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Woodside: Highway 84 weekday shutdown beginning Monday

Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, Highway 84 in Woodside will be fully shut down between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays until the...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
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MENLO PARK

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley updates its plans for next season

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will push back the start of its 51st season to October, the arts organization recently announced....

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
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MENLO PARK

Teacher housing plan moves ahead in Palo Alto

Santa Clara County is advancing its plan to build apartments for teachers in a neighborhood that is already undergoing a...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
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MENLO PARK

Tyler MacNiven returns to his Woodside roots via a long, adventurous route

For Woodside's Tyler MacNiven, the journey home has included a 2000-mile walk across Japan, an "Amazing Race" and diverse...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: What to expect in the year ahead

Housing and wildfires are top of mind for Maryann Derwin, Portola Valley's mayor for 2021. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/03/portola-valley-what-...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ulrich Aldag, on Feb 4, 2021 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 2631 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Health officials urge prioritizing older adults amid COVID-19 vaccine shortages

The scarcity of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the Bay Area has caused health officials to urge all health care providers to prioritize...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
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Despite months to prep, why California lags on COVID vaccination

Gov. Gavin Newsom says his administration has been planning for a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign for months. Why have...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo, Santa Clara counties now allowed to reopen still-closed K-6 schools

Four Bay Area counties can now resume in-person classes at all public K-6 schools after their rate of new coronavirus cases...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

Are modular homes the answer to Bay Area's affordable housing demand?

Prefabricated homes aren't new, but they've become an increasingly popular answer to the Bay Area's affordable housing crisis. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

Town Square changes announced

Several changes to The Almanac's popular reader forum will be implemented over the next few weeks in an effort to reduce...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Some Perspective, on Feb 4, 2021 at 12:27 am | 2 comments | 2231 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rep. Jackie Speier introduces bill for Bay's environmental health

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced a bill on Thursday that seeks to use federal funding to improve...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Feb 3, 2021 at 10:25 pm | 2 comments | 2929 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves revised pool plans aimed at inclusion

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday to approve revised designs for the pools planned...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 3539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation to open mass vaccination center

Gearing up for making more COVID-19 vaccines available to its members, Palo Alto Medical Foundation has signed an agreement...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by magster, on Feb 3, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 3 comments | 15182 Views

AROUND TOWN

If You Had the Power To Improve Downtown Menlo Park What 3 Things Would You Do?

==I Reinvigorating downtown Menlo Park will require a refined and pragmatic vision, civic and private investments, a well...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Feb. 3, 2021
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THE LOCAL DISH

Record-breaking coach Tara VanDerveer on pandemic play and social justice

Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer talks about reaching the milestone of leading the all-time coaching wins...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2021
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ATHERTON

Atherton: Burglar steals new TVs

Three new televisions still in their packaging were stolen from an unlocked guest house in the unit block of Selby Lane in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Feb 2, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 2861 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park non-emergency police phone lines will be down Tuesday night for maintenance

Non-emergency police business phone lines in Menlo Park will be down Tuesday evening for maintenance, city officials said...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

Letters to the editor: Stanford Wedge project; Facebook: The doomsday machine next door

Letters to the editor on the Stanford Wedge housing proposal in Portola Valley and Facebook's role in amplifying lies and...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 2, 2021 at 11:08 am | 7 comments | 4442 Views

SPORTS

Editorial: We need a real shot in the arm

While talk of ramped-up vaccine distribution is encouraging, it will still take months to get a large swath of the population...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Marina Kalugina, on Feb 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 3377 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California extends eviction moratorium through June

With the state's eviction moratorium set to expire on Jan. 31, California lawmakers passed two bills extending it through...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
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