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Fierce winds, strong rain making for a wild night on the Midpeninsula

Strong winds and heavy rainfall that began Wednesday afternoon are already causing trees to topple, knocking down power lines...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
There are no comments yet. 8857 Views


Stanford surpasses Getty Museum as largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California

Stanford is the largest recipient of property tax exemptions in California. It received more than $16.8 billion in exemptions...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 22, 2022 at 1:11 am | 4 comments | 3159 Views


Mountain View's police chief to become San Mateo County's new undersheriff

San Mateo County Sheriff-elect Christina Corpus announced Dec. 20 that Mountain View Police Chief Chris Hsiung will join...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 20, 2022 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 4374 Views


VIDEO: As Apple employees watch helplessly, thieves take $35K in merchandise on Black Friday

Two people who entered the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto on Nov. 25 during a busy Black Friday sales event made off with...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Dec 3, 2022 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 6100 Views


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 28, 2022 at 4:27 pm | 12 comments | 1946 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 | 1899 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 | 10829 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 | 4263 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 | 3180 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 | 5740 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. 3127 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 | 2299 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 | 5013 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 | 1201 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 | 7192 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 | 3307 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 | 3491 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. 2506 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 | 5165 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 | 3439 Views
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