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Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees
The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency... Last comment 8 hours ago | 20 comments

Guest opinion: Small gains for cyclists; big losses for everyone else
Make a mental note: Dec. 6, 2016, will prove to be a more important date than most Menlo Park residents now realize. That... Last comment 11 hours ago | 12 comments

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 8 hours ago | 13 comments

 
 
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Cause for alarm? How the Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees
The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency in 2014. That was before a new contract was approved that the district projected would increase the amount it paid in pay and benefits by 41 percent over the life of the contract. Tuesday, 11:35 AM | 20 comments

Firefighters deserve high pay, chief says
Firefighters, says Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, deserve to be well paid. Tuesday, 11:38 AM | 8 comments

Woodside: One-way traffic likely for months on storm-damaged section of Hwy. 84
Erosion from recent storms has weakened part of Highway 84 in the hills above Woodside. A 75-to-100-foot section located a few minutes north of Skylonda and just past Grandview Drive dropped by about 9 inches, according to a foreman directing a clean-up crew on Jan. 14. Tuesday, 10:59 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday forecast: Cold front to bring rain, strong winds
The National Weather Service is reporting that a strong cold front will pass over the Bay Area Wednesday afternoon and evening, bringing rainfall, heavy at times, and strong winds. Tuesday, 3:36 PM

Wednesday: Atherton to discuss how to pay for civic center
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Atherton City Council will discuss ways to pay for the new civic center and putting a measure on the June 6 ballot allowing town money to be used to build it. Tuesday, 10:12 AM | 1 comments

Guest opinion: Small gains for cyclists; big losses for everyone else
Make a mental note: Dec. 6, 2016, will prove to be a more important date than most Menlo Park residents now realize. That day, three City Council members approved a one-year field trial of the soon-to-be-controversial Oak Grove-Crane-University Bike Project without understanding its true benefits and negative impacts, and with little input and feedback from residents. Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 12 comments

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 | 4 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 | 3 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

Menlo Park: Huge apartment complexes nearing finish

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative

Woodside council OKs larger floor areas for main residences

Pinkston named president of Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

Menlo Park: Housing Commission revamped to tackle displacement problem

Menlo Park: Excavation underway for new El Camino hotel

Photos of flooding at Menlo Park Caltrain station parking lot

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