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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 C Monroy, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 2995 Views

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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, on May 29, 2020 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 1324 Views

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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 | 442 Views

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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 | 3547 Views

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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 | 7707 Views

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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 | 2262 Views

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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 | 3229 Views

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Obituaries: Emily Schatz, Nicholas Leonard Spetzler

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Emily Schatz, a 31-year-old Menlo School alumna, and Nicholas Spetzler,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sad, on May 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 1455 Views

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Home sales: Menlo Park has highest sale at just over $4M

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $4.05 million for a five-bedroom...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Nothing stays the same, on May 14, 2020 at 10:01 am | 2 comments | 2133 Views

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Menlo Park: Coroner's Office identifies man killed in Tuesday night crash

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of a 37-year-old man who died following a solo rollover accident...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Yoshi, on May 12, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 4 comments | 6896 Views

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Filoli estate in Woodside to reopen gardens to the public starting Monday

Starting Monday, May 11, visitors can once again enjoy the sights and scents of the 16 acres of gardens at the Filoli estate...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by RanchGal, on May 11, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 3088 Views

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After visits from police department, Menlo Park gallery closes doors

The owner of Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park, after opening the gallery Tuesday and Wednesday, has decided to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark L, on May 11, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 29 comments | 4672 Views

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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 | 2941 Views

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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 | 1624 Views

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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. 148 Views

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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. 1646 Views

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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 | 4715 Views

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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 | 3777 Views

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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 | 959 Views

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San Mateo County to reopen trails at some county parks starting Monday

Trails at 13 of San Mateo County's 23 parks will be reopened starting May 4, according to an April 28 announcement from the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Huge Mistake, on May 1, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 5550 Views
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