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AROUND TOWN

Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Margo, on Mar 9, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 2 comments | 1834 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Atherton's own Robin Hood story — in reverse

Menlo Park resident Jim Lewis argues that a town of Atherton newsletter about the town's possible separation from the Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm | 17 comments | 2085 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Menlo Church should apologize for lack of transparency

Church member Ruth Hutchins calls on the church to further investigate a pastor's decision to allow a volunteer who admitted...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kalona, on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:38 am | 1 comment | 2538 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town's separation from fire district would be a 'tremendous blow,' says fire board president

As Atherton considers a separation from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which has provided the town's fire services...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Debra, on Mar 7, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 20 comments | 2375 Views

AROUND TOWN

A HUGE change in local guidance on Covid 19

March 5, 2020: New statement issued from San Mateo County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow. Public Health Officer...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 7, 2020 at 8:52 am | 4 comments | 2965 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thursday update: Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure trailing behind

Election results as of Thursday afternoon, with 41% of votes counted, show Measure P, a parcel tax measure for the Portola...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Hair-Sniffing Presidential Candidate, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 1723 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook tells workers to stay home due to COVID-19

Facebook, which is Menlo Park's largest employer with nearly 15,000 workers, has strongly recommended a large portion of...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by resident aldso, on Mar 6, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 4456 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Early results show Portola Valley schools parcel tax measure trailing behind

With about 34% of the votes counted by 10 p.m., 63.26% of voters have said yes to a parcel tax for Portola Valley schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 5, 2020 at 7:53 pm | 6 comments | 2508 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Customers buying heavily at local grocery stores amid coronvirus concerns

Shoppers have been stocking up on staple foods and supplies in preparation for the the coronavirus. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 5, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 22 comments | 11153 Views

ATHERTON

Two women shaken by mid-day armed robbery in Atherton

A rare armed robbery that reportedly involved two elderly women confronted by two men occurred on Tuesday (March 3) in Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Downtowner, on Mar 5, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 8 comments | 5468 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County opening call center to answer coronavirus questions

San Mateo County announced Thursday (March 5) that it will begin taking calls from residents who have nonmedical questions...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by mike, on Mar 5, 2020 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 2107 Views

MENLO PARK

Workers strike fire hydrant with forklift, creating 'waterfall' at Menlo Park construction site

Construction has been suspended at a Stanford building site in Menlo Park, where workers partially sheared off a fire hydrant...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 5, 2020 at 10:07 am | 5 comments | 3603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park pastor placed on leave for 'poor judgment' to return to the pulpit

A Menlo Park megachurch pastor who recently returned from leave after he allowed a volunteer who admitted an "unwanted thought...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Gobsmacked, on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:53 am | 12 comments | 5098 Views

ATHERTON

Today: Separation from fire district on Atherton council agenda

At its March 4 meeting, the Atherton City Council may decide to direct staff to initiate a process for separating from the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 2 comments | 1426 Views

MENLO PARK

Memorial service this Saturday for Bob Dehn, former Menlo Park library commissioner

A memorial service is set for tomorrow (Feb. 29) for Bob Dehn, a passionate Menlo Park community member known for his work...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by Maureen, on Mar 4, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2113 Views

AROUND TOWN

What is the best time to hold a meeting to discuss significantly lowering the fire services for Menlo Park and East Palo Alto residents?

The Atherton Town Council is holding a SPECIAL Session to decide how to proceed with its plan to remove over $12 million...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by hypocrisy ABOUNDS, on Mar 4, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 4 comments | 573 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Residents' letter raises alarm over Stanford housing proposal

A group of 250 Portola Valley residents is demanding that the town Planning Commission adopt a group of Woodside Fire Protection...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 38 comments | 4674 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford moving forward with Portola Valley housing project

Stanford University has re-submitted a development application and Portola Valley has hired a consultant to develop an environmental...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Mar 3, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 5008 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: A vote for state Senate candidate Brownrigg

I am voting for Michael Brownrigg for state senator in the coming election. Let me share my reasoning for this choice. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Vote , on Mar 2, 2020 at 11:15 pm | 2 comments | 456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton vice mayor pushes back against possible fire district detachment

Atherton Vice Mayor Elizabeth Lewis pushed back on a plan to pursue detaching from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Mar 2, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 11 comments | 2566 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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