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Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan
Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting... Last comment on Jun 23, 2022 at 12:08 pm | 34 comments

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"5th Redwood National Champions"
Over the weekend of March 12-13, 2022, the 5th grade All-Net team boys basketball players representing the Redwood Chapter of the Silicon Valley Section for National Junior Basketball (NJB) competed in the 2022 NJB National Tournament held in Garden Grove California. The team was comprised of the best 5th grade players in the local division, which draws from Menlo Park, Atherton, Emerald Hills, Redwood City, and Palo Alto. Redwood captured the National Title beating out local rival Saratoga with the final score 31 to 29. Picture: (Front Row) Tristan Trinidad, Graham Alden, Nick Baker, Sebastian Leonardo (Middle Row) Robert Hayes, Blake Danielewicz, Colton Sims, Augie Arata, Jack Clark (Rear Row) Ken Morgan (Assistant Coach), and Phillip Trinidad (Head Coach) Submitted by Sandra Madrigal on Mar 29, 2022


Community briefs: Atherton town manager gets pay bump, scholarship winners announced and more
In this week's community briefs, Atherton town manager gets a raise, student scholarship news, new paster in Woodside and more. Sunday, 8:42 AM

After burning for more than three days, the Edgewood Fire is 98% contained
After burning for over three days, firefighters on Friday said the Edgewood Fire in the Emerald Hills area of Woodside and Redwood City is almost completely contained. Friday, 5:52 PM

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties officials vow support for out-of-state patients seeking abortions
Elected officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties vowed to protect women's rights to abortion and reproductive health care after the Supreme Court voted Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday, 4:32 PM

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames from Edgewood Fire erupt just a few hundred feet away
Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned to a neighborhood dusted with a bright pink coating of fire retardant. Friday, 12:02 PM

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states. Friday, 3:50 PM | 4 comments

After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California. They include the politics, more legislation and a possible influx of out-of-state patients. Friday, 8:39 AM | 1 comments

Small towns budgets rise amid planning for housing, greater staffing needs
Planning for growth is costing towns more than in past years. Friday, 9:25 AM

First probable monkeypox case found in Santa Clara County
A suspected case of monkeypox virus is under investigation in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department said in a statement on Thursday. Thursday, 4:06 PM

How to get your under-5 child vaccinated against COVID-19
After a long wait, COVID-19 vaccine shots starting going into the arms and thighs of 6-month to 5-year-olds locally on Tuesday, June 21, but you won't find it at San Mateo County-run mass vaccination clinics. Thursday, 10:19 AM

Fire near Edgewood Park now 90% contained
A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon is now 90% contained, Cal Fire fire officials said Thursday. Thursday, 9:49 AM | 1 comments

Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback
A bill authored by state Sen. Josh Becker that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety on Tuesday. Even supporters, however, warned that the bill's fate remains far from certain. Wednesday, 11:24 AM

Update: Stanford cancels classes through Friday due to power outage
A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County has caused Stanford University to cancel classes through Friday, according to the university. Friday, 1:26 PM

Draft housing element would bring multifamily housing to Atherton
Atherton officials have released a draft of the town's updated housing element, which plans for the development of hundreds of additional homes over the next eight years. Tuesday, 11:49 AM

It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9
Peninsula film lovers will soon be able to once again catch a classic movie and hear the Wurlitzer play when the downtown Palo Alto movie palace reopens on July 9 after a more than two-year closure. Tuesday, 9:55 AM

Stanford researchers link COVID brain fog to 'chemo brain'
Patients experiencing COVID-19 brain fog suffer from the same sort of excessive inflammation and damage to nerves in the brain as patients with "chemo brain," a new study by Stanford University and Yale University scientists has found. Tuesday, 11:52 AM

Justin Murphy announced as Menlo Park's new city manager
The Menlo Park City Council unanimously picked interim city manager Justin Murphy as the new city manager at a closed session council meeting, Friday, June 17. Monday, 11:26 AM

Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto
Two boys were arrested on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in East Palo Alto on June 13. A semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine was found at one of the homes. Monday, 9:37 AM | 2 comments

Environmental impact report released for SF to SJ section of high-speed rail
The environmental impact report for the San Francisco to San Jose section of California's high-speed rail finds the preferred alternative
would displace 14 residential units and three community facilities. Sunday, June 19, 8:39 AM | 2 comments

Guest opinion: Civility is under siege in Portola Valley
The worldwide trend of populist resentment of government seems to have arrived in Portola Valley. Saturday, June 18, 8:51 AM | 4 comments

Incumbent San Mateo County sheriff concedes to challenger Christina Corpus
Conceding the primary race, incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos congratulated his opponent Christina Corpus Thursday after early, non-certified results continued to show she had a steady, solid lead that began on election night.
Friday, June 17, 5:02 PM | 3 comments

Counties prepare for COVD-19 rollout for children ages 6 months to 5 years
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5 years old could be available locally as soon as Tuesday, pending final approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Friday, June 17, 3:49 PM

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County opens new vaccination clinic in Mountain View
On Tuesday, Santa Clara County opened a new vaccination site in Mountain View, where adults who have completed at least their first two doses can receive booster shots and anyone 6 months or older can begin their vaccination series. Wednesday, 1:23 PM | 4 comments

College district receives nearly half million dollars to support formerly and currently incarcerated students

Redefining downtowns: Cities bank on 1970s planning tool to bring in new housing

Community briefs: Mueller leading in county supervisors race, new M-A coach named and more

Menlo Park budget lays out a big bump in spending for the coming year

Atherton welcomes the community to its new library

Palo Alto PE teacher charged with sexually assaulting student in 2001

California legislators want to help you buy a house with down payment, 'shared equity'

Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in ongoing battle over housing plan

Pending approval, San Mateo County could begin vaccinating kids 4 and under next week

Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula

East Palo Alto Senior Center to reopen after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

Find out the sites Portola Valley is proposing to put new housing on

New regional trail to connect open spaces in San Mateo, Santa Clara counties

Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles

Ravenswood's $110 million school bond measure set to pass

Boy, 15, dies in East Palo Alto shooting Monday night

Menlo Park City Council fine-tunes where to zone for future housing growth

Police, state agents issue citations for selling alcohol to minors


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