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Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent
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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Captain Rob Johnson holds aspiring firefighter Joseph Estes of Menlo Park at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast. 1,000 attendees enjoyed pancakes and fire safety demonstrations at the event at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters on October 3, cosponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula. The event raised $14,000 to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, to provide needed programs for burn survivors in California. Submitted by Frances Freyberg on Oct 12, 2015

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Portola Valley home burglarized Monday morning
Someone burglarized an unoccupied residence on Granada Court in Portola Valley at about 11:45 a.m. Monday (June 27), the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has reported. Monday, 5:41 PM | 2 comments

Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air conditions in the region.
Monday, 4:39 PM

Tuesday: Housing, airport noise on county supervisors' agenda
A joint effort by San Mateo County's cities and county government to address the county's jobs and housing imbalance will be on the agenda of the Board of Supervisors when it meets Tuesday morning, June 28. Also on the agenda: creating a fund to purchase and preserve low- and moderate-income housing and a report on the San Carlos Airport study. Monday, 11:29 AM

Seven locals receive Merit scholarships
One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide of 2016 National Merit scholarships, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Monday, 9:07 AM | 1 comments

Art in Action establishes new scholarship fund
The Menlo Park nonprofit Art in Action, which provides in-school visual-art education to more than 220 elementary and middle schools, has established the Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund, which will allow the organization to accept applications from schools new to the program. Monday, 9:06 AM

Portola Valley home invasion rattles town residents
Little more than a year after Portola Valley's Town Council voted not to install cameras to record license plate numbers of vehicles entering and leaving the town, a recent home invasion by armed burglars is spurring residents to reconsider the choice. Monday, 9:17 AM

Menlo Park's assessed property value up 12.5 percent, most in county
The assessed value of property in Menlo Park grew by 12.5 percent in 2105, a faster rate than that of any other city in San Mateo County, county assessor Mark Church announced on June 23. The assessed property value rose 8.2 percent in Atherton, 6.9 percent in Woodside and 4.5 percent in Portola Valley.
Friday, 11:59 AM | 9 comments

Sequoia board votes down East Palo Alto charter school
Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees voted 3-2 against approval of a brand-new public charter school on June 15. Monday, 9:11 AM

Service Tuesday for Evelyn Stoops, 70-year resident of Woodside
Evelyn Stoops, a Woodside resident for more than 70 years who worked in real estate for more than 50 years, died June 20 at age 98 in Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.
Sunday, 12:12 AM

Firefighters extinguish second homeless camp blaze since March
Firefighters on Friday morning (June 24) paid another emergency visit to the site of a grass fire at an undeveloped area in Menlo Park at the intersection of Willow Road, Bayfront Expressway and University Avenue. The area, known as the Kavanaugh Tract, is used as a campground by the homeless. Friday, 2:54 PM

Menlo Park: Home burglary suspect nabbed
An attempt by Menlo Park police to talk to the driver of a vehicle whose occupants appeared to be scoping out homes to burglarize in the area of O'Connor Street led to a car and foot chase and the arrest of one of at least two burglary suspects on Thursday.
Friday, 11:46 AM | 8 comments

Atherton thefts: Unlocked pickup, bicycle and money from unlocked vehicle
Atherton police say that an unlocked white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a white camper shell was stolen from a Lloyden Drive driveway sometime between 2 and 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, June 24. The keys were in the vehicle. Saturday, 2:50 PM

Scott Delucchi departs for Monterey SPCA post
Scott Delucchi, a former Menlo Park resident, has left his post as vice president of community relations for the Peninsula Humane Society to become chief executive officer of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County. Friday, 5:17 PM

Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report says
Facebook's expansion – a project that would add two office buildings and a hotel, totaling more than a million square feet – is unlikely to have a direct impact on the housing crisis in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven, but it could yield an indirect impact, a new report says. Friday, 11:18 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sex-assault crimes

County holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

Woodside: Ex-councilman sees himself as watchdog of architectural board

Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impact

Sacred Heart Schools hosts 118th commencement

Atherton, Caltrain squabble over train horns

San Mateo County launches app for dads

Police calls in Menlo Park, Woodside, West Menlo Park

How locals voted in presidential primary

Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public


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