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WOODSIDE

A tree for all seasons

Floral decorating for the holiday season usually means being limited to holly, ivy, pine and other seasonal evergreens. The...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by WLB, on Dec 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 621 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Rollover accident near Trader Joe's results in DUI arrest

Police arrested a 29-year-old Menlo Park man who allegedly drove a Mercedes into a parked, unoccupied vehicle, causing his...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Today: Wildfire preparedness, open space, housing on council agenda

The Portola Valley Town Council will consider and create priorities around recently released recommendations from an ad hoc...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Traveller, on Dec 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 1542 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley commission incumbents reappointed to new terms

The Portola Valley Town Council on Nov. 13 chose incumbent commissioners Judith Hasko and Nicolas Targ to serve new four-year...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2019
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 11, 2019 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 1835 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Survey out to learn how locals commute

The city of Menlo Park is looking for residents to respond to a survey put out by consultants it's working with to learn...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Dec 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 1764 Views

MENLO PARK

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools

The Ravenswood City School District has proposed closing two of its schools next fall: Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2019
Last comment by Willows Resident , on Dec 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm | 1 comment | 1804 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 2755 Views

MENLO PARK

Empty Amazon boxes addressed to Menlo Park residents found in San Jose

Dozens of empty Amazon shipping boxes, many of which were addressed to Menlo Park residents, have been found in a creek in...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by SuzBuerch, on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 3347 Views

MENLO PARK

Event spotlights Menlo Park's troubled race-based housing history

The Sequoia room at Menlo Park's Arrillaga Family Recreation Center hummed as about a hundred people in small groups discussed...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Dec 8, 2019 at 5:19 pm | 5 comments | 5343 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's office space growth exceeds that of similar small cities in state

A new report finds Menlo Park ranks fifth among small California cities for the amount of office space built in the last...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Boomer, on Dec 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm | 18 comments | 3482 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Menlo Park fire station receives design award

Menlo Park's Fire Station 6, which incorporates an innovative yet historically based design, has received a 2019 National...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 2614 Views

MENLO PARK

'An uphill battle': How retailers in Menlo Park are preparing to attract holiday shoppers

Throughout downtown Menlo Park, retailers are bracing for the holiday shopping season. As they face increasing competition...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by Local Resident, on Dec 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm | 10 comments | 5928 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park city attorney announces plans to retire early next year

After a career spanning 41 years with the city of Menlo Park, City Attorney Bill McClure has announced plans to retire sometime...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Nancy Chillag, on Dec 6, 2019 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 3328 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New playground invites kids of all abilities to romp

After nearly five months of closure, the playground at Nealon Park is back and better than ever. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Only In Menlo Park, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm | 7 comments | 2920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday: Holiday tree lighting kicks off weekend of seasonal festivities

Across Menlo Park, the holiday season will kick into full gear with a busy schedule of seasonal festivities scheduled this...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Louise DeDera, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton City Council to explore development tax

A possible construction and development tax will be discussed during the Atherton City Council's Wednesday afternoon, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm | 9 comments | 1789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility of online information, a new Stanford study has found. This...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by two tables, on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm | 11 comments | 2486 Views

MENLO PARK

Rainy-day exit for Guild marquee

The Guild Theatre marquee was removed, on this rainy morning, from its longtime perch, affixed to the old El Camino Real...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2019
Last comment by TPB - Menlo Park, on Dec 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm | 3 comments | 1753 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New survey detects rapid growth in sudden oak tree death syndrome

A survey of the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) statewide found that oak trees surveyed in Peninsula towns between Redwood...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2208 Views

MENLO PARK

Two locals launch MyNabes neighborhood app

In fast-paced and overscheduled Silicon Valley, two residents have launched MyNabes, a smartphone application to help their...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by community, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm | 10 comments | 3403 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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