air at a healthier level,...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 23, 2022 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 885 Views


17-year-old driver could face manslaughter or murder charges for deadly car crash

The 17-year-old involved in the car crash that resulted in the death of two local parents is still in the hospital and may...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by menlo parent, on Nov 18, 2022 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 8955 Views


East Palo Alto City Council candidate criticized for alleged misinformation

Some East Palo Altans are criticizing the assertions of City Council candidate Mark Dinan, claiming that he has been spreading...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:52 am | 4 comments | 3131 Views


San Mateo County cracks down on removing guns from prohibited hands

San Mateo County leaders launched a new initiative to remove more guns from the hands of felons, stalkers and others prohibited...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 27, 2022 at 9:03 am | 4 comments | 2194 Views


Will new laws stop thieves from taking your catalytic converter?

Sue Feeley was asleep in her Crescent Park home in Palo Alto on Oct. 8 when the sound of grinding metal woke her at 2:30...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by margomca, on Oct 26, 2022 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 2985 Views


Las Lomitas district increases substitute teacher pay rates

Las Lomitas Elementary School District raised pay for substitute teachers earlier this month, with the aim of attracting...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2134 Views


California to end the COVID state of emergency

The state of emergency gave Gov. Gavin Newsom wide-ranging powers to issue mandates and enter into billions of dollars of...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Oct 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 1653 Views


At Google's campus, state and local leaders urge greater efforts to conserve water

A group of state and local officials gathered at Google's Mountain View campus Thursday to praise the Bay Area and tout...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Sandy, on Sep 30, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 3967 Views


Guest opinion: Shooting for carbon negative development

One of the most daunting challenges of developing new housing in the wildland urban interface is increased fire danger. Fire...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Linda Drey-Nightingale, on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 593 Views


District attorney drops all felony charges against Indiana Batmobile-maker accused of theft

Two months after San Mateo County deputy sheriffs raided the workplace of an Indiana Batmobile-maker, drawing sharp criticism...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by JD, on Sep 27, 2022 at 7:52 am | 3 comments | 5353 Views


County supervisor urges state investigate public closure of therapy pool

As residents continue to push for the public reopening of a therapeutic pool, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa has...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2155 Views


Kings Mountain Art Fair returns to the forest

The Kings Mountain Art Fair returned to its bucolic setting among the redwoods this Labor Day weekend, holding in-person...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 2494 Views


Newsom signs bill creating CARE Court system into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Wednesday that will create a civil court division in each of the state's 58 counties with...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1749 Views


California phases out new gas cars — so what's next for electric cars?

California will revolutionize the car market by ending sales of new gas cars within 12 years, forcing car buyers to switch...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by Not-Jeff, on Sep 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 19 comments | 4127 Views


After initial backlash, Palo Alto again mulls raising ticket prices for Junior Museum and Zoo

With revenues falling below expectations, Palo Alto is once again considering hiking ticket prices at the newly rebuilt Junior...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by MP_Resident , on Sep 4, 2022 at 9:15 pm | 2 comments | 2503 Views


New housing bills target parking rules, commercial sites

California cities would be required to abolish parking mandates in transit-rich areas and allow housing developments at sites...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Aug 31, 2022 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 2552 Views


Amid outcry over sheriff's Batmobile raid, San Mateo County supervisors ask state attorney general to investigate

Supervisors on Aug. 16 asked the state attorney general to make an inquiry into the criminal investigation and prosecution...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Aug 22, 2022 at 7:30 am | 18 comments | 15397 Views


Retired Menlo Park fire chief aids effort to send donated gear to firefighters in Ukraine

Volunteers from fire services and departments across the Bay Area on Thursday finished loading a 40-foot shipping container...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 3342 Views


A generational call to action against climate change

If you were born after 1981, you are a part of the "Climate Generation" — the generation of people who have lived exceptionally...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Aug 13, 2022 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1161 Views
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