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Menlo Park: Fireworks suspected cause of detached garage fire on Fourth of July

Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters suspect that fireworks are to blame for a blaze in a detached garage backyard...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 9, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 4 comments | 3098 Views

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Coronavirus central: Total of Latino/Hispanic residents with virus in San Mateo County nearly doubles other races

The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Wednesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,688 cases and...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 8, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 4 comments | 20118 Views

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Activist group calls on Palo Alto to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegregate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 7, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 2272 Views

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The cost of COVID-19 drug remdesivir: $2,340 to $3,120 per patient

Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of an experimental antiviral drug used to shorten COVID-19's effects, announced on Monday...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Jul 1, 2020 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1642 Views

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Coroner's Office identifies San Jose woman killed in Highway 280 crash

A fatal solo-vehicle crash was reported Monday afternoon on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in unincorporated San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by jdonsky, on Jun 30, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 6214 Views

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Longtime Almanac lifestyle editor Jane Knoerle dies at 95

Jane Hazelton Knoerle, who worked as a staff writer and lifestyle section editor for The Almanac for four decades and served...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Sue Dremann , on Jun 26, 2020 at 11:01 pm | 6 comments | 2893 Views

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County supervisors OK hundreds of new Tasers for Sheriff's Office, voice support for Black Lives Matter

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to both pass a resolution in support of the Black Lives...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 4662 Views

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Home sales: $4.1 million Menlo Park home is the week’s highest seller

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $4.1 million for a recently...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4290 Views

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Obituaries: Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, Kathryne Blair, William Brulé Johnson, Paul Eugene Stoft, Jo-Ellen Varner

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, 55, Kathryne Blair, 80, William Brulé Johnson,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1512 Views

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Surveys show heavy drinking, sexual violence persist at Stanford

New survey results show a large number of students have reported binge drinking and disproportionately high rates of sexual...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2082 Views

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Black Lives Matter rally targets Amazon, Facebook in calls for racial justice

A rally against the killing of black people by police echoed through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park on Friday during a rally...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jun 16, 2020 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 4298 Views

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Eshoo takes steps to increase police accountability from the federal level on down

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo this week joined federal lawmakers in proposing major reforms for law enforcement and raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by de-fund, refund and reform., on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 4 comments | 1813 Views

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Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Midpeninsula area

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Palo Alto's city hall, where they grabbed onto the momentum of what's now a global movement...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 7 comments | 3221 Views

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New county order to allow outdoor dining, small indoor funerals starting Saturday

Outdoor dining and indoor funerals with up to 10 people present will be allowed in San Mateo County beginning Saturday, June...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments | 3549 Views

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San Mateo County, city of Palo Alto institute curfews starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

San Mateo County is instituting a curfew on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in response to widespread looting and vandalism...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 4 comments | 12267 Views

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Menlo Park police arrest suspected looters on the way to Stanford Shopping Center

Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters arrested two men last night who were allegedly headed to Stanford Shopping...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 13724 Views

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Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
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Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including multiple Peninsula locations

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 5545 Views

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Letter to the editor: Menlo Park should not lay off essential workers

In a letter to the editor, Menlo Park recreation coordinator Jarrod Harden writes about his concern that the city may lay...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Researcher, on May 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 2193 Views

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Blaze spreading after Menlo Park encampment catches fire

Menlo Park firefighters are currently battling a blaze in a grasslands area at Willow Road on the Baylands after a homeless...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on May 26, 2020 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 18549 Views
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