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Hands-free technology helps Menlo firefighters find people 'twice as fast'

Firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have new technology that helps them navigate through burning buildings...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jun 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 2847 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Council member's attempt to fire city attorney met with outrage, accusations

An East Palo Alto City Council member's effort last week to hastily convene a closed meeting and terminate the city attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 7, 2021 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 3710 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto City Council pledges $2M to keep mobile home park affordable

Residents of the Palo Mobile Estates mobile home park in East Palo Alto may have the opportunity this summer to purchase...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 5, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 2645 Views

FICTION

Figuring out how to feed kids when they're not in school

The pandemic forced most school districts to rethink how they feed children and what role schools should play in combating...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3829 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain electrification delayed to 2024 due to COVID-19 pandemic, other complications

Caltrain's electrification of its rail system has been delayed until late 2024, in part because of supply chain disruptions...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Mr. Engel, on Jun 4, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 3086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community briefs: Menlo Park's reopening plans; Rotary scholarships; Oak Knoll's new assistant principal; Skunks rescued

In this week's community briefs, Menlo Park looks at reopening venues and services, Oak Knoll taps a new assistant principal,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jun 4, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 3198 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Work on new Portola Valley schools classrooms to begin this month

Construction is beginning June 14 on new buildings part of a $49.5 million Portola Valley School District project. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by pv123, on Jun 4, 2021 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 2896 Views

MOVIES

Student project highlights the plight of restaurant workers

A Portola Valley student's project touched on the roots of restaurant worker pay and ways to improve their salaries. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2021
Last comment by , on Jun 3, 2021 at 3:53 am | 1 comment | 3350 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Almanac honored in California journalism competition

The Almanac was honored with nine awards for its newspaper and website, including fifth place for general excellence among...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 2, 2021 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 3717 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep boys win first outright CCS soccer title in 15 years

Luke Maxwell scored an insurance goal with less than a minute to play, leading Sacred Heart Prep to a 3-1 win over Evergreen...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2464 Views

AROUND TOWN

New task force cracks down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park

Determined to prevent a repeat of last year's fireworks explosions, the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park have formed...

Original post made on May. 30, 2021
Last comment by Alan, on Jun 1, 2021 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 4333 Views

MENLO PARK

Much-loved longtime Menlo Park employee is battling COVID-19 in the ICU

Natalya Jones, well-known to local parents as the director of Menlo Park's child care programs at Burgess Park and Belle...

Original post made on May. 30, 2021
Last comment by Nanc, on May 31, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 6185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local towns face increased state housing requirements

Midpeninsula towns are seeing increasing housing allocation requirements, much to the displeasure of some locals, while others...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on May 30, 2021 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 5567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are local cops getting vaccinated? It depends on the police department

Police departments throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are encouraging officers to get vaccinated, but the results...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD resident, on May 29, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 16 comments | 4708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo-Atherton taps insider as new principal

The Sequoia Union High District officials chose Vice Principal Karl Losekoot to lead Menlo-Atherton High School after Principal...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Cindy Folker, on May 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm | 6 comments | 3991 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park won't rule out changes to single-family zoning

The Menlo Park City Council took a nearly unprecedented step Tuesday by narrowly deciding to not rule out possible changes...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Iris, on May 28, 2021 at 2:39 pm | 6 comments | 4948 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire board names deputy chief as interim replacement for outgoing Chief Schapelhouman

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board unanimously chose Deputy Fire Chief Mike Shaffer to serve as an interim replacement...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by wlb204, on May 27, 2021 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 3276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eight killed in shooting at San Jose VTA maintenance yard

A shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance facility in San Jose on Wednesday morning has resulted...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on May 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments | 4654 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Open space district launches yearslong process to make Portola Valley 'Hawthorns area' public

The Hawthorns area of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is 79 acres of off-limits territory in Portola Valley. But that...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on May 25, 2021 at 11:47 pm | 1 comment | 4202 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park announces plan for resumption of city services

The city of Menlo Park released on Saturday a list of the types of venues and services it will allow to re-open in four phases...

Original post made on May. 22, 2021
Last comment by TriciaB, on May 24, 2021 at 4:58 pm | 3 comments | 4373 Views
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