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Former community college head's preliminary hearing delayed again
The disgraced former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor is challenging emails obtained during the investigation. Read... Last comment on Mar 22, 2023 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments

New rules to phase out gas appliances stoke excitement, anxiety on the Peninsula
With the Bay Area adopting sweeping new rules to phase out gas-fueled appliances, city and county officials in Menlo Park,... Last comment 20 hours ago | 31 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


Who buys electric cars in California?
Shiny electric cars are parked in the driveways of affluent Palo Alto, Atherton homes, but is the trend gaining ground in less-affluent communities and what might hinder it? Sunday, 5:26 PM

Community briefs: Upcoming events, TIDE Academy and Sequoia district win honors
In this week's community briefs, TIDE Academy's design is honored, Boy Scouts to host a pancake breakfast and more. Sunday, 8:37 AM

Newsom rolls back some water restrictions, stops short of declaring drought over
The drought might not be completely done with California, but the state's residents are now free of the strictest water conservation measures put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom nearly two years ago. Saturday, 8:48 AM

Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and a philanthropist who donated billions, dies at 94
Gordon Moore, a pioneering Silicon Valley scientist and leading philanthropist, died on Friday, March 24, at his home in Hawaii, Intel Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation jointly announced. He was 94. Friday, 11:40 PM

GoFundMe set up for man killed by fallen tree in Portola Valley raises $66K
Jesus Ivan Cruz Diaz, 29, of San Jose died Tuesday when a tree hit his work van in Portola Valley. His employer has since created a GoFundMe to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Friday, 11:08 AM

Peninsula Health Care District selects Ana Maria Pulido as CEO
The Peninsula Health Care District Board of Directors announced Thursday, March 23, that Ana Maria Pulido will be its new chief executive officer starting April 10, according to a press release. Friday, 11:49 AM

Remote work rises and Caltrain ridership plummets: How Sililcon Valley has changed three years since COVID
An annual report illustrates how the increasing cost of living is impacting residents -- and driving them away. Friday, 11:31 AM

San Mateo County's minimum wage in unincorporated areas rises to $16.50 next month
Those who work for minimum wage in unincorporated San Mateo County will see their hourly rate rise beginning April 1. The new local minimum is $1 per hour higher than the state's minimum wage, which increased on Jan. 1. Friday, 11:29 AM | 2 comments

Evacuation advisory still in effect on Day Two of Woodside mudslide
It's Day Two of an evacuation advisory on the 600-800 block of Patrol Road in Woodside, with 30 homes impacted by a mudslide. Thursday, 11:04 AM

Storm pushes San Francisquito Creek to its ninth highest recorded level
The San Francisquito Creek experienced one of its highest streamflow rates in the history of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Association March 22. Menlo Park is offering assistance to those affected by the storms. Thursday, 11:30 AM | 1 comments

Five new shops open at Town & Country Village
Four new sustainability-focused, fair-trade apparel and homegoods stores and a hand-crafted ice cream shop are the newest additions to Town & Country Village, the retail center announced Wednesday. Thursday, 11:36 AM

'An eye in the sky': A new NASA project is developing drone technology to fight wildfires
As wildfire season on the West Coast stretches longer each year, with fires scorching through record levels of acreage, scientists at NASA Ames want to utilize drones to help modernize firefighting. Thursday, 9:44 AM

Sequoia Union High School District board unanimously appoints Crystal Leach as superintendent
The Sequoia Union High School District has a new superintendent: Crystal Leach, who previously served as interim superintendent after Mary Streshly resigned. Thursday, 11:08 AM

Gusty storm claims a life: Tree falls on van in Portola Valley, killing the driver
The latest storm claimed a victim Tuesday, after a tree fell on a van, killing its driver. Thousands of Midpeninsula residents are once again experiencing power outages, the latest in weeks of storm-driven power failures. Tuesday, 6:19 PM | 4 comments

'Highly recommended' evacuation warning called for Patrol Road in Woodside amid mudslide
Woodside residents who live on the 600-800 block of Patrol Road are being advised to leave their homes because of a mudslide. Wednesday, 6:14 PM

Former community college head's preliminary hearing delayed again
The disgraced former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor is challenging emails obtained during the investigation. Wednesday, 11:44 AM | 2 comments

New rules to phase out gas appliances stoke excitement, anxiety on the Peninsula
With the Bay Area adopting sweeping new rules to phase out gas-fueled appliances, city and county officials in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and the region are debating the risks and benefits of going fully electric. Wednesday, 11:25 AM | 31 comments

Former community college PR head pleads no contest to sex with minors charges
Richard Rojo, San Mateo County Community College District's former head of public relations, pleaded no contest on March 15 for engaging in sexual acts with two minors. Tuesday, 10:53 AM | 1 comments

San Mateo County Board of Education announces new trustee
Hugo Torres was appointed to the San Mateo County Board of Education's Area Seven on March 16, representing an area including Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley. Tuesday, 10:41 AM

Kia, Hyundai under scrutiny from attorneys general over lack of vehicle anti-theft devices
Attorney General Rob Bonta and nearly two dozen other attorneys general sent a letter to Kia and Hyundai executives over concerns that the companies failed to add anti-theft technology in their cars. Tuesday, 10:53 AM

Homelessness, rehabilitation and health care: What to know about Newsom's legacy tour
Gov. Gavin Newsom starts defining his legacy on a statewide tour that focuses on priorities interrupted by crisis and the pandemic. Tuesday, 10:59 AM

Sequoia district board of trustees to consider appointment of Crystal Leach as superintendent

Guest opinion: Menlo Park should rethink nixing parking on Middle Avenue

Letter to the editor: Will Stanford's endowment pay for student growth?

After their daughter's cancer diagnosis, Studio K-Fit raises over $12K for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Judge hears Elizabeth Holmes' request to remain free while appeal resolved

SRI considers up to 800 housing units in its proposed mixed-use project in Menlo Park

When regulators took over Silicon Valley Bank, startups scrambled to make payroll

San Mateo County Board of Education sues social media giants over alleged harm to youth

Tech CEO arrested for peeping into woman's restroom stall in January now connected to three more cases, police say

Woman allegedly lied about 2 sexual assaults at Stanford campus last year

Power at Menlo Park schools still out as weather-induced outages continue into Thursday

Bomb threat called in to Stanford Shopping Center, search turns up nothing

Ravenswood school board approves agreement with developer to build teacher housing at Flood School


Project Cornerstone brings community together to help children become thriving adults


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