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State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found... Last comment 6 hours ago | 8 comments

Atherton: Crowd tells county they've had enough of Surf Air
San Mateo County got an earful from a standing-room only crowd of about 185 people who packed a meeting room in Atherton... Last comment 6 hours ago | 70 comments

Menlo Park: City receives plans for 16-bed boarding house
A three-story, 16-bedroom boarding house on Willow Road could be in Menlo Park's future, according to a proposal recently... Last comment 19 hours ago | 2 comments

 
 
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Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Tonight: Menlo Park may examine 'education equity' idea
The Menlo Park City Council will discuss tonight (Aug. 23) a proposal by Councilman Ray Mueller to help the Ravenswood City School District achieve education equity with other local school districts. Tuesday, 3:52 PM

Menlo Park: New high school will focus on technology, engineering, design
The disciplines of technology, engineering and design will be the focus of the new magnet high school set to open in the fall of 2018 on Jefferson Drive east of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park's industrial zone. Tuesday, 2:21 PM | 1 comments

Tonight: Menlo Park could ban drone use in city parks
Tonight, the Menlo Park City Council will consider a proposal to ban drone use in city parks. Tuesday, 11:56 AM | 11 comments

Thursday: Menlo Park VA holds meeting to discuss construction plans
The Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Menlo Park is inviting the public to a community meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25, to discuss construction plans on the campus and their potential impact on nearby residents. Tuesday, 6:51 PM

Civil rights group pushes school district to change method for electing board members
A civil rights group is pushing the board of the high school district to change its system for electing members and correct possible noncompliance with the Voting Rights Act, or face a lawsuit that would likely compel the change. Tuesday, 10:50 AM | 1 comments

Police calls: Five commercial burglaries in Menlo Park
Crime reports from Menlo Park. Tuesday, 10:43 AM | 3 comments

Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died
The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has died, according to close sources. Tuesday, 3:25 PM

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found them to be unconstitutional. Monday, 2:14 PM | 8 comments

New bus route takes students from East Palo Alto to M-A High
New school year, new bus route. Effective Aug. 7, SamTrans will operate a new school bus route running from the intersection of Clarke Avenue and East Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto to Menlo-Atherton High School in the mornings and in the afternoons the reverse direction. Tuesday, 10:59 AM

New program to help first-gen students prepare for and navigate college
Step by step, about 35 rising 10th-graders walked across the Golden Gate bridge on Aug. 4. For some, it was the first time they'd walked beneath the iconic beams connecting San Francisco to the North Bay. Tuesday, 11:27 AM

Saturday: Memorial celebration for Rosemarie Luce of Portola Valley
A three-hour gathering and memorial celebration for friends and relatives of active and engaged Portola Valley resident Rosemarie Luce is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at a private home in town. (Call 650-888-8829 for information on the celebration.) Tuesday, 11:07 AM

Grand jury: Law library in crisis over inadequate funding
Financial problems stemming from an unreliable funding mechanism are threatening the viability of the 100-year-old San Mateo County Law Library in Redwood City, according to a recent report by the county's civil grand jury. Monday, 9:30 AM

Menlo Park: SRI International spins off new business to automate fruit picking
In as soon as two years, robots, not people, could be picking apples in orchards. Monday, 11:42 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: City receives plans for 16-bed boarding house
A three-story, 16-bedroom boarding house on Willow Road could be in Menlo Park's future, according to a proposal recently submitted to the Menlo Park Planning department. Friday, 10:36 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday: Menlo Park workshop on contracting with High-Speed Rail Authority
To spread information about how small businesses can contract to work on the statewide high-speed rail project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will host a free workshop for small businesses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Elm Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma St. in Menlo Park. Monday, 11:57 AM

Menlo Park: SLAC and Stanford scientists advance water purification technology

Atherton: Crowd tells county they've had enough of Surf Air

Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million state grant

Menlo Park: Office-housing project approved

Portola Valley: Overflow parking at Windy Hill; Town Council seeks solutions

Jury rejects negligence claim in I-280 accident involving car, horse

Under threat of a lawsuit, Sequoia high school board opts for by-district elections

New stoplight is on in Atherton

Police calls: West Menlo Park woman sends $9,800 to bogus NY police official

Menlo Park: Peter Olson new CEO for Peninsula Volunteers

Menlo Park City School District: Five candidates file for two open seats

County organizes team to help people with serious mental illness

Obituary: Charles M. Packer of Woodside, aerospace pioneer

Obituary: Kendall Stacey, M-A Class of 2008

Obituary: Nick Jenkins, 33, of Menlo Park loved baseball and animals

Obituary: Evelyn Stoops, real estate broker

From humble beginnings: Fire district reaches 100

Menlo Park: Local students complete Facebook internships

Menlo Park: What's going on at Menloville?

Kaiser Health News names new editor

Menlo Spark launches 'Green Challenge' online

 

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