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AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County enters the red tier on Wednesday, loosening public health restrictions

Movie theaters, gyms and restaurants can reopen in Santa Clara County starting Wednesday, after county officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 690 Views

ATHERTON

Attempted strong-armed robbery at Atherton home

Police have arrested one of two men who allegedly attempted to rob a man in front of his Atherton home last weekend and injured...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Mar 1, 2021 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments | 4729 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

After eight months, Portola Valley's weekly BLM demonstrators stay committed

BLM protesters in Portola Valley have been gathering for eight months. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/26/after-eight-months-portola-valleys-weekl...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Mar 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm | 4 comments | 1694 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County hazard pay ordinance for grocery store workers is postponed for equity review

A proposal to temporarily require large grocery and drug stores to offer hazard pay to frontline workers in unincorporated...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Mar 1, 2021 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 1976 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Community college district courses to remain mostly online through December

San Mateo Community College District classes will remain online through the end of the fall semester. Some in-person instruction...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Mar 1, 2021 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1393 Views

MENLO PARK

High school families rally for students to return to classrooms

On Tuesday, after nearly a year of distance learning, about 125 students, parents and teachers rallied for the Sequoia Union...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
Last comment by local resident, on Mar 1, 2021 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 2625 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County on lookout for missing teen

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is asking for information on whereabouts of Eva Canter, 15, who ran away from west Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by Jon C, on Feb 28, 2021 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 5737 Views

MENLO PARK

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

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

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Feb 28, 2021 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 2302 Views

OTHER TOPICS

$47M in rental relief coming to San Mateo County renters and landlords

Between state and federal funds, almost $47 million in rental assistance will be available to provide San Mateo County renters...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2900 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley schools project fosters creativity, gratitude

Students honored everyday heroes with unique awards as part of a recent project. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/27/portola-valley-schools-project...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
Last comment by , on Feb 27, 2021 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1721 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Daly City COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to all San Mateo County residents 65 and up on Friday and Saturday

This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, San Mateo County residents 65 years and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4936 Views

MENLO PARK

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 SoodyQ, on Feb 26, 2021 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 244 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Smuin Ballet on-demand film series makes a stage out of local landscapes

Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Offstage/Onscreen series takes literally the idea that "all the world's a stage" -- or at least...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Cruz Avenue closures to remain in effect through end of next January

Three downtown street segments in Menlo Park will remain closed to encourage outdoor dining until the end of January 2022,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 25, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 3 comments | 3045 Views

AROUND TOWN

Identity and empowerment: Virtual photography exhibit highlights Black Americans, diversity in the early 20th century

Between 1910 and 1925, African American photographer John Johnson captured images of his friends and neighbors in Lincoln,...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1685 Views

AROUND TOWN

COVID relief grant application window now open for restaurants, breweries and wineries

Qualifying restaurants, wineries and breweries in San Mateo County can now apply for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $10,000. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman found dead in Grand Canyon

Lillian Meyn, a 31-year-old Woodside resident, was found dead in the Grand Canyon Tuesday morning after a family member reported...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State Sen. Josh Becker calls for schools to reopen once San Mateo County enters red tier

State Sen. Josh Becker wants all San Mateo County schools to reopen for in-person learning once the county enters the less...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by pdjones , on Feb 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm | 3 comments | 2662 Views

AROUND TOWN

With schools open since fall, local teachers pleaded for priority access to vaccines. Their wish may soon come true

Local teachers who are already back at work in classrooms have been begging San Mateo County health officials for priority...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by woodsider, on Feb 24, 2021 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments | 5910 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County improves to red tier for COVID-19, allowing for indoor dining and worship services

California public health officials approved San Mateo County's move from the most restrictive purple tier COVID-19 designation...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2875 Views
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Enter your best shots in the Peninsula Photo Contest. Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school within the 650 area code. There are both Adult and Youth divisions and six different categories to submit your digital images. Deadline for entries is March 22.

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