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To fix classrooms and shore up creek bank, Woodside Elementary district set to vote on $36 million bond measure

The Woodside Elementary School District will decide whether to ask voters to approve a $36 million facilities bond measure...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2023
Last comment by Whatsit, on Nov 17, 2023 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments | 2049 Views


Quake alert from Sacramento County sparks confusion among Bay Area residents

An emergency alert for an earthquake in Sacramento County reached Bay Area residents’ phones Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., causing...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2023
Last comment by vicki coe, on Oct 19, 2023 at 10:07 pm | 1 comment | 1457 Views


Sequoia district didn't know of ex-superintendent's involvement in LA overtime-pay scandal

Darnise Williams, Sequoia Union High School District's former superintendent, was implicated in a pay scandal in the Los...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2023
Last comment by Karl, on Oct 3, 2023 at 11:50 am | 4 comments | 3018 Views


Two killed in head-on collision near La Honda on Highway 84

Two people were killed and two were hospitalized Friday, Sept. 1, after a head-on collision on state Highway 84 near La Honda...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 6, 2023 at 8:05 am | 2 comments | 6462 Views


Woodside and Peninsula Girl Scouts broker a solution for bus access to Huddart Park

After Woodside’s bus ban on Kings Mountain Road stirred up strong reactions from residents on both sides of the issue,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2023
Last comment by gtspencer, on Sep 1, 2023 at 11:14 am | 3 comments | 2568 Views


Cyclists raise concerns about near-miss incidents on Kings Mountain Road in Woodside

With the future of the ban on big buses on Kings Mountain Road still uncertain, members of the cycling community are sharing...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2023
Last comment by Bobnoir, on Jul 27, 2023 at 12:11 pm | 7 comments | 4251 Views


Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes gets two years knocked off prison sentence

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of the Palo Alto blood-testing startup Theranos, may have her prison sentence...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2023
Last comment by Remenlo, on Jul 12, 2023 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 2814 Views


Bikers and Girl Scouts pack Woodside council meeting over big bus ban

Roughly 100 people, for an against an ordinance limiting buses and trucks over 35 feet on Kings Mountain Road, made their...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2023
Last comment by Stuart, on Jul 8, 2023 at 3:59 pm | 11 comments | 5960 Views


Girl Scouts and Woodside still at odds over busing hundreds of children to summer camp at Huddart Park

The Girl Scouts still don't have a permit from Woodside to drive buses into Huddart Park, so hundreds of children will have...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 28, 2023 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 4436 Views


Girl Scouts say Woodside's new law restricting buses 'severely impacts' its popular Huddart Park day camp

Local Girl Scouts have mobilized against Woodside's new law that restricts buses from using Kings Mountain Road to access...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2023
Last comment by No Easy Solutions, on Jun 23, 2023 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 4846 Views


Guest opinion: More can be done to protect bicyclists from fatal collisions

On April 10, bicyclist Lester Legarda was fatally struck by a driver on a Cañada Road, a rural road popular among walkers,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 24, 2023 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 5617 Views


Get to know Woodside's new planning director

Sage Schaan has been leading Woodside's Planning Department since Feb. 1, following his predecessor's departure in October...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2023
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Apr 18, 2023 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 3296 Views


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., on Apr 18, 2023 at 8:05 am | 40 comments | 5250 Views


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 | 3089 Views


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

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 13, 2023 at 5:45 pm | 2 comments | 4609 Views


Power outages caused some school closures in Ravenswood district this week

Students are back in classrooms Friday, Feb. 24 following several school closures across the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2023
Last comment by Whatsit, on Feb 27, 2023 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 3238 Views


Woodside sends housing plan to the state but doesn't adopt it

With three options on the table and a looming state-mandated deadline on Jan. 31, the Woodside Town Council agreed to include...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Anne Kasten, on Feb 2, 2023 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 3685 Views


In the year ahead, housing, parking and other infrastructure on Woodside mayor's plate

Woodside Mayor Chris Shaw expects a lot of his focus this year to be on state housing mandates, though it wouldn't be his...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2023
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Mountain lions and housing took center stage in Woodside in 2022

Much of the focus in 2022 in Woodside was on state housing mandates and trying to keep the town rural. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by Don Pugh, on Jan 5, 2023 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 3164 Views


San Mateo County pays Woodside equestrian $750K settlement in wrongful arrest lawsuit

A Woodside woman who was arrested while suffering a medical emergency that deputies mistook for drug or alcohol impairment...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 10811 Views
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