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CZU Fires: Most of San Mateo County's wildfire evacuees now allowed to return home

Most wildfire evacuees in San Mateo County are allowed to return home, effective immediately, according to a noon announcement...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
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Donate to support volunteer firefighters and local fire districts as the CZU Lightening Complex Fire nearly destroys their small communities.

This is an initiative of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, your gift via our partner, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 301 Views

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'We believe we can do better': Kepler's Books CEO calls for more statewide COVID-19 restrictions

In a guest opinion in the Aug. 22 issue, Kepler's Books CEO Praveen Madan writes an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom calling...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by Stunned, on Aug 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 9 comments | 2649 Views

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Local group rescues hundreds of large animals from wildfires

The wildfires that have forced over 78,000 residents to leave their homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains have also put many...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 290 Views

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'It's eerie': Behind the lines of the CZU August Lightning fires

With wildfire smoke blanketing the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hazy fog, Andy Kerr, co-owner of Alice's Restaurant, loads up...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 5700 Views

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Monitor air quality along the Midpeninsula in real time

Residents can track the air quality in their neighborhoods in real time through an interactive, crowdsourced map that uses...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Mary Robins, on Aug 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 2743 Views

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Dessert dash: Six locally made desserts you can eat right now

From Indian-inspired ice cream to the chocolate chip toffee cookie dough, here are six local desserts you can find on the...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
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Time for a new Fire Board

If you have watched any of the recent Fire Board meetings you have seen how difficult Board President Jones’ challenge...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Aug 13, 2020 at 7:13 am | 12 comments | 757 Views

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Menlo Park Mayors Proclamation for 75th Anniv. of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Week with Bizen, Japan

Menlo Park Proclamation of Aug. 5-12 as Peace Week: The proclamation is on the agenda for the Tue. Aug. 11th City Council...

Original post made by Judy A on Aug. 10, 2020
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San Mateo County Health Officer pushes back against state-mandated closures

Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County's top health officer, issued a statement Thursday voicing disapproval of the state's actions...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Virginia, on Aug 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 3737 Views

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San Mateo County supervisors enact fines for people who refuse to wear masks

People may now be fined hundreds of dollars if they refuse to wear a face mask or violate other public health orders related...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Aug 7, 2020 at 10:05 pm | 7 comments | 4654 Views

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Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park

Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Aug 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 2751 Views

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More San Mateo County businesses must close starting Sunday

Officials in San Mateo County announced Saturday that certain indoor businesses and activities must shut down or move to...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2020 at 8:53 pm | 2 comments | 3313 Views

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San Mateo County joins state's COVID-19 watchlist

For weeks, San Mateo County has been the only Bay Area county to evade the state's coronavirus watchlist, but on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:45 pm | 16 comments | 7417 Views

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Election briefs: Candidate filing period opens, fire board incumbents running for reelection

Briefs on the candidate filing period opening and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board election. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by SLT, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 8 comments | 2973 Views

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Open Foothills Park to all? The costs are high, panel says

More visitors -- regardless of ZIP code -- and the behaviors they exhibit would affect the health of Foothills Park, a panel...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Catherine, on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm | 2 comments | 1578 Views

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Promoter Danny Scher looks back on his local music legacy

If you've been to an event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, you're already familiar with Danny Scher's music-industry...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 1962 Views

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Willie Mays to be honored in naming of new Atherton Library conference room

The Atherton City Council has voted unanimously to name a conference room in Atherton’s new library after Giants baseball...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Jul 29, 2020 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 2630 Views

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When jazz royalty came to Paly: Monk's long-lost record (nearly) goes public

Jazz fans looking forward to this week's release of "Palo Alto" by Thelonious Monk are in for some bad news. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 28, 2020 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 3124 Views

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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 [email protected], on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:40 pm | 4 comments | 5120 Views
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