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Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks
Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater... Last comment 10 hours ago | 15 comments

Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit
Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley... Last comment 4 hours ago | 24 comments

 
 
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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
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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Supervisors approve funding for Ravenswood Bay Trail
At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) to close a gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail in East Palo Alto, according to a County of San Mateo Parks Department press release. Tuesday, 7:23 PM

Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit
Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley Town Hall, but some council members are willing to talk about the clause forbidding staff from talking. Monday, 7:38 PM | 24 comments

Wednesday: Downtown meeting focuses on Menlo Park's M-2 zone
A community meeting that will give residents a chance to learn the latest about Menlo Park's ongoing project to update goals, policies, land use and design requirements in the city's M-2 industrial area is set for Wednesday night (Sept. 2) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the downtown "paseo." Tuesday, 3:13 PM

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000. The most recent sale happened on July 22, 2015, and brought in more than $10 million. Learn about this home sale and others in this week's list of recent home sales. Monday, 7:57 PM

Wednesday: Atherton examines drainage study, aircraft noise
Updates on storm water running through Atherton and aircraft noise happening above are on the agenda for the Wednesday, Sept. 2, meeting of the City Council. Tuesday, 11:31 AM | 1 comments

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry
In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics. Monday, 7:46 PM

West Nile virus spraying set for Wednesday in Menlo Park
A large portion of Menlo Park will be sprayed Wednesday night and early Thursday morning after the West Nile virus was again detected in adult mosquitoes collected in the city. Monday, 11:55 AM | 8 comments

High school grads intern at homeless services nonprofit
Sophie Scheinman witnessed the challenges facing homeless families during an eight-week summer internship with InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based nonprofit that provides shelter and services for homeless people in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Monday, 7:34 PM

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks
Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater than a Category 5 hurricane, sending them long distances. Epidemiological studies have long recognized the harm these particles cause to people's respiratory systems, according to Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports. Monday, 7:48 AM | 15 comments

Want to attend Pope's address in D.C.?
It will be standing room only, on grass, to hear Pope Francis speak to Congress on Sept. 24, via JumboTron, but some of Anna Eshoo's constituents will have a place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Monday, 7:36 PM

Portola Valley's Cameron Jones makes it to semifinals in national science competition
Cameron Jones, the Portola Valley science fair whiz who graduated from Corte Madera School last June has done it again by being named a semi-finalist in a national middle school science fair competition, one of 300 students in the country to do so. Monday, 11:33 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager

Menlo Park school district expands language programs

Back to school: Woodside preschool changes more than its building

Police calls: Attempted arson suspected at Woodside Elementary School

Woodside High prepares for 19 percent enrollment growth

Linden Avenue in Atherton reopened

Atherton gives Menlo School go-ahead on expansion plans

Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii

Back to school: Portola Valley students get new 'Maker Spaces'

New principal, construction at M-A High

Back to School: Las Lomitas prepares for growth

 

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