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If I need to do something ...

“If I need to do something, I’ll do it,” Mr. Trump said on Thursday.  What is needed is a president who acknowledges...

Original post made by Ed Kyser on Mar. 13, 2020
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MENLO PARK

Thursday: Menlo Park district to decide on parcel tax timing

Menlo Park City School District officials will decide on whether to place a measure to renew or replace an existing parcel...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:56 pm | 5 comments | 1229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County bans visitors at skilled nursing facilities due to coronavirus threat

A ban was issued on Wednesday (March 11) by the San Mateo County health officer barring unauthorized visitors and non-essential...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Becca, on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 1622 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thursday update: Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure still trailing behind

The latest election results show Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola Valley School District, is gaining in support...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by No on P, on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1161 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing, transportation and climate are the top council priorities in 2020

Three major themes emerged when the Menlo Park City Council discussed goals for 2020 at a special Jan. 30 meeting: Improving...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Richard Duda, on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park City Council holding special meeting on coronavirus

Menlo Park city staff will explain its current response to the ongoing coronavirus threat in a special City Council meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by John Kadvany , on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:08 am | 5 comments | 1808 Views

MENLO PARK

Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton to shut down for a month

Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton is the latest school in the area to announce a shutdown because of the coronavirus threat,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:12 am | 2 comments | 3332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park mayor on coronavirus: 'I am more than hopeful we will get through this together'

Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor issued a letter to the community on March 9 regarding the coronavirus threat, laying out...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 11, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 2 comments | 6381 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: Why I oppose the Neely wine tasting room plan

I am writing to express my opposition to the Spring Ridge Conditional Use permit application by the Neely family for expanded...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by POSITIVE, on Mar 11, 2020 at 10:56 am | 11 comments | 2122 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man arrested for alleged robbery and assault near Daly City

A preliminary hearing has been set for a 19-year-old Menlo Park man who was arrested in connection with an alleged robbery...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by it *feels* right, on Mar 11, 2020 at 6:18 am | 2 comments | 2879 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New Portola Valley mayor embraces thoughtful change

As a professional energy consultant, new Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs is well-positioned to help write new rules to make...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Rank & File, on Mar 11, 2020 at 3:51 am | 11 comments | 2872 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County health official: 'We now all need to take assertive actions to inhibit the spread' of coronavirus

San Mateo County's chief health officer on Thursday (March 5) issued a public statement that signaled a decisive turn toward...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 10, 2020 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments | 8926 Views

ATHERTON

Two council members oppose Atherton's split from fire district

Although two council members have now come out against the idea of the town of Atherton separating from the local fire district,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 10, 2020 at 5:17 pm | 5 comments | 2573 Views

AROUND TOWN

What the Covid 19 crisis looks like close up - may well be exactly what we will see. Please read careful and think how we can be proactive.

Testimony of a surgeon working in Bergamo, in the heart of Italy's coronavirus outbreak «In one of the non-stop e-mails...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 10, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

A GREAT letter from the Mayor of Menlo Park

Dear Menlo Park Residents, The health and safety of all residents in Menlo Park is our highest priority. I know there...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another excellent Covid 19 Letter from a local mayor- Atherton

From Rick DeGolia, Mayor of Atherton: Subject: Suggestions regarding the Coronavirus or COVID-19 The health and safety...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 10, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

Unlimited online access during coronavirus crisis

In order to make available important local information on the coronavirus health emergency to all residents of the area,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm | 5 comments | 2056 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park eases rules on granny units

In an effort to comply with a batch of new state laws, the Menlo Park City Council has passed a new ordinance that will make...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Unmitigated Disaster, on Mar 10, 2020 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 3467 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City Council approves $1M to cover services during construction of new Facebook-funded community center

The City Council recently addressed a challenge coming early next year: Many of the city’s senior, youth, and other recreation...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Suzanne Womack, on Mar 10, 2020 at 8:01 am | 13 comments | 4701 Views

MENLO PARK

Flegel's set to open today in new Menlo Park location

Flegel's Home Furnishings, a 65-year-old family-owned furniture and interior design store that's long been a fixture in downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 9, 2020 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 2689 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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