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'There is no playbook for the decisions we face': County health officer suspects coronavirus has infected 15,000+ county residents

There may be tens of times more people who have been infected with or recovered from the coronavirus in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 11 comments | 3574 Views

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Photo essay: Picturing life under the coronavirus

Through images, we show how Midpeninsula residents and workers are coping with the COVID-19 threat that has disrupted our...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3026 Views

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State Senate candidates to square off on Feb. 5

Seven candidates for California Senate District 13 will go head-to-head in a debate on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Tom, on Feb 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 604 Views

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VP Mike Pence tours NASA Ames, talks space exploration and mass shootings

Vice President Mike Pence touted big plans for an American-led lunar landing by 2024 during a Thursday appearance at the...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
Last comment by Can't Handle the Truth, on Nov 20, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 2909 Views

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Sunday: Portola Valley Arts Guild hosting social media forum

The Arts Guild of Portola Valley is taking on a topic that involves the intersection between the arts and social science...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1898 Views

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Filing period open for county elections

The candidate filing period for a place on the Nov. 5 ballot is now open for people hoping to run for the two open school...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
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Menlo Park: City Council supports updates to heritage tree ordinance

On Tuesday, July 16, the Menlo Park City Council adopted recommendations from a task force to update its tree protection...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
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State leaders hail decision to drop census citizenship question

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday dropped its plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by Tiananmen Square West, on Jul 5, 2019 at 3:57 pm | 18 comments | 1292 Views

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Woodside Glens development rules further honed

Woodside planning officials received a boatload of feedback at a study session about a proposal that would have allowed most...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2078 Views

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Applewood Pizza closes in Menlo Park

The original Applewood Pizza has closed after decades of business at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Edward, on Mar 9, 2019 at 4:45 pm | 27 comments | 18831 Views

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Portola Valley civic volunteer, pilot Bud Eisberg dies at 74

Arthur Charles "Bud" Eisberg, a resident of Portola Valley and a town volunteer in civic affairs was also a pilot, a sailor...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Tom Vlasic, on Feb 21, 2019 at 11:06 am | 3 comments | 3341 Views

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Weather service expects low snow levels through Tuesday afternoon

The National Weather Service is predicting snow in some of the Bay Area's higher elevations. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1394 Views

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Guest opinion: Rethinking Stanford's development plan

In mid-December, Santa Clara County released the final iteration of the environmental impact report (EIR) assessing the impacts...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2019
Last comment by Neilson Buchanan, on Jan 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

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Mayor says affordable housing and safety are among priorities

Ahead for 2019, Portola Valley Mayor Ann Wengert cited the importance of moving forward on affordable housing, keeping after...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by , on Jan 15, 2019 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 2207 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to expand services

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District will hold two dedication ceremonies Monday, coinciding with the expansion of services...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:03 am | 15 comments | 3390 Views

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Three households recognized for welcoming native plants, critters

While Portola Valley is not Eden for the plants that dwell there -- they do have pathogens to contend with -- the yards of...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Friend of Woodside, on Jan 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2672 Views

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New year brings with it plenty of new laws

A slew of new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 -- from bills addressing gender issues to new rules banning gun ownership...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2060 Views

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Menlo College men's soccer make it three in succession

Andres Zimmerman recorded his third shutout, Eric Hegmann scored twice, each time getting an assist from Noa Kerr, and the...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2018
Last comment by Mike Johnson, on Sep 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm | 1 comment | 973 Views

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Of local note: Local athletes add to gold medal collections

East Palo Alto Greyhounds' Layla McGee added the 11-12 girls discus throw to her gold medal collection, winning the event...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
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Surf Air flights down by 85 percent, but noisy legal fight continues

The skies over the Midpeninsula may have become quieter in the weeks since Surf Air, a commuter airline that uses the county-owned...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 19, 2018 at 12:55 pm | 49 comments | 7214 Views
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