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Guest opinion: How to get on board with Menlo Park's climate action plan

The Environmental Quality Commission has delivered a climate action proposal to Menlo Park, and the next steps will be crucial...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, 15 hours ago | 9 comments | 719 Views

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Tears, hugs and masks as parents send their children back to school

There were tears from parents and kindergartners alike as elementary school students in Ravenswood, Portola Valley and Las...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1397 Views

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San Mateo County Supervisors OK new resolution on equity

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution laying out its next steps to promote racial equity...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 22, 2021 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 2187 Views

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Argument escalates into stabbing during party

A stabbing during a party in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood early Sunday morning left a man hospitalized with serious...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1942 Views

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Farm stand safari: Cruising the Coastside for the perfect produce

Cruising the San Mateo County coast, it's never long before you find a farm stand. Part of the joy of visiting farm stands...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by amhey, on Sep 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 2794 Views

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Getreu trial: Brother of victim testifies alleged serial killer murdered his sister in 1963

Evan David Williams, a pastor, said that Getreu killed his sister on June 9, 1963, when his family and Getreu's parents were...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Gcb, on Sep 9, 2021 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 3536 Views

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Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by brent, on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 3571 Views

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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Misha, on Aug 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2103 Views

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Spate of ADA lawsuits hits hundreds of local businesses still reeling from the pandemic

Things were looking pretty good last month for Tai Pan, a downtown Palo Alto restaurant known for its Cantonese dim sum....

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by tmain, on Aug 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm | 3 comments | 3271 Views

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A year after CZU fires, Gov. Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 3123 Views

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Pet owners struggle to find veterinary care for Rover, Boots amid pandemic

Up and down the Peninsula, pet owners are having trouble finding medical care for their animals, often being turned away...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Lawrence Lerner, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 2483 Views

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La Honda residents wary of 'hazardous' overgrowth along Highway 84 in the midst of fire season

La Honda residents are nervous this wildfire season, as they say brush is overgrown alongside Highway 84. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Koko, on Aug 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 3611 Views

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'We are not done': Local leaders want schools to mandate vaccines for employees

State Sen. Josh Becker and East Palo Alto City Council member Antonio Lopez called on school districts to mandate vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 30 comments | 4256 Views

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As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 6, 2021 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 8151 Views

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Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm | 8 comments | 3575 Views

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Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

The July 16 edition of the Almanac emphasized the growing concern we all feel on the Peninsula about wildfires in California....

Original post made by Rob Hogue on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 422 Views

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PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 26, 2021 at 7:01 am | 5 comments | 6156 Views

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San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday

Starting Monday, face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities "out of an abundance of caution" due to rising...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by margomca, on Jul 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 4192 Views

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Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
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New Menlo Park firework penalties to skyrocket to $1,000

Anyone thinking of lighting illegal fireworks in Menlo Park this Fourth of July, or any other time, now has another big reason...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Lorraine, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 3633 Views
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