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Menlo Park: Celebrity chef pulls out of Bradley's Fine Diner
About two years after taking over a large Menlo Park restaurant space to open Bradley's Fine Diner, renowned chef Bradley... Last comment 14 hours ago | 11 comments

Guest opinion: Parcel tax a wise investment in community's future
Our Menlo Park City district schools are outstanding for a reason — this community consistently invests in our common... Last comment on Jan 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm | 21 comments

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MLK Day marks 50th anniversary of call to action
The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is one of numerous organizations holding celebrations and commemorations this weekend of the life of the Civil Rights leader. Friday, 8:34 AM

Woodside Elementary principal explains her mid-year departure
A day after Woodside Elementary School District Superintendent Beth Polito announced Principal Pam Duarte's retirement, Ms. Duarte emailed a letter explaining why she is leaving. Monday, 11:16 AM | 3 comments

Hartwig to head Portola Valley schools for two more years
Eric Hartwig, hired as interim superintendent of the Portola Valley School District when Superintendent Lisa Gonzales abruptly left the district in October 2015, has agreed to stay at the district through June 2019. Monday, 11:11 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen car
Menlo Park Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old driver and his three passengers, whom officers detained on Saturday, Jan. 14, for driving a car reported stolen, are connected to a string of recent burglaries in and around Menlo Park. Monday, 7:45 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park meeting Wednesday on flood-control project
The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project and the public is invited to weigh in.
Monday, 11:01 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Cops, residents meet to battle burglaries
Every chair and seat in a back bleacher section was occupied in the auditorium of Laurel School Upper Campus during the Jan. 11 meeting to talk about a rash of burglaries that occurred in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park between September and December. Friday, 11:02 AM

Woodside elementary principal leaving district next month
Pam Duarte, hired in 2014 as a principal at Woodside Elementary School, will be leaving the district in mid-February, Superintendent Beth Polito announced on Jan. 12. Friday, 10:47 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again
The sentencing and restitution hearing for Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed once more, at the request of Mr. Smith's defense attorney, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Monday, 11:03 AM | 1 comments

Update: Highway 84 closed for road, power line repairs
State Highway 84 (La Honda Road) between Grandview Drive to Skywood Way is closed and will be for two days, followed by one-lane access for "an extended time" due to downed power lines and a 100-foot section of roadway that is slipping, according to Denise Enea, fire marshal for the Woodside Fire Protection District. Thursday, 8:23 PM

Atherton: Where do your property-tax payments go?
Atherton is trying to help its residents better understand where their property tax payments go by adding a feature to the town's website that allows residents to look up exactly how much of their taxes go to which local agencies. Thursday, 2:08 PM

Menlo Park: Celebrity chef pulls out of Bradley's Fine Diner
About two years after taking over a large Menlo Park restaurant space to open Bradley's Fine Diner, renowned chef Bradley Ogden has pulled out of the concept, citing "philosophical" and business differences with the parent restaurant group's CEO. The restaurant has closed but may reopen in the spring with a new concept. Wednesday, 10:13 PM | 11 comments

Menlo Park: Huge apartment complexes nearing finish
The 3600 block of Haven Avenue in eastern Menlo Park may look like a daunting mass of building frames, but it will soon become home for many. Thursday, 9:31 AM | 14 comments

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative
Efforts aimed at reducing aircraft noise in the skies above Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside were dealt a setback recently by a three-judge panel, but related development may give cause for optimism. Thursday, 10:07 AM | 2 comments

Woodside council OKs larger floor areas for main residences
The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday, Jan. 10, by a unanimous vote with two council members absent, took the first of two steps in approving an ordinance to expand the maximum allowable floor area of a main residence. Wednesday, 11:46 AM | 6 comments

Pinkston named president of Menlo Park Kiwanis Club
The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club has a new president: John Pinkston, a former U.S. Geological Survey researcher. Thursday, 8:57 AM

Menlo Park: Housing Commission revamped to tackle displacement problem

Menlo Park: Excavation underway for new El Camino hotel

Police calls: Thieves bust in front doors in four Menlo Park home burglaries

Menlo Park: 3-story, mixed-use building may arise downtown

Photos of flooding at Menlo Park Caltrain station parking lot

At SLAC, atoms, diamonds self-assemble into tiny wires

Woodside council to get reports on bills paid, as code requires

Hewlett Foundation gives $50 million for dam removal

Obituary: Jean Long, volunteer, real estate agent


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