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Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mary, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 1967 Views

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Former longtime Ladera resident celebrates centennial birthday

Earlier this week, a small number of friends and relatives made their way to Aptos to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mary, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 1197 Views

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Former longtime Ladera resident celebrates centennial birthday

Earlier this week, a small number of friends and relatives made their way to Aptos to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Sep 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 134 Views

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Woodside: Council passes commercial leaf blower ordinance

At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Woodside Town Council voted 6-1 to adopt an ordinance limiting the hours that commercial leaf...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by jgftw, on Sep 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm | 3 comments | 1663 Views

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Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park

A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 17, 2020 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 1635 Views

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By Wednesday, Bay Area will be under Spare the Air alerts for 30 consecutive days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts through Wednesday because of wildfire smoke,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Sep 15, 2020 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1013 Views

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Rangers fighting CZU fires see a silver lining for county parks

Two San Mateo County Parks Department employees describe how they've responded to the CZU Lightning Complex fires, which...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Sep 13, 2020 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 2935 Views

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Old Port Lobster Shack owner sentenced for failing to pay nearly $1M in taxes

A 60-year-old Portola Valley man who failed to pay nearly $1 million in state taxes has been sentenced to six months in county...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 2431 Views

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One woman's homemade meals feed a community in need

A new friendship between two Palo Alto neighbors that began with a delivery of nightly meals has led to a self-published...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Sep 10, 2020 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 3316 Views

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Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 3694 Views

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How local volunteer firefighters are helping to battle the CZU fires

Firefighting can be a dangerous job. But for members of the Kings Mountain and La Honda fire brigades, it's a way to serve...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 3754 Views

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State Legislature approves — and limits — eviction protections amid pandemic

Hours before California's eviction ban was set to expire, state legislators approved a bill Monday that will both extend...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1648 Views

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Man with alleged 'Boogaloo' ties arrested for threatening key health officer in Bay Area's COVID-19 response

A Gilroy resident with alleged ties to the militant, far-right "Boogaloo" movement was arrested last week for sending more...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by lelkins, on Sep 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 2285 Views

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Bay Area schools awarded $12 million to launch campus-based mental health services

Students in schools across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties will soon have better access to mental health services located...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2512 Views

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CZU Fires: Most of San Mateo County's wildfire evacuees now allowed to return home

Most wildfire evacuees in San Mateo County are allowed to return home, effective immediately, according to a noon announcement...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2709 Views

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Donate to support volunteer firefighters and local fire districts as the CZU Lightening Complex Fire nearly destroys their small communities.

This is an initiative of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, your gift via our partner, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 258 Views

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'We believe we can do better': Kepler's Books CEO calls for more statewide COVID-19 restrictions

In a guest opinion in the Aug. 22 issue, Kepler's Books CEO Praveen Madan writes an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom calling...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by Stunned, on Aug 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 9 comments | 2529 Views

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Local group rescues hundreds of large animals from wildfires

The wildfires that have forced over 78,000 residents to leave their homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains have also put many...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 264 Views

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'It's eerie': Behind the lines of the CZU August Lightning fires

With wildfire smoke blanketing the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hazy fog, Andy Kerr, co-owner of Alice's Restaurant, loads up...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 5421 Views

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Monitor air quality along the Midpeninsula in real time

Residents can track the air quality in their neighborhoods in real time through an interactive, crowdsourced map that uses...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by Mary Robins, on Aug 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 2653 Views
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Benefiting local non-profits

The 36th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, October 2, wherever you are! Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local non-profits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon.

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