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PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside: Two-alarm fire damages outbuildings at home in Thornewood Preserve

A two-alarm fire at 895 La Honda Road in Woodside Tuesday night (May 5) damaged outbuildings at a residential property at...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Wow, on May 8, 2020 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 2961 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man arrested in attempted burglary at gun store early Friday

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two people early Friday morning (May 8) in connection with an attempted...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 8, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 3050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drone delivery service set to launch in San Mateo County

Residents in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties may soon have the option of having some packages delivered via drone, a...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Are ya kidding?, on May 8, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 4 comments | 2932 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Why we oppose pass/no pass grading for Sequoia district students

In a guest opinion, a group of Sequoia Union High School District parents explain why they oppose the school board's recent...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2020
Last comment by Let students choose, on May 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 38 comments | 7387 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown landmark Cafe Borrone raises more than $100K and reopens for takeout

After weeks of closure, Menlo Park's landmark cafe, Cafe Borrone, reopened for takeout on April 29. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by DC McGlynn, on May 7, 2020 at 2:32 pm | 5 comments | 6956 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elective surgeries ramp up at Stanford Health Care after few workers found with COVID-19

Stanford Health Care is rapidly resuming elective surgeries, diagnostic tests and other procedures, with more than 800 scheduled...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on May 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 1618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Isn't there a mask and glove requirement for all food store employees and deliverers of groceries and meals

All too often I observe grocery store employees, restaurant employees, Instacart and meal delivery folks who handle food...

Original post made by Whatever on May. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 147 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park gallerist goes rogue, opens doors to visitors amidst shutdown

A Menlo Park art gallery owner is pushing back against the nonessential business shutdown, declaring that art is essential...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Closed forever, never again, on May 7, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 18 comments | 5108 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman's phone taken in Menlo Oaks strong-arm robbery

The suspect allegedly punched a woman out walking in the back on Monday night, took her iPhone and ran from the scene. Read...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on May 7, 2020 at 11:56 am | 8 comments | 3808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic strains already struggling early learning programs

San Mateo County early childhood learning programs are struggling to stay afloat with the shelter-in-place order keeping...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steve Wallace, on May 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 3125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Start connecting with books

In an op-ed, Oak Knoll School reading specialist Jacqui Cebrian writes about the benefits of families reading books aloud...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by E. Nale, on May 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 2399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood, MayView deal shores up finances for clinics serving low-income families

It's official: the Ravenswood Family Health Network has acquired the MayView Community Health Center Clinics. Read the...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1642 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: 'Cultural antibodies' to help fight climate change

In an op-ed, Mountain View resident Fausto D'Apuzzo and Portola Valley resident Lanier Poland argue why, amidst the coronavirus...

Original post made on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by History Works, on May 5, 2020 at 8:28 am | 8 comments | 2073 Views

MENLO PARK

Facing precipitous revenue declines, the city of Menlo Park prepares to cut costs

Times are starting to look leaner for the city of Menlo Park. City staff expects an $8 million shortfall between now and...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by No more studies, on May 4, 2020 at 6:35 pm | 12 comments | 4190 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire claims Skylonda shed, vehicles

A shed caught fire in Woodside on Friday, May 1, scorching several vehicles and partially burning an RV, Cal Fire officials...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by Sandy Turner, on May 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 3479 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ordered home delivery? A robot could be coming to your front door.

Delivery robots might become the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. One Mountain View robotics startup is set to deploy...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on May 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 4707 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: A record of accomplishment fixing San Francisquito Creek

In an op-ed, Santa Clara Valley Water District board member Gary Kremen and San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine respond...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 4, 2020 at 8:44 am | 5 comments | 5396 Views

AROUND TOWN

New initiative transforms native Spanish speakers into in-demand language coaches

Brenda Graciano was used to clocking 60-hour work weeks, splitting her time at two local restaurants. Then, the pandemic...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident , on May 3, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 3766 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coronavirus weekend update: Data shows fewer COVID-19 patients in intensive care

Santa Clara County reported 2,179 total coronavirus cases, 144 of which are hospitalized, and 113 deaths on Friday. In San...

Original post made on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by hatever, on May 2, 2020 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 3712 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Tale of Three Cities and their utilization of citizen volunteers in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic

Here is what the City of Palo Alto did over a month ago: City of Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteer Activation Order...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 2, 2020 at 9:22 am | 5 comments | 957 Views
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