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Community briefs: Belle Haven vaccine clinic Saturday; Rotary scholarships; local kids advocate for diversity in bandages

In this week's community briefs, vaccine information, Rotary scholarships, local children advocate for diversity in Band-Aids,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2021
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Crime briefs: Police investigate gunfire incident

The Menlo Park Police Department is investigating reports of negligent gunfire shots that occurred around 2:40 a.m. on March...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2021
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Obituaries: A list of local residents who died recently

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Judith Wood, 88, John Chin, 68, Michael Brown, 73, Barbara Varenhorst, 92,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2021
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State's vaccine rollout plan comes up short for Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

California's new vaccine rollout program through Blue Shield is threatening to derail efforts to equitably distribute doses...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 12, 2021 at 6:15 pm | 4 comments | 4242 Views

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New bill would give young adult California foster kids $1,000 universal basic income

A new California bill is proposing that young adults aging out of the foster youth system receive $1,000 no-strings-attached...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2021
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Newsom blasts 'naysayers and dooms-dayers' as he touts pandemic progress

In his State of the State speech on Tuesday, Gov. Newsom declared that the pandemic is nearly over and reached out to key...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2021
Last comment by ln, on Mar 11, 2021 at 7:10 pm | 4 comments | 2933 Views

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Water rates proposed to rise over next five years

Customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water services will soon be receiving notices that their water rates are proposed to...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2021
Last comment by Linda, on Mar 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm | 4 comments | 2881 Views

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Community kicks in to spruce up Woodside's Village Hub

Encouraging a sense of community. That’s one goal fundraiser Melissa Petkov sought when she launched a GoFundMe campaign...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2021
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San Mateo County could move to less restrictive orange tier next week

A low recent COVID-19 case rate and positivity rate mean San Mateo County could advance to the less restrictive orange tier...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2021
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Menlo Park: Man shot in 'Triangle' homeless encampment

A man who was shot in the Menlo Park "Baylands Triangle" area was taken to the hospital Monday morning after being found...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Mar 10, 2021 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 3847 Views

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Dr. Seuss' godson weighs in on the 'culture wars' uproar over decision to stop publishing several books

Michael Thompson knew Dr. Seuss as his godfather, Uncle Ted. He reflects on the recent decision to halt publication of "If...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by janshockey, on Mar 9, 2021 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 4589 Views

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Sequoia district teachers approve deal to return to classrooms next month

Sequoia Union High School District teachers overwhelmingly approved a plan late to return to teaching in person on April...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2021
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Task force on homelessness helps unhoused near Bay in pandemic

The number of people living in encampments near the Bay in Menlo Park has dropped to around 10 from a high of around 60 people...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 9, 2021 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 2338 Views

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In controversial vote, council picks new firm for Menlo Park's legal services

<B>In a tense 3-2 vote, the Menlo Park City Council opted to end its decadeslong ties with the Menlo Park-based law firm...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by Ali Mad, on Mar 9, 2021 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 458 Views

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San Mateo County to hold vaccine clinics in Belle Haven and East Palo Alto for eligible residents

Following calls for more equitable vaccine distribution, Belle Haven seniors and essential workers will be able to receive...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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Teacher vaccine sign ups ramp up

Teacher vaccinations are well underway locally, with some school districts reporting that 90% of their staff has gotten the...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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State settles teens' lawsuit, allowing high school athletes to resume indoor competitions

High school athletes will soon be able to resume indoor sports competitions if their county's COVID-19 case rates are below...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
Last comment by , on Mar 8, 2021 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 2095 Views

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Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders celebrated the signing Friday of a $6.6 billion legislative package intended...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
Last comment by , on Mar 8, 2021 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1723 Views

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Editorial: Answering the call

Readers answered our call for Holiday Fund donations at a critical time for nonprofit organizations, raising $272,000 in...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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State allows stadiums, entertainment venues and amusement parks to reopen at limited capacities

For the first time in roughly a year, Bay Area residents will be able to attend outdoor sporting and entertainment events...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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