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School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign
Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by... Last comment 13 hours ago | 30 comments

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Tuesday: Woodside council faces decision on architectural review board seat
One seat is open on Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board and the Town Council on Tuesday (Feb. 28) is set to consider two candidates: a veteran board member of five years who seeks reappointment, and a challenger whose credits include remodeling homes in Atherton and Menlo Park as well as Woodside. Monday, 6:20 PM | 1 comments

Faulty detector causes false alarm evacuation at Hillview School in Menlo Park
A fire alarm at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder in Menlo Park, on Monday afternoon that caused the entire school to evacuate was a false alarm, Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels said. Monday, 5:37 PM

Officials: Rumors of local ICE sightings, arrests are false
Rumors of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent sightings that spread in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park over the last several days are untrue, ICE spokesman and East Palo Alto police spokespersons said. Monday, 5:28 PM

Menlo Park: Stanford updates plans for El Camino development
Stanford University submitted to the city of Menlo Park this week updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" mixed-use development at 500 El Camino Real. Monday, 6:10 PM | 5 comments

Tonight: Portola Valley meets on residential design, home security issues
Portola Valley's Architectural & Site Control Commission is inviting the public to a study session at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday, Feb. 27) to consider changes to residential design guidelines on the use of motion-sensitive lights, signs along roads, and landscaping. Monday, 10:18 AM

Portola Valley: Burglar breaks into and ransacks home
A burglar or burglars forced open a kitchen door and ransacked a home on Santa Maria Avenue in Portola Valley on Thursday, Feb. 23, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Monday, 8:32 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday is deadline to request parcel tax vote by mail ballots
Tuesday is the last day for registered voters to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the March 7 Menlo Park City School District parcel tax election, the San Mateo County elections office says. Monday, 9:55 AM

Tuesday: Lauren Hersh on 'Raising Empowered Girls'
Lauren Hersh, director of anti-trafficking policy and advocacy at Sanctuary for Families, will speak about "Raising Empowered Girls" on Tuesday at the Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center. Monday, 10:04 AM

School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign
Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by Feb. 14 from a long list of donors. That's almost two and a half times as much as the total raised in last year's unsuccessful parcel tax campaign. Friday, 11:47 AM | 30 comments

Menlo Park man sentenced for gun possession with prior conviction
A 29-year-old Menlo Park resident was sentenced Feb. 22 to 60 days in county jail and three years of supervised probation after pleading no contest to the felony crime of possessing a gun within 10 years of being convicted of a violent misdemeanor. Friday, 5:12 PM

Memory-impaired man found in Menlo Park reunited with family
A man who was found wandering in Menlo Park near Santa Cruz Avenue at San Mateo Drive on Feb. 18 who did not know where he lived or where he was going was reunited with family this morning (Feb. 24). Friday, 10:59 AM | 3 comments

DA's Office: No charges against Menlo Park man arrested on suspicion of rape, robbery
No charges will be filed against a Menlo Park man who was arrested Feb. 16 on suspicion of rape and robbery of a woman in Menlo Park in December, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Thursday, 11:59 AM | 4 comments

After the rain ... there are rainbows
One nice thing about rain -- it's often followed by rainbows. Thursday, 1:17 PM

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elias Zelkha conceived 'ambient intelligence'
Woodside resident Elias Zelkha, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who coined a term that presaged the internet of things, died Jan. 8 at the age of 66. Thursday, 9:36 AM

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district considers revenue-raising measures

Report: Healthy job growth leads to housing shortages, traffic woes

Menlo Park: New, secure spot to dump unwanted medicine

Part the Cloud event raises $750K in Menlo Park

Editorial: Woodside council ducks ethics issue, despite code's mandate

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics investigation

Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops

Police encounters: 'Am I free to leave?'

Applications invited for Belle Haven mini-grants

Obituary: Henry Montgomery, turn-around specialist


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