If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Wednesday: First of seven meetings on proposed Mandarin immersion charter school]]> With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion charter school, a series of public meetings are planned to discuss the proposal. The first takes place on Wednesday (Oct. 1) morning.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton: With new water rates, we're paying less per gallon despite drought]]> The latest price of having fresh water at home from the California Water Service Company went up and it went down for residents of Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and parts of Menlo Park -- all located within Cal Water's Bear Gulch District. The increase was in the service charge; the drop was for water usage.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: Losses of $15,700 in tool thefts in two Atherton burglaries]]> Thieves cut the padlock on a gate to get into a construction site on Atherton Avenue and then broke into two equipment trailers and a tool storage box. ]]> <![CDATA[Tonight: Menlo Park council reviews cut-through traffic study for Stanford complex]]> Just in time for the November elections, a study of potential neighborhood cut-through traffic associated with Stanford University's proposed mixed-use complex at 500 El Camino Real was released by the city of Menlo Park on Monday, Sept. 29.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton council: Bike and pedestrian plan on study session agenda]]> Setting priorities for projects laid out in a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and discussion of possible new sign regulations are on the agenda for the Atherton City Council when it meets in a study session on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m.
<![CDATA[Report: Silicon Valley income gap continues to widen]]> Silicon Valley incomes have increased for the second straight year after a three-year downward trend, according to a Sept. 24 report released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, a nonprofit think tank.]]> <![CDATA[Vehicle-registration fee to rise $1]]> The next time they register their vehicles, residents of San Mateo County will be paying an additional dollar in annual fees to fund operations of the county's vehicle-theft task force.]]> <![CDATA[Maasai warrior hikes Wunderlich Park]]> Maasai warrior and chief Sabore Ole Oyie is in the United States to solicit aid to drill 400 wells to provide safe drinking water for 9,000 residents of the undeveloped Ewaso Nyiro region of Kenya. He recently hiked in Wunderlich Park in Woodside, along with several local residents, looking for signs of mountain lions.]]> <![CDATA[Monday: No on M gathering]]> Menlo Park Deserves Better -- also known as the "No on Measure M" coalition -- is hosting a community gathering on Monday, Sept. 29, to answer questions about the ballot initiative meant to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan.]]> <![CDATA[Looking back]]> Civic protest was a presence at the 1957 May Day parade in Woodside. These kids were protesting the proposed construction of Interstate 280 through Woodside, according to Thalia Lubin and Bob Dougherty in their Woodside history book.]]> <![CDATA[Woodside Elementary School seeks bond oversight committee members]]> After the passage of a $13.5 million bond measure last June, Woodside Elementary School District is looking for people to serve on an oversight committee that will track and report on how the money is spent.]]> <![CDATA[Project Read volunteers needed]]> Fall tutor training for Project Read-Menlo Park, an adult literacy program, begins on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the downstairs meeting room at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. in Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[Pair arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Menlo Park, Woodside and other cities]]> A traffic stop on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of two probationers in possession of mail stolen from several Peninsula cities, according to the Palo Alto police department.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Group celebrates completion of El Camino Real tree project]]> It's easy to take the 350 graceful trees lining El Camino Real in Menlo Park for granted, but the green vistas only came about after 15 years of dedicated work by a group of residents and battles that reached the state Legislature.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Making streets safe for kids walking to school]]> A mother's anger and the tempest that ensued over a recent incident involving a Menlo Park police officer's decision to help a young child get home after school has resulted in a welcome dialogue about children's safety on our streets.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: More green bike lanes coming to Willow Road]]> Willow Road is about to get greener: Menlo Park will be installing additional green bike lanes through Sept. 25 between Middlefield Road and Alma Street.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford unveils the Anderson Collection]]> The much-anticipated Anderson Collection at Stanford Museum, a new museum of Modern and contemporary American art collected over more than 50 years by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and their daughter, has opened.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Stanford 'conflicted' about continuing talks before Measure M is decided]]> Will they or won't they? Stanford University's abrupt announcement that it would postpone negotiations over its proposed mixed-use complex on El Camino Real sparked some irritation with city of Menlo Park officials.]]> <![CDATA[Key Market closing after 20 years at Marsh Manor]]> Dehoff's Key Market, part of Marsh Manor in Redwood City for about 20 years, is in its last week at that location, according to the owner.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: $1,000 in liquor stolen from Woodside grocery]]> Someone stole 10 bottles of "high-end liquor" from Roberts Market at the corner of Woodside and Mountain Home roads, according to a Sept. 12 report.]]> <![CDATA[Another chance to discuss airplane noise]]> Surf Air, the small commuter airline that began flying in and out of the San Carlos Airport in June 2013, has received more funding and ordered 15 new planes, and local residents are meeting again to try to find ways to reduce the airline's noise.]]>