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Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

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West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes found in Menlo Park
In response to the discovery of adult mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in ‎Menlo Park on July 29, the San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District has scheduled an adult mosquito control fogging for the night of Sunday, Aug. 2, in areas of Menlo Park. Thursday, 3:52 PM | 1 comments

Drought, warm weather increase concerns about West Nile virus
Trapping mosquitoes, testing live chickens, vaccinating horses, unleashing bacteria. All of that is happening in San Mateo County right now in hopes of preventing a deadly outbreak of West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne virus that killed a record 31 people in California last year. Thursday, 3:40 PM

Atherton police invite residents to National Night Out
It should be an old-fashioned night of family fun, including a barbecue, games, face-painting and music, as well as a helicopter landing, in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for the town's second National Night Out. Thursday, 3:16 PM | 1 comments

Air district board OKs $20M for Caltrain electrification project
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board Wednesday approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project expected to greatly reduce emissions and allow for expanded passenger service. Thursday, 9:54 AM

Atherton committee still can't agree on civic-center concept
Atherton's Civic Center Advisory Committee has asked architects to come back for a fourth time with refinements to the conceptual design for the new complex. Thursday, 8:58 AM

All-mail-in ballot election is on for November
The all-mail-in ballot election is on for November in San Mateo County. This pilot project -- being tried in two counties in the state -- needed and now has the support of all jurisdictions in the county having elections this fall. Thursday, 11:49 AM

Labor board rulings lead to deal with firefighters
A ruling by a state labor-relations board led the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and its firefighters, who have been working without a contract for seven years, to settle their differences and agree to a new contract. Wednesday, 3:57 PM | 3 comments

Third high-level city employee leaving Menlo Park
Jesse Quirion, Menlo Park's public works director, has announced he is leaving Aug. 20 for a job with Google in Tennessee. He is the third high-level city employee whose departure has been announced within a week. Wednesday, 11:33 AM | 11 comments

Menlo Park car-chase incident ends with prison sentence
After pleading no contest to charges of recklessly evading arrest and child endangerment in an April 2015 car chase that ended in Menlo Park, an East Palo Alto man was sentenced to four years in prison, prosecutors said. Wednesday, 11:59 AM

Eshoo on aircraft noise: FAA knows 'something has changed dramatically'
The Federal Aviation Administration "clearly knows something has changed dramatically" with regard to local aircraft noise issues, said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, following a recent meeting with FAA representatives. Wednesday, 8:43 AM | 7 comments

Thursday: Atherton's mayor to moderate water crisis panel
Felicia Marcus, chair of the California Water Control Board, will be part of a panel on the California water crisis on Thursday night in Palo Alto. Atherton Mayor Rick DeGolia will moderate. Wednesday, 7:48 AM

Longtime local family business moves back to its roots
In the more than 60 years since John and Mary Lyngso started Lyngso Garden Materials in the early 1950s, Lyngso has sold a lot of stone to Peninsula residents. Tuesday, 8:38 AM | 2 comments

Atherton resident says neighbor cut down tree without permission

Police calls: Road rage in Menlo Park

Menlo Park: Early-morning blaze causes $1M damage to Sharon Heights home

Gas leak capped in Woodside; no injuries

Menlo Park: Execs exit two top city posts

Public invited to comment on proposed firefighters' contract

Atherton, Menlo Park: PG&E says hundreds of trees near gas pipelines may be removed

Police: Burglars ransack East Palo Alto church


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