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COVID vaccinations begin for law enforcement, farmworkers and educators in San Mateo County

Vaccinations for law enforcement, educators and farmworkers are underway in San Mateo County and community partners say the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
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Palo Alto plans to sell annual passes for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After moving to dramatically curtail access to Foothills Park last month, Palo Alto officially agreed on Monday to further...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
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Ex-Stanford researcher allegedly tied to Chinese military faces more charges

Chen Song, a former Stanford visiting researcher who was arrested for visa fraud last summer, faces additional charges in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1557 Views

SPORTS

It's not landlords versus tenants — everyone's losing

Local commercial real estate is in its worst crisis since the dot-com bust and the 2008 recession. It's an 11-months-old...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council to consider new law firm for city attorney services

After decades of work with the law firm Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel, LLP, the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by SoodyQ, on Feb 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 2336 Views

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Guest opinion: Parents urge Sequoia district to reopen in red tier

In a guest opinion, a group of Sequoia Union High School District parents calls on the district to prioritize the safe reopening...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Feb 22, 2021 at 12:31 pm | 11 comments | 2536 Views

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Guest opinion: Help the Menlo Park City School District create a new financial plan

In an op-ed, Menlo Park City School District school board president Sherwin Chen writes about upcoming community engagement...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

Local boys lacrosse teams will have shorter seasons

Boys lacrosse teams will play shorter seasons this year. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/19/local-boys-lacrosse-teams-will-have-shorter-seasons...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
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County civil grand jury report identifies obstacles to building and permitting second units

There is potential for many thousands of new secondary housing units in single-family areas throughout San Mateo County,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

Community briefs: Longtime Atherton officer retires; Sequoia district superintendent applications due soon; Menlo Park to hold community meetings on finances

In this week's community briefs, Sequoia district superintendent application is due next week, Menlo Park district to hold...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1543 Views

SPORTS

County to hold COVID-19 vaccination events for educators

Some local teachers are reporting that they have already begun to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses after San Mateo...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6137 Views

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Task force on homelessness helps unhoused near Bay in pandemic

The number of people living in encampments near the Bay in Menlo Park has dropped to around 10 from a high of around 60 people...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Fire Chief Schapelhouman, on Feb 19, 2021 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 1770 Views

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San Mateo County: Vaccination clinics underway, but short supplies limit rollout

Teachers and other frontline workers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in San Mateo County starting Monday but county...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3212 Views

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Weight loss surgeon from Menlo Park pens book on staying fit and healthy lifelong

Long-term fitness and weight loss have been a career focus in the work of Dr. Sanjoy Dutta, a Menlo Park resident and bariatric...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2804 Views

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Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1970 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Spring Down owner gifts equestrian center to Portola Valley

The Spring Down Equestrian Center will be gifted to the town of Portola Valley in the future. Owner Carol Goodstein says...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 18, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 5813 Views

AROUND TOWN

New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine clinic at SFO opens to all San Mateo County residents for two days

A two-day vaccination clinic at San Francisco International Airport will provide drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for all...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by Margaret L, on Feb 17, 2021 at 2:51 pm | 2 comments | 16373 Views

SPORTS

Atherton couple donates $80M to Stanford children's hospital, medical school

An Atherton couple has given $80 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University's School...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by been there, on Feb 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 3834 Views

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Teacher housing plan gains momentum as Palo Alto City Council voices support

A proposal to build 110 apartments for teachers and school district staff near California Avenue gained momentum last week....

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
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