Menlo Park, CA

Should excess school lands be used for teacher housing?

Do voters want more teachers living in their communities, even if it means a little more traffic and perhaps a few less parking spaces for others?. That’s a major question soon to face California school districts, cities and voters as the state deals with a big teacher shortage, seeing 72% of school districts unable to find enough applicants to fill their available teaching jobs this year.
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Here’s where to get free coffee today

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Happy National Coffee Day! To celebrate the festivities, some of the nation’s biggest coffee sellers are offering deals, including a free cup of Joe. For example, Krispy Kreme is offering a free iced or brewed hot coffee today, no purchase necessary! If you’re a rewards member, you can also receive a […]

17 Fun & Best Things to Do in Palo Alto, California

If you’re looking for a fun day out in Palo Alto, California, you’ll find no shortage of activities to enjoy. From exploring the Stanford University campus to strolling through Gamble Garden, there’s something for everyone in the Palo Alto area. Gorgeous, sunny Palo Alto is situated in...

San Jose police: Woman crashed 4 times before fatal wreck

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — A woman died in a hospital six days after she was gravely injured while driving a large pickup truck in San Jose, police said. On September 22, the woman drove a pickup truck towing a trailer loaded with two additional trucks around the South Bay. The truck was involved in […]

Calif.-Based Biopharm Company to Set Up Shop at Hatfield Plant

The Hatfield "groundbreaking" of Alladept, perhaps brought inside owing to weather conditions. Alladapt of Menlo Park, Calif., is investing $30 million to expand its operations to a manufacturing plant in Hatfield. The biopharmaceutical company specializes in developing food-allergy treatments. Its Montgomery County presence is expected to be a small jobs creator (up to 10 positions), but those career moves will clearly benefit the professionals who fill them. John George’s coverage of the expansion in the Philadelphia Business Journal was nothing to sneeze at.

Police looking for man who shot at detectives, crashed on freeway

MILPITAS, Calif. (KRON) – Milpitas police confirmed to KRON4 they are looking for a man who shot at officers and ultimately crashed a car on southbound Interstate 680 before fleeing on foot. The incident began when, according to Milpitas police, detectives came across the man burglarizing a vehicle on the 1200 block of Canton Drive […]
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Bay Area Families Escape Hurricane Ian

A Bay Area family, who recently moved to Sarasota, Florida, escaped to the Bay Area as Hurricane Ian moved inland Wednesday. Carolyn Rovner and her family decided to avoid the storm by fleeing Florida right before the hurricane hit. “We did not have the basic items or generator, radio, batteries...

The Daily 09-28-22 SF bullet train will displace hundreds in Bay Area

California’s high-speed rail system is easily the most ambitious, and controversial, infrastructure project in North America today. The state has purchased and demolished several hundred structures in the Central Valley to make way for the 500-mile high-speed rail system that may one day connect Los Angeles to San Francisco. Rail officials expect to spend roughly $8 billion buying dozens of residential units and more than 100 businesses that stand in the way of the planned Bay Area lines; property owners have already begun receiving notices that they’ll have to sell. If everything goes as planned, bullet trains could be running to San Francisco by 2033. But it’s a risky gambit, upending hundreds of lives for a project whose future is anything but secure.
Stanford Daily

From the community | The needed change in how we approach Stanford

“Congratulations. You have been admitted to Stanford University’s Class of 2025!”. I think every Stanford student will remember the moment they read those words for the rest of our lives. On April 7th, 2021, at around 3:30 pm, I assigned my younger sister the task of clicking the “status update” and reporting back to me, because no one else in my family could bear to do it. I remember curling myself up into a ball and squeezing my eyes shut. I remember the long, agonizing pause as the clock slowly turned to 4pm. And then, I remember the shrieking.

Two New Fault Lines Discovered in Bay Area

A new study is raising the risk of another earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. Researchers at Stanford University have found at least two new fault lines. They’re east of the San Andreas Fault and run from south of Gilroy through Silicon Valley, past Palo Alto. Experts say either are capable of producing a six-point-nine earthquake every 250 to 300 years, much like what hit near Loma Prieta Peak in 1989.

Menlo Park City Council requests grant for pedestrian and bike safety

City requesting $2.1 million from San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Menlo Park is seeking grants to help pay for roadway improvements that will boost bike and pedestrian safety, voting on Sept. 20 to submit two grant applications to the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) for cash from the Measure A and Measure W Pedestrian and Bicycle Program.

This Bay Area city leads the state in swearing

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco not only leads California in swearing, with residents using 24 swear words a day on average, but it is tied for No. 5 in the nation. A survey of 1,500 residents of 30 major American cities by the tutoring company Preply made the finding, and uncovered more about Americans’ […]

Bay Area high school ranked #1 in California for public schools

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Several public and private high schools around the San Francisco Bay Area were highlighted in Niche’s “2023 Best Schools” rankings. Niche’s annual rankings, released on Tuesday, picked College Preparatory School in Oakland as California’s second-best private high school. College Preparatory School has a 100 percent graduation rate, 1,480 average SAT score, […]

Caltrain plan to rebuild San Francisquito Bridge may upend Palo Alto's rail priorities

For more than a century, the San Francisquito Bridge has supported freight and passenger trains crossing the border between Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Located just north of the Palo Alto Avenue rail crossing, the 104-foot steel-truss span stands at a uniquely sensitive spot, close to both the San Francisquito Creek and the city’s iconic namesake redwood, El Palo Alto. But while it continues to hold up reasonably well, Caltrain has determined that it is nearing the end of its lifespan. Last week, the agency informed city officials that it is planning to begin work on replacing the bridge in about two years.