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Talk: How to make 'safe routes to school' happen
Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes, will give a talk, "Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How... Last comment 7 hours ago | 12 comments

Should dogs be allowed in San Mateo County parks?
San Mateo County prohibits dogs in its parks, with certain exceptions. For nearly a year, a 10-member committee has been... Last comment 18 hours ago | 19 comments

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Police calls: $37K in handbags reported stolen at Atherton party
Crime reports from Atherton, Woodside and West Menlo Park Monday, 1:32 PM | 3 comments

Skylonda: Drinking water supplies returning to normal, board member says
The recent heat wave and significant leaks discovered in two residential drinking water lines interrupted drinking water supplies for customers of the Skylonda Mutual Water Company and resulted in the need for some customers to boil their water. Monday, 11:43 AM

Tonight: Menlo Park mayor hosts discussion on education
Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a community conversation Monday, Sept. 18, about options the city might have to deal with problems regarding education quality in Menlo Park. Monday, 8:04 AM | 15 comments

Skeggs wildfire near Woodside 100 percent contained
A 50-acre wildfire burning near Woodside in San Mateo County is now 100 percent contained, fire officials reported Friday night.
Sunday, 7:53 PM | 1 comments

Stanford plans to hike payment to education foundation
Stanford officials announced Sept. 15 that the university proposes to increase its contribution to the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation by $500,000 over 15 years to a total of $1.5 million as part of its development agreement for a 430,000-square-foot office, apartment and retail complex along El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Monday, 7:52 AM | 4 comments

Menlo Park: Search and rescue team returns from Florida
An 81-person search and rescue team based out of Menlo Park is scheduled to return from Florida Sunday (Sept. 17), according to Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which sponsors the team. Sunday, 7:53 PM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Car fire temporarily blocks Oak Grove Avenue
A vehicle fire that broke out on Oak Grove Avenue near Marcussen Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, causing a PG&E pole to burst into flame, occurred when someone started a parked car, according to witnesses. The would-be driver got out safely and no one was hurt. Friday, 11:59 AM

Menlo Park Chamber names Golden Acorn Award winners
The Rotary Club of Menlo Park and Rebuilding Together Peninsula are among the six winners of 2017 Golden Acorn Awards, given by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce for community service and professional excellence. Thursday, 4:38 PM

Mark Rich plane crash: NTSB releases preliminary report
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on its investigation into a plane crash that killed the pilot, Mark Rich of Menlo Park, and destroyed a home-built plane he was flying from San Carlos to Oregon for the solar eclipse in August. Thursday, 5:29 PM

Menlo Park talk: How to make 'safe routes to school' happen
Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes, will give a talk, "Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How to Make Them Happen," to start the Parent Education Speaker Series for the Menlo Park City School District. Friday, 10:08 AM | 12 comments

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information form the county recorder's offices. Thursday, 8:55 AM

Portola Valley School District trustee resigns
Jennifer Youstra, who was elected to the Portola Valley School District Board of Trustees in November 2015, resigned from her post on Sept. 8, effective immediately. Her term was to expire in December 2019. Thursday, 11:01 AM | 6 comments

Wildfire near Woodside 80 percent contained, Cal Fire says
Firefighters say they expect full containment of the Skeggs fire by 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Friday, 10:10 AM | 3 comments

Improving traffic flow in Dumbarton corridor
In light of findings from a $1 million study paid for by Facebook, SamTrans is recommending a phased revamp of the Dumbarton transportation corridor with changes to the highway bridge, a rehabilitation of the old rail bridge that runs parallel to it, and a reconfiguring of arteries that feed the bridge. Wednesday, 11:15 PM

Menlo Park: Groundbreaking held for 'Station 1300' development

Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

Menlo Park: Parking permit program on Marcussen Drive approved

Menlo Park backs temporary ban on pot businesses

Woodside council: Colleague's comment didn't violate town's ethics code

Portola Valley: Grass fire near Felt Lake contained

San Mateo County supervisors want to ban 'distracted walking'

Bay Area hit with 1,200 lightning strikes

Menlo Park commission favors Ravenswood Avenue tunnel under tracks

Remembering 9/11: Menlo students plant 1,000 flags

Menlo Park: Task Force 3 secures new warehouse facility

Should dogs be allowed in San Mateo County parks?

Remembrance: Kato Mendelssohn Reis, lifelong pianist and teacher

Menlo Park Kiwanis speakers: war refuge, nonprofit champions


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