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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


Man arrested on suspicion of firing shots in North Fair Oaks
A 38-year-old man was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of firing a gun in the unincorporated area of North Fair Oaks, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, 11:11 AM

Elderly women robbed at gunpoint while lunching at Stanford Shopping Center
A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday outside True Food Kitchen, according to police. Wednesday, 10:35 AM

Scammer impersonating deputy, Sheriff's Office warns
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public to a financial scam involving a person who is claiming to be a deputy. The person is using the name of an actual deputy sheriff to extract money from victims. Tuesday, 5:44 PM

Atherton couple grateful for community support after burglars cause $1 million in damage
After burglars broke into their home and damaged a faucet, causing flooding while they were away on vacation, an Atherton couple lost $20,000 in valuables, $1 million in structural repair costs and some of their sense of security. Tuesday, 11:07 AM | 5 comments

Amid low COVID vaccine rates, more California children hospitalized in omicron surge
The number of California children diagnosed with COVID-19 during the omicron variant surge has "skyrocketed," challenging earlier notions that the coronavirus largely bypassed children. Monday, 3:17 PM

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect
Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Tuesday, 9:11 AM | 1 comments

Outdoor gathering spaces, fire safety and housing are top of mind for new Woodside mayor
Woodside Mayor Dick Brown lays out his priorities for 2022. Sunday, 9:21 AM

A call to action amid staffing shortage, as Sequoia district hit with over 1,000 COVID cases
With a limited number of substitutes available and staff members out because of COVID-19, Sequoia Union High School District officials are asking for help from the community and the government. Friday, 5:11 PM

$7 million in surplus COVID supplies damaged after being left outside amid rain
Roughly $7 million in surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies at the San Mateo Event Center was damaged in recent months after being moved outside and remaining there during this winter's storms, San Mateo County officials said. Saturday, 9:33 AM | 3 comments

Guest opinion: Why electrification, now, is counter productive
In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Alexander Cannara touts nuclear power as a reliable clean energy source for California's drive to go all-electric. Saturday, 9:01 AM | 23 comments

Tsunami advisory issued for California coastal areas
Due to a volcanic eruption in the Tonga Islands, the National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory for California coastal areas Saturday morning. Saturday, 9:02 PM

Three burglaries reported in Atherton on Thursday
Burglars broke rear windows to get into homes in Atherton on the evening of Jan. 13. Two burglaries were reported in the West of Alameda neighborhood while the other took place on Selby Lane. Friday, 11:39 AM

Menlo Park: Council pays $3.9 million for parking lot to build new Caltrain crossing at Middle Avenue
A Menlo Park plan to build a Caltrain undercrossing at Middle Avenue moved forward Jan. 11 when the City Council voted to spend roughly $3.9 million to buy a parking lot deemed necessary for installing the bike and pedestrian ramp. Friday, 9:42 AM

Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's new mayor, lays out her priorities for the year
Betsy Nash, Menlo Park's mayor for 2022, identified three key areas where she's hoping to use her role to make an impact: climate action, downtown revitalization and community outreach, she said in a recent interview. Friday, 11:29 AM | 4 comments

Class action lawsuit claims city must refund residents for years of Menlo Park utility taxes
Three Menlo Park residents have filed a class action lawsuit looking for a refund of utility users taxes from the city of Menlo Park, alleging that the City Council has failed to properly reauthorize the tax collection since 2014. Thursday, 2:00 PM | 10 comments

Community briefs: Blood donors needed, Portola Valley town hall closed, Las Lomitas hiring for part-time jobs
In this week's community briefs, Portola Valley town hall is closed, Las Lomitas hiring for part-time roles, rules loosened for substitute teachers, and blood donors needed. Friday, 11:45 AM

Sequoia district officials to make plea for 'immediate' government aid amid COVID surge
With over 700 cases last week, and limited staffing, the Sequoia Union High School District plan to urge the state and federal government for additional support. Wednesday, 2:49 PM

Coronavirus central: Feds launch website for free at-home COVID tests
On Tuesday, the federal government launched an online sign-up form to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. Each residential address is eligible to receive one set of four rapid antigen tests. Tuesday, 3:36 PM | 4 comments

Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' sentencing delayed until September

Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases

California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

As COVID-19 cases spike, demand on San Mateo County hospitals is 'challenging but manageable'

Obituaries: Alfred Neiman, Katherine Kahrs, John Oda-Burns

Here's what's ahead for California businesses in 2022

Atherton resident scares off attempted burglar

Local school districts report record numbers of COVID-19 cases

Menlo Park briefs: Sidewalk lawsuit settled and how to participate in the city's redistricting process


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