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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park minimum wage to rise to $15.75 per hour

In Menlo Park, the new year brings with it a new increase in the minimum wage. As of Jan. 1, it's $15.75 per hour, up $0.50...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 1155 Views

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Local school officials 'confident' they can remain open amid omicron surge

It felt like déjà vu on Saturday when Menlo School students got an email saying classes would be held remotely for a week....

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Ronen, on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 2338 Views

MENLO PARK

Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Local tree activists worry that new developments could damage the canopy that is vital for wildlife and resilience to climate...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jan 5, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 1756 Views

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Elizabeth Holmes verdict: Guilty of four counts of defrauding investors through failed blood-testing company

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors and not guilty of four...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Anne, on Jan 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1515 Views

MENLO PARK

In North Fair Oaks, a battle is brewing over redevelopment

Like many local neighborhoods, North Fair Oaks has become a hotbed for new developments. But many feel that the past year...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by Charlie, on Jan 3, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 5 comments | 5615 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor charged with embezzlement

The San Mateo County DA's office plans to charge a local community college district official with improper use of public...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 4234 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto to discuss controversial housing purchase policy

A proposed policy that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits and East Palo Alto first dibs to buy property is...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 3, 2022 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 1993 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven, East Palo Alto have far fewer trees than neighboring communities. Groups like Canopy hope to change that

Community members are up bright and early on Nov. 20 at All Five, a preschool in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood. And...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2021
Last comment by Resident , on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 2992 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Atherton mayor takes the helm

From renovations at the train station to getting finances in line, Mayor Rick DeGolia has a plan for what he wants to accomplish...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD resident, on Jan 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm | 3 comments | 1657 Views

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Motorcyclist dies in collision that closes all southbound lanes on Highway 101 in Menlo Park

A motorcyclist died after striking a disabled vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 near Willow Road in Menlo Park early Tuesday morning,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 31, 2021 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 3482 Views

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Palo Alto considers relaxed rules for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After an initial spike, the number of visitors to Foothills Nature Preserve has tapered off in recent months, prompting city...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by MA parent, on Dec 30, 2021 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

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New Santa Clara County order mandates COVID vaccination, boosters for workers in high-risk settings

With the lightning-speed spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant, Santa Clara County health officials on Tuesday issued a...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 29, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 2 comments | 1729 Views

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Man sentenced for indecent exposure at Atherton elementary school

A 36-year-old man who pleaded no contest to a felony for exposing himself at an elementary school in Atherton last month...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 2158 Views

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San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor pleads not guilty to misusing public funds

Jose Nuñez, the latest district official ensnared in a criminal investigation into the San Mateo Community College District,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Michael B. Reiner, PhD, on Dec 28, 2021 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 2814 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton boys race to tourney basketball victory

Johno Price scored all five of his points during a 13-0 run that gave Menlo-Atherton the lead in Wednesday's 65-46 boys basketball...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Dec 27, 2021 at 6:18 pm | 1 comment | 894 Views

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San Mateo County Supervisors considering waiving parking fees for all county park visitors

A proposal to consider waiving parking fees at San Mateo County parks for low-income households has spurred the county to...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2021
Last comment by TR, on Dec 27, 2021 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 2267 Views

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Pets in Need board member assumes interim executive director role

Pets in Need, the troubled nonprofit animal shelter weathering upheaval after the deaths of seven puppies in its care, has...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2021
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 25, 2021 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 1734 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter from Pets in Need staff alleges major errors led to puppy deaths

The deaths of seven puppies while they were being transported by the nonprofit on Aug. 2 were caused by multiple senseless...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Dec 25, 2021 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 3037 Views

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College district paid over $200K in legal fees for former chancellor

The San Mateo County Community College District paid over $200,000 in legal fees for Ron Galatolo, the former chancellor...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Brad, on Dec 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm | 2 comments | 3106 Views

AROUND TOWN

The warmest ice rink around

There's a winter wonderland in Palo Alto, and it's right off of Middlefield Road. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/12/22/the-warmest-ice-rink-around...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Dec 22, 2021 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 2146 Views
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