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With SF's 11th-hour vote, three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain can go before voters
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an eighth-cent sales tax measure for the November election to fund Caltrain during a special meeting Friday -- the last agency needed to place the measure on the ballot. Saturday, 10:39 AM

Local elementary schools weigh waiver option to open schools this fall
A new waiver system could allow elementary schools serving transitional kindergartners through sixth graders to bypass mandated closures and reopen for in-person classes. But are local schools ready? Saturday, 8:58 AM

San Mateo County Health Officer pushes back against state-mandated closures
Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County's top health officer, issued a statement Thursday voicing disapproval of the state's actions to force the closure of local businesses as the COVID-19 case count rises countywide. Friday, 5:36 PM | 2 comments

High school district board to continue discussion of superintendent's evaluation Tuesday
The Sequoia Union High School District board will continue a discussion of Superintendent Mary Streshly's performance at a special meeting Tuesday after the teachers union called for her removal on Aug. 3 with a no-confidence vote. Friday, 5:45 PM

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County records over 200 COVID-19 deaths
San Mateo and Santa Clara continue to face issues in reporting complete COVID-19 data due to a glitch in the state's reporting system for communicable diseases. Saturday, 9:26 PM | 5 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.
Friday, 11:44 AM | 7 comments

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. Friday, 11:45 AM | 4 comments

What can you do to fight local racism? These young activists have some ideas.
Three young Black women expressed on a virtual panel Thursday a mix of optimism and pessimism, motivation and anger about the roles they've assumed as activists for racial and social justice. Friday, 11:30 AM

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 | 1 comments

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.
Thursday, 3:07 PM

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

Shut down again, local faith institutions, gyms and salons grapple with next steps

More local elementary students will go back to school online

Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure

With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers union calls for removal of superintendent

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park

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