Town Square | Almanac Online |

Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

OTHER TOPICS

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 Brian, on May 23, 2020 at 9:18 pm | 5 comments | 14703 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 2341 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 857 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 1051 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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
There are no comments yet. 1692 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 2953 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 3158 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 1698 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 | 7248 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 | 2007 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 | 3677 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 2287 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 4787 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 4283 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 3954 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 1956 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 5738 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 3669 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Resources for seniors during the coronavirus crisis

From meal deliveries to dedicated grocery shopping hours, below is a list of local resources for seniors in need of assistance...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by PammyJ, on Apr 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 3452 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office

With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 3633 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 98

Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 11,955 views

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow
By Diana Diamond | 15 comments | 2,428 views

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,488 views

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 1,323 views

A Book Connecting the Generations
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,281 views

 

Celebrate Your Graduate!

Preserve this special moment in time. Honor and recognize your graduateā€™s achievements in a special designated ad.

Learn More