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Task force on homelessness helps unhoused near Bay in pandemic

The number of people living in encampments near the Bay in Menlo Park has dropped to around 10 from a high of around 60 people...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by kbehroozi, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 1835 Views

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San Mateo County to hold vaccine clinics in Belle Haven and East Palo Alto for eligible residents

Following calls for more equitable vaccine distribution, Belle Haven seniors and essential workers will be able to receive...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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Teacher vaccine sign ups ramp up

Teacher vaccinations are well underway locally, with some school districts reporting that 90% of their staff has gotten the...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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State settles teens' lawsuit, allowing high school athletes to resume indoor competitions

High school athletes will soon be able to resume indoor sports competitions if their county's COVID-19 case rates are below...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders celebrated the signing Friday of a $6.6 billion legislative package intended...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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Editorial: Answering the call

Readers answered our call for Holiday Fund donations at a critical time for nonprofit organizations, raising $272,000 in...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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State allows stadiums, entertainment venues and amusement parks to reopen at limited capacities

For the first time in roughly a year, Bay Area residents will be able to attend outdoor sporting and entertainment events...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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Menlo Park to pay $5.5 million to make 14 apartments affordable

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Feb. 23 to spend $5.5 million from the city's below market rate housing fund...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
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San Mateo County officials say 1 in 4 residents has gotten first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

As of March 2, 159,357 San Mateo County residents have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by menlo mom, on Mar 7, 2021 at 5:49 am | 1 comment | 1888 Views

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Unlicensed teen crashes truck, damages Menlo Fire's East Palo Alto station

Three teenagers in a Dodge pickup truck nearly rammed into an East Palo Alto fire station on Tuesday, hitting the rail of...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Mar 5, 2021 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 1888 Views

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Community briefs: Local teens create productivity app, represent state in Senate program

In this week's community briefs, an Atherton teen will represent California in Senate program, high schoolers develop a new...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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California shifts COVID-19 vaccine availability to hardest-hit communities

Seeking an "equity" approach to allocating COVID-19 vaccine doses across the state, California health officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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With fingers crossed, summer camps are planning to resume

Just two months into 2021, camps on the Midpeninsula are already looking to make a comeback this summer, which would include,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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New rector takes on leadership at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Menlo Park

St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Menlo Park has a new rector, the Reverend Daniel Spors, according to a recent announcement...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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Rising Above: A Virtual Evening of Resilience & Hope March 11 at 7 pm

NCEFT, the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, is delighted to announce that Rising Above: A Virtual Evening...

Original post made by Nan Meek on Mar. 3, 2021
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San Mateo County hazard pay ordinance for grocery store workers is postponed for equity review

A proposal to temporarily require large grocery and drug stores to offer hazard pay to frontline workers in unincorporated...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Mar 1, 2021 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 2060 Views

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Community college district courses to remain mostly online through December

San Mateo Community College District classes will remain online through the end of the fall semester. Some in-person instruction...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Mar 1, 2021 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1473 Views

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$47M in rental relief coming to San Mateo County renters and landlords

Between state and federal funds, almost $47 million in rental assistance will be available to provide San Mateo County renters...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
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Portola Valley schools project fosters creativity, gratitude

Students honored everyday heroes with unique awards as part of a recent project. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/02/27/portola-valley-schools-project...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
Last comment by , on Feb 27, 2021 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1805 Views

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Daly City COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to all San Mateo County residents 65 and up on Friday and Saturday

This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, San Mateo County residents 65 years and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2021
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