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Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major... Last comment 21 minutes ago | 53 comments

Burgess Pool needs full audit before new contract
Erin Glanville on her blog has posted an excellent article on the awarding of a new contract for operation of the Burgess... Last comment 2 hours ago | 26 comments

Bill eliminating personal belief vaccination exemption clears state senate
A bill that would eliminate the personal belief exemption allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has passed... Last comment on May 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 26 comments

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"Galway mayor visits"
Galway, Ireland, Mayor Donal Lyons presents gift to Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton (3/10/2015). 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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Spreading the Menlo Spark
The nine founding members of Menlo Spark -- a small group with a big goal -- are setting out on a mission to guide Menlo Park to "climate neutrality." By when? By 2025. Tuesday, 9:26 AM | 7 comments

Tonight: Woodside studies basement rules
The Woodside Town Council meets tonight (Tuesday, May 26) for a second study session on the topic of basements and whether their location, design and construction should be regulated to be more aligned with the town's 2012 general plan. Tuesday, 11:05 AM | 2 comments

How should Menlo Park define public benefit?
In the city's ongoing effort to wrangle the meaning of "public benefit" into measurable, comparable terms, the Menlo Park Planning Commission and the planning staff, as well as two developers with projects coming to the table, took a few hours recently to consider what the right questions to ask would be. Tuesday, 9:59 AM | 1 comments

Tonight: Menlo Park budget presentation
A presentation on Menlo Park's proposed budget for next year will be held tonight (May 26). According to the city's staff, the theme is, "It's time to invest." Tuesday, 9:33 AM

Wednesday: Should Portola Valley's excess library revenues stay within the town?
The use of excess property tax revenues to fund maintenance and services at the town's public library will be a topic of discussion at the Portola Valley Town Council meeting set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road. Tuesday, 9:52 AM

Junior league helps girls in tech with $100,000 grant
A $100,000 grant is on the way to The Tech Museum of Innovation, courtesy of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, to help promote opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering and math education. Tuesday, 7:12 AM

District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School
On Thursday, May 21, the Menlo Park City School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new third- to sixth-grade Upper Laurel School. Friday, 10:01 AM

Atherton supports water restrictions, but leaves enforcement to Cal Water
The Atherton City Council on May 20 approved a resolution "endorsing and supporting" the California Water Service Company's (Cal Water) drought regulations, but leaving the enforcement of the water rules up to Cal Water. Friday, 12:10 PM | 7 comments

Three M-A students awarded National Merit scholarships
Three Menlo-Atherton High School students -- Christopher W. Jarrett, Ryan J. Cole and Alexander Anand Iyer -- now share a distinction enjoyed by economists Paul Krugman and Ben Bernanke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. Friday, 12:00 PM

Crowd questions Cal Water on drought restrictions
A crowd of nearly 250 people showed up at a Tuesday night meeting to ask officials from Cal Water about the new drought restrictions that will be imposed on all Bear Gulch District customers beginning June 1. Thursday, 10:33 AM | 6 comments

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major expansion in its flights in and out of the San Carlos Airport finally got that meeting last week, but the news was not good. Thursday, 9:37 AM | 53 comments

Menlo Park mayor and son celebrate Bike to Work Day
George Carlton-Ridenour and his mother, Menlo Park mayor Catherine Carlton, participated in the regional Bike to Work Day on May 14. Friday, 6:14 PM | 2 comments

Windmill School buys former nursery site
After more than 55 years of renting in Portola Valley, Windmill School, a nonprofit preschool, has become a property owner. The school has completed its purchase of 900 Portola Road, the 1.68-acre former site of Al's Nursery. Thursday, 11:57 AM | 1 comments

Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple
A woman who was driving drunk when her car struck and killed a Menlo Park couple in 2013 was convicted of murder on Wednesday, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Wednesday, 4:16 PM | 15 comments

Residents evacuate neighborhood for annual wildland fire drill
Had there been a real wildfire along Old La Honda Road in Woodside on Saturday morning, May 16, firefighters might have seen scared residents hurrying along with boxes of possessions. Many more people would have been evacuating, and in an atmosphere tinged by panic and chaos. Wednesday, 10:49 AM | 1 comments

Los Trancos water district dissolves, but services continue
For residents of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde, community efforts toward wildfire safety, effective storm drainage and well maintained public spaces will continue as normal, but it will be a new normal. Tuesday, 9:35 AM

Police calls: $3,500 bike stolen from Menlo Park garage
A stereo was taken from an unlocked car and sunglasses from a locked car, while an expensive bike vanished from a garage -- locked status unknown -- in Menlo Park recently. Tuesday, 9:30 AM | 2 comments

Local schools win Kent Awards for innovation

Coroner releases name of man killed by train in Atherton

Bill eliminating personal belief vaccination exemption clears state senate

German-American International School parades to new site

State may fine Greenheart committee for campaign finance filing violation

Oak Knoll School honors retiring principal David Ackerman


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