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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Two teens arrested for strong-arm robbery in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have arrested two 17-year-old boys in connection with a strong-arm robbery against another teenage boy on Tuesday afternoon, the department said Wednesday.

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After Texas shooting: A call to 'advance our resolve' from California state officials

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top Democrats vowed to "expedite" the gun control bills currently moving through the Legislature.

Thursday, 10:33 AM | 2 comments
COVID-19 cases spike at three local school districts

With the end of the school year nearing, COVID-19 case counts are up in the Sequoia Union High, Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Police to increase presence at schools this week in response to massacre at school in Texas

Local police departments plan to deploy more officers around campuses this week.

Wednesday, 11:39 AM | 2 comments
California reports first case of suspected monkeypox

The first suspected case of monkeypox in California, a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms and scarring skin lesions, is under investigation in Sacramento County, state health officials said Tuesday.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Two people arrested in connection with East Palo Alto park shooting

East Palo Alto police have arrested two people on outstanding warrants in connection to a May 17 shootout and are seeking the community's help to locate the person who shot and killed one of the victims, Ralph Fields Jr.

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Home Depot worker dies in industrial accident

A 39-year-old employee was killed on Friday, May 13, at a Home Depot store in East Palo Alto, according to police.

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Looking to add some Zen to your landscape? Visit these Japanese gardens for inspiration

Whether you want to create a rock garden, incorporate a few elements of Japanese design to your existing landscape or just add a bonsai to your home, there are plenty of gardens in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to inspire you.

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Driver killed in high-speed crash on University Avenue

A car going at a high speed crashed and split into two pieces on University Avenue in East Palo Alto on Monday night, according to witnesses and police. The driver died at the scene.

Tuesday, 9:37 AM | 1 comment

Monday, May 23, 2022

Caltrain is back to its regular schedule this week, after construction reduced its service

Caltrain returns to its regular schedule Monday, May 23, with 104 trains each day following the completion of mid-county signal work for the system's electrification, Caltrain officials said.

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Great Culling: Which California bills did legislators kill?

On suspense file day, legislators killed about 220 California bills on issues including education, health care, housing and workers.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting

When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground -- and one mother desperately searched for her son, who'd just left her side to go and play.

Saturday, 10:28 PM | 3 comments
Guest opinion: How an emergency Ravenswood kindergarten teacher changed my life

In a guest opinion, East Palo Alto council member Antonio Lopez reflects on his early childhood in the Ravenswood City School District and the need for better facilities, making a pitch for supporting the Measure I bond measure.

Saturday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet
Eid Festival aims to bring peace, neighborly love in tense times

In the face of life-changing events that have weighed down the world, Palo Alto's Eid Festival this Sunday seeks to show that happiness can be attainable if people make the effort to join together.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Community briefs: Woodside Blood drive, high school district college partnership and more

In this week's community briefs, a blood drive, the Sequoia district partners with local colleges to create pathways for its students and more.

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Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory

State Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to find alternatives to radio encryption took another major step forward Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance the bill.

Friday, 11:15 AM | No comments yet
Six years later, garden club's plant sale returns

A little over 100 people came out to the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club's plant sale on May 14. It's the first time the fundraiser that supports the town's Native Garden has been held since 2016.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Voter guide: Local races to know about on the June 7 primary ballot

Get up to speed on the key local races on your June 7 primary election ballot with our reporting on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Congressional Districts 15 and 16, county sheriff and Ravenswood school bond Measure I.

Thursday, 11:55 AM | No comments yet
Fatal car crash on I-280 kills pickup truck driver

A 66-year-old man died in a car crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills near the Palo Alto city border on Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Menlo Park's housing plan outlines ambitious push for more affordable housing

The city released a first draft of its 2023-31 Housing Element which details how it plans to add more than 3,800 housing units of all affordability levels.

Thursday, 11:34 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

East Palo Alto sends message to shooters: 'We're not going to tolerate this'

East Palo Alto police, city officials and faith leaders vowed on Wednesday, in the aftermath of a deadly shooting the night before, that they will not allow the city to slip back into the violence of the early 1990s.

Wednesday, 6:51 PM | 2 comments
Google opens the doors on its massive Bay View campus next to NASA Ames

Google's eye-catching, 1.1 million-square-foot campus on the edge of the bay is complete and open to employees, marking a major expansion of the tech giant's Peninsula office footprint.

