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Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign

Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave,...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Yes, Corrupted Employees Out Now!, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 853 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student-services director named Ravenswood's acting superintendent

The Ravenswood school board has appointed Gina Sudaria, the district's director of student services and a longtime employee,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by teacher, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 990 Views

MENLO PARK

Buildings, RV destroyed in two-alarm North Fair Oaks fire

No one was injured in a two-alarm fire in North Fair Oaks on Tuesday morning (March 19) that Menlo Park fire district officials...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by BarbaraWood, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 835 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Planning Commission supports 140-unit affordable apartment complex

A proposal to build a large affordable housing complex in Menlo Park cleared another hurdle March 12 when the city's Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by lefty, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 1050 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire board OKs study of district's property needs after $30M in spending

After spending nearly $30 million on real estate acquisitions since 2006, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 1255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park firefighters rescue kitten from pipe 14 feet underground

A tiny black kitten that slipped into a drain pipe and ended up 14 feet underground was rescued by persistent Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by Proud of our firefighters, on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:42 am | 6 comments | 3261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford coach, local residents among dozens indicted in college-admissions scandal

A Stanford University coach and numerous local residents, including some from Menlo Park and Atherton, are among the dozens...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Rosy, on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 40 comments | 12080 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Atherton considers license plate readers to combat crime spree

In response to a rash of burglaries in town, the Atherton Police Department will ask the City Council at its meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:02 pm | 9 comments | 1029 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deputy pleads not guilty to excessive force charges

A San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused of using excessive force on inmates at the Maguire Correctional Facility in...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Steve_J, on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 758 Views

AROUND TOWN

A death on the tracks

Nobody saw what happened to 22-year-old Connor McElroy late last year between the time he stepped off the train at the Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Mar 20, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 7 comments | 4472 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside's Carroll Ann Hodges: An 'irrepressible force of nature'

A celebration of the life of former Woodside Town Council member Carroll Ann Hodges, who died at the age of 82 on the evening...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Mar 20, 2019 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 1946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former president of Peru arrested in Menlo Park

A former president of Peru was arrested Sunday, March 17, in unincorporated Menlo Park on suspicion of being drunk in public,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by really?, on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 3147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley makes it easier to add second living units

Fulfilling its goal of encouraging more housing in Portola Valley, the Town Council on March 13 unanimously gave preliminary...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by TomS, on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm | 7 comments | 1978 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gates on Ravenswood and Alma

Kudos to the City of Menlo Park and to the Menlo Park Historical Association for creating the newly constructed MENLO GATES,...

Original post made by Observer II on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Beth, on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 95 Views

OTHER TOPICS

School board OKs new administrator position despite outcry

After a bristly back-and-forth between the Las Lomitas Elementary School District school board and a group of parents and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Captain Obvious, on Mar 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 34 comments | 4741 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire board meets Tuesday to discuss board's job

The Menlo fire district's board meets Tuesday night, March 19, to discuss how the board should best operate and prepare for...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by lnon, on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 781 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Alpine Inn has new owners

The Alpine Inn, the Portola Valley beer garden and burger haven also known as Rossotti's, has new owners: Deke and Lori Hunter...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bruce, on Mar 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 28 comments | 11134 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cargill project in RWC being revisited

Congresswoman Jackie Speier bemoans the recent EPA decision declaring the status of the Cargill salt ponds to be outside...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Yet More Blather, on Mar 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm | 2 comments | 143 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park RFP - Red Light Photo Enforcement System

Now is is the time to complain to the City of Menlo Park re Red Light Cameras. IF they really were about safety alone they...

Original post made by DC McGlynn on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Fremont, CA, on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm | 50 comments | 2268 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mountain Mike's Pizza takes over former Applewood space

The space that was for decades home to Applewood Pizza in Menlo Park will soon serve pizza again. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Endless local Pizza places, on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 3248 Views
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