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City of Menlo Park loses a fourth administrator
The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina... Last comment 1 hour ago | 11 comments

Guest opinion: How to make Menlo Park truly bike-friendly soon
Most Menlo Park residents recognize the recreational, health and environmental benefits of bike riding, and our city has... Last comment 4 hours ago | 113 comments

Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut
Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street... Last comment on Aug 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 16 comments

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision
A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman on a bicycle traveling east on Alpine Road was injured in a collision with a westbound... Last comment on Aug 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 15 comments

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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

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City of Menlo Park loses a fourth top manager
The city of Menlo Park has lost its fourth administrator since mid-July, with the departure of Human Resources Director Gina Donnelly, announced by City Manager Alex McIntyre on Aug. 27. Friday, 11:53 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan
PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have to be removed. Of those trees, 500 are in public right-of-ways and 800 are on private property, according to PG&E. Friday, 11:10 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park school district expands language programs
The Menlo Park City School District is working hard this year to achieve a goal it adopted in 2008: to offer world language programs to all district students. Friday, 10:03 AM | 4 comments

Back to school: Woodside preschool changes more than its building
While as many as 60 construction workers swarmed over Woodside Elementary School's campus each day last week, it was a little hard to believe the school would be ready to welcome more than 400 students by its Aug. 25 opening day of school. Friday, 10:01 AM

Woodside High prepares for 19 percent enrollment growth
The 2015-16 school year will be well along at Woodside High School by the time construction crews break ground for a new two-story, 10-classroom building between the gym and the softball fields. Thursday, 11:57 PM | 4 comments

Linden Avenue in Atherton reopened
Linden Avenue in Atherton has now been reopened at Elm Place in the Lindenwood neighborhood of Atherton after being closed by a fallen tree, town officials announced at a little after 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27. Thursday, 9:20 PM | 1 comments

Atherton gives Menlo School go-ahead on expansion plans
After neighbors objected to an earlier version of its expansion plans, Menlo School on Wednesday gained unanimous approval of the Atherton Planning Commission for revised plans, including a height variance. Friday, 2:46 PM

Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii
A resident of St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, has been charged with drunken driving after being stopped on Aug. 20 by a police officer on a street in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii. Thursday, 11:51 AM | 8 comments

Back to school: Portola Valley students get new 'Maker Spaces'
It may be hard to convince the students at Ormondale and Corte Madera schools in Portola Valley that what they will be doing in the two new "Maker Spaces" at their schools is actually work.
Thursday, 9:10 AM

New principal, construction at M-A High
As fall classes resume at Menlo-Atherton High School, a new principal is at the helm: Simone Rick-Kennel. And ground has been broken for a new G wing in the form of a two-story classroom building. Thursday, 7:59 AM | 18 comments

Police calls: Attempted arson suspected at Woodside Elementary School
Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park Thursday, 11:56 PM

Back to School: Las Lomitas prepares for growth
The Las Lomitas School District, home to La Entrada (grades 4-8) and Las Lomitas (kindergarten to grade 3), has been busy over the summer planning for the expansion of its two school campuses.
Thursday, 9:15 AM

Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park
Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the interim administrative services director in Menlo Park, City Manager Alex McIntyre announced on Aug. 25. Wednesday, 11:53 AM | 26 comments

Fire district board approves four-year contract with firefighters
The long running dispute between firefighters and the management of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is officially over, but the discussion by members of the governing board is not. Wednesday, 11:46 AM

Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council
The Menlo Park City Council unanimously adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night, including implementing a pilot program at four city parks to eliminate all herbicide use. Wednesday, 11:16 AM | 2 comments

First day of school photos at Las Lomitas School
Classes began this week and last at most of our local schools. Almanac photographer Michelle Le visited Las Lomitas Elementary, a kindergarten through third-grade school in Atherton, on Aug. 20 and captured these opening day scenes. Wednesday, 8:42 AM

Fire on roof of Woodside Bakery extinguished by alert nearby employees

Bobcat visits a Portola Valley home

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

Understanding the world through science

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside


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