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Menlo Park, on the forefront of climate action, should double down on goals
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"Grosbeak on my Feeder"
I took this photo of a black-headed Grosbeak on my patio at The Sequoias in Portola Valley a couple of weeks ago. Submitted by Earle Jones on Jun 24, 2013


Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry sells Atherton home for $31.15 million
Are Stephen and Ayesha Curry still Atherton residents? Records show the couple quietly sold their home in West Atherton last fall. Thursday, 10:42 AM

VIDEO: As Apple employees watch helplessly, thieves take $35K in merchandise on Black Friday
Two people who entered the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto on Nov. 25 during a busy Black Friday sales event made off with an estimated $35,000 in merchandise, Palo Alto police said. Thursday, 11:23 AM

Stanford to investigate university president's research over scientific misconduct allegations
The review comes after a student news outlet detailed suspected problems with Marc Tessier-Lavigne's research papers. Thursday, 11:05 AM

Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death
The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit against the university and some of its top administrators last week. Wednesday, 10:20 AM

Meta says it left its Mountain View offices to build a 'best-in-class remote work experience.' Current employees beg to differ
According to Meta content moderators, contracted employees who worked at the company's now-vacated Mountain View office don't have the option to work from home. Wednesday, 11:42 AM

Portola Valley district trustee signs off after three years on the board
Portola Valley Elementary School District governing board members said goodbye on Nov. 17 to trustee Anne Fazioli-Khiari, who decided over the summer not to run for reelection this fall. Wednesday, 11:26 AM

Cold front expected to bring rain, wind and frost to Bay Area by Thursday
A cold front will bring wind and rain late Wednesday to the North Bay that will spread to the rest of the Bay Area by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday, 11:36 AM

End of an era: David Shaw closes door on 'magical' tenure as Stanford's football coach
The winningest football coach in the university's history looked back at his "magical" tenure and announced plans to spend time with his family during a press conference on Monday. Tuesday, 1:01 PM

Ravenswood school board approves initial design for $50 million renovation of Belle Haven Elementary
Belle Haven Elementary School will be the first campus to be renovated using money from a recently passed bond measure, with a $50 million budget for new facilities. Tuesday, 11:09 AM

Burglary reported at Portola Valley Hardware on Thanksgiving
Someone smashed the front glass door of Portola Valley Hardware & Feed and stole power tools and other merchandise on Thanksgiving morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday, 10:15 AM

Menlo Park City School District sends off longtime trustee
Flowers and cake was in order at the Thursday, Nov. 17, Menlo Park City School District board meeting, as the community said goodbye to longtime trustee Stacey Jones. Colleagues spoke with admiration of Jones' humble, calm demeanor. Tuesday, 10:15 AM

Beavers may help lessen damage from drought, Stanford research finds
Climate-driven droughts that create water-quality issues are proving to have a formidable foe: beavers. Monday, 3:35 PM | 1 comments

Community briefs: Atherton tree lighting, toy drive and open spots on the Portola Valley planning commission
The holiday season is in full swing in the coming weeks, with Atherton hosting a tree lighting and the town's police department hosting an annual toy drive. Portola Valley is also seeking volunteers to serve on its Planning Commission. Sunday, 8:36 AM

Four Seasons transforms outdoor terrace into holiday pop-up
The Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel has brought back a seasonal pop-up on its outdoor terrace, transforming the space with semi-private wooden chalets, holiday foods, a sweet shop, fake snow and other holiday decor. Saturday, 10:11 AM

Driver in Redwood City collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond
The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple appeared before a judge on Tuesday. Monday, 9:28 AM

Getting ready to ban gas leaf blowers, Menlo Park works on outreach
When it comes to phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers, landscape professionals don't have much to say about it, according to outreach efforts by the city of Menlo Park. Thursday, 9:41 AM | 4 comments

Spare the Air Alert scheduled for Friday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the winter season's first Spare the Air Alert for Friday, calling for people to abstain from burning materials of any kind in fireplaces or outdoors. Thursday, 4:00 PM

Seeking to curb emissions, Atherton is gradually phasing out gas, while Portola Valley takes a stricter approach
Atherton is taking a gradual approach to going all-electric to curb the use of natural gas, offering exemptions for residents who don't want to give up their gas stoves. Meanwhile, Portola Valley's new rules have fewer loopholes. Thursday, 11:24 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park photographer sentenced to 165 years to life for child molestation
A Menlo Park photographer who used his access to children to molest several of them over the last 30 years has been sentenced to 165 years to life in prison for his crimes, San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said. Monday, 9:09 AM

Ravenswood School District sends off longtime trustee
The Ravenswood School District honored outgoing trustee Ana Maria Pulido on Nov. 17. Monday, 9:09 AM

Coronavirus central: FDA expands eligibility for omicron booster vaccines to children ages 5-11
Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine targeting strains of the omicron variant after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the vaccine's authorization on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thursday, October 13, 10:39 AM | 4 comments

Annual Holiday Fund drive kicks off

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting

New 163-room hotel coming to Menlo Park's Bayfront neighborhood


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