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Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit
After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo... Last comment 7 hours ago | 63 comments

Menlo Park: Council approves terms for Greenheart development
A project to build 420,000 square feet of residential, office and retail space on the large vacant lot along El Camino Real... Last comment 20 hours ago | 28 comments

 
 
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Menlo Park City School District gives a raise and bonuses to all employees
In addition to awarding a 2.5 percent raise to all its employees, the Menlo Park City School District has given all its workers a bonus worth 2.5 percent of their salary to make up for the lack of a raise during the last school year. Saturday, 10:56 AM | 18 comments

Candidate drops out of school board race
Scott Hinshaw has announced he is withdrawing from the contest for a seat on the Menlo Park City School District's governing board for personal reasons.
Friday, 4:06 PM

District considering appointing Erik Burmeister as new superintendent
The Menlo Park City School District announced on Friday, Sept. 23, that the school board will discuss on Sept. 27 whether it should appoint Erik Burmeister to become the district's new superintendent when its current superintendent leaves at the end of June. Friday, 11:57 AM | 11 comments

Book sale at Menlo Park Library this weekend
Looking to stock your shelves with new stacks of books? The Menlo Park Friends of the Library will be hosting its fall quarter book sale this weekend, Sept. 24 and 25. Tuesday, 9:54 PM | 1 comments

Robotics pioneer Victor Scheinman of Woodside is dead at 73
Victor David Scheinman, a pioneer in industrial robotics and a longtime Woodside resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, of complications of heart disease. He was 73. Friday, 11:48 AM

Menlo Park's Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces $3 billion funding commitment for research
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, currently headquartered on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, announced to the world this week that it will invest $3 billion over the next decade in scientific research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century." Friday, 11:35 AM

Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday
After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting today and highs on Sunday as much as 30 degrees above normal, according to the National Weather Service. Friday, 7:34 AM | 2 comments

Sunday: Farmers' market in Atherton
A farmers' market featuring entertainment and food trucks will be held in Atherton on Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, 8:05 AM

Menlo Park: City manager gets raise, bonus
Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has won a $4,300 pay raise to $221,800 a year, plus a year's extension to his contract, which will now run until March 7, 2018, and a bonus of $15,000. Thursday, 10:43 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit
After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo Park City School District's board on Sept. 20 looked at the effects of 10 percent across-the-board spending cuts. Wednesday, 2:35 PM | 63 comments

Cal Water gives a 'state of the drought' update
Water budgets and surcharges for going beyond them may be gone for now, Dawn Smithson of California Water Service (Cal Water) told the Atherton City Council on Wednesday, but the drought is still with us, and could lead to more severe restrictions in the new year. Thursday, 11:47 AM | 3 comments

Golden Acorn Awards recognize local leaders
With pauses every few minutes to observe the muffled screeching of a Caltrain passing nearby, Menlo Park's 40th annual Golden Acorn Awards ceremony proceeded otherwise without interruption on Tuesday night (Sept. 20) at the Stanford Park Hotel. Wednesday, 5:13 PM

Home prices up slightly in August compared with last year
The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared with the same period last year partly due to low interest rates and job growth, according to research firm CoreLogic. Wednesday, 2:12 PM

Menlo Park: New lights may have caused Willows house fire
Newly installed lights are suspected in a Menlo Park fire that extensively damaged a home Sunday evening and left one woman with minor injuries, according to fire officials. Tuesday, 2:26 PM

Police calls: Laser pointed at aircraft in Woodside/Portola Valley area
Crime reports for Portola Valley, Woodside, Ladera, Menlo Park, West Menlo Park and Atherton. Wednesday, 11:16 AM

Portola Valley: Windmill preschool clears last hurdle as council approves permit
The quest for a permanent home is officially over for Windmill School, a private preschool that's been renting space in Portola Valley for more than 50 years. Tuesday, 9:45 AM

Driver killed Friday by flying debris on 101 identified
An 82-year-old man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris that came off a state-owned truck, a Caltrans spokesman said. Tuesday, 7:15 AM

USGS to leave Menlo Park for Moffett Field
Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they intend to shut down the agency's West Coast science center in Menlo Park over the next five years beginning next year, and relocate the center at the NASA Ames Research Center on Moffett Field in Mountain View.
Tuesday, 11:48 AM | 19 comments

Woodside has lost its 'Music Man,' Richard Gordon
There's an empty music stand in Woodside right now, a conductor's baton waiting to be used. The town's own "Music Man," Richard Gordon, died on Monday, Sept. 12, after losing a four-month fight with brain cancer. Monday, 10:23 AM | 7 comments

Menlo Park: House fire damages patio, bedrooms
A fire destroyed an attached covered patio and adjoining bedrooms of a house in the 300 block of Grayson Court in the Willows area of Menlo Park on Sunday night. Sunday, 9:15 PM

Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition
A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission continues to meet with stiff opposition from environmental groups. Sunday, 12:54 PM | 6 comments

Menlo Park: Meet the Golden Acorn award winners

Facebook expansion in Menlo Park: Final environmental report released

Sharon Green apartment renovations approved

County gets more angry feedback about Surf Air noise

Suspect arsonist who burned 9/11 memorial caught on video

Menlo Park: Driver killed by debris on U.S. 101

Woman suffers critical injuries in crash near Woodside High School

Commission OKs moving food truck event to Menlo Park Library parking lot

Menlo Park Library's 'Centennial Extravaganza' a colorful affair

Menlo Park: Council approves terms for Greenheart development

 
 

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