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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 | 795 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 | 6631 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 | 3232 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 | 1050 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
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

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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 | 4499 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 | 5490 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 | 3318 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 | 3911 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 | 8133 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 | 3664 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 | 2047 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 | 3029 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 | 3441 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 | 3945 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 | 5941 Views

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Fruitful giving: Farm-to-neighbors delivery project supports farmers, frontline workers

What started as an informal neighborhood purchase of cherries in Palo Alto has since evolved into a streamlined weekly pickup...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Yvonne Wong, on Jul 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm | 1 comment | 2855 Views

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Elected officials release statement calling for voters to decide Caltrain funding

A joint statement issued by seven elected officials calls for letting voters decide on funding for the Caltrain service between...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 23, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 11 comments | 2904 Views

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Prop. 13 reform could be big boost to county's tax revenue, study says

One of the major ballot initiatives facing voters in November will be the Schools and Communities First initiative. A new...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Jul 22, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 27 comments | 5257 Views
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