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Atherton resident, prominent attorney Margaret Gill dies at 80

A groundbreaking corporate lawyer in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well as a beloved wife and mother, Atherton resident...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Apr 28, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 3907 Views

MENLO PARK

Budgets Are an Expression of Values

COVID-19 has hit the economy in catastrophic ways and left us with extraordinary uncertainties. While we are still in the...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 561 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's official: Becker and Glew to move ahead to November elections in local state Senate race

At long last, the election results for Santa Clara County have been finalized, which means that the primary results from...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jack F., on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2640 Views

AROUND TOWN

State Senate candidate hosts virtual Q&A with elected officials in Mountain View and Menlo Park

State Senate candidate Josh Becker, Mountain View Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga and Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller met on Zoom...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Mary Braxton, on Apr 27, 2020 at 6:24 pm | 2 comments | 2766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district dumping letter grades for credit/no credit grading system during coronavirus crisis

Sequoia Union High School District trustees voted 3-2 in favor of moving to a credit/no credit grading system for spring...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by M-A Parent, on Apr 27, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 18 comments | 5896 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus expected to cost Menlo Park $8.8 million in lost revenues

The coronavirus pandemic and the community shutdown that it has caused are expected to cost the city of Menlo Park an estimated...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Stu, on Apr 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm | 23 comments | 6412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Employees accuse new high school of mismanagement, empty promises in letter to trustees

TIDE Academy sent a letter of complaint to Sequoia Union High School District trustees in February, outlining concerns that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Make it Right, on Apr 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 27 comments | 8160 Views

MENLO PARK

Trinity Church leader put on administrative leave after admitting he misused church funds

Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, rector at Trinity Church, has been put on administrative leave after admitting that he misused...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Not a fan, on Apr 26, 2020 at 9:58 am | 13 comments | 7176 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 | 4504 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 | 4090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton woman celebrates 100 years of life

A longtime Atherton resident is celebrating her 100th birthday today (April 24). Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/04/24/atherton-woman-celebrates-100-...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm | 2 comments | 3040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Council adopts moratorium on eviction of small businesses

The Portola Valley Town Council voted 4-1 at its April 15 meeting to approve an urgency ordinance enacting an eviction moratorium...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fiscal Responsibility?, on Apr 23, 2020 at 10:06 pm | 3 comments | 2751 Views

AROUND TOWN

From recommendation to requirement, San Mateo County to enforce face masks for the public, essential employees

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow is now explicitly requiring residents and essential employees to wear face...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by COVID-19 Truth, on Apr 23, 2020 at 8:06 pm | 26 comments | 8234 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 | 2182 Views

MENLO PARK

Local domestic violence experts say pandemic creates conditions ripe for abuse

"Imagine being quarantined in the most dangerous place for you." That terrifying thought is a reality for people experiencing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Apr 22, 2020 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 2918 Views

MENLO PARK

Memorial service this Saturday for Bob Dehn, former Menlo Park library commissioner

A memorial service is set for tomorrow (Feb. 29) for Bob Dehn, a passionate Menlo Park community member known for his work...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by Friend of Bob, on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 2507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford study: More than 48,000 Santa Clara County residents have likely been infected by coronavirus

The number of coronavirus infections in Santa Clara County could be between 50 and 80 times higher than the officially confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 5469 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 | 6114 Views

MENLO PARK

Hundreds of inmates have been released from San Mateo county jails in recent weeks

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is rapidly releasing inmates in county jails in order to minimize the risk of the coronavirus...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Petri-Dish group quarters, on Apr 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm | 20 comments | 7947 Views

FICTION

'There is no playbook for the decisions we face': County health officer suspects coronavirus has infected 15,000+ county residents

There may be tens of times more people who have been infected with or recovered from the coronavirus in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 11 comments | 3659 Views
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