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MENLO PARK

Seeking a reprieve from loud horns, Menlo Park residents push for Caltrain quiet zone

Menlo Park residents are fed up with blaring train horns waking babies and rattling their nerves. At a March 24 community...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2023
Last comment by Frozen, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 1542 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neighbors call on Stanford to remove trees after man died from tree that fell on university-owned land

Residents are asking Stanford University to remove and better manage its eucalyptus trees along Alpine Road near Highway...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2023
Last comment by amhey, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn't?

Shiny electric cars are parked in the driveways of affluent Palo Alto, Atherton homes, but is the trend gaining ground in...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2023
Last comment by Westbrook, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 4323 Views

WOODSIDE

New rules to phase out gas appliances stoke excitement, anxiety on the Peninsula

With the Bay Area adopting sweeping new rules to phase out gas-fueled appliances, city and county officials in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 22 hours ago | 34 comments | 2662 Views

MENLO PARK

City accuses residents of breaking the law without any evidence

Dear Ms Chen, I am in receipt of your letter of March 20, 2023. First, I find it disturbing that the City would send...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 23, 2023
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2023 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 260 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County's minimum wage in unincorporated areas rises to $16.50 next month

Those who work for minimum wage in unincorporated San Mateo County will see their hourly rate rise beginning April 1. The...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 25, 2023 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 1318 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park should rethink nixing parking on Middle Avenue

The primary objective of Menlo Park's Middle Avenue Project is to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians, and last...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Mar. 17, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 24, 2023 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 434 Views

AROUND TOWN

Storm pushes San Francisquito Creek to its ninth highest recorded level

The San Francisquito Creek experienced one of its highest streamflow rates in the history of the San Francisquito Creek Joint...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2023
Last comment by DavidSoni, on Mar 23, 2023 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 3596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gusty storm claims a life: Tree falls on van in Ladera, killing the driver

The latest storm claimed a victim Tuesday, after a tree fell on a van, killing its driver. Thousands of Midpeninsula residents...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2023
Last comment by Jon Goulden, on Mar 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm | 4 comments | 10613 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former community college head's preliminary hearing delayed again

The disgraced former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor is challenging emails obtained during the investigation. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by Doug, on Mar 22, 2023 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1459 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former community college PR head pleads no contest to sex with minors charges

Richard Rojo, San Mateo County Community College District's former head of public relations, pleaded no contest on March...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2023
Last comment by Dusty Roads, on Mar 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2956 Views

WOODSIDE

Judge hears Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal resolved

At a court hearing on Friday morning, lawyers for convicted Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes argued that her upcoming...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2023
Last comment by Les, on Mar 20, 2023 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 1776 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ravenswood school board approves agreement with developer to build teacher housing at Flood School

The Ravenswood City School District school board voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Alliant Strategic Development...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2023
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 17, 2023 at 5:40 pm | 9 comments | 2049 Views

MENLO PARK

Ravenswood school district ready to ink development deal for Flood School housing

The Ravenswood City School District board is expected to approve a contract with a developer this week to build dense housing...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2023
Last comment by Andrew C., on Mar 17, 2023 at 11:03 am | 34 comments | 3429 Views

MENLO PARK

District: Menlo Park's $2.5 million endowment won't be enough to offset enrollment costs from Stanford's new faculty housing project

Menlo Park school board officials say the $2.5 million endowment slated to cover the costs of extra students from Stanford's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2023
Last comment by Iris, on Mar 17, 2023 at 9:45 am | 28 comments | 12350 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Swastikas, image of Hitler found drawn on Stanford student's dormitory door

Multiple swastikas and an image of Adolf Hitler drawn on a whiteboard were recently found on the dormitory door of an undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 15, 2023 at 7:32 pm | 2 comments | 1349 Views

MENLO PARK

Peninsula cities pummeled by weather-induced power outages

Large swaths of the Midpeninsula were still without power on Wednesday, with outages blamed on the gusty storm that toppled...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by MP Father, on Mar 15, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 7010 Views

ATHERTON

Community calls for independent investigation into sexual abuse allegations against San Mateo County and probation officer

As San Mateo County battles a slew of lawsuits alleging it was negligent in how it handled sexual abuse and molestation complaints,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 15, 2023 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 3158 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank: A one-off calamity, or sign of more trouble for California?

Silicon Valley Bank's failure is a sign of weakness in the tech industry, and that could spell trouble for the state of California. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 14, 2023 at 11:47 am | 4 comments | 1773 Views

WOODSIDE

Atherton looking to ban gas-powered leaf blowers next summer

Town officials are drafting an ordinance, that will come back to the City Council in April. Read the full story here https://almanacnews.com/news/2023/03/13/atherton-looking-to-ban...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 13, 2023 at 5:45 pm | 2 comments | 2904 Views
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