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Menlo Park: Big new house OK'd despite neighbors' objections
A controversial plan to demolish a one-story single family home and build a 4,900-square-foot, two-story, Spanish-style house... Last comment 21 hours ago | 18 comments

Menlo Park: Should city pay for Uber, Lyft rides to reduce parking congestion downtown?
The city of Menlo Park is looking at the idea of subsidizing Uber and Lyft rides for local residents as a way to reduce parking... Last comment 16 hours ago | 26 comments

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Menlo Park: City re-hires former staffer as sustainability manager
Rebecca Lucky (formerly Rebecca Fotu), who worked as the city of Menlo Park's environmental programs manager until July 2014, will return to the city in the same role but with a new title: sustainability manager. Friday, 1:43 PM

New trail to give public greater access to open space preserve
Officials plan to break ground on Tuesday, Aug. 1, on a $1.2 million six-mile-long trail with "panoramic coastal views" in the La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve in La Honda. Friday, 12:29 PM

Menlo Park: Willows neighborhood burglar sentenced to prison
East Palo Alto resident Carlos Saavedra Yepez, 23, is headed to state prison to begin sentences of 11 years and three years, to be served concurrently, in connection with a burglary in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park and an assault in the county jail, prosecutors say. Friday, 11:11 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park: Nominations open for Golden Acorn Awards
Nominations for the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce's 41st Golden Acorn Awards are being accepted until Aug. 18. Friday, 7:59 AM

East Palo Alto's homicides this year: zero
For the first time in decades East Palo Alto has had no homicides this year, police Chief Albert Pardini said this week. Friday, 11:16 AM | 2 comments

Public workshop: FAA study of San Carlos Airport noise
A second public information workshop, designed to provide an update on the progress of a Federal Aviation Administration study of noise at the San Carlos Airport, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. Thursday, 3:48 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Fire district's new fire truck lights up the night
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has released a video promoting its new million-dollar "quint" fire engine/aerial truck that it purchased to be able to reach upper floors of tall buildings in eastern Menlo Park. Thursday, 10:31 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park: Big new house OK'd despite neighbors' objections
A controversial plan to demolish a one-story single family home and build a 4,900-square-foot, two-story, Spanish-style house at 445 Oak Court in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park was approved July 18. Wednesday, 11:21 PM | 18 comments

Man accused of attempting to kill three doctors
A Visalia man, accused of plotting to kill three doctors (including a resident of Menlo Park) for treatments he claims harmed him, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of premeditated attempted murder.
Tuesday, 6:34 PM | 3 comments

Mobile pizza ovens move to Menlo Park, Atherton
Zume, a robot-powered pizza business based in Mountain View, is expanding its delivery service into Menlo Park, Atherton and East Palo Alto. Wednesday, 11:54 AM | 7 comments

Artscene: Local artist, global impact
It's hard to imagine a better ambassador for the local art scene than Drue Kataoka. An alumna of Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton and Stanford University, she utilizes cutting-edge media, speaks passionately about the integral relationship between arts and sciences, and has a strong social-justice conscience, with the high-profile track record to back it all up. Thursday, 3:41 PM

Walking your way through history
In celebration of the San Mateo County History Museum's "Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse," free walking tours, of one to two hours, will be held at various locations, including Woodside and Menlo Park, this summer. Thursday, 8:56 AM

Atherton: Caltrain will soon cut trees to install electric wires
Atherton residents whose properties border the train tracks will soon be hearing from Caltrain as the utility begins to prune and remove trees to make way for the wires that will power its electric trains. Wednesday, 10:13 AM | 4 comments

Woodside: Big turnout to sample and sip at Village Bakery open house
A bulging line of would-be customers extended out the door at an open house Saturday for the new Village Bakery & Cafe in Woodside.
Wednesday, 8:14 AM

Robotics helps bring local student a $40,000 college scholarship
Eden Grown-Haeberli, a resident of unincorporated Atherton, has been awarded the Bart Kamen Memorial scholarship, a four-year scholarship of $10,000 a year. Wednesday, 9:00 AM

Monday: Bilingual musician will rock Atherton library
A musician with the unusual name of 123 Andres (Uno, Dos, Tres Andres) will give a 50-minute, high-energy, interactive (and free) performance at the Atherton Library at 4 p.m. Monday, July 31. Wednesday, 11:46 AM

Police calls: Burglaries, thefts in Menlo Park
This information is from the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Tuesday, 8:43 AM

Kyosho Sushi opens in Menlo Park
Menlo Park has a new Japanese food option: Kyosho Sushi, which has opened at 605 Santa Cruz Ave. Tuesday, 9:32 AM

Fire board director lashes out over 'exclusion' from meeting
Menlo Park Fire Protection District board member Virginia Chang-Kiraly says she believes she was intentionally excluded from a recent district meeting she had requested with Atherton and San Mateo County officials, even though she is the district's appointed liaison to both entities. Tuesday, 11:12 AM

Peter Carpenter asks Atherton for years of public records
Menlo Fire board President Peter Carpenter has asked Atherton for years of emails, agendas and other information via public records requests, yet last week complained such requests to the fire district waste staff time and effort. Tuesday, 11:13 AM

Governor signs CalFresh referral bill by Berman
Assembly Bill 323, authored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last Monday, allowing counties to connect CalFresh applicants to emergency food providers through a referral from a 2-1-1 phone service. Thursday, 8:39 AM

Menlo Park: City could help pay for Uber, Lyft rides

Elected leaders mark start of Caltrain electrification project

Portola Valley: Faulty electric bike charger caused garage fire, firefighters say

Valley Presbyterian finds pastor after year-long search

Atherton teen is delegate to diabetes research event

Facebook launches weekly produce truck in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto

Menlo Park council expands Housing Commission

Woodside: Rollover accident at Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads

Atherton issues annual report for town


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