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New features for Town Square
We are in the process of making a few changes in how Town Square operates. Some of the changes are new editing tools... Last comment 2 hours ago | 3 comments

A Measure M debate: council control
Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any... Last comment 18 minutes ago | 52 comments

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone
Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11.... Last comment on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm | 53 comments

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists
A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here... Last comment on Sep 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm | 19 comments

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"Atherton's National Night Out"
Atherton's first National Night Out on Tue, Aug. 5, brought in the 9-1-1 Ready Fox from 9-1-1 for Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on 9-1-1 emergency dialing education. Submitted by Tiffany Lam on Aug 12, 2014

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Saturday: Trees for Menlo celebrates 15 years of work
Trees for Menlo, a nonprofit organized by a group of Menlo Park residents to beautify El Camino Real with trees, will celebrate completion of the work on Saturday, Sept. 20. Thursday, 2:56 PM

Portola Valley celebrates its 50th anniversary
Portola Valley holds a special event at Town Center on Sunday, Sept. 21, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its incorporation. Wednesday, 8:03 AM

Diplomas for those whose education was interrupted by war
The San Mateo County Office of Education recently announced that it will award diplomas to veterans in San Mateo County whose high school education was interrupted due to wartime circumstances. Friday, 7:20 PM

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High
Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a special assembly at the school in Redwood City on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Friday, 7:58 AM

Atherton will hire two employees to replace contractors
Reversing some changes made in 2011 when Atherton outsourced the jobs of many of its public employees to contractors, the City Council voted to hire two full-time employees to replace contractors. Friday, 10:55 AM

Couple plead no contest to burglaries
A San Jose couple, accused of several 2013 Peninsula burglaries, including the theft of a Porsche in Portola Valley, has changed their "not guilty" plea to "no contest" with respect to 11 counts of residential burglary and one count of an attempted residential burglary, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Thursday, 3:39 PM | 2 comments

Woodside School plans major construction project
In order to save money, officials at Woodside Elementary School have decided to build three major projects at once -- a new multi-purpose room, a new design lab and two new preschool classrooms -- starting in June 2015. Thursday, 3:17 PM

27 local students are National Merit semifinalists
Twenty-seven juniors from three local high schools -- Menlo School, Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Preparatory -- are among 16,000 semifinalists competing for National Merit scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2015. Thursday, 5:15 PM

Officers issue 252 more traffic tickets in Atherton, Menlo Park
Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and Atherton and issued 252 citations, most for speeding and cellphone violations. Thursday, 10:44 AM | 7 comments

Menlo Park: Tree protest ends peacefully; tree is cut down

Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone

Stop-work order lifted for Woodside mansion

Police calls: Six commercial burglaries over four days in Menlo Park

Menlo Park council approves duplex purchase

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Work in progress at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


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