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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 | 4022 Views

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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

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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

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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

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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 | 1803 Views

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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 | 1184 Views

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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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Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

An Atherton resident, who is the former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA, is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Publish, on May 15, 2020 at 11:14 pm | 4 comments | 3092 Views

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Menlo Park reopens Bedwell Bayfront Park with distancing restrictions

Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park reopened at 7 a.m. Saturday, city officials announced, but with limits on the number...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter, on May 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 3226 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula holds firm as other counties move to reopen some businesses

COVID-19 infections rose on the Peninsula over the past week, with Santa Clara and San Mateo counties together reporting...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by Two weeks of declination, on May 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 4 comments | 1733 Views

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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

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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 | 2074 Views

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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 | 3713 Views

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Remdesivir drug trials show patients are recovering from COVID-19

Patients are recovering from COVID-19 when they are given the experimental drug remdesivir, according to two separate studies...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on May 1, 2020 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | 2344 Views

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Old Port Lobster Shack owner pleads no contest to tax evasion, grand theft

Old Port Lobster Shack owner Russell Deutsch has pleaded no contest to felony tax evasion and grand theft and faces a sentence...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on May 1, 2020 at 2:04 am | 6 comments | 4865 Views

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A better or skewed picture? COVID-19 antibody studies spur debate

A pair of studies conducted by researchers in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties drew national attention this week with...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 25, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 4350 Views

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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 LG, on Apr 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 3968 Views

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Guest opinion: A call to action to combat climate change

In a guest opinion on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs and San Mateo County Supervisor...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 22, 2020 at 2:08 pm | 1 comment | 2005 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Portola Valley nursing facility with COVID-19 cases identified

The Sequoias Portola Valley retirement center reported less than 11 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by categories, on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 5807 Views

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For vulnerable seniors and those who care for them, times are difficult and uncertain

On the sunniest day of spring so far, Eric Woodman stood outside the fence at Silver Oaks Memory Care, an assisted living...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 17, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 2 comments | 3704 Views
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