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AROUND TOWN

Jury trial for former sheriff's deputy, candidate postponed to Nov. 12

Juan Pablo Lopez, a former deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, was granted a postponement of a jury trial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Keep us posted!, 3 hours ago | 30 comments | 1996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority

A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by steve schmidt, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 3006 Views

MENLO PARK

Police used city funds to taxi homeless woman to SF

In August of last year, a homeless woman who lives in Menlo Park was sent out of town on a one-way taxi to Ocean Beach in...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Renee Batti, 11 hours ago | 14 comments | 4372 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Proposed garbage collection contract raises cart-size questions

A former town mayor has concerns about two aspects of a proposed garbage collection contract that the Portola Valley Town...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by awatkins, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 625 Views

WOODSIDE

Big garbage, recycling rate hikes in store for Woodside, Portola Valley

Woodside and Portola Valley have negotiated a new recycling and garbage collection agreement with San Jose-based GreenWaste...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by Pot Meet Kettle, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 1852 Views

AROUND TOWN

How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community

Two years ago, Menlo Park resident Kirsten Mouradian was taking the recommended environmentally conscious actions: riding...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Real Voter, on Nov 11, 2019 at 5:13 pm | 2 comments | 1864 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside council rejects challenge by equestrian bridge opponents

The Woodside Town Council has reversed a ruling by the Planning Commission that denied a conditional use permit for a bridge...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Happy Trailer, on Nov 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 870 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Your food is here. It's from a restaurant that doesn't exist.

Virtual restaurants, which live on mobile delivery apps and operate out of the kitchens of brick-and-mortar restaurants,...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Santa Clara Student, on Nov 11, 2019 at 6:47 am | 6 comments | 1068 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Uber drivers, other contract workers protest outside of Uber investor's home

About 30 gig economy employees, mostly Uber drivers, on Nov. 6 protested outside the Atherton home of Bill Gurley, a venture...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Hahaha, on Nov 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm | 10 comments | 2885 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley geophysicist, explorer Sheldon Breiner dies at 82

Sheldon Breiner, the Portola Valley resident and open space advocate who used magnetism to find sunken ships and lost cities,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Michael Von der Porten, on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 2782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victim's green pants to be key piece of evidence in serial-killer case

A pair of torn, green corduroy pants will likely be the most fought-over piece of evidence in the trial against accused serial...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkind, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 2038 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkins, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1765 Views

MENLO PARK

State attorney general sues Facebook over privacy violations probe

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra went to court in San Francisco Wednesday in a bid to force Facebook Inc. to provide...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 1236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park council, county support ban of vape device sales

Hours after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in unincorporated...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Explosion of youth addicts, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:07 am | 7 comments | 1862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood community weighs pace, transition of closing two elementary schools

Parents and others who have attended public meetings on consolidating schools in the Ravenswood City School District appear...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peor que la que se fue!, on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 1072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accused child molester Randolph Haldeman gets extension for preliminary hearing

A preliminary hearing for Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man accused of molesting children at his home and at a community...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Steve_J, on Nov 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 1629 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 2919 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Council to examine reducing lanes on El Camino

The Atherton City Council will review a recommendation today to remove a lane from each side of El Camino Real in town to...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Carl, on Nov 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 1718 Views

SPORTS

Monarchs escape with five-set CCS volleyball win over M-A

Menlo-Atherton’s girls volleyball season was put on hold Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to Mitty in the Central Coast Section Open...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jo Jo, on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stolen rainbow flags become part of lesson on activism at Trinity School

Students at Trinity School are learning about activism through a lesson about rainbow flags stolen from the church in front...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Wonderful, on Nov 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 1689 Views
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