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Taking the pain out of pointe: How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerinas' feet

Dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte was 11 years old when she finally got permission to go en pointe. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Jul 2, 2022 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 125 Views

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How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerina feet

When dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte went to put on her first pair of pointe shoes as a young dancer, it wasn't the beautiful...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 912 Views

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Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles

Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the “abrupt departure” of camp staff members upset over...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by GK, on Jun 29, 2022 at 8:08 am | 22 comments | 3207 Views

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Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control

A project to protect and restore more than 500 acres of critical shore area habitats in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park received...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Jun 28, 2022 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1043 Views

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Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto

Two boys were arrested on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in East Palo Alto on June 13. A semi-automatic...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 27, 2022 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 2106 Views

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Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 25, 2022 at 8:32 am | 4 comments | 1402 Views

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After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California....

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 24, 2022 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 1122 Views

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Environmental impact report released for SF to SJ section of high-speed rail

The environmental impact report for the San Francisco to San Jose section of California's high-speed rail finds the preferred...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2022
Last comment by BoganInCalifornia, on Jun 21, 2022 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 2054 Views

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Menlo Park City Council fine-tunes where to zone for future housing growth

Menlo Park City Council took a surgical look at the city's upcoming Housing Element update, vetting a list of properties...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Jun 14, 2022 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 2860 Views

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Almanac publisher announces retirement after four decades at the helm

Almanac Publisher Bill Johnson will retire later this year, he announced to his employees last week. Johnson will be succeeded...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 11, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 1912 Views

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Two Democrats take the lead in race to replace veteran Congresswoman Jackie Speier

With the first round of votes tallied, two Democrats are likely to face off in November to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, on Jun 8, 2022 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 4037 Views

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Candidate for San Mateo County Board of Supervisors arrested on suspicion of DUI

Steven Booker, a candidate for the District 3 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, was arrested on suspicion...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by Paul , on Jun 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm | 1 comment | 6707 Views

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Webb Ranch on lockdown after virus outbreak sickens dozens of horses

For more than a month, Webb Ranch in Portola Valley has been dealing with its own pandemic lockdown due to an outbreak of...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2022
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How bad is water use in California? March is the worst so far, up 19%

Ignoring urgent pleas from water officials, Californians used substantially more water after a record-dry three months gripped...

Original post made on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by lspw, on May 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1861 Views

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Local congresswomen, speaking in Mountain View, say overturning Roe v. Wade threatens democracy

Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren declared that the U.S. Supreme Court going against public opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Original post made on May. 9, 2022
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 10, 2022 at 11:10 pm | 11 comments | 2115 Views

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San Mateo County Supervisors OK hiring bonuses and other incentives in quest fill vacancies

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved new hire bonuses and other incentives to attract candidates...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Candice Hawley, on May 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 2595 Views

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Stanford nurses overwhelmingly ratify agreement with hospitals, ending weeklong strike

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have overwhelmingly voted to end a weeklong strike, their union,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on May 3, 2022 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 2155 Views

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Longtime Ladera resident, author and hiking enthusiast Jean Rusmore dies at 101

Ladera resident Jean Rusmore, an avid hiker and author with a fascination for nature, died on April 1 in Aptos at the age...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by jennorman, on Apr 27, 2022 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 2449 Views

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Peninsula Open Space Trust keeps 80,000+ acres of local landscape green

Even those who haven't heard about the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) have certainly seen its footprint on the greater...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Betsy Roble, on Apr 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 1748 Views

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Dr. Sara Cody reflects on her front-and-center role during the pandemic

Dr. Sara Cody faced the biggest challenge of her career in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold. She was suddenly...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 21, 2022 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 2009 Views
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