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ATHERTON

Community briefs: Backpack donations, county parks survey, Hillview student wins chess honors

In this week's community briefs, a Menlo Park student wins chess honors, youth advisory committee applications open and more. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2021
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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council cautious on proposal to ban new gas heaters

A push in Menlo Park to transition gas appliances to electric-powered ones citywide will be delayed after Menlo Park council...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Perspectives guy, on Sep 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm | 14 comments | 4592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The post-9/11 generation: Too young to remember, but not to reflect

Those who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, carry vivid memories of that day. For a whole generation of young people, though,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Paly runs down Pioneer in nonleague football victory

Palo Alto running back Josh Butler saw his first action of the season after missing the first two games and carried 24 times...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Opening statements in Holmes trial give competing versions of Theranos claims

Prosecutors gave a scathing opening statement Wednesday in the federal trial against Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Opinion: On anniversary, 9/11 volunteer revisits the tragedy — and humanity

Here we are two decades later following a domestic attack and ongoing threats from foreign adversaries. Domestic terrorism...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

With most activities on hold in 2020, running experiences a resurgence

Running has experienced a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 50 million Americans participating in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Haven't voted in the recall yet? You still have more than one way to cast your ballot.

Voters have until Tuesday, Sept. 14, to either postmark their ballots, drop them off at a designated ballot box or vote in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2589 Views

MENLO PARK

Just in time for September's high holidays, a new Jewish organization sets up in Portola Valley

Rabbi Mayer Brook is bringing a Jewish community center to Portola Valley, which doesn't have any established synagogues...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
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ATHERTON

Independent group to decide Menlo Park's voting boundaries over next decade

Menlo Park's next voting boundaries, set to last until 2030, will be decided by an unelected commission with no City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
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SPORTS

Water polo, volleyball tournaments on the schedule this weekend

A full slate of tournaments in various sports is on tap for the weekend, highlighted by the 23rd annual Scott Roche Tournament,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
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ATHERTON

Local events will commemorate Sept. 11's 20th anniversary

Palo Alto and Stanford organizations will mark 20th years since the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday and Saturday, hosting events...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mervin Morris, founder of Mervyns stores, Atherton resident dies at 101

Philanthropist, Atherton resident and founder of Mervyns department stores Mervin Morris died at 101. "We were just so lucky...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
Last comment by M.M, on Sep 11, 2021 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 4348 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Farm stand safari: Cruising the Coastside for the perfect produce

Cruising the San Mateo County coast, it's never long before you find a farm stand. Part of the joy of visiting farm stands...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by amhey, on Sep 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 4183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park City Council Council denies Willow Road gas station a permit to sell beer and wine

The Menlo Park City Council last week denied the owners of the A&S Union 76 gas station on Willow Road a permit to sell beer...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on Sep 9, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3496 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Getreu trial: Brother of victim testifies alleged serial killer murdered his sister in 1963

Evan David Williams, a pastor, said that Getreu killed his sister on June 9, 1963, when his family and Getreu's parents were...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Gcb, on Sep 9, 2021 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 4070 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Voter ban on building housing at city parks proposed

To keep city parks from being considered for housing development or any other uses, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by new guy, on Sep 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 5301 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Kings Mountain Art Fair offers virtual art show experience

The Kings Mountain Art Fair may be virtual again this year, but the online edition offers some interactive features for visitors....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Air quality advisories through Labor Day due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended air quality advisories through Monday for wildfire smoke in the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
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FICTION

Life in a Peninsula hacker house helped inspire tale of techies vs. hippies in 'Burning Man: The Musical'

Bay Area native Matt Werner created "Burning Man: The Musical" as a show that's as much about Silicon Valley as it is the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
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