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With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers’ union calls for removal of superintendent
The Sequoia Union Teachers Association has “overwhelmingly” made a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly,... Last comment 14 hours ago | 14 comments

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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


Layoffs, furloughs and service reductions: County courts announce cuts due to pandemic's effect on budget
San Mateo County Superior Court on Wednesday announced furloughs, layoffs and a slew of service reductions due to an estimated $4.5 million budget reduction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents will have improved access to the San Francisco Bay Trail as a new 0.6-mile section of the trail opens to the public this week. Thursday, 2:03 PM

High school promises better virtual learning experience after 'less-than-optimal' spring
Menlo-Atherton High School administrators say that they're improving the school's online learning program for the coming fall semester, following a bumpy spring program which drew strong criticism from some parents and students. Thursday, 11:52 AM | 1 comments

No face mask? San Mateo County supervisors enact fines for people who don't comply with health order
People may now be fined hundreds of dollars if they refuse to wear a face mask or violate other public health orders related to curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Thursday, 11:47 AM

Crime brief: Woodside speed trailer vandalized
A San Mateo County Sheriff's Office speed trailer used to collect traffic data tumbled 200 feet down a hillside last month in Woodside, apparently thrown off the road in an act of vandalism.
Thursday, 11:21 AM

Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount
California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical issues, state health officials said Tuesday. Wednesday, 3:29 PM

Coronavirus central: Technical issues on COVID-19 data affecting San Mateo, Santa Clara counties
On Wednesday, Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said incomplete COVID-19 data due to a state reporting system glitch reminds her of earlier this year when there wasn't enough testing. Thursday, 5:17 PM | 5 comments

Shut down again, local faith institutions, gyms and salons grapple with next steps
For leaders of faith communities and owners of gyms and salons in the community, figuring out next steps after the state has ordered them to shut down again is a challenge. Here are some of their stories. Wednesday, 11:44 AM

More local elementary students will go back to school online
A growing crowd of elementary school districts are announcing they will begin the fall semester with students learning online from home. Wednesday, 11:53 AM

Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday threw its support behind placing a tax measure to fund Caltrain operations on the November ballot -- a move that offers the transit agency a lifeline after weeks of uncertainty. Tuesday, 1:32 PM

With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers union calls for removal of superintendent
The Sequoia District Teachers Association has made a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly, asking the high school district's board to fire her, the group said in a statement Monday. Monday, 5:57 PM | 14 comments

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward a compromise on Monday, when the City Council agreed to expand access to the pristine and exclusive preserve. Wednesday, 11:25 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park City School District students will learn from home when school starts

Police find 2 men fatally shot in car in East Palo Alto

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

Portola Valley considers buying 3 acres from Spring Down Equestrian Center

Atherton: Three candidates vying for two spots in upcoming council election

Airbnb, short-term rental hosts to start paying hotel taxes next year

Guest opinion: Five steps to reduce the risk of nuclear war

Letters to the editor: Federal agents in Portland, high-speed rail


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