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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online or on-campus? High school district debates how to reopen in the fall

The Sequoia Union High School District is still in wide-ranging discussions over reopening its schools in the fall, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 4013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cañada College launches investigation into student’s video mocking George Floyd

Cañada College released a statement Friday, June 19, condemning a video filmed and posted online by one of its students...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Yet More Nonsense, on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 2461 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter to the editor: Racism alive and 'well'

In a letter to the editor in the June 19 edition, Menlo Park resident Patty New writes about an incident in which a biracial...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2020
Last comment by Former Resident, on Jun 23, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 5 comments | 2296 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, Kathryne Blair, William Brulé Johnson, Paul Eugene Stoft, Jo-Ellen Varner

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, 55, Kathryne Blair, 80, William Brulé Johnson,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1454 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'It's a moral imperative that we address it': Portola Valley council discusses racism, policing in wake of killing of George Floyd

The town of Portola Valley will begin engaging the community about police reform and racial inequality following a council...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jun 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 5 comments | 2913 Views

AROUND TOWN

County funds evacuation planning and management online tool

San Mateo County residents will soon benefit from a new online management tool to help them evacuate in wildfires, tsunamis...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1978 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens lead Black Lives Matter protest in Menlo Park

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto last week as part of a national...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by EHK, on Jun 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 7 comments | 900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

In a guest opinion, Cupertino resident Geoff Paulsen, who is a member of the family that owned the property that became Foothills...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Jo McClean, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 2774 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park teen pleads no contest to drive-by robbery of senior woman near Daly City

Last week, a 19-year-old from Menlo Park pleaded no contest to charges related to a February robbery of a senior citizen...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by JACK, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:19 pm | 4 comments | 4742 Views

MENLO PARK

A new vision for public safety services in Menlo Park

Recommendations: 1 - Separate criminal offenses from other public safety service functions, 2 - Establish a new Menlo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm | 5 comments | 269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: It's time to listen

In an op-ed, Menlo-Atherton High student Daniel Paul Roman, who helped organize a Black Lives Matter protest in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by BlueState, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 4 comments | 2038 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County gives green light to open more businesses and activities

Effective immediately, a wide range of San Mateo County businesses and activities, from barbershops to gyms, are allowed...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 17, 2020 at 11:19 pm | 3 comments | 4883 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Surveys show heavy drinking, sexual violence persist at Stanford

New survey results show a large number of students have reported binge drinking and disproportionately high rates of sexual...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A and Woodside High School hold virtual ceremonies, car parades for graduates

Seniors at Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools celebrated graduation with car parades, Zoom calls and livestreamed speeches. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by isaidso, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 2894 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community brief: Menlo College hires new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Political science professor Melissa R. Michelson has been appointed as the new Dean of Arts and Sciences at Menlo College....

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by member, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art 'from the heart': Local muralist Jose Castro creates powerful protest imagery in Redwood City

If you've been to downtown Redwood City recently, you've noticed the buildings around Courthouse Square covered with some...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Mike Grimes, on Jun 16, 2020 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 3049 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Black Lives Matter rally targets Amazon, Facebook in calls for racial justice

A rally against the killing of black people by police echoed through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park on Friday during a rally...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jun 16, 2020 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 4231 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's child care centers to stay, but with rate hike

Local parents whose children attend the two city-subsidized child care programs in Menlo Park can breathe a little easier...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Kirt, on Jun 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 3854 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley launches COVID-19 Story Project

The Portola Valley Historic Resources Committee is seeking submissions from residents for its COVID-19 Story Project. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 15, 2020 at 2:45 am | 1 comment | 1683 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters extricate man trapped under train in Menlo Park

A man who was hit and trapped underneath a train shortly before noon near the Caltrain Menlo Park station was taken to Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by mechanic, on Jun 14, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 3 comments | 5622 Views
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