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Life in a Peninsula hacker house helped inspire tale of techies vs. hippies in 'Burning Man: The Musical'

Bay Area native Matt Werner created "Burning Man: The Musical" as a show that's as much about Silicon Valley as it is the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Newsom's stimulus left out many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians. Will they vote to recall him?

Many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians aren't getting the Golden State Stimulus. They could punish Gov. Newsom...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:32 am | 4 comments | 2714 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:29 am | 10 comments | 3797 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Displacement from proposed Stanford Wedge housing project would be 'devastating,' says Alpine Rock Ranch horse boarder

Stanford University's Portola Terrace development would add 39 housing units to a Portola Valley site, but displace an equestrian...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by MA parent, on Sep 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 4124 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents organize their own ad-hoc evacuation drill

A group of Portola Valley residents staged an ad-hoc evacuation drill, saying they want to be prepared if a major fire forces...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Liz Babb, on Sep 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 3217 Views

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Jon Ferraiolo, tech entrepreneur, dies after battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur and author Jon Ferraiolo died on July 16 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bonnie Lungberg, on Aug 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 3708 Views

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'Radical convenience' spurs East Palo Alto vaccination push

Last Saturday, East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero tried a novel way to get more residents vaccinated against COVID-19 --...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 2993 Views

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Guest opinion: To restore California's ecosystems, we must adopt smarter permitting

In a guest opinion, Letitia Grenier and Jeffrey Mount call on the state of California to address time-consuming permitting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Yossi Levi , on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2378 Views

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State Sen. Josh Becker to speak at 'No on Recall' rally Saturday

California State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, and other Peninsula elected officials will speak at a noon rally in East...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by Janice Selznick, on Aug 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 912 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'Very scary, very frustrating': Portola Valley homeowners face nonrenewal of homeowners insurance

With all eyes on wildfire risk in California, especially in wildand-urban interfaces, residents like those in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2021 at 11:45 pm | 6 comments | 7412 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by brent, on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 3552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Liquor company CEO agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

A Hillsborough parent and the CEO of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 2299 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Misha, on Aug 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2092 Views

MENLO PARK

Nearly 20% of Menlo Park district firefighters, EMTs still not vaccinated against COVID-19

With about a quarter of its firefighters and EMTs still unvaccinated for COVID-19, Menlo Park Fire Protection District board...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Cyclist, on Aug 24, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 11 comments | 4224 Views

FICTION

Are small business owners angry enough at Gavin Newsom to throw him out of office?

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns slammed small business owners. But opinions vary on whether that should lead to a Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Healthy & wary , on Aug 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 2868 Views

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Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by lspw, on Aug 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 4871 Views

MENLO PARK

Spare the Air alerts issued for Thursday, Friday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts for Thursday and Friday due to smoke from numerous...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Willows Dad, on Aug 22, 2021 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2182 Views

MENLO PARK

How to go gas-free? Two new reports lay out possible paths to phase out natural gas in Menlo Park buildings

As Menlo Park tries to reach its ambitious goal of converting buildings citywide to electric power, two new reports were...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 20, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 37 comments | 6002 Views

MENLO PARK

After receiving vulgar phone calls and death threat, Palo Alto council member is speaking out

City Council member Lydia Kou was the target of sexual harassment and a death threat from a Menlo Park man. Now she's speaking...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by connie kettendorf, on Aug 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 4134 Views

AROUND TOWN

State effort to decertify officers picks up political momentum

California legislators are advancing a bill that would permanently strip badges from police officers found guilty of serious...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Aug 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2983 Views
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