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Palo Alto paramedic reflects on Fire Department's evolving COVID-19 response

The human aspect has always been a critical component of the job for Palo Alto firefighters, and it's one that has been put...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 338 Views

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Los Altos Stage Company brings the 'Pain'

Local actor Michael Champlin will deliver a one-man show for Los Altos Stage Company in six livestreamed performances beginning...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Kathy Hughes, on Mar 5, 2021 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 984 Views

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Nine apartments set to replace two century-old structures in Menlo Park

The countdown is on for Menlo Park's used bookstore Feldman's Books to find a new home after a proposal to redevelop the...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by LottieDa, on Mar 4, 2021 at 7:22 pm | 8 comments | 5963 Views

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Menlo School student files suit against state for indoor sports ban

A Menlo School freshman has filed a lawsuit against San Mateo County, the state and state health officials for prohibiting...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by editoratlarge, on Mar 4, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 3339 Views

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Becker, local leaders demand East Palo Alto gets vaccine priority

State Sen. Josh Becker joined city and county leaders on Monday to call on the federal and state governments to prioritize...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1391 Views

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Governor, state Legislature reach deal on $2B for schools to reopen by March 31

California lawmakers are expected to pass a new bill Thursday that would push -- though not require -- school districts across...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
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Gov. Gavin Newsom champions new school reopening deal in Palo Alto

The day after announcing legislation to incentivize school districts to resume in-person instruction, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1098 Views

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Santa Clara County enters the red tier on Wednesday, loosening public health restrictions

Movie theaters, gyms and restaurants can reopen in Santa Clara County starting Wednesday, after county officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
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Santa Cruz Avenue closures to remain in effect through end of next January

Three downtown street segments in Menlo Park will remain closed to encourage outdoor dining until the end of January 2022,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 25, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 3 comments | 3136 Views

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Identity and empowerment: Virtual photography exhibit highlights Black Americans, diversity in the early 20th century

Between 1910 and 1925, African American photographer John Johnson captured images of his friends and neighbors in Lincoln,...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1705 Views

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COVID relief grant application window now open for restaurants, breweries and wineries

Qualifying restaurants, wineries and breweries in San Mateo County can now apply for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $10,000. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1560 Views

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Woodside woman found dead in Grand Canyon

Lillian Meyn, a 31-year-old Woodside resident, was found dead in the Grand Canyon Tuesday morning after a family member reported...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2021
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With schools open since fall, local teachers pleaded for priority access to vaccines. Their wish may soon come true

Local teachers who are already back at work in classrooms have been begging San Mateo County health officials for priority...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by woodsider, on Feb 24, 2021 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments | 5977 Views

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Menlo Park council to consider new law firm for city attorney services

After decades of work with the law firm Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel, LLP, the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by SoodyQ, on Feb 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 2371 Views

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New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2021
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People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

Starting March 15, anyone ages 16-64 with a developmental disability, cancer or other conditions that would put them at risk...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3812 Views

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Radio silence: As police encrypt dispatch transmissions, questions build on the public's right to know

Police departments throughout the Midpeninsula are following Palo Alto police, which on Jan. 5 abruptly announced it would...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 7, 2021 at 10:39 am | 6 comments | 4070 Views

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County to host Facebook event in Spanish addressing vaccine concerns

San Mateo County on Tuesday will host a Facebook Live event in Spanish to address community concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2021
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Stanford Health Care to receive $16.8M to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites

Stanford Health Care will receive $16.8 million to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines at six sites throughout the...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3081 Views

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Is police information ripe for abuse?

While private information might fall into the wrong hands when the public and the press listen to radio transmissions, there...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 5, 2021 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2020 Views
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