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ATHERTON

Unlikely candidate aims for Atherton council seat

A global pandemic. Wildfires. Environmental degradation. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2020/08/28/unlikely-candidate-aims-for-atherton-council-s...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Valerie Gardner, on Aug 29, 2020 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board hints at outside help in deciding whether to fire superintendent

Amid major no confidence votes from administrators and faculty, the Sequoia Union High School District board said it will...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by C B, on Aug 29, 2020 at 9:47 am | 8 comments | 4716 Views

SPORTS

Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Andrew , on Aug 28, 2020 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 1779 Views

AROUND TOWN

'We believe we can do better': Kepler's Books CEO calls for more statewide COVID-19 restrictions

In a guest opinion in the Aug. 22 issue, Kepler's Books CEO Praveen Madan writes an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom calling...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by Stunned, on Aug 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 9 comments | 2542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board still weighing whether to fire superintendent opposed by teachers, principals

Teachers and principals in the Sequoia Union High School District have called for Superintendent Mary Streshly to be fired....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by J Carson, on Aug 28, 2020 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 253 Views

OTHER TOPICS

For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by charlie jones, on Aug 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local group rescues hundreds of large animals from wildfires

The wildfires that have forced over 78,000 residents to leave their homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains have also put many...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 266 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CZU Fires: Our guide to stay informed, find resources and help out

Here's our guide to help you stay informed, receive help or provide support during the CZU fires. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Localmom, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2681 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thursday: Portola Valley School District to discuss school waiver in special board meeting

The Portola Valley School District has called a special meeting of the school board Thursday, Aug. 27, to discuss a waiver...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:29 am | 3 comments | 3101 Views

MENLO PARK

Theater groups host trans athlete panel discussion

An online peer-panel discussion titled "When Equality is the Prize; A Panel of Trans Athletes" will be held Saturday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by menlo mom, on Aug 27, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 573 Views

AROUND TOWN

'It's eerie': Behind the lines of the CZU August Lightning fires

With wildfire smoke blanketing the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hazy fog, Andy Kerr, co-owner of Alice's Restaurant, loads up...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 5441 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite cost, Menlo Park moves to hold uncontested election for council seat

Even though only one candidate has filed paperwork to run for Menlo Park's District 5 seat, City Council incumbent Ray Mueller,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by District 2 Constituent , on Aug 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 10 comments | 3251 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Governor: 'Historic' wildfires in California burn 1.2 million acres

Along with an unprecedented health crisis, California is currently experiencing wildfires of "historic" magnitude, Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Kendall Ryan, on Aug 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monitor air quality along the Midpeninsula in real time

Residents can track the air quality in their neighborhoods in real time through an interactive, crowdsourced map that uses...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Mary Robins, on Aug 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 2668 Views

MENLO PARK

Fires trigger evacuations near Skyline Boulevard

Evacuation orders now cover most of San Mateo County southwest of Highway 84 and Skyline Boulevard, affecting about 3,600...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Aug 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 5 comments | 18543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dessert dash: Six locally made desserts you can eat right now

From Indian-inspired ice cream to the chocolate chip toffee cookie dough, here are six local desserts you can find on the...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Uber chief security officer hit with obstruction of justice charge

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan for an attempted cover-up...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by katherine, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2030 Views

MENLO PARK

Community briefs: Lightning strike hits Willows redwood, LifeMove CEO announces retirement, Flood Park now free, Tour de Menlo goes DIY

Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/08/21/community-briefs-lightning-strike-hits-willows-redwood-lifemove-ceo-announces-retirement-flood-park-now-free-t...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 3485 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs seeks third term

Election Day on Nov. 3 will mark the first time Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs runs for a contested council seat, as well...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:16 am | 19 comments | 1518 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Out-of-control wildfires grow to 40,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties

Wildfires blazing in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, dubbed the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, have merged and spread...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 15269 Views
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