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Atherton council promises to try to save civic center trees
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Seven years after fatality, new El Camino stoplights operating
More than seven years after Atherton began asking Caltrans to do something to make crossing El Camino Real safer in the town, two new pedestrian-activated stoplights are in operation. Wednesday, 9:42 AM

Menlo Park seeks public comment on new library
The city of Menlo Park is holding several community meetings to get public comment on where a new main library should be built and whether other uses for the building -- such as housing and a new council chambers -- should be considered. Wednesday, 9:08 AM | 1 comments

'Michelin-caliber' restaurant to open near Atherton
The restaurant group behind local establishments The Village Pub and Mayfield Bakery & Cafe plans to open a Michelin-caliber restaurant along El Camino Real near the northern border of Atherton. Tuesday, 2:07 PM

Update: Woodside agrees to hold ethics-code workshop
A workshop could begin in January to revisit the ethics code that, since 1994, has governed the behavior of Woodside's Town Hall employees and the town's elected and appointed officials, according to Mayor Tom Livermore. Tuesday, 10:38 AM

Atherton tax election: Each side raises around $6,000
Both the pro and con campaign committees in the recent parcel tax election raised similar amounts of money, but the opponents left much of their money unspent, according to campaign finance reports. Tuesday, 10:35 AM

Update: Mail truck fire disrupts Menlo Park postal service
The unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service notwithstanding, heat did stay a mail courier's rounds in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park shortly after noon on Friday, Nov. 17, but the problem was not a sweltering day. Tuesday, 10:39 AM

Update: How woman was rescued; vehicle draped with live wire
A traffic accident on La Honda Road about 1 mile west of Skyline Boulevard on Nov. 16 left a motorist inside a wrecked vehicle that was draped with at least one live electrical wire -- and staying safe thanks in part to bystanders' advice. Tuesday, 10:50 AM | 2 comments

Update: Menlo Park council reverses approval of Stanford project
Claiming inaccuracies and omissions in Stanford's traffic projections for its current and future developments, the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Nov. 14 for two actions meant to halt approval of two Stanford developments until the city receives better traffic data. Tuesday, 9:59 AM | 5 comments

Atherton council promises to try to save civic center trees
As many as 13 healthy heritage trees could be cut down to make way for the construction of a new civic center in Atherton, the City Council learned last week. Monday, 11:44 AM | 5 comments

Guest opinion: Polarized voting in Menlo Park has not been proven
The City Council, facing a potential lawsuit represented by attorney Kevin Shenkman, is scrambling to create a plan for city voting districts, with Belle Haven the focal neighborhood. But neither the council nor the person threatening to sue currently knows if there is racially polarized voting. Monday, 11:33 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Trash pickup rates to rise
Trash pickup rates in Menlo Park will rise over the next three years, some by as steeply as 63 percent. Monday, 11:20 AM

Menlo Park: Shift in City Hall staff
To better grapple with city staff vacancies and an imminent retirement, some changes have been made in Menlo Park's Community Services department. Monday, 9:11 AM

Consultants say Menlo Park school's playing field is safe; parents disagree

Menlo Park: Bedwell Bayfront Park plan approved

Editorial: Menlo Park's tone-deaf lobbyist proposal sidelined

Portola Valley: How local women made an impact in Virginia elections

Postal vehicle catches fire in Menlo Park

Local home sales: Woodside, Menlo Park

Once again, Portola Valley school board will appoint a new member


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