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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park weighs three options for separating roads from rail line

Three options to separate the Caltrain rail line from the Menlo Park streets it crosses were presented by the city of Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2016
Last comment by James Madison, on Dec 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 49 comments | 4765 Views

MENLO PARK

Waste management authority halts hazardous waste pickup

An underutilized program that picks up hazardous household waste materials for many Peninsula residents will be discontinued...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2016
Last comment by Irish Hikers, on Dec 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 4286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford Children's Health to launch new 'critical' youth mental health services

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’'s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as "immediate...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Nicole, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Damarius Louie, on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm | 4 comments | 24628 Views

MENLO PARK

Is the BBC finally open?!

Drove by the BBC tonight and saw the lights on and people inside! Is it finally open? Perhaps a private soft launch? Can't...

Original post made by Aaron M on Dec. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 248 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Undercover surveillance, home video leads to burglary arrests

Due to undercover police surveillance and a home video security system, two juveniles suspected in several burglaries in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tricia, on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm | 2 comments | 2482 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Two arrested in Westridge on prowling, stolen-property charges

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on Ramoso Road in Portola Valley in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 20. The...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm | 3 comments | 4087 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's new mayor also a career leader in his day jobs

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2016/12/21/bcraig-hughesib-the-new-mayor-of-portola-valley-says-his-governing-philosophy-is-listening-keeping-an-op...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by CitizenSane, on Dec 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 555 Views

MENLO PARK

School board considering larger class sizes, series of cuts

Although the governing board of the Menlo Park City School District has decided to put a parcel tax measure on the March...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Charters are no solution, on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm | 3 comments | 1914 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police find stolen property, arrest man

Menlo Park police officers making a traffic stop in the 200 block of O'Keefe Street in Menlo Park on Sunday morning, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax measure in Menlo Park City School District moves toward board approval

As two members of the Menlo Park City School District's governing board finished up their terms Wednesday night, Nov. 30,...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 77 comments | 4513 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CIA report on Russian hacking of election - bipartisan calls for investigation

The one guy who doesn't agree? The same guy who turns down intelligence briefings - trump. From today: TRUMP: "I don’t...

Original post made by Intelligence Plaza on Dec. 11, 2016
Last comment by why?, on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:56 am | 44 comments | 961 Views

AROUND TOWN

First winter 'Spare the Air' alert issued

The first winter Spare the Air Alert in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for today (Monday, Dec. 19), officials...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Particular Particulates, on Dec 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 1054 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to install 120-foot-tall police antenna/transmitter

Rampant tree growth may be great for the arcadian feel of Menlo Park's Civic Center, but it has had one negative effect....

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Roberto, on Dec 19, 2016 at 9:12 am | 8 comments | 1909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside School District puts parcel tax measure on ballot

A ballot measure asking voters to approve a parcel tax identical to an existing tax that expires June 30 will go before voters...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Dec 17, 2016 at 6:59 am | 1 comment | 700 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton football one of the last teams standing

Menlo-Atherton is ready to play the most significant football game in school history: a 6 p.m. game Saturday at Antelope...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Chad Sefcik, on Dec 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm | 2 comments | 807 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: We must work together to solve county's housing crisis

Most residents of San Mateo County who are not policymakers see only a part of the impact of the housing crisis. As a county...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 7 comments | 1998 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park plans to drill emergency water well

Up to two months of grating drilling sounds may be the price Menlo Park's water users will pay for a reliable water supply...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 7 comments | 5479 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Legal aid report: No-cause tenant eviction rate rises sharply

A first-of-its-kind report on evictions in San Mateo County from two nonprofit legal organizations shows a partial but meaningful...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cayo, on Dec 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 3 comments | 3057 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Pastors Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris leave Valley Presbyterian

Mark and Cheryl Goodman-Morris will say good-bye to the church they've served for nearly 29 years, Valley Presbyterian Church...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Karen Thysen, on Dec 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 4357 Views
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