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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


Bay Area health officers fast-track regional stay-at-home order
Bay Area health officers plan to implement the state's new regional stay-at-home order early next week rather than wait until local hospitals are near crisis, they said during a press conference on Friday afternoon. Friday, 4:21 PM

Nearly 4 million people vote in Bay Area during general election
Of the nearly 4 million Bay Area residents who voted in this year's general election, Santa Clara County saw the largest turnout across nine counties with a turnout of more than 850,000 people. Friday, 4:22 PM

State to enter more serious regional stay-in-place order in coming days
In an attempt to prevent a crisis in hospitals and intensive care units in the coming weeks due to ballooning cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a regional stay-at-home order for most areas of the state. Thursday, 4:08 PM | 3 comments

First Spare the Air alert of winter season issued for Saturday
Chillier temperatures in the forecast are expected to bring increased smoke from wood burning around the Bay Area, prompting air district officials to issue the winter season's first Spare the Air alert for Saturday. Friday, 2:26 PM

Application opens for vacant Las Lomitas district board seats
Las Lomitas district residents can now apply to serve on the Board of Trustees. Applications are due Dec. 9. Friday, 11:24 AM

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County's number of COVID-19 hospitalizations nearly doubles over last 10 days
Santa Clara County's rolling average of daily new cases is 487. The county has 503 deaths and 311 COVID-19 hospitalizations. San Mateo County has 15,217 cases, 176 deaths and 80 hospitalizations. Friday, 4:18 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park school group aids local families in need
MPCSD Helps, a venture started this past spring, has raised $100K, collected thousands of donations. Friday, 10:17 AM | 2 comments

Holiday Fund: StarVista adapts services during pandemic
StarVista, an Almanac Holiday Fund recipient, is adapting its transitional housing services in response to the pandemic, from masks and social distancing in its housing to virtual classes and therapy sessions for its young clients. Friday, 11:29 AM

Superintendent: Opening Woodside Elementary campus like a '100,000-piece puzzle'
Masked first graders lined up in areas marked with orange traffic cones in the Woodside Elementary School parking lot on a crisp, sunny day Tuesday, Dec. 1, waiting for rides home from parents who aren't allowed on campus. Thursday, 11:34 AM

Amid pandemic, Holiday Fund launches charitable campaign
Local nonprofit organizations like East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program have been scrambling to meet the needs of clients, as the pandemic forced a hard pivot from its broader menu of aid to simply providing food. Thursday, 10:12 AM

Suspected homicide victim found on Highway 35 identified as East Palo Alto man
Investigators are treating the discovery of a body found Tuesday near state Highway 35 and Quail Court in Woodside as a homicide, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said. The victim has been identified as an East Palo Alto man. Wednesday, 3:43 PM

San Mateo County Supervisors OK purchase of Redwood City hotels for homeless
San Mateo County on Tuesday purchased two Redwood City hotels that will eventually house unsheltered residents as part of the state's Project Homekey initiative, despite pushback from some residents who said the process was rushed. Wednesday, 4:16 PM

San Mateo County rolls out permanent mobile COVID-19 testing site
Starting Tuesday, San Mateo County will provide a permanent COVID-19 mobile testing site free of charge that will operate five days per week, Supervisor David Canepa announced.
Wednesday, 11:07 AM

Amid spiking COVID-19 cases, high school sports put on hold
Local high school student-athletes whose seasons have been delayed this year won't be playing games any time soon, with the California Interscholastic Federation pausing all full practice and competition. Wednesday, 11:44 AM

Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park
Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve is facing a challenge from a group of residents who are hoping to reverse it through a referendum. Wednesday, 9:53 AM | 7 comments

Police identify alleged shooter in 2018 double homicide in East Palo Alto

Supervisors to consider completing purchase of hotels to shelter unhoused residents

Newsom: State leaders could issue stay-at-home order

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