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Obituaries: Philip Edward Berghausen Jr., Darrell D. Dorfmeier, Remo Dominic Ferrari

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Philip Edward Berghausen Jr., 74, Darrell D. Dorfmeier, 70, and Remo "Ray"...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1494 Views

SPORTS

New CEO of LifeMoves poised to take on leadership at organization's 'inflection point'

The Menlo Park-based nonprofit LifeMoves, which is the largest network providing services, shelter and resources to unhoused...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Prioritizing the safe reopening of schools

Dear Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees, Interim Superintendent Crystal Leach, and Sequoia District Teachers...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Boy Howdy, on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:39 am | 14 comments | 1009 Views

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Guest opinion: Everyone plays a role in protecting school communities during pandemic

In a guest opinion, local school district superintendents urge caution and emphasize the need for the entire community to...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2021
Last comment by parent, on Feb 16, 2021 at 2:02 pm | 4 comments | 3681 Views

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Crimes and courts updates: Doctors split on alleged murderer's sanity, alleged bike thief nabbed and more

A cash drawer was stolen from Mitsunobu Restaurant, doctors came to split conclusions in high-profile murder case and an...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2021
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Burglaries, break-in reported in Atherton

Atherton has experienced 16 burglaries since the fall. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/15/burglaries-break-in-reported-in-atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2021
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On Valentine's Day, one Menlo Park couple opens up about a relationship strengthened by doing good

Menlo Park couple Gail and Ben Brian have spent more than 20 years acting in quiet ways to do good. For Valentine's Day,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by AMRW, on Feb 14, 2021 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 4646 Views

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Former San Mateo County community college chancellor fired from new post

Ron Galatolo has been fired from his post as chancellor emeritus for the San Mateo County Community College District. He's...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Brad, on Feb 14, 2021 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 7308 Views

MENLO PARK

Infamous 'Valpo Hill' could face traffic restrictions in effort to improve safety

Menlo Park's Valparaiso Hill is notoriously treacherous. Home to a recent tragedy, the City Council is discussing steps to...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Lifelong MP Resident, on Feb 13, 2021 at 11:49 am | 5 comments | 4065 Views

AROUND TOWN

People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

Starting March 15, anyone ages 16-64 with a developmental disability, cancer or other conditions that would put them at risk...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2021
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Menlo Park's interim police chief to head San Rafael police department

The city of San Rafael announced Wednesday that it has hired a new police chief: Menlo Park's interim police Chief David...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Notes, on Feb 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm | 2 comments | 3594 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Dear Gov. Newsom: Don't ignore the disabled in distributing vaccine

In a guest opinion, Mountain View resident Jennifer Panighetti pens a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the decision...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by Betsy Roble, on Feb 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 2815 Views

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EPA councilman forms committee to push diversity in Sequoia district leadership

An East Palo Alto council member has created a committee to address inequity in the Sequoia Union High School District's...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
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Menlo Park City Council: News racks, library tech, pensions and more

The Menlo Park City Council had a busy meeting Tuesday, ironing out details about news racks, which library information system...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
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State's first cases of South African COVID-19 variant identified in Bay Area

The Stanford Clinical Virology Lab identified two cases of the variant, one each in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. The...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by GStritter, on Feb 11, 2021 at 7:15 pm | 2 comments | 2682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher vaccines in California determined by location, luck

Vaccinating teachers has become a central sticking point in talks between districts and unions for returning students in...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 3338 Views

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Stanford pediatrician arrested for allegedly meeting a minor for sex

A Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford physician has been arrested for allegedly attempting to lure a girl to a location...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 10, 2021 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3698 Views

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Another parent switches plea to 'guilty' in college admissions scam

A former Palo Alto resident and one-time Gunn High student agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge in the college admissions...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
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Menlo Park: New mayor lays out pragmatic agenda focused on resident needs and rebuilding

This year, Menlo Park Mayor Drew Combs isn't proposing a bold new agenda full of big new projects for the city to tackle....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
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PORTOLA VALLEY

School districts put tax measures on upcoming ballots

Two school parcel tax measures will go before voters this spring and next fall. The measures aim to maintain current educational...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD Public Information Officer, on Feb 8, 2021 at 9:44 am | 13 comments | 3748 Views
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