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PORTOLA VALLEY

Wednesday: Portola Valley school board to decide how to fill vacancy

How to fill a vacancy on the Portola Valley School District's governing board will be on the agenda when the board meets...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 770 Views

WOODSIDE

Wildfire fears: Woodside fire district calls meetings

With lessons from the North Bay fires and the recent Skeggs Fire above Woodside, Woodside Fire Protection District officials...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 3 comments | 1668 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park losing Police Chief Bob Jonsen to Palo Alto

Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen will leave Menlo Park early next year to head the police department of the city's larger...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Dawn, on Nov 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 1775 Views

ATHERTON

Report: Tax loss has 'significant impact' on capital projects

Losing the funding Atherton received from its annual parcel tax will have a "significant impact" on the town’s ability...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Nov 14, 2017 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 1471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hillview students raise $7,287 for fire victims

Hillview Middle School's service team, a club made up of students dedicated to community service, raised $7,287 for the...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by PVer, on Nov 13, 2017 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | 935 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor postpones discussion of controversial lobbying firm

Whether Menlo Park will hire a lobbyist to represent the city in Washington, D.C., and whether the City Council will approve...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 7 comments | 1295 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New traffic signals at Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange

Temporary traffic signals at the Willow Road and U.S. 101 interchange were installed on Oct. 26 and 27, according to Angela...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm | 10 comments | 2203 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council to reconsider Stanford project

It turns out the standard double-vote process the Menlo Park City Council uses to approve projects isn't ironclad. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by James Collins, on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments | 1347 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: Portola Valley rejects ban on outdoor cultivation, sale of marijuana

The Town Council of Portola Valley is known for trying to get out in front on progressive matters, including green construction...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by John, on Nov 11, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 1744 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to review safety of Hillview's artificial turf field

A study of the safety of the artificial turf playing field at Hillview Middle School, commissioned by the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1359 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs Facebook's redrawn plans for office building

Facebook's redrawn plans for its next office building along Bayfront Expressway and Constitution Drive – including a 7-story...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by hmm, on Nov 10, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 6 comments | 1906 Views

MENLO PARK

Little Free Libraries bring neighbors together

Who knew circulating free books could turn into such a rewarding social phenomenon in this area? Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by jimlewis, on Nov 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1651 Views

ATHERTON

How a curious kid from Atherton started and grew a global environmental news site

Rhett Butler says he was inspired to become a champion of the natural environment by a childhood full of family travel to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Nov 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 5688 Views

MENLO PARK

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales information is provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Prop 13, on Nov 9, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1403 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sunday: Logging's past brought to life in Woodside

Fallers, buckers, peelers, bull whackers, skid row kids and greasers they all played a part in the colorful history of Woodside's...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by anonymouse, on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 1055 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Councilwoman asks council to reconsider approval of Stanford project

Menlo Park City Councilwoman Catherine Carlton is asking that the council reconsider its recent decision to approve a Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 9, 2017 at 7:51 am | 16 comments | 2093 Views

ATHERTON

Early results show Atherton's parcel tax failing

Early results show Atherton's parcel tax, Measure F, failing to gain the needed two-thirds approval. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2017
Last comment by Kendall, on Nov 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm | 8 comments | 2729 Views

ATHERTON

Informing the world

The way Rhett Butler tells the story, he was inspired to become a champion of the natural environment by a childhood full...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Thomas, on Nov 8, 2017 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 450 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Firefighters will attend funeral services for young men killed in car crash

The fire chief for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District says that all district firefighters – those on-duty and those...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 1697 Views

ATHERTON

Today: Tax, school board elections in Atherton, Portola Valley

Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day. A parcel tax measure is on the ballot in Atherton and there's a school board election in...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2017
Last comment by Telling it like it is, on Nov 8, 2017 at 7:46 am | 9 comments | 1446 Views
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