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  1. Pizarro: San Jose Museum of Art honors Beverly and Peter LipmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Pacifica Tribune

    Beverly and Peter Lipman at the Wonder Ball, the San Jose Museum of Art fundraiser on Sept. 16, 2017.


  2. High school football conundrum: Father vs. sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | San Jose Mercury News

    Woodside Priory senior Keyshawn Ashford is averaging over 5 TDs per game, and somehow his father must slow him down from the other sideline as coach of East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy Woodside Priory running back and captain Keyshawn Ashford, poses for a portrait at Woodside Priory football field on Wednesday, in Portola Valley. Daily News photo by Tony Avelar Woodside Priory running back and captain Keyshawn Ashford, poses for a portrait at Woodside Priory football field on Wednesday, in Portola Valley.


  3. City finance board discusses library rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A local philanthropist's offer to pay much of the cost to build a larger downtown Menlo Park Library has the city scrambling to meet a potential funding deadline. John Arrillaga, a Portola Valley billionaire who has helped pay for three other buildings in the city's Civic Center, has indicated he'll pay up to $45 million for a rebuilt library one-third larger than the current facility built in 1957 and expanded in 1967 and 1991.


  4. Cycling, walking fundraiser to benefit diabetes researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | The Almaden Resident

    Photo Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News Group/July 18, 2017 Lions Clubs International and the American Diabetes Association are putting on the inaugural Ride4Diabetes, an eight-hour walking, hiking and cycling event supporting diabetes research, prevention, treatments and cure. The event takes place Aug. 26 at De Anza College in Cupertino and is open to all residents in the region.


  5. Philanthropist offers to fund much of new main libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    An offer from local philanthropist John Arrillaga to fund the majority of the cost for a new main Menlo Park library could speed up the process by years, but some residents in Belle Haven, which houses a library branch, wonder why they come second. A resident of the neighborhood noted that the current Belle Haven Library could fit into just the children's section of the main library, shown here.


  6. San Mateo County schools chief to step down after current termRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Anne E. Campbell, two-term superintendent of the San Mateo County Office of Education, has announced she will not seek re-election in 2018. Campbell, 69, was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, both times without opposition.


  7. Menlo Park school boosts literacy in younger studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Belle Haven Elementary jumped to 45 percent reading proficiency this past school year, after Ravenswood district scores came in at 19 percent in 2015 First-graders who took part in the Reading Recovery program at Belle Haven School in Menlo Park hold up their certificates during a ceremony at the school June 9, 2017. Posing with the kids in the back row, from left, are reading teachers Rebecca Payne and Alison Bradley, Principal Todd Gaviglio and Assistant Principal Tri Nguyen.


  8. Drive-by flasher arrested, allegedly targeted Los Altos kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Portola Valley man has been arrested and linked to at least seven cases where he allegedly drove up to Los Altos preteens and teenagers, exposed himself to them, then sped away. Christian Itule, 25, was arrested last week on suspicion of two counts of indecent exposure and seven counts of annoying a child, all misdemeanors.


  9. Bay Area couple charged with illegally exporting night vision scope partsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    A Hillsborough couple has been charged in connection with an alleged scheme to illegally export night vision rifle scope parts to Russia, federal authorities said. Naum and Irina Morgovsky purchased the components, which included image intensifier tubes and lenses, through businesses they owned in the United States and shipped them to a night vision manufacturing company in Moscow partially owned by Naum Morgovsky, according to an indictment filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.


  10. Adventure of the nerds! Tour geeky hotspots of Silicon ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    A "Statue of Liberty" greets customers at Buck's restaurant Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Woodside, Calif. Waitress Angela Wooster talks to diners, Al Russell, 79, of El Granada, facing camera, and Russell's friend, at Buck's restaurant Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Woodside, Calif.


  11. Portola Valley: Smartphone alerts resident to a burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    A home security system alerted a Portola Valley resident, via his smartphone, that his home was being burglarized on Monday morning. The resident, who was not identified in email from San Mateo County Sheriff's Office's Det.


  12. Palo Alto's first TEDx happens Sunday at Oshman Family JCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The TED conferences were born in 1984, thanks to architect and designer Richard Saul Wurman, who noted a convergence among the fields of technology, entertainment and design. That first, invitation-only session featured demos of the compact disc, the e-book and 3D graphics, and mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot demonstrated how to map coastlines using his developing theory of fractal geometry.


  13. Atherton readies June 6 ballot, prepares for building Town CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Atherton City Council is moving ahead with two parts of the long process expected to deliver a new Town Center. On March 15, the council voted to approve an argument for the June 6 ballot in favor of allowing the use of general funds to build the Town Center.


  14. Girls basketball: Woodside Priory continues upward pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Woodside Priory girls basketball team finds itself one win away from playing for a state title after reaching the NorCal Division V final for the first time in school history. During the 2013-14 season, the small private school in Portola Valley only offered a JV girls basketball team as the varsity program remained dormant for its fourth year.


  15. Beating bullying by becoming a famous dancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Nick Lazzarini won the first season's competition on "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2005. He was 21 at the time.


  16. Uber CEO admits mistakes, vows reform following sexual harassment claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Uber was rocked by scandal once again this week, after a former employee raised claims of sexual harassment. But experts say this time, the CEO's conciliatory response - both in public and during an internal meeting Tuesday - may signal Uber is growing up as it inches closer to an IPO.


  17. Bouldering youth championships: Two Bay Area climbers make U.S. teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Two Bay Area climbers were named to the U.S. youth bouldering team Sunday after a weekend of competition in Salt Lake City. Ross Fulkerson, 15, of Portola Valley, placed second in his age division, and Calvin Cha, 11, of San Jose, placed fourth in his.


  18. Ethel Rohan's 'The Weight of Him' features a hero battling his food obsessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    Sitting in a pub in Dublin, Ireland - not far from where she was born and raised - she overheard two women talking. Ethel Rohan took a snippet of conversation she overheard in a Dublin pub and wove the novel "The Weight of Him" around it.


  19. Atherton to seek repeal of Measure L, to finance civic centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    WRNS Studio / Town of AthertonA front view of the proposed Atherton Civic Center, built in the "Santa Barbara" style preferred by the City Council. The police department is to the left, and the administration offices to the right.


  20. Wish You Were Here Extravaganza, Part IVRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    ITALY: Chef Rocco Biale, from Walnut Creek's Rocco's pizzeria and restaurant, took his family to Sassello in Northern Italy this fall to visit the extended family. Our adventuresome readers have been trekking around the world, visiting places as varied as the Arctic Circle, Italy, England and Belgium.


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