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Coronavirus encounters sideline 6 Menlo Park firefighters

SAN MATEO COUNTY – The Menlo Park Fire District is equipping its firefighters with additional safety gear following recent...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 660 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County records sixth death

Also, the San Mateo County coronavirus toll as of Wednesday morning, March 18: 80 confirmed cases and one death. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Downtowner, on Mar 20, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 10 comments | 6979 Views

MENLO PARK

Rocketman at 100

David Altman just celebrated a monumental milestone in his life — his 100th birthday. An internationally renowned and respected...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Rick Altman, on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 2617 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coronavirus weekend update: cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 15, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 20, 2020 at 10:30 am | 13 comments | 13293 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Bay Area residents ordered to stay home, starting Tuesday

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including San Mateo and Santa Clara, are being ordered to stay at home for all but "essential...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Not a PV Rez, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:54 am | 15 comments | 2741 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's violent crime rate declines over 13 years

Menlo Park's violent crime rate has been showing a downward trend since 2007, according to Police Department crime statistics...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 19, 2020 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 2553 Views

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San Mateo County courts reacting to pandemic; trials postponed, skeleton crew in courthouse workplace

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday (March 17) issued an emergency order enabling the San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Anthony , on Mar 19, 2020 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 2580 Views

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Atherton City Council may OK first step to ditch Recology garbage collection service

During a uniquely formatted video meeting, the Atherton City Council will vote on whether to take the first step in replacing...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Tony Belway, on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:22 am | 7 comments | 2968 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Menlo Park city ordinance: Guns must be locked at home

All guns stored at home must be kept in a locked container or disabled by a trigger lock, according to a new city ordinance...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sense 4 US, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 18 comments | 2940 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park COVID-19 update: Facilities still closed, services limited

The city of Menlo Park has updated its response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, saying that city employees are staying...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Pinouille, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 3939 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shelter in Place - Essential Services

The spirit of this shelter in place order is we should socially distance from each other and stay at home. Yet, the order...

Original post made by Call Me Crazy on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 244 Views

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Menlo Park declares 'local emergency' amid coronavirus outbreak

The city of Menlo Park has declared a "local state of emergency" in response to the coronavirus outbreak in San Mateo County,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Awarness, on Mar 17, 2020 at 12:15 am | 19 comments | 10056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County in 'state of emergency' due to coronavirus

San Mateo County supervisors today (March 10) ratified and extended a proclamation of a state of emergency due to the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 16, 2020 at 6:36 am | 28 comments | 29718 Views

OTHER TOPICS

thank you for dropping the paywall

It shows you care and are responsible to your readers. Thanks!...

Original post made by Leslie on Mar. 16, 2020
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Equestrian, town icon Al Schreck dies at age 89

Albert Schreck, a Portola Valley resident who helped incorporate the town in 1964, died on Feb. 6. A real estate executive,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Victoria Klein , on Mar 13, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 1 comment | 1857 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district to offer distance-learning option in response to coronavirus outbreak

Menlo Park City School District parents can choose to have their children complete coursework from home instead of attending...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Enuff, on Mar 13, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2137 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Little House, Rosener House senior centers temporarily closing at end of day Friday

Little House and Rosener House, Menlo Park centers that cater to seniors, will be closed as of the end of the day Friday...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on Mar 13, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2666 Views

MENLO PARK

Schools on the lookout for coronavirus risks to students

Local school officials are on the alert for indications that students and staff may be at risk because of contact with a...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:43 am | 8 comments | 5218 Views

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Nonprofits scramble to keep clients safe, programs open

Local nonprofits are hurriedly changing their programs to protect their clients and compensate for the loss of volunteers...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More local schools announce closures due to coronavirus

Menlo College and Menlo School are joining the growing list of schools to close their campuses and move classes to online...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 2904 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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