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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 19 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 21 hours ago | 3 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


Parents adjust to a ‘new normal’ of kids at home
San Mateo County parents are nearing the start of their second month with children confined to their homes because of school closures prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Thursday, 10:05 AM

Coronavirus central: 633 cases and 21 deaths in San Mateo County
In San Mateo County's latest numbers released Wednesday, residents between 31 and 41 years old made up 116 of the total 633 cases, the largest age group infected with the virus. Thursday, 10:58 AM | 3 comments

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

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 | 3 comments

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.
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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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