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1 hr ago | The Campbell Reporter
Menlo Park is scheduled to host a community workshop Tuesday on a proposed update to the city's General Plan. The session, which begins at 7 p.m. and is expected to last about two hours, will take place at the Senior Center, 100 Terminal Ave. According to the city's website, the General Plan contains some dated land use and traffic data because it was last revised in 1994.
5 hrs ago | Almanac
Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six tickets for texting during a special "distracted driving" enforcement event in those two towns on Friday, Sept. 9. Other violations, such not stopping at a limit line and driving without a license, contributed to the total of 95 citations and 17 warnings, Corporal Brett Murphy of the Burlingame Police Department told the Almanac.
Prices for homes in Northern California are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to a somewhat inflated real estate market. The team at Point2Homes helped us gather data on the most expensive homes for sale in 13 cities in and around Silicon Valley: Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Menlo Park, Woodside, Saratoga, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Morgan Hill, and San Jose.
The company develops and offers synthetic biology solutions. Its products include Electra Vector System, expression vectors, proteinpaintbox, cell strains and CRISPR/Cas9.
If attendance at a Tuesday night City Council meeting is any indication, the answer might be yes. Although a grassroots group called Save Menlo has claimed that the analysis contains 35 errors, none of its representatives attended the meeting to hear the owner of Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc.'s defend her work.
The FairSearch coalition convened this week in Washington D.C. for a panel to discuss U.S. and EU competition policies, and the next steps in the European Google investigation. The panel criticized the FTC's investigation, which led to a settlement with Google that competitors found unfavorable, as well as antitrust issues, and the potential for future action by the EU, U.S., and other regulators.
With the passing of Labor Day weekend and the start of a new school year, summer is drawing to a close -- but chances are, the warm weather plans to stick around, treating the Peninsula to another month of comfortable outdoor dining. Choosing an outside table shouldn't have to mean hugging the restaurant wall or dealing with pedestrians brushing by.
Police will be keeping an eye out for distracted drivers in Menlo Park and Atherton today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal of the so-called Distracted Driving Enforcement program is to "increase traffic safety in problem areas and intersections," according to the Menlo Park Police Department. The National Safety Council estimates that distracted drivers cause about 1.4 million traffic accidents a year.
Amidst the excitement of the release of Google Nexus 6, NVIDIA gives anticipators a further reason to rejoice. The new Nexus 9 rumours have made a comeback on the internet, but this time the rumours might be real after all.
This information is from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.
Author and game designer Neal Stephenson was at Kepler's in Menlo Park last night, part of the book store's Peninsula Arts and Letters series. Stephenson writes what is described as "speculative fiction."
The price of employer health insurance rose a modest 3 percent this year, a major survey shows, but workers will be paying more when they get sick as deductibles soar. Annual insurance premiums for families increased 3 percent, on average, to $16,834, according to the survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.
Because of the many perks enjoyed by Google employees, ranging from gourmet food to gym to laundry facilities, some wise workers manage to go around the giant tech firm's policy that no one should live in its office. A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California September 26, 2013.
Advocates for the blind are accusing the rent-a-ride service Uber of discriminating against passengers with guide dogs, saying many Uber drivers refuse to take passengers with dogs and one locked a passenger's service dog in the trunk. "Uber is violating basic equal-access requirements under both the ADA and state law," the National Federation of the Blind and a guide dog owner said in a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where the company is located.
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