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Deputy DA again facing state bar sanctions over alleged dishonesty

Melissa McKowan, a San Mateo County deputy district attorney and the subject of a March 2013 sanction by the state bar over...

Original post made on May. 22, 2017
Last comment by Holly L., on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 7 comments | 6057 Views


Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is ramping up grants to nonprofit organizations devoted to advising and ensuring...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by home front, on Jun 27, 2017 at 8:54 am | 7 comments | 2442 Views


SHD minority zone D seat election delayed until 2020

The Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors, threatened in August 2017 by a lawsuit by MeloSarsfield based upon the...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm | 7 comments | 1499 Views


Sequoia Healthcare District election opportunity

The recent switch from at-large to election by zones has created an opportunity for concerned individuals to run for 3 lucrative...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 20, 2018
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Aug 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm | 7 comments | 2450 Views


Menlo Park: Coach fired following alleged sexual assault

A badminton coach arrested last week on suspicion of molesting a minor and sexual assault-related offenses is no longer working...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2018
Last comment by Current student, on Jul 24, 2018 at 12:33 am | 7 comments | 7659 Views


San Mateo County plans 100-plus affordable apartments, child care center

San Mateo County has begun a process to contract with a developer to build at least 100 affordable housing units, a child...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:16 pm | 7 comments | 7320 Views


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 | 5717 Views


Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by just asking, on May 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 2898 Views


Facebook challenged on polices in run-up to 2020 presidential election

Commuters passing Facebook yesterday (Jan. 9) had more than the bumper ahead of them on view as demonstrators along Bayfront...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by tax cuts for billionaires, on Jan 13, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 7 comments | 2651 Views


Menlo Park council to consider mandate on safe gun storage

Menlo Park Vice Mayor Drew Combs has proposed that the City Council consider an ordinance requiring all community residents...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by gun fantasies from men, on Feb 6, 2020 at 6:34 am | 7 comments | 981 Views


Numerous holiday activties on tap locally

Among the many holiday activities planned in our communities are those listed below. If you know of more, post them by clicking...

Original post made by Neighbor on Nov. 29, 2006
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 7, 2006 at 5:17 pm | 7 comments | 5602 Views


Kids Defecating in Parks Okay?

Today I was at the park in Palo Alto on Kipling and watched as a mother potty trained her 3 year old by having him defecate...

Original post made by Disgusted on Aug. 26, 2007
Last comment by Fastidious, on Aug 27, 2007 at 12:43 pm | 7 comments | 4657 Views


Guest Opinion: Theater owner offers his view on projects

As the owner of the Park Theater property, I think it is important to share my thoughts about the current proposals to reuse...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2007
Last comment by old guy, on Nov 7, 2007 at 12:24 pm | 7 comments | 5039 Views


Stanford wants to dump 300,000 cubic yards of fill on former Christmas tree farm in SM County

As Stanford pursues its massive campus expansion, it will dig up a lot of dirt that needs to be disposed of somewhere --...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2007
Last comment by new guy, on Nov 15, 2007 at 7:33 am | 7 comments | 4866 Views


Rosewood rooms: $400-$450 a night

Further details about the Stanford University/Rosewood Hotel, being built on Sand Hill Road near Interstate 280 in Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2007
Last comment by money talks, on Nov 27, 2007 at 8:26 am | 7 comments | 5714 Views


Board recommends NorCal over Allied Waste for garbage collection

A major fight is brewing over garbage franchises in central and south San Mateo County. NorCal Waste Systems of San Mateo...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by Jim Elliot, on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:06 am | 7 comments | 6161 Views


Scams: They Can Be Convincing and Elaborate

I recently investigated a scam which cost one of our residents thousands of dollars. These scams are not an Atherton problem;...

Original post made by Detective Hall on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by , on Apr 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm | 7 comments | 2928 Views


Puttin' on the Ritz

Matthew Zito, principal of Menlo-Atherton High School, recently gave reporters a tour of the school's new theater, a $32...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Catherine McMillan, on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 4386 Views


Firefighters quickly douse Atherton blaze

Firefighters quickly extinguished a one-alarm fire in Atherton this morning, a fire dispatcher said. The fire occurred at...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray of Sunshine, on Nov 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 7 comments | 3699 Views


Letter: Paying twice for rail authority's PR

It was disturbing and I thought unfair when taxpayer dollars were used to promote a ballot measure that I opposed —...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by sorry, what?, on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:02 am | 7 comments | 3054 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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