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MENLO PARK

A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by carl, 9 minutes ago | 6 comments | 2563 Views

MENLO PARK

Magda Fischel Levy, artist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 97

Former Menlo Park resident Magda Fischel Levy, who drew on her experience as a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, artist and maxillofacial...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by , 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 1406 Views

MENLO PARK

Construction halted in Menlo Park amid COVID-19 shelter-at-home order

Construction in Menlo Park must stop immediately due to the statewide shelter-at-home order, the city said in a statement....

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 5 hours ago | 18 comments | 5082 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: TV-watching burglar sentenced to probation

Vallejo resident David Lee Jeffrey Magris, who was arrested for breaking into two garages at an Atherton home in December,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by What?, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 2432 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus central: Cases in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties rise by the dozens

Santa Clara County has 646 cases, 72 of which were reported on Saturday and Sunday. The county also reported five more deaths,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by whatever, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 7926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Atherton shows how not to be a good neighbor

When Atherton leaders first began making noises about how the town was paying far more than "its share" in taxes to the fire...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 23 hours ago | 43 comments | 2255 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus weekend update: San Mateo County closes parks, trails

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-weekend-update-san-...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Stay at home, on Mar 28, 2020 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments | 2064 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of people with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by justisolating, on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 3229 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods

The California Grocers Association has a message for people flocking to the grocery stores to stock up on supplies amid the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Patrick, on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 3198 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park COVID-19 update: City officials announce closure of additional park facilities

Menlo Park city officials on Thursday, March 26, announced the immediate closure of additional recreation facilities in an...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by georg0, on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:43 pm | 8 comments | 3306 Views

MENLO PARK

Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 3472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo fire district creates new pandemic response unit

In the wake of placing six emergency workers off duty because of possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:39 am | 8 comments | 2812 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A message from our publisher on the crisis we face

Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Moderator, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:26 am | 6 comments | 3149 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County supervisors launch relief fund with $3M in seed money

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors launched an emergency relief fund on Tuesday (March 24) to support those who are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 26, 2020 at 7:35 am | 1 comment | 2335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Atherton shows how not to be a good neighbor

The notion that Atherton taxpayers, who own some of the highest-valued property in the entire country, are somehow being...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Renee Batti, editor, on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 4009 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

COVID-19 to delay updates on Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure vote tally

Election results for Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola Valley School District that is falling short of the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Funny Business, on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1572 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Facebook launches $10 million match fundraiser to support coronavirus efforts

Menlo Park-based tech company Facebook has initiated a $10 million match fundraiser to support efforts to fight the novel...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Mar 23, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 3 comments | 2387 Views

WOODSIDE

Coronavirus weekend update: Santa Clara County reports two more deaths, 39 new cases

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 22, Santa Clara County confirmed...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Legislation to limit grocery store hoarding? San Mateo County Supervisor Canepa is considering it.

In a statement sent out on March 17, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa lamented the grocery store “hoarding" during...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Linda McGeever, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 5 comments | 3117 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gov. Gavin Newsom declares statewide shutdown

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide shelter-at-home order on Thursday evening, with all but essential functions...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Overflowing , on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 2286 Views
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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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