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Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major... Last comment 16 hours ago | 15 comments

Wednesday: Staff recommends Atherton not pass water-restriction laws
Saying it is not the town's job to enforce Cal Water's drought restrictions, Atherton's city manager has recommended that... Last comment 22 hours ago | 38 comments

Bill eliminating personal belief vaccination exemption clears state senate
A bill that would eliminate the personal belief exemption allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has passed... Last comment 51 minutes ago | 18 comments

Renewal of City Manager McIntyre's contract.
Tonight (5-19-2015), in closed session the MP City council will consider renewing McIntyre's contract. (Public comment accepted... Last comment 56 minutes ago | 20 comments

 
 
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"Galway mayor visits"
Galway, Ireland, Mayor Donal Lyons presents gift to Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton (3/10/2015). Mayor Lyons was in Menlo Park in conjunction with a friendship agreement signed by Galway and Menlo Park in 2013. Submitted by Jym Clendenin on Mar 21, 2015

 
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District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School
On Thursday, May 21, the Menlo Park City School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new third- to sixth-grade Upper Laurel School. Friday, 10:01 AM

Atherton supports water restrictions, but leaves enforcement to Cal Water
The Atherton City Council on May 20 approved a resolution "endorsing and supporting" the California Water Service Company's (Cal Water) drought regulations, but leaving the enforcement of the water rules up to Cal Water. Friday, 12:10 PM | 4 comments

Three M-A students awarded National Merit scholarships
Three Menlo-Atherton High School students -- Christopher W. Jarrett, Ryan J. Cole and Alexander Anand Iyer -- now share a distinction enjoyed by economists Paul Krugman and Ben Bernanke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. Friday, 12:00 PM

Crowd questions Cal Water on drought restrictions
A crowd of nearly 250 people showed up at a Tuesday night meeting to ask officials from Cal Water about the new drought restrictions that will be imposed on all Bear Gulch District customers beginning June 1. Thursday, 10:33 AM | 4 comments

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights
Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major expansion in its flights in and out of the San Carlos Airport finally got that meeting last week, but the news was not good. Thursday, 9:37 AM | 15 comments

Windmill School buys former nursery site
After more than 55 years of renting in Portola Valley, Windmill School, a nonprofit preschool, has become a property owner. The school has completed its purchase of 900 Portola Road, the 1.68-acre former site of Al's Nursery. Thursday, 11:57 AM

Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple
A woman who was driving drunk when her car struck and killed a Menlo Park couple in 2013 was convicted of murder on Wednesday, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Wednesday, 4:16 PM | 13 comments

Residents evacuate neighborhood for annual wildland fire drill
Had there been a real wildfire along Old La Honda Road in Woodside on Saturday morning, May 16, firefighters might have seen scared residents hurrying along with boxes of possessions. Many more people would have been evacuating, and in an atmosphere tinged by panic and chaos. Wednesday, 10:49 AM | 1 comments

Los Trancos water district dissolves, but services continue
For residents of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde, community efforts toward wildfire safety, effective storm drainage and well maintained public spaces will continue as normal, but it will be a new normal. Tuesday, 9:35 AM

Police calls: $3,500 bike stolen from Menlo Park garage
A stereo was taken from an unlocked car and sunglasses from a locked car, while an expensive bike vanished from a garage -- locked status unknown -- in Menlo Park recently. Tuesday, 9:30 AM | 2 comments

Local schools win Kent Awards for innovation
Las Lomitas, Oak Knoll and Ormondale schools, plus the Portola Valley School District, were among the 16 honorees receiving J. Russell Kent awards for innovative programs from the San Mateo County School Boards Association. Wednesday, 10:26 AM

Woodside shop holds benefit for Nepalese women
Emily Joubert Home & Garden at 3036 Woodside Road in Woodside is hosting a get-together with sparkling wine and light food from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, for the benefit of Nepalese women following the devastation of the country by two major earthquakes. Wednesday, 10:25 AM

Coroner releases name of man killed by train in Atherton
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton station on Sunday afternoon. Monday, 12:45 PM | 2 comments

Bill eliminating personal belief vaccination exemption clears state senate
A bill that would eliminate the personal belief exemption allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has passed the California Senate and is now being considered by the state Assembly. Monday, 11:38 AM | 18 comments

German-American International School parades to new site
On May 15, students, staff and parents from the German-American International School paraded from their current school site to the former Menlo Oaks School site at 475 Pope St., where they will be moving this summer. Monday, 11:39 AM

Wednesday: Staff recommends Atherton not pass water-restriction laws
Saying it is not the town's job to enforce Cal Water's drought restrictions, Atherton's city manager has recommended that the town adopt only a resolution supporting the restrictions, rather than adopt the rules as town law. Tuesday, 5:02 PM | 38 comments

Wednesday: Meeting about Flood Park's future
San Mateo County will host a community meeting in Menlo Park on Wednesday, May 20, to talk about options for Flood Park. Translators and child care will be provided. Wednesday, 9:27 AM

High school graduation rates move up across county

State may fine Greenheart committee for campaign finance filing violation

Woodsider wins Anne Frank scholarship

Oak Knoll School honors retiring principal David Ackerman

New trail connects Russian Ridge and Mindego open space

For decades, Woodside home has been a gathering place for family and friends

Menlo Park driver testifies in double-fatality DUI trial

Silvia Edwards appointed to Woodside school board

Menlo Park recreation: Commission supports non-resident surcharge

Lydian Academy in Menlo Park graduates 14

 

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