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Menlo Park unveils three conceptual plans for Middle Ave bike/ped crossing
Menlo Park transportation engineers and consultants unveiled three conceptual designs for a bike and pedestrian crossing... Last comment 22 hours ago | 16 comments

Menlo Park fire board meeting gets contentious
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board moved forward with a plan for an emergency notification system and agreed to... Last comment on May 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments

 
 
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By pleading guilty in college-admissions scandal, Menlo Park father could face prison time
A Menlo Park father charged with taking part in a nationwide college-admissions scam to get his daughter into a top-ranked university pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud on Wednesday morning. Wednesday, 5:04 PM | 1 comments

Menlo School students win laurels at state Latin convention
Students in the Menlo School Junior Classical League (JCL) won multiple high honors at a recent state convention of JCL chapters from around the state, including first-place overall award in the medium-size high school division.
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Expert says paying for train tunnel would require 'significant' new development
Last week, Palo Alto scrapped its exploration of an underground rail line. Tuesday, Menlo Park's City Council heard from a Stanford professor about the real costs of undergrounding its portion of the Caltrain line. Wednesday, 11:53 AM | 4 comments

Thursday: Menlo Park meeting focuses on creek plans
A meeting to discuss proposed changes to the plan to provide flood protection along the San Francisquito Creek, upstream of U.S. 101, will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel School Upper Campus. Wednesday, 10:11 AM

Emerald Lake Hills woman is snatch-and-run victim
A pair of thieves stole a purse from a woman seated in her car in the Emerald Lake Hills area of unincorporated San Mateo County Tuesday afternoon (May 21), according to the county Sheriff's Office. Wednesday, 1:56 PM

Robert Kelley: Theater founder honored with lifetime achievement award
When he joined a Palo Alto Children's Theatre production at age 9, Robert Kelley didn't know he would dedicate his life to local theater or ultimately impact generations of local actors and audiences. Wednesday, 8:03 AM

Menlo Park Rotary awards scholarships
More than 100 students from four local high schools received scholarships and academic achievement awards during the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's scholastic achievement awards ceremony on May 13. Tuesday, 4:07 PM | 1 comments

Court partners with Stanford to send text reminders before traffic hearings
San Mateo County Superior Court has partnered with Stanford Law School to deliver text message reminders to people who have upcoming traffic court hearings, according to court officials. Wednesday, 11:21 AM

Lindner steps up to top job in Woodside fire district
Rob Lindner, who was among the first paramedics hired by the Woodside Fire Protection District, officially took over as the district's fire chief on April 25. Monday, 4:26 PM | 1 comments

Memorial service Friday for Monique Christian Donecho
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 24, for Monique Christian Donecho, an art teacher at Laurel School in Menlo Park who passed away on May 15 at the age of 37 after a 15-month battle with breast cancer. Tuesday, 10:59 AM

New Menlo Park budget dedicates $23.9M in new funds for capital improvements
The city of Menlo Park on Friday (May 17) revealed a new draft budget, laying out a $171.9 spending plan, $23.9 million of which represents new funding allocated for the city's capital improvement plan. Tuesday, 11:58 AM

Jobless rate falls among all Bay Area regions
Over nearly the last two years, unemployment has fallen in the seven urban regions of the Bay Area, according to the latest data released Friday (May 17) by the California Employment Development Department. Tuesday, 8:48 AM

Community role model: Rita Williams conquered 'barriers to success,' and now helps others who face them
Star journalist Rita Williams of Portola Valley retired from her job at KTVU television in 2013, but after a 35-year career in Bay Area TV she was not about to sit still. Monday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Ward and Mary Paine: Pioneer preservationists honored with lifetime achievement award

Cal Fire plans work along Kings Mountain Road next month

Portola Valley may update its 1964-vintage general plan

National Merit Scholarship winners announced

Home sales

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