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PORTOLA VALLEY

Coronavirus weekend update: The latest on COVID-19 cases, deaths

Here's the latest news over the Memorial Day holiday weekend about the Midpeninsula's response to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by 100,000 Americans while Trump cheats around a golf course, again, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1234 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 Iris, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 42558 Views

MENLO PARK

Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Menlo Park council favors keeping child care centers, police dispatchers

With an estimated $12 million shortfall expected in Menlo Park in the upcoming fiscal year, the City Council took its first...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 24, 2020 at 5:43 pm | 17 comments | 3840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Peninsula Volunteers adapts essential programs for seniors during COVID-19 and beyond

In an op-ed, Peninsula Volunteers CEO Peter Olson writes about how the organization has adapted its programs to continue...

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on May 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 2121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Soccer mom, on May 24, 2020 at 9:38 am | 75 comments | 7237 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Blaze spreading after Menlo Park encampment catches fire

Menlo Park firefighters are currently battling a blaze in a grasslands area at Willow Road on the Baylands after a homeless...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on May 23, 2020 at 9:18 pm | 5 comments | 14821 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Walsh Road Reporter, on May 22, 2020 at 11:36 pm | 1 comment | 2380 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on May 22, 2020 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 878 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook rethinking commitment to fund studies for Dumbarton Rail project

Facebook is reconsidering its commitment to pay for studies to help plan for a new rail line across the Bay, a company official...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Citizen, on May 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm | 1 comment | 2213 Views

MENLO PARK

New changes announced to Facebook Willow Village proposal

Several major changes have been made to Willow Village, Facebook's 50-plus acre development proposal in Menlo Park, based...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on May 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3355 Views

MENLO PARK

To balance next year's budget, Menlo Park council considers cutting child care programs

Facing an expected shortfall of $12.7 million in a sea of uncertainty in the upcoming fiscal year, the Menlo Park City Council,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Can't go backwards!, on May 21, 2020 at 10:13 am | 49 comments | 4289 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Panel discussion on public schools and COVID-19

On Wednesday, May 20, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller will lead an online discussion with three superintendents on...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on May 20, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 2566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: Ernestine Zabala, Beverly M. Oaks

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Ernestine Zabala, a centenarian resident of Menlo Park, and Beverly Oaks,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by katie murdock, on May 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, local doc pens kids' book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Like many parents of young kids right now,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Lindsey, on May 19, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 2790 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook emergency grant aids local journalists during COVID-19 crisis

Embarcadero Media has received a $100,000 emergency grant to sustain its work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by margret, on May 18, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 15 comments | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by observer, on May 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2107 Views

AROUND TOWN

New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County has amended its shelter-in-place health order to allow additional businesses to reopen on Monday, May 18,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Shaggy, on May 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2659 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County falling short on key metrics needed to greenlight reopening economy

Curbside retail pickups will soon be allowed in San Mateo County. But what other conditions must be met for more businesses...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on May 18, 2020 at 11:25 am | 12 comments | 6391 Views

MENLO PARK

'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities are considering temporarily closing downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other businesses...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Pv resident, on May 18, 2020 at 7:25 am | 18 comments | 3789 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Time to rally around our small business community

In an op-ed, Menlo Park resident and local business owner Sara Gaviser Leslie writes why "supporting and celebrating small...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
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