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Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project
A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million... Last comment 1 hour ago | 7 comments

President of Filoli volunteers explains origins of controversial agreement
Heidi Brown, president of Filoli's volunteer group, Friends of Filoli, said the volunteer agreement that has caused so much... Last comment 4 hours ago | 46 comments

Menlo Park kickstarts redesign of Ravenswood train crossing
Thirteen years ago, Menlo Park decided to look at separating the railroad track crossings at Ravenswood, Encinal, Glenwood... Last comment 22 hours ago | 38 comments

 
 
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"M-A girls hoops win"
Menlo-Atherton's Maddy Kim (23), Naomi Baer (24) and Carly McLanahan (30) were on their feet to celebrate the Bears' 48-35 nonleague win over Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday, Jan. 10. M-A's third win of the week moved the Bears to 10-4. (Photo by Lara Hoyem) Submitted by Richard on Jan 13, 2015

 
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Menlo Park school district superintendent on medical leave
Maurice Ghysels, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, is on a "short term medical leave," school board president Maria Hilton announced Saturday. Saturday, 12:33 PM

Woodside High names student of the week
Woodside High junior Suzie Ortiz has been named student of the week for her achievement in her Spanish III class. She loves the class, and being able to speak in Spanish at school and work, and with her grandfather, who is Puerto Rican. Saturday, 1:02 PM

Residents upset with Caltrans' plans to spray herbicides on roadsides March 3, 10
Local residents say they are unhappy to hear Caltrans plans to spray herbicides along county roadways in March, despite a county ban on such spraying. They also say Caltrans earlier sprayed along Skyline Boulevard without informing residents. Friday, 5:13 PM

Young entrepreneurs from India to train in Menlo Park
Menlo Park will launch an economic exchange program this spring, with 100 young entrepreneurs and students from India coming to the city during the next year to train at BootUp Ventures, according to Mayor Catherine Carlton. Friday, 8:13 AM

Woodside woman spots mountain lion on her porch
A Woodside resident said a mountain lion lingered for about 15 minutes on her porch this morning. When deputies arrived, it left. Thursday, 12:50 PM | 8 comments

Police calls in Menlo Park: Burglaries, thefts and a stolen GTO
Crime reports from Menlo Park: A resident of Creek Drive came home to a burglary in progress. The suspected burglar fled. Friday, 7:25 AM

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Friday, 7:46 AM

Menlo Park workshop examines options for El Camino Real
Should El Camino Real be a two-lane or three-lane route through Menlo Park? Should bike lanes be added to the roadway? These were among the questions facing local residents at a community workshop on the future of El Camino Real. Friday, 7:38 AM

Menlo Park: Ex-councilman fined by state
Former Menlo Park councilman Andy Cohen has been fined $1,000 for failing to maintain campaign finance records for his unsuccessful bid for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors in 2012. Friday, 7:26 AM

Yellow fever mosquitoes found in Menlo Park
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, were found in Menlo Park on Jan. 27, according to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Friday, 7:28 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Lab leases business park space
Personalis Inc., a genomics-based clinical diagnostic laboratory, has signed a 66-month lease for approximately 31,000 square feet at Menlo Business Park, located off O'Brien Drive near University Avenue. Friday, 7:30 AM

Saturday: Conference on youth health and addiction
The community is invited to learn about adolescent mental health and addiction, and where to find help, at the "Parenting Teens through the Challenges of Life" conference on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park. Friday, 7:27 AM

Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project
A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million in transient occupancy tax revenue over 10 years. But the developer is also suggesting that $1 million of that go to investors instead – an option the council was not averse to discussing further, provided the city recoups the money down the road. Thursday, 11:56 AM | 7 comments

Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled
After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera Sr., who was convicted in 1990 of the kidnapping for ransom of a 16-year-old student at Woodside High School. Thursday, 8:43 AM | 15 comments

Feature story: Saving Arthur the owl -- twice
Lee Ann Gilbert is very, very certain that she, with a lot of help from the Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife Care Center has saved the life of Arthur, a Western screech owl. Saved it, in fact, twice. Friday, 7:15 AM | 1 comments

Correction in identification of driver killed by train in Menlo Park
The Santa Clara County coroner's office has corrected the identification of the woman who was killed when a train struck the SUV she was driving at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park on Monday, Feb. 23. Thursday, 11:47 AM | 72 comments

JobTrain adds coding classes
Starting in April, a new class will teach JobTrain clients the basics of computer programming. Students will earn college credit through Canada College for participating, JobTrain has announced. Thursday, 8:12 PM | 3 comments

Menlo Park kickstarts redesign of Ravenswood train crossing
Thirteen years ago, Menlo Park decided to look at separating the railroad track crossings at Ravenswood, Encinal, Glenwood and Oak Grove avenues from the street, so that cars and pedestrians would no longer have to travel directly over the tracks. Wednesday, 10:37 AM | 38 comments

Those were the days
College dances looked a lot different in the 1940s, and this photo of a Menlo College spring formal offers a glimpse of that era's traditional college ball. Thursday, 9:54 AM | 1 comments

Editorial: What's behind the Filoli fiasco?
Administrators of the historic Filoli estate have a lot to answer for with their strangely inept handling of introducing a first-ever volunteer agreement -- an ill-advised, five-item document that has sparked a rebellion among the people who donate their time and energy to keeping the venerable institution open. Wednesday, 7:17 AM | 8 comments

More traffic control coming to Alpine Road/I-280

Defense attorney accuses DA of retaliation in prosecution of deputy sheriff

Woman dies after train strikes SUV in Menlo Park

New program aims to fight truancy, lift graduation rates

 

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