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Menlo Park resident's 'Porchraits' offer snapshots of everyday life during shelter-at-home order

A Menlo Park resident spent her spring break taking photos — from at least 10 feet away — of her neighbors to raise money...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mauka Side, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 6803 Views

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Property tax deadline extended in San Mateo County

The deadline for San Mateo County property owners to pay their second annual installment of property taxes has been extended...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Brian, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1663 Views

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Menlo fire district creates new pandemic response unit

In the wake of placing six emergency workers off duty because of possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:19 am | 10 comments | 3184 Views

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Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by bemused, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 4589 Views

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Safety net for low-income Menlo Park residents spreading wider

As the coronavirus whips across the Bay Area, many low-income residents living on the edge are being put at risk. What's...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 2649 Views

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Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 1, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 2437 Views

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Editorial: Atherton shows how not to be a good neighbor

When Atherton leaders first began making noises about how the town was paying far more than "its share" in taxes to the fire...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Fair, on Mar 31, 2020 at 6:40 pm | 48 comments | 2737 Views

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San Mateo County supervisors launch relief fund with $3M in seed money

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors launched an emergency relief fund on Tuesday (March 24) to support those who are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 26, 2020 at 7:35 am | 1 comment | 2603 Views

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Editorial: Atherton shows how not to be a good neighbor

The notion that Atherton taxpayers, who own some of the highest-valued property in the entire country, are somehow being...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Renee Batti, editor, on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 4263 Views

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Legislation to limit grocery store hoarding? San Mateo County Supervisor Canepa is considering it.

In a statement sent out on March 17, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa lamented the grocery store “hoarding" during...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Linda McGeever, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 5 comments | 3279 Views

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District COVID 19 – Pandemic Update Pandemic Emergency Response Unit goes in service!

Menlo Park Fire Protection District COVID 19 – Pandemic Update Pandemic Emergency Response Unit goes in service! Adapt,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Woody Shackleton , on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 6 comments | 1121 Views

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Almanac to suspend publishing print edition after next week

Faced with the mandated closure of virtually all local businesses and the resulting advertising cancellations, The Almanac...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 22, 2020 at 10:18 am | 13 comments | 3110 Views

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Call to Action

Many of us have organized and trained as part of our local Cert organization. Our political leaders are unfortunately...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 21, 2020
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Coronavirus encounters sideline 6 Menlo Park firefighters

SAN MATEO COUNTY – The Menlo Park Fire District is equipping its firefighters with additional safety gear following recent...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 660 Views

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Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County records sixth death

Also, the San Mateo County coronavirus toll as of Wednesday morning, March 18: 80 confirmed cases and one death. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Downtowner, on Mar 20, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 10 comments | 6979 Views

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San Mateo County courts reacting to pandemic; trials postponed, skeleton crew in courthouse workplace

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday (March 17) issued an emergency order enabling the San Mateo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Anthony , on Mar 19, 2020 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 2579 Views

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Atherton City Council may OK first step to ditch Recology garbage collection service

During a uniquely formatted video meeting, the Atherton City Council will vote on whether to take the first step in replacing...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Tony Belway, on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:22 am | 7 comments | 2967 Views

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New Menlo Park city ordinance: Guns must be locked at home

All guns stored at home must be kept in a locked container or disabled by a trigger lock, according to a new city ordinance...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sense 4 US, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 18 comments | 2940 Views

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Shelter in Place - Essential Services

The spirit of this shelter in place order is we should socially distance from each other and stay at home. Yet, the order...

Original post made by Call Me Crazy on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 244 Views

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Menlo Park declares 'local emergency' amid coronavirus outbreak

The city of Menlo Park has declared a "local state of emergency" in response to the coronavirus outbreak in San Mateo County,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Awarness, on Mar 17, 2020 at 12:15 am | 19 comments | 10055 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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