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Menlo Park: Pandemic signals end for J Floral Art, longtime floral design and event planning business

After three decades in the business of floral design and event planning, Jeffrey Adair and Craig Kozlowski of J Floral Art...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Margo Ritter, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 2329 Views


Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts, layoffs

Stanford University, projecting a $267 million loss from the first six months of the coronavirus shutdown, is planning for...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Tiny violins, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1115 Views


Menlo Park Council OKs cuts to traffic enforcement, library services

As the end of the fiscal year starts to loom sooner and sooner, the Menlo Park City Council debated late into Tuesday night...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Beata, 22 hours ago | 18 comments | 3857 Views


Coronavirus central: Total of Latino/Hispanic residents with virus in San Mateo County nearly doubles other races

The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Wednesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,688 cases and...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 29, 2020 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 4023 Views


Almanac to resume print edition June 12

With businesses slowly restarting operations over the next few weeks, The Almanac will resume its weekly publishing on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Trashy publication , on May 28, 2020 at 10:28 pm | 8 comments | 1336 Views


Letter to the editor: Menlo Park should not lay off essential workers

In a letter to the editor, Menlo Park recreation coordinator Jarrod Harden writes about his concern that the city may lay...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Researcher, on May 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 1743 Views


Community briefs: Sacred Heart Prep holds drive-in graduation; Hillview Middle School student donates handmade face masks

In this week's community briefs, Sacred Heart Prep students get a very special graduation and a Menlo Park teen does his...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Steven Kryger, on May 27, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 1881 Views


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 Brian, on May 27, 2020 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 3722 Views


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 27, 2020 at 9:48 am | 22 comments | 4799 Views


Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the Menlo Park company's workforce could work remotely in the...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by whatever , on May 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2085 Views


Shelter in Place - Essential Services

The spirit of this shelter in place order is we should socially distance from each other and stay at home. Yet, the order...

Original post made by Call Me Crazy on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Idiot, on May 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 3 comments | 434 Views


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 Alan, on May 26, 2020 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 17178 Views


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, on May 25, 2020 at 9:34 am | 12 comments | 42724 Views


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 | 3525 Views


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 | 7581 Views


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 | 2800 Views


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 | 1804 Views


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 | 3731 Views


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 | 4473 Views


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 | 2786 Views
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