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MENLO PARK

San Mateo County largely spared in latest PG&E power shutoff projections

PG&E has added portions of two more Bay Area counties to the six where residents may be without power in a shutoff that may...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Enuff, on Nov 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 1077 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park State of the City event to be understated

Skipping the fanfare of an elegant venue and elaborate snacks and drinks, Menlo Park's annual "State of the City" address...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by 94025, on Nov 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1305 Views

FICTION

Sunday: Portola Valley Arts Guild hosting social media forum

The Arts Guild of Portola Valley is taking on a topic that involves the intersection between the arts and social science...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury trial of former sheriff's deputy continued after defense challenges judge assignment

A jury trial of retired San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez was postponed until Nov. 18 when defense attorneys...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 1707 Views

ATHERTON

Students gain skills to make change at Menlo School's 'action summit'

Over a hundred students from 12 different Bay Area schools, including Menlo-Atherton High, Castilleja in Palo Alto, and Eastside...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales for the week of Nov. 11

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Mountain View recorded the highest sale at $32,650,000 for a vacant...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside may consider seeking competitive bids for garbage contract

The Woodside Town Council expressed its dissatisfaction with a proposed 10-year solid waste disposal contract with San Jose-based...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by pogo, on Nov 17, 2019 at 9:02 am | 9 comments | 2162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Belle Haven families and community come together to remember historic civil rights walk to school

Thursday, Nov. 14, marked the 59th year since 6-year-old African American student Ruby Bridges helped to desegregate schools...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Francesca Segre , on Nov 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 2014 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire Station Monument Plaque found a decade after it “disappeared”

A decade after its mysterious disappearance, Fire Station 77 located on Chilco Street in the Belle Haven area of Menlo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 213 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council OKs a portion of new Glens development rules

The Woodside Town Council on Nov. 12 approved a portion of the new guidelines for development in the Glens neighborhood recommended...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Untrue, on Nov 15, 2019 at 7:25 am | 2 comments | 1372 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 Joseph, on Nov 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm | 15 comments | 7247 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Showdown at Bear Gulch Road as redwoods face chainsaw

Have you heard of PG&E? In their wisdom, but without much evidence to support it, they have decided that removing power wires...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by I might care..., on Nov 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 302 Views

MENLO PARK

For Veterans Day, a lesson about service and gratitude

Bob Williams of Menlo Park clearly recalls "a special boyhood thrill" that inspired him into adulthood and to this day: meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by M.ark R . Checchi, on Nov 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

MENLO PARK

RV Vehicle for Menlo Park Police Dept - $0.5 Million !

Dear Fellow Citizens: Were you aware that the City of Menlo Park are to vote soon on a request to spend $478,886.50 on...

Original post made by DC McGlynn on Nov. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man charged with murder of former town arborist gets date for jury trial

Francis Wolke, 27, the man charged with killing former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson in her Menlo Park home...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Five preschool begins fundraising campaign for expansion

To fulfill its mission of educating children during their first five years of life, the nonprofit All Five preschool in Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by mutti, on Nov 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 1918 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, on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 6 comments | 4866 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, on Nov 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 1193 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, on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 2479 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 | 2571 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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