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San Mateo County announces mandatory quarantines, isolation for coronavirus patients and their contacts
Residents of San Mateo County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been ordered not to leave their homes except to... Last comment 18 hours ago | 11 comments

Local small businesses are taking bold new steps to keep their doors open. Help may be on the way.
As small businesses along the Peninsula shutter in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the owner of Old World Designs in... Last comment on Apr 7, 2020 at 11:36 am | 7 comments

Menlo Park resident's 'Porchraits' offer snapshots of everyday life during shelter-at-home order
A Menlo Park resident spent her spring break taking photos — from at least 10 feet away — of her neighbors to raise money... Last comment 20 hours ago | 3 comments

 
 
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In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office
With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school wellness centers, clinics and private offices across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have gone virtual. Wednesday, 5:16 PM

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County has 617 coronavirus cases and 21 people have died
San Mateo County extends property tax deadline and a new joint initiative launched in Menlo Park aims to help families in need. Wednesday, 4:24 PM | 3 comments

Property tax deadline extended in San Mateo County
The deadline for San Mateo County property owners to pay their second annual installment of property taxes has been extended to May 4, from the previous deadline of April 10. Wednesday, 10:04 AM | 1 comments

San Mateo County schools to remain closed through end of school year
Public schools in six Bay Area counties, including in San Mateo, will remain closed through the end of the school year, county health officers and superintendents of schools have decided. Wednesday, 10:35 AM

Coronavirus expected to cost Menlo Park $8.8 million in lost revenues
The coronavirus pandemic and the community shutdown that it has caused are expected to cost the city of Menlo Park an estimated $8.8 million in revenue, according to Assistant City Manager Nick Pegueros. Wednesday, 11:58 AM

Accustomed to danger, emergency responders now protect themselves from new threat — a virus
Local firefighters, paramedics and police officers have had to rapidly gear up for a new normal, one in which every call they respond to could bring the risk of catching the coronavirus. Wednesday, 9:43 AM

Almanac honored in California Journalism Awards contest
The Almanac took home nine awards among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category in the California News Publishers Association's (CNPA) 2019 California Journalism Awards, according to results announced last week.
Tuesday, 3:03 PM

Facebook announces $15 million to support small Bay Area businesses

Interim superintendent Gina Sudaria to lead Ravenswood school district on a permanent basis

San Mateo County announces mandatory quarantines, isolation for coronavirus patients and their contacts

Emergency child care now open to essential workers in county at Atherton campus

 

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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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