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Air hugs and weekly testing: Inside one private school's first day back at school
Wednesday, Sept. 16 was the first day of the new academic year at Synapse School in Menlo Park, one of 21 San Mateo County schools that have been granted waivers to reopen in person for elementary grades. Friday, 4:15 PM

Council weighs options for monitoring air quality
After weeks of debate, the Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday to cancel an order to buy air quality monitors through PurpleAir. Friday, 10:56 AM

Community briefs: Free meals from Sequoia school district, Peninsula Clean Energy credits
Community briefs: Sequoia Union High School District providing free meals and Peninsula Clean Energy offering credits to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Friday, 11:45 AM

Heat, risk of fires, rip current pose danger in Bay Area this weekend
Weather will pose a danger to Bay Area residents starting Friday with a higher risk for rip currents at beaches and increased wildfire risk starting Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday, 4:23 PM | 2 comments

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a calendar of election debates, forums
We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Friday, 4:05 PM | 3 comments

Menlo Park kindergartners and first graders to return to classrooms on Monday
The Menlo Park City School District will reopen for in-person classes for kindergartners and first graders starting on Monday. Wednesday, 2:51 PM | 1 comments

The Stanford alum behind Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling
Director Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma," leaves no stone unturned as it dives into tech's ugly downside, from social media addiction to the spread of misinformation. Friday, 11:26 AM

Atherton mayor endorses newcomer for council over incumbent
Atherton's mayor is endorsing a challenger over a City Council incumbent over a controversial proposal to withdraw the town from the local fire district. The incumbent says his position on the issue is being mischaracterized. Thursday, 10:15 AM

Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035
In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered cars beginning in 15 years. Wednesday, 6:08 PM | 4 comments

CZU Fires now 100% contained
The CZU August Lightning Complex Fires have been fully contained, as of a 9 p.m. announcement from Cal Fire on Sept. 22. As the fires progressed, The Almanac reported on the many ways that locals have aided in the fight against fire. Wednesday, 11:54 AM

COVID testing of teachers, staff hotly debated as California schools reopen
As schools throughout California tiptoe toward reopening, decisions about whether to routinely test teachers, staff and even students for the COVID-19 virus are proving controversial -- and potentially costly. Wednesday, 10:35 AM | 1 comments

More businesses can open as San Mateo County moves into less restrictive 'red' tier'
San Mateo County moved to the less-restrictive red tier of California's COVID-19 classifications on Tuesday, meaning additional businesses can open.
Tuesday, 2:22 PM | 3 comments

With new deal, communities seek to cement partnership on land use concerns
After banding over shared concerns about Stanford University's growth plan, city and county officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are preparing to sign a "Land Use Compact" that would sustain the newly forged partnership. Monday, 1:35 PM | 1 comments

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County expands testing through mobile sites
On Thursday, Santa Clara County reported a total of 20,756 cases, 304 deaths and 101 people hospitalized; San Mateo County had a total of 9,785 cases, 150 deaths and 40 people hospitalized. Friday, 11:24 AM | 5 comments

Alleged serial killer lands in hospital before trial
A man charged with killing two young women in the 1970s on Stanford University property has been hospitalized right before his trial was set to begin in San Mateo County. Tuesday, 11:41 AM | 1 comments

East Palo Alto's COVID-19 positivity rate triples the county's, raising concerns among city officials
East Palo Alto city officials are concerned about the city's COVID-19 positivity rate of 15.4%, more than three times higher than the San Mateo County average of 4.1%. Monday, 4:22 PM

State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance applications for two weeks to determine how to reduce the state's vast backlog of claims. Tuesday, 11:46 AM | 1 comments

High school superintendent Mary Streshly announces resignation amid calls for district to fire her
More than a month after Sequoia Union High School District's teachers union and 22 principals and top administrators called for her firing, Superintendent Mary Streshly is resigning, district officials announced Friday. Friday, 6:39 PM | 8 comments

Obituaries: David Lee Kreutner
This week in obituaries, read about the life of David Lee Kreutner, 79. Friday, 11:52 AM

As U.S. threatens WeChat ban, local Chinese Americans face loss of tool that's become integral to their lives

Special fire board meeting on the future of Community Crisis Management and district volunteer organizations

High schools will stay online for second quarter of the fall

Former longtime Ladera resident celebrates centennial birthday

Guest opinion: A helping hand for residents in need during COVID-19

Modified downtown street closures to last through February

Inspired by family tragedy, Atherton siblings create book to teach kids about COVID-19


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