If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Almanac Online <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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. ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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. ]]> <![CDATA[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.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Facebook announces $15 million to support small Bay Area businesses]]> Weeks after Facebook announced it would put $100 million into a program to offer grants to small businesses around the world, the Menlo Park-based company announced today that $15 million of that is set aside for Bay Area businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Interim superintendent Gina Sudaria to lead Ravenswood school district on a permanent basis]]> After serving just over a year as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent, Gina Sudaria has been selected as the K-8 district's permanent superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[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 get necessary medical care or in an emergency that requires evacuation, according to an April 6 mandate. ]]> <![CDATA[Emergency child care now open to essential workers in county at Atherton campus]]> San Mateo County's essential workers who need child care can now send their kids to Laurel School Lower Campus in Atherton on weekdays.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]>