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Obituaries: Ernestine Zabala, Beverly M. Oaks

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Ernestine Zabala, a centenarian resident of Menlo Park, and Beverly Oaks,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by katie murdock, on May 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, local doc pens kids' book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Like many parents of young kids right now,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Lindsey, on May 19, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 3835 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook emergency grant aids local journalists during COVID-19 crisis

Embarcadero Media has received a $100,000 emergency grant to sustain its work during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by margret, on May 18, 2020 at 11:08 pm | 15 comments | 2963 Views

AROUND TOWN

After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by observer, on May 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2513 Views

AROUND TOWN

New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County has amended its shelter-in-place health order to allow additional businesses to reopen on Monday, May 18,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Shaggy, on May 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 3737 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County falling short on key metrics needed to greenlight reopening economy

Curbside retail pickups will soon be allowed in San Mateo County. But what other conditions must be met for more businesses...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on May 18, 2020 at 11:25 am | 12 comments | 7387 Views

MENLO PARK

'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Midpeninsula cities are considering temporarily closing downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other businesses...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Pv resident, on May 18, 2020 at 7:25 am | 18 comments | 4350 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Time to rally around our small business community

In an op-ed, Menlo Park resident and local business owner Sara Gaviser Leslie writes why "supporting and celebrating small...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2106 Views

MENLO PARK

New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow on Friday amended his prior shelter-in-place health order to allow the reopening...

Original post made on May. 16, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on May 17, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 3823 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

An Atherton resident, who is the former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA, is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Publish, on May 15, 2020 at 11:14 pm | 4 comments | 3445 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park reopens Bedwell Bayfront Park with distancing restrictions

Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park reopened at 7 a.m. Saturday, city officials announced, but with limits on the number...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter, on May 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 3657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituaries: Emily Schatz, Nicholas Leonard Spetzler

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Emily Schatz, a 31-year-old Menlo School alumna, and Nicholas Spetzler,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sad, on May 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales: Menlo Park has highest sale at just over $4M

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $4.05 million for a five-bedroom...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Nothing stays the same, on May 14, 2020 at 10:01 am | 2 comments | 2417 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Portola Valley council to consider extending emergency declaration, review annual housing report

At its virtual meeting tonight (May 13), the Portola Valley Town Council will consider an extension of the local emergency...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on May 14, 2020 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 2004 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Coroner's Office identifies man killed in Tuesday night crash

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of a 37-year-old man who died following a solo rollover accident...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Yoshi, on May 12, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 4 comments | 7073 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: City is 'No. 1' but that's not a good thing

Menlo Park has staffing problems, as demonstrated at the City Council meeting on Jan. 14. But neither city management nor...

Original post made on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 12, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 3019 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Council approves installing 16 new license plate readers

Atherton will pursue private bonds for funding its new civic center, and the City Council approved purchasing license plate...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Tecsi, on May 12, 2020 at 11:28 am | 22 comments | 3858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli estate in Woodside to reopen gardens to the public starting Monday

Starting Monday, May 11, visitors can once again enjoy the sights and scents of the 16 acres of gardens at the Filoli estate...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by RanchGal, on May 11, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 3455 Views

AROUND TOWN

After visits from police department, Menlo Park gallery closes doors

The owner of Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park, after opening the gallery Tuesday and Wednesday, has decided to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark L, on May 11, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 29 comments | 4940 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula holds firm as other counties move to reopen some businesses

COVID-19 infections rose on the Peninsula over the past week, with Santa Clara and San Mateo counties together reporting...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by Two weeks of declination, on May 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 4 comments | 1922 Views
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