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Reverend Gladstone H. Stevens (President-Rector of St. Patrick's Seminary) and Galway Mayor Donal Lyons at entrance to Seminary's chapel in Menlo Park (3/11/2015). 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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Caltrain loses bid for exemption from state environmental law on electrification project
Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and San Jose, according to a ruling July 2 by the federal Surface Transportation Board. Friday, 2:11 PM | 5 comments

Heroin ring has ties to Menlo Park, police say
Bay Area law enforcement agencies have arrested the alleged leader and three alleged co-conspirators in a heroin distribution ring based in Sonoma County but with ties to Menlo Park, a Santa Rosa police sergeant said. Friday, 10:06 AM

Rodeo, festivals celebrate Fourth
There should be no problem finding a way to celebrate the Fourth of July in local communities. Thursday, 11:16 AM

Atherton, Menlo Park police warn about fireworks, firearms
Atherton and Menlo Park police are reminding residents that all fireworks are illegal in every city in San Mateo County except Pacifica and San Bruno, which allow state-approved fireworks. Thursday, 6:26 AM | 5 comments

Woodside: Jasmine spends month on the lam
The bichon frise, not much more than a ball of fluff at less than 15 pounds, was lost and wandering the hills of Woodside, where mountain lions and coyotes roam, for a month. Thursday, 6:30 AM | 3 comments

Former state senator Yee pleads guilty to racketeering charge
Former state Sen. Leland Yee, who formerly represented Portola Valley and Woodside, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco on July 1 to one count of participating in a racketeering conspiracy to solicit campaign contributions in exchange for political favors. Wednesday, 11:41 AM | 3 comments

Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention?
An internationally known suicide prevention researcher visited the Stanford University School of Medicine on Monday to share her work on how social media can be used to prevent suicide, offering insight into alternative avenues for addressing teen mental health concerns. Thursday, 7:19 AM

Atherton: Police give safety tips after attack on runner
Atherton police are offering tips for runners and walkers after a 17-year-old Atherton girl out on a noon-time run was grabbed by a man who tried to rob her. Wednesday, 7:49 AM | 1 comments

Portola Valley: Road, trail improvements draw focus in new budget
Town Hall in Portola Valley is projecting a budget deficit for the coming fiscal year, but it's a year that follows previous years of operating surpluses, and the reserves are healthy, the town manager says. Wednesday, 7:17 AM | 1 comments

Lutticken's owner opens Main & Elm in Redwood City
The owner of Lutticken's in Menlo Park has taken over a Redwood City coffee shop, transforming it into a full restaurant. Wednesday, 9:43 AM

Atherton estate traces 145 years of local history
As the long, long driveway to the home at 151 Laurel St. in Atherton winds back, and back and back, through walls of vegetation, it feels almost as if the decades are winding back with it Wednesday, 7:54 AM

A page from our history
This 1893 photo shows the grand house on Los Trancos Road known as The Hawthorns, home at the time to the Judge James Allen family, according to the Portola Valley history book "Life on the San Andreas Fault" by Nancy Lund and Pamela Gullard. Wednesday, 8:32 AM

Governor signs bill eliminating 'personal belief' exemption for vaccinations
Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all children in schools or daycare be immunized. Wednesday, 9:44 PM | 12 comments

Trainers should monitor all high school athletes for concussions, grand jury says

Police calls: Jumping-jack soil compactor stolen from unoccupied Menlo Park home

There is a free lunch this summer in Atherton

Service on July Fourth for Mark Patrick Hanley, Menlo Park

Circus Club: 'Let's be a role model' for water use

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside

 

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