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With deadline looming, Becker bills on privacy, clean energy advance in state Senate

State Sen. Josh Becker stood apart from most of his Democratic colleagues this week when he opted not to support this year's...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jun 5, 2023 at 4:21 pm | 3 comments | 1630 Views


Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

Local residents who have died recently include Theodore Clarence Carlstrom, Jacob Pierce, Elizabeth Jeanne Doyle, Joan Hancock,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2023
Last comment by Les, on Jun 5, 2023 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 864 Views


Policymakers: Public transit will go over 'fiscal cliff' without more state dollars

As the upcoming state budget deadline looms over California, state policymakers warned Gov. Gavin Newsom that his ambitious...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 4, 2023 at 7:37 am | 4 comments | 1253 Views


Landscaping project transforms an eyesore median on Woodside Road

After about a decade of dreaming and discussing, Woodside has a more welcoming appearance near the Interstate 280 overpass,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2023
Last comment by WP, on Jun 2, 2023 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 2130 Views


Almanac journalists honored for election coverage, land-use and local government reporting in statewide competition

Almanac journalists won accolades for their work in this year's California Journalism Awards, taking first place for reporting...

Original post made on May. 31, 2023
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 1, 2023 at 2:14 am | 3 comments | 2543 Views


9 ways to spend Memorial Day weekend on the Peninsula

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer for those too eager to wait for the solstice on June...

Original post made on May. 26, 2023
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 27, 2023 at 11:20 am | 3 comments | 3466 Views


With safety in mind, Menlo Park reduces Middlefield Road to a three-lane road

The lanes on Middlefield Road in Menlo Park are being restriped between Ravenswood Avenue and Willow Road to make it a three-lane...

Original post made on May. 18, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on May 24, 2023 at 10:25 am | 16 comments | 3302 Views


Appellate court rejects Elizabeth Holmes' motion to stay out of prison

In an order issued Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2023
Last comment by Remenlo, on May 17, 2023 at 5:22 pm | 2 comments | 1256 Views


A longtime Sacramento critic, Lydia Kou announces run for state Assembly

Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou, a staunch critic of California's approach to encourage more housing, announced on Monday that...

Original post made on May. 16, 2023
Last comment by Parent of Los Lomitas and La Entrada grads, on May 16, 2023 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 2385 Views


Faced with possible closure, Flegel's asks for help from the community

Flegel’s furniture store has been an institution in Menlo Park's downtown for 69 years, but now it's facing possible closure...

Original post made on May. 11, 2023
Last comment by ol' Homeboy, on May 15, 2023 at 8:12 pm | 3 comments | 5315 Views


How will Menlo Park pay for $4M quiet zone along train tracks?

At Tuesday night’s Menlo Park City Council meeting, residents came out in droves to support a quiet zone throughout the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2023
Last comment by Running hard to stay in place, on May 15, 2023 at 5:40 pm | 13 comments | 3650 Views


José Andrés' restaurant plan at risk as Stanford Shopping Center owner threatens suit over gas ban

The owner of Stanford Shopping Center is threatening to sue Palo Alto after the city had indicated that it will not allow...

Original post made on May. 10, 2023
Last comment by CyberVoter, on May 10, 2023 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 2670 Views


Menlo-Atherton High students hold protest march, call for de-escalation training following teen's arrest

On Wednesday afternoon, over 100 Menlo-Atherton High School students, teachers and community members protested the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 4, 2023
Last comment by Steve, on May 6, 2023 at 3:15 pm | 12 comments | 12032 Views


Woman charged for fatal wrong-way crash on I-280 last weekend

A 24-year-old Campbell woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other felonies for a wrong-way crash that killed...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2023
Last comment by Karl, on May 4, 2023 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 5506 Views


Lawsuits accuse San Mateo County of negligence, claim it was aware of sexual abuse

A now deceased probation officer who worked with young men and boys is at the center of 10 civil lawsuits recently filed...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2023
Last comment by Holly L., on May 3, 2023 at 3:02 am | 2 comments | 4248 Views


Deputies arrested alleged burglar for Portola Valley home break-in

A 34-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested on Friday, April 28, for allegedly breaking into a Portola Valley residence,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on May 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 3136 Views


Teeth-clattering potholes get temporary fix after storms pitted already-damaged roads

On freeways, on-ramps, streets and overpasses, drivers have been dodging large potholes, deep fissures and mosaics of fractured...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Apr 24, 2023 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2156 Views


'I want us to be known as the STEM place': Moffett Field Museum is on a mission to modernize

Starting on April 12, the Moffett Field Museum began displaying new artifacts on loan from NASA Ames, most notably a moon...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2023
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 20, 2023 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 1960 Views


Inside the wacky ways Peninsula communities are trying to avoid building housing

From protecting a "mountain lion habitat" to vote-trading allegations, here are five of the most unique approaches that...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2023
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 18, 2023 at 6:31 pm | 1 comment | 2960 Views


Judge denies Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal is resolved

Time is running out for Elizabeth Holmes, the convicted founder and CEO of Theranos, the now-defunct blood-testing company....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2023
Last comment by Les, on Apr 12, 2023 at 5:40 am | 1 comment | 2011 Views
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