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AROUND TOWN

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 | 2999 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Brian, on Aug 7, 2020 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school promises better virtual learning experience after 'less-than-optimal' spring

Menlo-Atherton High School administrators say that they're improving the school's online learning program for the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by ReginaR, on Aug 7, 2020 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 2105 Views

MENLO PARK

New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents will have improved access to the San Francisco Bay Trail as a new 0.6-mile section...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by rtjohnson, on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 1306 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Caltrain holding public meeting on closure of Atherton train station

Caltrain will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed closure of Atherton's 108-year-old train station at 5:30 p.m....

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by rdegolia, on Aug 7, 2020 at 10:13 am | 10 comments | 3166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers’ union calls for removal of superintendent

The Sequoia Union Teachers Association has “overwhelmingly” made a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly,...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 14 comments | 11505 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Five steps to reduce the risk of nuclear war

In an op-ed in the July 31 edition, Menlo Park residents Judy Adams and Richard Duda write in favor of a proclamation signed...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, on Aug 5, 2020 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1979 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1882 Views

MENLO PARK

In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting August 1, participation in The Almanac's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Aug 5, 2020 at 1:21 pm | 16 comments | 1817 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley considers buying 3 acres from Spring Down Equestrian Center

The Portola Valley Town Council on July 22 held a closed-session discussion on the possible town acquisition of a parcel...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Horse census? , on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:01 pm | 4 comments | 3271 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District students will learn from home when school starts

All elementary and middle school students in Menlo Park City School District will learn online from home to start the fall...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:23 pm | 5 comments | 2445 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Three candidates vying for two spots in upcoming council election

This November, there will be some competition for a seat on the Atherton City Council. After three uncontested elections...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1594 Views

MOVIES

Special livestream of documentary film "Hibakusha: Our Life to Live", noon to 2pm. Mon. Aug. 3. Honoring the 75th anniv. of Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings (Aug. 6 and 9, 19450

All are invited to a free special film screening followed by a Q&A session with the producer/director David Rothauser. The...

Original post made by Judy A on Aug. 3, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

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 | 2649 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stepping back from the brink

On May 26, Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor joined Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and 44 other U.S. cities and signed a proclamation...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Vera Michalchik, on Aug 2, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 6 comments | 505 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Why is COVID-19 spreading so rampantly? Here are three factors to consider.

In an op-ed in the July 24 issue, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow writes about factors that are contributing...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 2, 2020 at 9:12 am | 23 comments | 5441 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 6694 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2259 Views

MENLO PARK

'Caltrain passengers in great peril': San Mateo County supervisors criticize tax plan from SF supervisors

A sales tax proposed on Tuesday by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors to support Caltrain, which would be assessed in all...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by morris brown, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 7 comments | 2848 Views

MENLO PARK

Head of Menlo Church steps down over 'poor judgment'

The senior pastor of Menlo Church is stepping down from his role following an outcry after the church's board discovered...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Victoria Burnett, on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:16 pm | 13 comments | 10932 Views
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