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Redwood City restaurant owners reflect on ADA lawsuits

Peninsula restaurant owners react to a U.S. District Court judge's dismissal of an Americans with Disabilities Act case filed by a defendant who has sued numerous businesses over accessibility.

Wednesday, 11:41 AM | 3 comments
One killed, three injured in park shooting believed to be 'targeted attack'

A shooting at the popular Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto that injured four people sent three of them to the hospital on Tuesday evening. One died while he was being transported by ambulance.

Wednesday, 9:44 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

California's $100 billion surplus: What to know about Newsom's spending plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom reveals his revised May budget, including his inflation relief plan and spending priorities on education, the environment and more.

Tuesday, 11:33 AM | No comments yet
Woodside picks counterproposal over commission's draft housing element

With Woodsiders up in arms about potential upzoning of parcels of land, and chasing a deadline to submit housing plans to the state, council members Brian Dombkowski and Chris Shaw teamed up last month to craft a better plan.

Tuesday, 11:18 AM | No comments yet
Get an inside tour of Hangar One restoration work

Hangar One has sat, stripped and desolate in Moffett Field for over a decade. Now, work has started to restore the massive structure to its former grandeur, only without the toxic chemicals.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

High tea, ice cream and coffee cart are some of the future offerings at Mademoiselle Colette's new Atherton cafe

Mademoiselle Colette owner Debora Ferrand shares details about her newest cafe, which is set to open this fall inside Atherton's new library.

Monday, 11:31 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 15, 2022

East Palo Alto man sentenced to four years for child abuse

A 34-year-old East Palo Alto man has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted last month of two counts of felony child abuse, San Mateo County prosecutors announced Thursday.

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Scores of protesters gather at 'Bans Off Our Bodies' protest in downtown Mountain View

Protesters gathered in downtown Mountain View Saturday to voice their support for abortion rights as part of a nationwide day of demonstrations opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Saturday, 4:55 PM | No comments yet
Ladera couple's cross-country bike trip focuses on stroke and aphasia awareness

What Steve Zuckerman calls a "wacky cross-country trip" and a bucket list item for him and his wife Debra Meyerson, may also be a first -- a tandem bike ride across America to increase awareness about the impact of stroke and aphasia.

Saturday, 7:15 AM | 1 comment

Friday, May 13, 2022

Two injured when teen accidentally discharges firearm in parked vehicle

Two teenagers were injured early Thursday morning when one of them accidentally discharged a firearm while he was in his parked truck at the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot.

Friday, 4:25 PM | 3 comments
Menlo Park releases draft housing plans for 2023-2031

Menlo Park released a draft 2023-2031 Housing Element document, providing a blueprint to build more housing and meet state mandates to zone for growth.

Friday, 11:35 AM | No comments yet
Menlo Park school district is testing air, wastewater for COVID virus

The Menlo Park City School District has started a pilot program to test air and wastewater samples for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, the district has announced.

Friday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet
Four candidates vie for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Four candidates are vying for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in the June 7 primary election.

Friday, 11:23 AM | 1 comment
Kristen Gracia to head Menlo Park school district

The Menlo Park City School District Board of Trustees appointed district veteran Kristen Gracia as its newest superintendent.

Friday, 11:20 AM | No comments yet
Laura Parmer-Lohan wants 'bold and swift action' on climate change

Laura Parmer-Lohan, a San Carlos City Council member, hopes to take bold and swift action on climate change as District 3 Supervisor.

Friday, 9:31 AM | No comments yet
From electrician to politician, Steven Booker envisions a more equitable San Mateo County

Steven Booker, a political newcomer and labor union representative, calls for a more equitable San Mateo County.

Friday, 9:31 AM | No comments yet
Ray Mueller wants to run toward the problems as District 3 supervisor

Ray Mueller, a three-term Menlo Park City Council member, is running for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Friday, 9:30 AM | No comments yet
Virginia Chang Kiraly wants to be District 3's 'fiscal watchdog'

Virginia Chang Kiraly, who serves on the boards of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the San Mateo County Harbor District, running for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Friday, 9:30 AM | No comments yet

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