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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
There are no comments yet. 2758 Views

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Thursday: State senator hosts town hall on COVID-19

State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, will host an online town hall on Thursday, Jan, 21, to discuss the latest COVID-19...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2021 at 9:28 pm | 1 comment | 1761 Views

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San Mateo County allocates $2 million to aid struggling child care facilities

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate $2 million in federal funding from the CARES...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Oct 12, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 3779 Views

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New research hints at possible life on Venus

A landmark study published this week found a chemical suspended in the clouds of Venus that could be early proof of life...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Sep 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm | 3 comments | 3069 Views

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Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 1, 2020 at 2:11 pm | 6 comments | 4659 Views

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Tech companies, research institutes cash in on federal loan program

Research institutes, tech companies and hotels were among Midpeninsula's biggest beneficiaries of the federal Paycheck Protection...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 11, 2020 at 5:15 am | 3 comments | 4520 Views

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Eggs are sold out. Hand sanitizer is on backorder. Strained staff is working overtime. Here's how Midpeninsula grocery stores are responding to the coronavirus

Local grocery stores and their employees are on their own front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions they're taking...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2020
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 10, 2020 at 10:08 pm | 4 comments | 7936 Views

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Supervisors form committee to study proposed health department budget cuts

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (Jan. 28) took under advisement a plan for budget cuts, income enhancements...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3189 Views

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San Mateo County supervisors to tackle health department's $57M budget gap

A $57 million budget deficit in the county health department, San Mateo County Health, will be the focus of a Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by , on Feb 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 6978 Views

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Meet the Midpeninsula's Swedish home baker

In Emerald Hills, Denise Touhey, a proud Swedish American, churns out trays of pastries each week for her "one-woman show"...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Don Fabiano, on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 1 comment | 2274 Views

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Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 3833 Views

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Your food is here. It's from a restaurant that doesn't exist.

Virtual restaurants, which live on mobile delivery apps and operate out of the kitchens of brick-and-mortar restaurants,...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Santa Clara Student, on Nov 11, 2019 at 6:47 am | 6 comments | 3535 Views

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Menlo Park woman loses $25K in phone scam

A Menlo Park woman was apparently the victim of a phone scam when she mailed $25,000 to an address in New York because she...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3817 Views

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Bills to encourage housing density near transit advance in Senate

Two state bills that would allow more housing density in transit corridors cleared their first legislative hurdles this week,...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by Corporate Take-Over, on Apr 9, 2019 at 1:59 am | 1 comment | 2724 Views

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Laurel School's Creighton recognized out of field of 300 schools' principals

Laurel School Principal Linda Creighton has been honored by the Association of California School Administrators as recipient...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by Meredith , on Mar 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 3466 Views

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Menlo Park: Locals weigh in on Stanford housing options

In an unusual second round of public scrutiny, Stanford's expansion plans are getting another look. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2018
Last comment by Stanford is a "non-profit", on Jun 30, 2018 at 9:12 am | 2 comments | 5494 Views

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Off they go

For students about to graduate from high school, visions of the future tend not to include horizons. No mileposts have gone...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2905 Views

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Three contested races for county offices on June ballot

The primary election set for June 5 includes candidates for statewide offices and for seats in Congress, but also San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:24 pm | 8 comments | 4554 Views

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Menlo Park backs temporary ban on pot businesses

Even though two-thirds of Menlo Park voters supported legalizing recreational marijuana in California last year, pot shops,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Face Value, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 1383 Views

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After 43 years, Hobee's Restaurant sold to new owners

The family that has owned Peninsula breakfast institution Hobee's Restaurant for 43 years sold the business to two longtime...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by historyguy, on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:38 am | 2 comments | 4754 Views
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