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Another thread on this site is discussing someone who is putting tacks on Woodside's roadways to hurt bicyclists. As expected,... Last comment 17 hours ago | 21 comments

Early reactions to Stanford's revised development plans for Menlo Park
Since Stanford submitted its revised proposal Sept. 28 to develop its 8.4-acre property along roughly half a mile of El... Last comment 38 minutes ago | 26 comments

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"Galway mayor visits"
Reverend Gladstone H. Stevens (President-Rector of St. Patrick's Seminary) and Galway Mayor Donal Lyons at entrance to Seminary's chapel in Menlo Park (3/11/2015). Mayor Lyons was in Menlo Park in conjunction with a friendship agreement signed by Galway and Menlo Park in 2013. Submitted by Jym Clendenin on Mar 21, 2015

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Portola Valley Superintendent Lisa Gonzales leaving for a new job
Portola Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Gonzales is leaving the district, effective today, with Eric Hartwig, former Las Lomitas Elementary School District Superintendent, the choice for interim superintendent. Friday, 12:52 PM

Cover story: Building Bridges
When Facebook moved its first employees into the old Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park in August 2011, some outsiders were skeptical that the company could survive, much less grow to occupy the additional nearby land Facebook owned. Friday, 8:18 AM

Belle Haven residents give Facebook a thumbs-up
Facebook officials say they have built a positive relationship with residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood adjoining their headquarters, and it's difficult to find Belle Haven residents who don't agree. Friday, 8:20 AM

Atherton council approves civic center conceptual plan
Atherton City Council members have approved a conceptual design for the town's new civic center, but not without grousing about the fact that they don't know exactly how much money is available to spend on the new town library, administration and police offices. Friday, 10:35 AM

Study: Lyme disease-infected ticks found in 'all kinds of habitats'
A study funded by the Portola Valley-based nonprofit Bay Area Lyme Foundation found the bacteria that cause Lyme disease "in every place we looked" in this region, according to Executive Director Linda Giampa. Friday, 11:30 AM

Menlo Park Library reopens after bedbug scare
A bedbug found in the Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center shut down the library the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 6 and all day Wednesday, Oct. 7. The library reopened Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m., according to Menlo Park Library Director Susan Holmer. Thursday, 11:16 AM | 14 comments

Old Port Lobster Shack closing in Redwood City, expanding to Los Altos
Old Port Lobster Shack, a New England-style seafood restaurant with locations in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Jose, will be closing its original Redwood City location and reopening in Los Altos, owner Russell Deutsch confirmed Thursday. Thursday, 3:02 PM

Cover story: Empowering girls
In its 50th year, local Junior League reboots to focus on helping girls become leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Wednesday, 4:50 PM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Seeking to renew harmony in Town Hall, council hires help
If the harmony inside Portola Valley Town Hall was as real as it's said to have been, that fabric has been frayed by recent events and the Town Council has hired help as it tries to restitch it, maybe with more modern threads. Wednesday, 6:45 PM | 5 comments

Peninsula College Fund helps scores of students
Peninsula College Fund has lots to celebrate at its upcoming 10-year anniversary party. Wednesday, 5:53 PM

Junior League resale shop has new look
The Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula invites the public to its newly renovated resale shop at 785 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park for its sapphire anniversary sale. The 25 percent off sale, taking place Monday, Oct. 12, celebrates The Shop's 45 years of supporting the community. Wednesday, 4:50 PM

Local Junior League history: from humble beginnings
Like many of the well-established companies and nonprofits in our region, the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula started off small and scrappy. Wednesday, 4:50 PM

Belle Haven residents don't like 'Bayfront' label for M-2 zone
Some residents of Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood say they don't like the fact that the industrial district around them, long known as the M-2 zone, is now being relabeled the Bayfront. Wednesday, 11:21 AM | 5 comments

Talks to change Menlo Park's specific plan tabled
By the time the clock struck 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Menlo Park City Council had not yet broached its second major discussion on the agenda: a review of proposed updates to the city's specific plan, a 365-page document adopted in 2012 to guide development in downtown Menlo Park for decades to come. Wednesday, 10:34 AM

Menlo Park: Tentative deal would gives 3% pay boost to city employees
Thirty-six supervisorial and management employees of the city of Menlo Park would receive a 3 percent increase in base salaries under a tentative agreement with the city on a new two-year labor contract, the city announced Oct. 5. Tuesday, 2:32 PM | 3 comments

Farmers' Market comes to Facebook
Lines formed beneath a floating blue and white balloon archway as Facebook's first farmers' market, held in the company's transformed parking lot, launched on Sunday morning, Oct. 4. Tuesday, 9:18 PM

Thursday: Tri-county panel on economic inequality
Top administrators in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco County will convene on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Conference Center (5001 Great America Parkway) for a panel discussion on economic inequality. Wednesday, 10:51 AM | 1 comments

Sheriff's Office warns public of phone scam
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to beware of a telephone scam involving a caller who claims to be affiliated with the Sheriff's Office in attempt to defraud people of money. Wednesday, 8:36 AM

Murder charges dropped in Menlo Park drive-by shooting case
The case of East Palo Alto resident Eric Barragan, who had been in San Mateo County jail for more than 10 months on charges of attempted murder in Menlo Park, has been dropped for a lack of evidence, according to prosecutors with the District Attorney's Office. Tuesday, 11:56 AM

Menlo Park firefighters flip pancakes, raise funds
Menlo Park firefighters rappelled down ropes, simulated a live auto crash and showed off the "jaws of life," a pincer-like metal device used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles. Tuesday, 11:32 AM | 1 comments

Prosecutors add to the sexual-misconduct charges against former basketball coach

Woodside school board race: Challenger criticizes incumbent's attendance record

Post office 'institution' Robert Delvishio retires

Firefighters looking into the cause of Filoli estate grass fire

Portola Valley: New member named to architectural review panel

Man arrested on possession of concealed weapon


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