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Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification
The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that... Last comment 2 hours ago | 16 comments

Fire district gets big slice of property taxes
This is the second in a series of stories on the budget and financing of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which covers... Last comment 21 hours ago | 68 comments

Guest opinion: Continue the legacy of supporting our local schools by supporting parcel tax
It's fair to say there is a bit more vigor in political discourse on the San Francisco Peninsula these days. Regardless of... Last comment 21 minutes ago | 35 comments

 
 
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Woodside: Mountain Home Road closed due to fallen tree
Due to a fallen tree and wires in the roadway, Mountain Home Road in Woodside is expected to be closed between Manzanita Way and Woodside Road until around 4 p.m. Monday. Monday, 8:55 AM

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification
The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that Federal Transit Administration officials were holding back grant funding needed within days for construction to begin. Saturday, 9:46 AM | 16 comments

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections
In the wake of a recent federal immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to help the city's large immigrant population. Saturday, 10:03 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Drilling begins on emergency water well
Drilling around the clock began Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Menlo Park Municipal Water District's first emergency well, according to Pam Lowe, senior civil engineer for the city of Menlo Park. Friday, 5:33 PM

Atherton approves plans for $37 million civic center
Atherton is on schedule to start construction of a new civic center by the end of the year, but first it will ask voters to allow using more public money to pay the $37.3 million estimated cost of the complex. Friday, 10:06 AM | 2 comments

School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers
The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has approved starting the process for laying off the equivalent of 30 teachers if the March 7 parcel tax measure fails. Friday, 10:13 AM | 17 comments

Menlo Park man arrested on rape, robbery charges
A 56-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Thursday, Feb. 16, in connection with a rape and robbery of a woman at a Menlo Park residence in early December, according to Detective Sgt. Ed Soares of the Menlo Park Police Department.
Friday, 4:45 AM

County: 'You shouldn't have to risk your life to be housed'
A law that county officials say will "send a clear message to those who have chosen to take advantage of tenants" by renting them unsafe or illegal living spaces has been approved by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Thursday, 1:05 PM | 9 comments

Stanford plans new office building on Sand Hill Road
Stanford University is proposing to construct a two-story, 39,510-square-foot office building at 2131 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, across from the Sharon Heights Shopping Center. Thursday, 1:20 PM | 3 comments

Kids in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto team up to cheer peers at hospital
It took only a half hour for a group of about 200 adults and kids from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto to assemble 500 care kits for patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on Feb. 12, event organizer Jen Smith said. Thursday, 1:43 PM

Man sues Menlo Park, alleges racial profiling in arrest
A man who was arrested by Menlo Park police in August 2015 and held for 48 hours in the San Mateo County jail has filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court alleging wrongful arrest based on mistaken identity related to racial profiling. Thursday, 11:53 AM | 2 comments

Woodside Elementary will keep two principals
With a parcel tax on the ballot and the resignation of one of its two principals, the one-school Woodside Elementary School has taken a look at its administrative staffing levels and decided it needs both principals. Thursday, 12:14 PM

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens
A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen mental health services" by opening what the nonprofit says will be the city's first intensive outpatient program for teenagers with moderate to severe mental-health issues.
Thursday, 8:05 AM

Obituary: Florence Detlor, longtime Menlo Park resident, dies at 105
Florence Audrey Detlor, a 62-year resident of Menlo Park, died Jan. 4, just a month shy of her 106th birthday. Thursday, 8:09 AM

Saturday: Menlo Park Library hosts multi-faith discussion

Armed man robs Woodside branch of Chase Bank

Woodside: Flood estate sold; buyer pays $50 million

Supervisors declare emergency due to storm damage

Woodside council votes to take no action on ethics probe

Menlo Park: Carriage house demolished at former Roger Reynolds Nursery site

'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

Menlo Park: Body builder on probation for drug-trafficking

Police calls: Menlo Park, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton

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