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San Mateo County enters COVID-19 'purple tier,' curfew

Continued steeply climbing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have pushed San Mateo County into the state's most restrictive...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by pogo, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 6923 Views

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Menlo Park school group aids local families in need

MPCSD Helps, a venture started this past spring, has raised $100K, collected thousands of donations. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 653 Views

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State to enter more serious regional stay-in-place order in coming days

In an attempt to prevent a crisis in hospitals and intensive care units in the coming weeks due to ballooning cases of COVID-19,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2020
Last comment by Enough, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 5193 Views

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Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 3, 2020 at 9:53 am | 7 comments | 1428 Views

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'Mixed feelings' as young students return to campus in the Menlo Park school district

Oak Knoll Elementary students on Monday sprawled in front of lap desks on yoga mats placed next to colorful dots 6 feet apart....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lily, on Dec 1, 2020 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 8475 Views

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To aid struggling restaurants, county to limit third-party delivery fees

To help struggling restaurants weather the winter, San Mateo County supervisors on Tuesday passed restrictions limiting how...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Local94025, on Nov 19, 2020 at 5:01 am | 9 comments | 3488 Views

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Governor pulls 'emergency brake' on reopenings as coronavirus cases spike. San Mateo County moves back to red tier

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued new orders to pull the "emergency brake" on the virus, pushing San Mateo County back into...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 6392 Views

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Menlo-Atherton High School Stay Strong Banner Project

Sophomore Class Advisors at Menlo-Atherton High School, Amelia Kratzer and Susie Wagstaff, created a Stay Strong Banner Project...

Original post made by Amelia Kratzer on Nov. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 288 Views

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Using state funds, San Mateo County purchases two hotels to shelter unhoused and senior people near Redwood City

San Mateo County will soon be able to provide long-term shelter to more people who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by Dominic DiMenna, on Nov 8, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 8808 Views

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Palo Alto strikes ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Seeking to settle a lawsuit from the NAACP and the ACLU and resolve a long-standing community debate, the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 5, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 4331 Views

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Mountain View protest sparks over worries that Trump won't accept 2020 election results

Dozens of Midpeninsula residents took to the streets in Mountain View on Wednesday to demand that every vote be counted in...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 5, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 3585 Views

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Letters to the editor: Prop 15, Anna Eshoo, climate change

Letters supporting the reelection of Rep. Anna Eshoo; for and against Prop 15; in support of San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Michael B. Reiner, PhD, on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 2678 Views

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Fauci talks reopening plans with Santa Clara County officials amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci briefed local business leaders Friday on the state of COVID-19 and progress on a vaccine, while praising...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 21428 Views

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Law enforcement officials donate to fire board incumbents

Two incumbents running for reelection to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board have received donations in recent...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 18 comments | 1013 Views

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Menlo Park council race: Tensions grow over residential rezoning

Menlo Park's District 3 race continues to generate controversy. We looked into where candidates stand on a major zoning question,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Enough, on Oct 30, 2020 at 8:19 pm | 22 comments | 4288 Views

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Obituaries: Marie Therese Arnold, William R. Carsillo

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Marie Therese Arnold, 93, and William R. Carsillo. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1752 Views

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As forecasted high winds pick up, PG&E to cut power to thousands of San Mateo and Santa Clara county customers

With dry conditions and wind gusts at high points throughout the Bay Area expected to hit up to 70 miles per hour, PG&E is...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Bob Pierce, on Oct 26, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 4403 Views

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Jury convicts man for mailing bombs in act of revenge on officers

An Oakland man was found guilty earlier this week of sending bombs through the mail to take revenge on a corrections officer...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by Ranchhand, on Oct 24, 2020 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2571 Views

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Menlo Park council favors lowering speed limits citywide

Menlo Park could overhaul its speed limit system in favor of mandating slower speeds on city streets, possibly making it...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by ln, on Oct 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 3741 Views

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Alleged robber causes scare with replica handgun at Stanford Shopping Center

A man who reportedly had a gun at Stanford Shopping Center was arrested by Palo Alto police on Saturday for allegedly taking...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Oct 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 2823 Views
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