6 hrs ago
Palo Alto Weekly
Grandmother who was shot speaks out
The early afternoon of May 5 started out as a special grandmother-and-granddaughter day for 6-year-old "Ashley" and her grandmother, "Susana." The elder woman and her grandchild had planned an outing to Menlo Park for Chinese food and playing at Burgess Park.
16 hrs ago
Mountain View Voice
National "rolling fast" for immigration reform starts in MV
The first in a series of such actions nationwide, advocates for immigrant rights in Mountain View made their point this month by going without food and speaking to church congregations up and down the Peninsula.
Fri May 17, 2013
Gabriel Garcia will receive medical school diversity award
To an already impressive list of honors, Gabriel Garcia can now add one more: He is the 2013 recipient of the Dr.
Palo Alto Weekly
Another daytime shooting in East Palo Alto
A young man walking to his car was shot Friday afternoon in East Palo Alto, according to police.
Anchorage Daily News
Modest billionaire makes her way onto philanthropic stage
Marlene Castro knew the tall blond woman only as Laurene, her mentor. They met every few weeks in a rough Silicon Valley neighborhood the year that Castro was applying to college, and they emailed often, bonding over conversations about Castro's difficult childhood.
Thu May 16, 2013
Spring in California: Saturday is Fascination of Plants Day
On Saturday, May 18, the second international " Fascination of Plants Day " will take place under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organization .
Menlo Park fire and police participate in Golden Guardian Exercise...
From the east to the west, public agencies in Menlo Park today participated in the Countywide Disaster Exercise known as the Golden Guardian Exercise 2013 in mock simulations of emergency response activities following a catastrophic earthquake, making the city a ground zero of preparedness training.
Tue May 14, 2013
Re-designing Willow-101 interchange
It has been 25 years since voters approved funding to replace the outdated interchange where Willow Road meets U.S. 101 in Menlo Park, but on May 7, Menlo Park City Council members tried to finally nudge the project closer to reality by giving a nod to one of the design options suggested by the multi-agency group currently working on the ... (more)
Local: In The Peninsula
Teens from an East Palo Alto youth action group wait to start the May 1 rally in Mountain View.
Las Lomitas parents pepper high school district supe in forum
Had public comment been darts, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent James Lianides would have had puncture wounds aplenty after more than two hours on the stage of the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School on Monday .
Thu May 09, 2013
Where to put the students?
Facing projections of a 22 percent rise in overall enrollment in local public high schools over the next eight years, officials from the Sequoia Union High School District want to hear from district parents in community meetings this month about where to put the students, and whether and how to redraw boundary maps that connect schools to ... (more)
Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free
This is an idiom which I probably picked up during my Navy days in the fifties. Aside from it's male chauvinist interpretation, it has applicability to many things in life.
Palo Alto Weekly
Ravenswood names finalist for superintendent
An administrator from a Sacramento-area school district has been named the finalist to replace the retiring superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Daily Republic
Judge sets date for Fairfield double-homicide trial
A man who faces homicide charges for the shooting deaths of two men had a date set for the start of his jury trial.
Menlo Park man arrested in drug sales probe
A weeks-long investigation culminated in the arrest of a Menlo Park man Tuesday for allegedly selling cocaine, Menlo Park police announced.
Palo Alto Weekly
Mobile-home residents pack school board meeting
About 375 Palo Alto residents -- including more than 100 children in local public schools -- would be displaced by the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park on El Camino Real in Barron Park, the Board of Education was told Tuesday.
Foster City Pedestrian Deaths In Analysis of Driver Prosecutions
Reporters at the Center for Investigative Reporting looked at five years of accident reports from five Bay Area counties, including San Mateo, to learn what official consequences befall motorists who kill pedestrians .
Tue May 07, 2013
Inside Bay Area
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Menlo Park police to add surveillance tools
Menlo Park landed on a list no one wants to be on, according to a consultant hired to review the police department's operations.
Police Blotter: Embezzlement at Macy's and Driving Under the Influence
Embezzlement Mountain View resident Ricardo Gonzalez Torres, 18, has been arrested and booked into jail for felony embezzlement under CA Penal Code section 503 on May 3. According to PAPD Officer Marco Estrada, Torres worked at the Macys in the Stanford Shopping Center and between March 25 and April 28 made four raudulent returns on items that he ... (more)