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Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Menlo Park council favors keeping child care centers, police dispatchers
With an estimated $12 million shortfall expected in Menlo Park in the upcoming fiscal year, the City Council took its first... Last comment 22 hours ago | 17 comments

New changes announced to Facebook Willow Village proposal
Several major changes have been made to Willow Village, Facebook's 50-plus acre development proposal in Menlo Park, based... Last comment on May 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 2 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


Heatwave to last through Thursday
A heat wave expected to kick in late Monday morning for the Bay
Area will linger through Thursday night, with record-setting temperatures
possible, forecasters said. Monday, 1:42 PM

New Bay Area Community Resources website launches
A group of Stanford students and faculty volunteers has launched a new website where Bay Area residents can find a broad variety of critical resources. Monday, 1:19 PM

Redesign of Sudden Oak Death Blitz due to coronavirus pandemic
The Sudden Oak Death Blitz, an annual survey of the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) throughout the state, has been redesigned this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-at-home order. Monday, 9:44 AM

Guest opinion: Peninsula Volunteers adapts essential programs for seniors during COVID-19 and beyond
In an op-ed, Peninsula Volunteers CEO Peter Olson writes about how the organization has adapted its programs to continue to serve seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday, 8:07 AM | 1 comments

Coronavirus weekend update: The latest on COVID-19 cases, deaths
Here's the latest news over the Memorial Day holiday weekend about the Midpeninsula's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday, 3:15 PM | 8 comments

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'
Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state jobs report released Friday. Two Midpeninsula cities also reached double-digits: Atherton's and East Palo Alto. Friday, 6:00 PM | 1 comments

Letter to the editor: Menlo Park should not lay off essential workers
In a letter to the editor, Menlo Park recreation coordinator Jarrod Harden writes about his concern that the city may lay off essential workers due to budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday, 8:56 AM

Facebook rethinking commitment to fund studies for Dumbarton Rail project
Facebook is reconsidering its commitment to pay for studies to help plan for a new rail line across the Bay, a company official confirmed Thursday. Friday, 4:31 PM | 1 comments

Blaze burns 5 acres after Menlo Park encampment catches fire
Menlo Park firefighters have contained a blaze in a grasslands area at Willow Road on the Baylands after a homeless encampment caught fire Friday. Friday, 8:19 PM | 5 comments

Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the Menlo Park company's workforce could work remotely in the next five to 10 years. What does that mean for the future of Menlo Park? Friday, 9:37 AM

Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions
Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center said stopping the spread of COVID-19 is an ongoing mission. Friday, 11:35 AM | 1 comments

Coronavirus central: State to release reopening guidelines for houses of worship
The new coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula, where Santa Clara County reported 2,546 coronavirus cases and 138 deaths as of Friday. San Mateo County's total cases rose to 1,783 as of Thursday. Friday, 4:34 PM

Community briefs: M-A student wins science awards; Menlo College hires new dean
In this week's news briefs about the community, read about a Menlo-Atherton High School student's research award and Menlo College's new dean of its school of business. Friday, 11:51 AM

Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Menlo Park council favors keeping child care centers, police dispatchers
With an estimated $12 million shortfall expected in Menlo Park in the upcoming fiscal year, the City Council took its first stab Tuesday at figuring out how to slash about a quarter of the city's budget. Thursday, 11:54 AM | 17 comments

What's closed and what to do on Memorial Day during COVID-19
Check out our list of what's closed on Memorial Day this Monday, transit agencies' modified schedules and virtual events scheduled to mark the federal holiday. Thursday, 11:33 AM

New changes announced to Facebook Willow Village proposal


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