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Two bicyclists injured after collision in Woodside
Two bicyclists were hospitalized after colliding with each other near state Highway 84 in Woodside this morning, a San Mateo... Last comment 22 minutes ago | 26 comments

Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship
Backers of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School say they will officially ask the Menlo Park City School... Last comment 1 hour ago | 13 comments

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M
Menlo Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter, generally garners only as much attention as it takes to decide whether to read... Last comment 13 minutes ago | 59 comments

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"Atherton's National Night Out"
Atherton's first National Night Out on Tue, Aug. 5, brought in the 9-1-1 Ready Fox from 9-1-1 for Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on 9-1-1 emergency dialing education. Submitted by Tiffany Lam on Aug 12, 2014

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Developer Ryland Kelley of Woodside dies
Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such local planned communities as Lindenwood in Atherton and Ladera in Portola Valley, died on Saturday, Aug. 30, friends and family have confirmed. He was 88. Tuesday, 7:28 PM

Menlo Park district board study session on charter schools set
The laws and issues surrounding charter schools will be the subject of a study session for the Menlo Park City School District board at a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 3. District residents have announced they intend to petition for a Mandarin immersion charter school this month. Tuesday, 2:36 PM | 2 comments

Update: Two bicyclists injured after collision in Woodside
Two bicyclists were hospitalized yesterday (Sept. 1) after an attempt by one to pass the other went wrong and they collided on state Highway 84 in Woodside, causing the highway's closure in both directions. Tuesday, 11:53 AM | 26 comments

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in northeast Menlo Park
Parts of northeast Menlo Park will be sprayed tonight for mosquitoes (Sept. 2) to curb the spread of the West Nile virus, according to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Tuesday, 8:41 AM | 3 comments

Menlo Park: Belle Haven residents praise changing neighborhood
"I cannot tell you the number of people who tried to persuade me not to buy a house in the neighborhood," Joellen McGruder, who bought a home in Belle Haven in 2011, told the Menlo Park council. "And indeed within a month after I'd been there, there was a drive-by shooting and at least two gun incidents within a two block radius. But now, she has seen the community change "tremendously." Tuesday, 8:31 AM | 5 comments

How Boys & Girls Clubs offer hope to Nateja and other teens
She's the life of the party. She gets along with everyone, cracks jokes with a smile that never leaves her face, and has an energy that shines brighter than the lights in a classroom. Tuesday, 8:50 AM

Police calls: Phone scams continue to hook the unsuspecting
A resident of Brandon Way bought prepaid cash cards and provided the card numbers to someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The caller told her she faced being arrested for unpaid back taxes. Tuesday, 8:33 AM

Atherton police release sketch of 'distraction' burglary suspect
Atherton police have released a sketch of a man who posed as a plumber, walked uninvited into a home on Mesa Court, and distracted an elderly resident while an accomplice stole items valued at more than $200,000. Friday, 6:09 PM | 5 comments

Bridging the tech gap
This summer, 425 kids from under-served communities, such as Belle Haven and East Palo Alto, were on campus at seven private schools on the Peninsula, including Sacred Heart Prep, Woodside Priory and Menlo School. Friday, 6:58 PM

Feature story: Portola Valley residents welcome native plants and animals
Purple needlegrass is something special in the semi-arid world of the California native plant community. It grows in clumps, and fields of it, each clump a shower of fine blades out-flung from the center, present to the observer an ethereal loveliness. Thursday, 8:53 PM

Abigail's story: 'I saw a little fear, but also courage and determination'
It was a warm September evening. There was a light breeze, and the frogs, birds and crickets were all pleasantly buzzing about, chittering and chattering among themselves. All seemed well, but some surprising news was coming, sneaking up on me like a tiger catching its prey, just about to pounce. Friday, 8:38 AM

Looking Back: Lurline Matson Roth
Lurline Matson Roth, who competed nationally and won many awards for her equestrian skills, and My Joy pose in this 1920s photo. Photo courtesy of Woodside History Committee Tuesday, 2:01 PM

Make a match, not coats
The Peninsula Humane Society's 3-year-old chinchilla, Streisand, needs a forever home, ideally without small children. Streisand is confident, curious, and active. She loves to run, jump, chew, take treats from your hand, explore her surroundings and take dust baths. Saturday, 12:43 AM

About 20 residents still displaced following fire
About 20 people are still displaced following a Sunday night structure fire that gutted several apartment units in Redwood City, according to the American Red Cross. Thursday, 9:04 PM

3-D "virtual reality" coming to Woodside classrooms
Middle school science students at Woodside Elementary School will soon have the ability to look inside an erupting volcano or dissect a human heart, via 3-D virtual reality software. Thursday, 7:58 AM

Menlo Park council votes for yield signs on Wallea Drive
Despite the strong recommendations of transportation staff and the majority of the Transportation Commission to install stop signs, the Menlo Park City Council voted 3-2 to install yield signs on Wallea Drive instead.
Thursday, 10:54 AM | 4 comments

New gas lines ahead for Portola Valley Ranch
A project to replace 1,600 feet of low-pressure PVC gas main and 11 residential service lines will get underway in late October in a Portola Valley subdivision. Thursday, 10:21 AM

Woodside residents can get town cash to build 'defensible spaces'
If a wildfire gets going in Woodside, there may be residents who, like the grasshopper in Aesop's fable, learn the hard way, in this case about the importance of preparing fire-resistant areas around homes and other buildings. Thursday, 10:29 AM

Police calls: Man in truck plunges over embankment on Woodside Road
Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Wednesday, 8:27 AM

Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship

Menlo Park tightens water belt

Woodside: 75 drivers cited for speeding in one day

Menlo Park: City newsletter criticized for bias against Measure M


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