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Local private school students return to campus

A teacher guides kindergartners into classrooms at Woodland School on Oct. 21 in a video posted on the Portola Valley school's...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 27, 2020 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 305 Views

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What county health leaders are doing to bridge COVID-19 testing gaps

People of color have been the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and San Mateo County is working on reducing disparities...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Nov 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2619 Views

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Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations

Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 25, 2020 at 2:04 am | 1 comment | 1800 Views

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County officials brace for holiday season as COVID-19 cases are on the uptick

While San Mateo County remained in the orange tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy for a third consecutive week,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2020
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What Vice President-elect Harris means for California

Goodbye, state of resistance. Hello, state of influence. California's status shifted dramatically with the election of Joe...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Local Parent, on Nov 15, 2020 at 11:21 am | 4 comments | 5813 Views

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Bill Gates predicted a pandemic in 2018. Now that COVID-19's arrived, here's how he wants to control it.

Philanthropist Bill Gates implicated a lack of leadership in the U.S. response to COVID-19 during an event with Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
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Democrats keep House, state Legislature seats in local races

While tension surrounds the outcome of the presidential race, election results for local seats in the House of Representatives...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Walter, on Nov 8, 2020 at 2:13 pm | 8 comments | 2112 Views

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Voters back Measure RR to fund Caltrain with sales tax

Caltrain has lost significant ridership and subsequent funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after Tuesday's election,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by ln, on Nov 5, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1732 Views

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Guest opinion: It's time to get out the vote

In an op-ed, Hillview Middle School student Arhaan Gupta-Rastogi writes about the importance of voting this election. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by M. Gupta, on Nov 2, 2020 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 2325 Views

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Man dies in collision in Atherton

A 61-year-old man died Monday after he was struck by a car while walking across El Camino. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/10/26/man-dies-in-collis...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 31, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 40 comments | 9741 Views

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Election night 2020: Tune in for local results, analysis

Midpeninsula residents can watch local election results next Tuesday night during a live, one-hour broadcast being co-produced...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by brent, on Oct 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2255 Views

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Tonight: Sheriff's Office forum to share details of ICE activity

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office will provide information to the public about Immigration and Customs Enforcement's...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
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San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury raises red flags with private defender program

San Mateo County's private defender program, which has less than half the budget of the District Attorney's office, needs...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by gary, on Oct 23, 2020 at 9:19 am | 4 comments | 6443 Views

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Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and health care, students are more mobilized around the November election...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
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DOJ accuses Google of illegally maintaining a monopoly on internet searches

Google, the company that once adopted the motto "don't be evil," was accused on Tuesday of illegally maintaining a monopoly...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
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Wednesday: Atherton council to vote on plan to close train station on Dec. 1

The Atherton City Council will consider approving an agreement to shut down its historic train station on Wednesday, Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
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San Mateo County Sheriff, DA, defender and advocates tackle tough questions about law enforcement and race

Months after protests calling for police reform rippled throughout the U.S. and Peninsula, Portola Valley hosted a panel...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
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Fire district candidates say race hinges on micromanagement versus progress

The race for a seat on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is heating up, with incumbents Virginia Chang Kiraly...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:49 am | 37 comments | 1529 Views

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Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

Read guest opinions for and against Measure RR, a proposed eighth-cent sales tax in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:42 am | 3 comments | 7534 Views

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Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
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