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During pandemic, new group takes lead in organizing Menlo Park's volunteer emergency response
Unlike the emergencies that communities are used to preparing for, the recent pandemic has undermined social structures,... Last comment on Jun 5, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments

New county order to allow outdoor dining, small indoor funerals starting Saturday
Outdoor dining and indoor funerals with up to 10 people present will be allowed in San Mateo County beginning Saturday, June... Last comment on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments

Eviction bans to continue through June in San Mateo County
Struggling renters of homes and small-scale storefronts in Menlo Park and some county areas will get a break for at least... Last comment on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 5 comments

These local teens are bringing groceries to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic
A Menlo-Atherton High School student has started a local branch of Zoomers to Boomers, a free grocery delivery service for... Last comment on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 9 comments

 
 
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Coronavirus central: Over 5,200 COVID-19 cases recorded on Peninsula
The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Friday, Santa Clara County reported 2,892 cases and 144 deaths. San Mateo County had 2,330 cases and 88 deaths as of Friday. Friday, 2:31 PM | 2 comments

Local farmers market rancher dies at 64
Gary Marchi, a longtime Pescadero rancher who sold beef at farmers markets throughout the Bay Area, including in Menlo Park, died last month in a traffic accident. He was 64. Saturday, 8:02 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for end of carotid artery restraint by police
Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed his support for ending the use of carotid holds on detainees which is similar to the one used on George Floyd in Minneapolis, during his Friday, June 5, press conference. Friday, 6:10 PM

Menlo firefighters respond to 3 blazes in 3 hours, including another encampment fire in the Baylands
Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters responded to three separate fires in three hours Thursday afternoon (June 4), including a Menlo Park encampment fire in the same area as a larger blaze late last month. Friday, 2:42 PM | 1 comments

New county order to allow outdoor dining, small indoor funerals starting Saturday
Outdoor dining and indoor funerals with up to 10 people present will be allowed in San Mateo County beginning Saturday, June 6, under a new shelter-at-home order announced by county Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow on Thursday. Thursday, 3:38 PM | 6 comments

Study: Coronavirus wasn't in Bay Area in 2019
Exactly when the coronavirus first arrived in the Bay Area has been the subject of much speculation, with people who had respiratory illnesses and pneumonia last fall and winter wondering if they had the viral disease. Friday, 11:11 AM

In a pandemic, local wildland firefighters face new challenges
Fire. Drought. Pestilence. It's a recipe for a big-screen apocalyptic movie. For California, it's also a scenario that could become all too real in the coming months in the first summer of COVID-19. Friday, 11:57 AM

Menlo Park police arrest four men allegedly breaking curfew, having handgun in car
Police officers in Menlo Park arrested the occupants of two vehicles Tuesday night on suspicion of violating curfew and having a concealed weapon, according to a press release from the police department. Thursday, 11:42 AM | 6 comments

Fearing a 'resurgence' of infections, Stanford plans to limit students on campus with mostly online classes this fall
Travel restrictions, half of all undergraduates on campus at a time and primarily online instruction: A Stanford University education will look vastly different when the fall quarter begins. Wednesday, 5:11 PM

Warned of potential looters, some stores board windows to protect their property
With the Midpeninsula already stirred up in recent days over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, some local shops took precautions Tuesday as warnings spread of organized looting rings. Thursday, 11:53 AM

Eviction bans to continue through June in San Mateo County
Struggling renters of homes and small-scale storefronts in Menlo Park and some county areas will get a break for at least one more month before facing eviction for not paying rent. Wednesday, 11:39 AM | 5 comments

During pandemic, new group takes lead in organizing Menlo Park's volunteer emergency response

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