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Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race
Former Menlo Park City Council member Peter Ohtaki has pulled papers to run against incumbent Mayor Betsy Nash in District... Last comment 19 hours ago | 14 comments

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash aims to tackle traffic, housing issues if reelected
Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has pulled papers to run for reelection in District 4, facing challenger Peter Ohtaki in Menlo... Last comment 19 hours ago | 4 comments

Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Housing launches campaign
A group of Menlo Park residents celebrated the kick-off of the Menlo Park Neighbors for Affordable Homes campaign on Sunday,... Last comment on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:48 am | 21 comments

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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


Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later
Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift. Other schools are rolling it out this fall. Friday, 11:49 AM | 1 comments

Local school districts take divergent views on the controversial zero period
Peninsula schools are taking divergent approaches to early-morning classes, with some administrators seeing the advantages of offering additional courses and others viewing it as antithetical to the spirit of later start times. Friday, 11:51 AM

Retired Menlo Park fire chief aids effort to send donated gear to firefighters in Ukraine
Volunteers from fire services and departments across the Bay Area on Thursday finished loading a 40-foot shipping container with firefighting equipment to be sent to Ukraine.
Saturday, 9:22 AM

The hidden secrets of the earliest printed pages
SLAC scientists study 600-year-old pages from the earliest printing presses in a new experiment comparing early printing presses of the east and west. Thursday, 6:00 PM

Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash aims to tackle traffic, housing issues if reelected
Menlo Park Mayor Betsy Nash has pulled papers to run for reelection in District 4, facing challenger Peter Ohtaki in Menlo Park's first contested City Council race of the year. Thursday, 1:29 PM | 4 comments

Bill on police radio encryption dies in committee
A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications fizzled Thursday when the state Assembly Appropriations Committee declined to advance the bill. Thursday, 4:45 PM

Perseids on the Peninsula: Summer stargazing peaks with annual meteor shower
Lick Observatory support astronomer Jon Rees offers tips on when and how to view the meteor shower, which will peak on Aug. 11 and 12. Thursday, 11:22 AM

Woman allegedly forced into restroom and raped on Stanford Campus
A man reportedly grabbed a woman from a parking lot at Stanford University and raped her in a restroom on Tuesday, according to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. The unidentified man remained at large on Wednesday. Thursday, 9:01 AM

With election filing period closing soon, here's who is running in local elections so far
Here's a roundup of those who are looking to run for local city councils and school boards on the ballot in the November general election as the deadline to pull papers approaches on Aug. 12. Thursday, 11:30 AM | 1 comments

Community briefs: Atherton horse show returns, $10,000 scholarship awarded and more
In this week's community briefs, the Menlo Charity Horse Show is back after a two-year hiatus, teen wins equestrian scholarship, Portola Valley hosts its Town Picnic next month and applications are open for volunteer positions. Thursday, 11:26 AM

Pets In Need staff won't face trial in puppy-deaths case
Three women who faced misdemeanor charges related to the deaths of seven puppies in a hot van last summer were granted acceptance into a court diversion program and won't face trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Wednesday, 10:49 AM

State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline
In partnership with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the Campaign for California Borrowers' Rights on Monday launched a "California Student Debt Challenge," a statewide informational campaign on student loan forgiveness.
Wednesday, 11:36 AM | 3 comments

Alleged shoplifter resists loss prevention officers, tries to take man's cellphone
Police arrested a man on suspicion of shoplifting merchandise, physically resisting loss prevention personnel and attempting to rob an 80-year-old man at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday. Wednesday, 11:27 AM

Coronavirus central: Roughly 80% of current COVID test results go unreported, according to preliminary data
Roughly 80% of current COVID-19 test results go unreported due to the widespread availability and use of rapid at-home tests, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study by UCSF. Thursday, July 28, 3:44 PM | 4 comments

Man charged in 1982 cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen

Peter Ohtaki challenges incumbent Betsy Nash in Menlo Park City Council race

The call of the wild: From paralyzed seagulls to skunks caught in bear traps, Peninsula wildlife rescue workers have seen it all

New report lists local communities among Bay Area's most racially and economically segregated neighborhoods

Menlo Park man arrested for indecent exposure at a Palo Alto park

Guest opinion: Shooting for carbon negative development, starting with the Stanford Wedge

Longtime Ravenswood school district trustee will not seek reelection this fall

Parking lot fire destroys McLaren office, Tesla batteries

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

Six arrested for providing alcohol to minors in Menlo Park sting operation

Menlo Park seeks to become regional draw for interior design


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