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MENLO PARK

Who are Menlo Park fire district's highest-paid staff?

The number of Menlo Park Fire Protection District employees whose compensation surpassed $300,000 continued to increase in...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2019 at 2:53 am | 81 comments | 9050 Views

MENLO PARK

Boba tea shop to replace cobblery in Menlo Park

Plans for a new boba tea shop in town moved forward when the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave the proposal its full support...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Apr 4, 2019 at 9:15 am | 10 comments | 7624 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite protests, commission upholds removal of redwoods

Seven prominent redwood trees near the intersection of El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park are closer to facing...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 4, 2019 at 12:09 am | 18 comments | 4342 Views

MENLO PARK

Council takes hard look at eastern Menlo Park plan

Two years in, Menlo Park's plan to convert the city's former light-industrial and warehouse district into a high-density...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm | 9 comments | 4693 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley's fire-danger challenges raise level of urgency among residents

A standing-room-only crowd showed up at a March 27 Portola Valley Town Council study session on wildfire preparation as part...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Emerson Swan, on Apr 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 4672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area homes sales hit 11-month low in February

Over the course of February in the Bay Area, 4,354 new and existing homes and condominiums were sold, up nearly 13 percent...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by MARPA (make us recession proof again), on Apr 3, 2019 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2651 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley council looks at 'Stanford Wedge' housing option

A study session with Stanford University officials on the topic of adding housing to the university's 89 acres of open space...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Affordable Housing, on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm | 6 comments | 4695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales

This week along the Midpeninsula, Portola Valley recorded the highest home sale at $5.65 million for a 4,010-square-foot...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by home sales down?, on Apr 1, 2019 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 2973 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two Atherton residents indicted in visa fraud scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted two Atherton residents for an immigration visa fraud scheme, the Department of Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Wally Peter See?, on Mar 31, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 12 comments | 8450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood enrollment decline worse than predicted

An enrollment consultant is projecting that the Ravenswood City School District will lose 27 percent of its 2,400 students...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Replace Mr. Eichman, on Mar 31, 2019 at 12:17 pm | 6 comments | 4513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Six vie for open PV school board seat

The Portola Valley School District school board plans to appoint a new board member at a public meeting on Tuesday (March...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Mar 30, 2019 at 10:09 am | 11 comments | 4045 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley school board appoints new trustee

The Portola Valley School District school board chose district parent Kimberley Morris Rosen as the board's new member at...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by I See Corrupt People, on Mar 30, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 4980 Views

AROUND TOWN

A 'Suitable' occupation

It all started in October 2014, when Mike Goedde's son, a precocious 2-year-old, insisted he wanted to be a diesel train...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Judi, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 3637 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Panel features local experts on changing climate

While the event is free, reservations for the April 2 "Living Locally, Acting Globally: Celebrating Local Climate Leaders"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm | 14 comments | 3866 Views

MOVIES

'Dumbo' takes flight under Tim Burton

"Dumbo" is a strange beast, indeed. I don't mean the character of an elephant born with ears so big he can flap them and...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by watcher, on Mar 29, 2019 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 2419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Consultant: Staffing cuts ahead for Ravenswood

Difficult budget decisions are looming for the Ravenswood City School District, where staff is projecting potential layoffs...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 3639 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers license plate readers as burglaries continue

In response to a rash of residential burglaries that have plagued the town since November, Atherton staff will study the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm | 23 comments | 4393 Views

MENLO PARK

Raging to save the redwoods

A group of residents, joined on Saturday by the Raging Grannies, gathered on Saturday and Sunday at El Camino Real and Ravenswood...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Has Been, on Mar 28, 2019 at 5:26 pm | 8 comments | 4698 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Linda Creighton: principal of 'the best place to spend your childhood'

In a single day, Laurel School Principal Linda Creighton transitions from making the eight-minute drive between her school's...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 5449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New members bring business experience to Las Lomitas board

Two new members have taken their seats on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board: Parents Dana Nunn and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Katie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 2 comments | 5802 Views
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