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Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor stop traffic in Menlo Park

More than 150 people from around the Bay Area gathered Friday evening in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Enough, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 2575 Views

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The Stanford alumnus behind Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling

Director Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma," leaves no stone unturned as it dives into tech's ugly downside, from social...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Local shopper, on Sep 25, 2020 at 8:54 pm | 1 comment | 3972 Views

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San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury raises red flags with private defender program

San Mateo County's private defender program, which has less than half the budget of the District Attorney's office, needs...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Bob Viera, on Sep 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm | 3 comments | 5293 Views

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Heat, risk of fires, rip current pose danger in Bay Area this weekend

Weather will pose a danger to Bay Area residents starting Friday with a higher risk for rip currents at beaches and increased...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 1525 Views

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Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Sep 25, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 2490 Views

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Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 4 comments | 1752 Views

MENLO PARK

Modified downtown street closures to last through February

A pilot program to close some areas of Santa Cruz Avenue and allow restaurants and retailers to spread onto the sidewalks...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sara T, on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 1977 Views

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State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by jgftw, on Sep 24, 2020 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 1216 Views

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Menlo Park kindergartners and first graders to return to classrooms on Monday

The Menlo Park City School District will reopen for in-person classes for kindergartners and first graders starting on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 23, 2020 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 4910 Views

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More businesses can open as San Mateo County moves into less restrictive 'red' tier'

San Mateo County moved to the less-restrictive red tier of California's COVID-19 classifications on Tuesday, meaning additional...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steve_J, on Sep 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 3187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID testing of teachers, staff hotly debated as California schools reopen

As schools throughout California tiptoe toward reopening, decisions about whether to routinely test teachers, staff and even...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Boy Howdy, on Sep 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 1510 Views

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Today: Special fire board meeting on the future of Community Crisis Management and district volunteer organizations

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is holding a virtual study session beginning at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 22) to discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm | 2 comments | 1581 Views

MENLO PARK

Alleged serial killer lands in hospital before trial

A man charged with killing two young women in the 1970s on Stanford University property has been hospitalized right before...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Sep 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 2351 Views

MENLO PARK

With new deal, communities seek to cement partnership on land use concerns

After banding over shared concerns about Stanford University's growth plan, city and county officials in Santa Clara and...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Sep 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 1554 Views

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Fire district candidates say race hinges on micromanagement versus progress

The race for a seat on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is heating up, with incumbents Virginia Chang Kiraly...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 22, 2020 at 8:25 am | 9 comments | 555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school superintendent Mary Streshly announces resignation amid calls for district to fire her

More than a month after Sequoia Union High School District's teachers union and 22 principals and top administrators called...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Angry Parent, on Sep 21, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 7146 Views

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Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade Fundraiser

Hand crafted wood Toy Fire Station silent auction to benefit Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade. Alice's Restaurant is...

Original post made by nancy wagner on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Nancy, on Sep 21, 2020 at 7:10 am | 1 comment | 99 Views

MOVIES

High schools will stay online for second quarter of the fall

Students in the Sequoia Union High School district will continue learning at home for the rest of the fall semester due to...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2690 Views

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Former longtime Ladera resident celebrates centennial birthday

Earlier this week, a small number of friends and relatives made their way to Aptos to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Thomas Beck, on Sep 19, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 2628 Views

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Former longtime Ladera resident celebrates centennial birthday

Earlier this week, a small number of friends and relatives made their way to Aptos to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Sep 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 230 Views
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