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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park's police chief was publicly accused of using a racial slur in ethics training. Here's the story.

During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in Menlo Park, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she'd...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jun 25, 2020 at 11:08 am | 50 comments | 8721 Views

MENLO PARK

Driver dies after vehicle hit by lumber truck on Highway 280 in Woodside

A Freeway Service Patrol driver died Tuesday afternoon in a crash on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, a spokesman...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 4262 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite calls for action, Palo Alto is in no rush to expand Foothills Park access

Weeks after pledging to promote inclusion, the City Council abruptly postponed considering a proposal that many say would...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Jun 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 2049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online or on-campus? High school district debates how to reopen in the fall

The Sequoia Union High School District is still in wide-ranging discussions over reopening its schools in the fall, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 4874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cañada College launches investigation into student’s video mocking George Floyd

Cañada College released a statement Friday, June 19, condemning a video filmed and posted online by one of its students...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Yet More Nonsense, on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 3161 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter to the editor: Racism alive and 'well'

In a letter to the editor in the June 19 edition, Menlo Park resident Patty New writes about an incident in which a biracial...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2020
Last comment by Former Resident, on Jun 23, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 5 comments | 3158 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, Kathryne Blair, William Brulé Johnson, Paul Eugene Stoft, Jo-Ellen Varner

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, 55, Kathryne Blair, 80, William Brulé Johnson,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1858 Views

AROUND TOWN

County funds evacuation planning and management online tool

San Mateo County residents will soon benefit from a new online management tool to help them evacuate in wildfires, tsunamis...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens lead Black Lives Matter protest in Menlo Park

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto last week as part of a national...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by EHK, on Jun 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 7 comments | 1390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

In a guest opinion, Cupertino resident Geoff Paulsen, who is a member of the family that owned the property that became Foothills...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Jo McClean, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 3478 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park teen pleads no contest to drive-by robbery of senior woman near Daly City

Last week, a 19-year-old from Menlo Park pleaded no contest to charges related to a February robbery of a senior citizen...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by JACK, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:19 pm | 4 comments | 5227 Views

MENLO PARK

A new vision for public safety services in Menlo Park

Recommendations: 1 - Separate criminal offenses from other public safety service functions, 2 - Establish a new Menlo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm | 5 comments | 477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: It's time to listen

In an op-ed, Menlo-Atherton High student Daniel Paul Roman, who helped organize a Black Lives Matter protest in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by BlueState, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 4 comments | 2444 Views

MENLO PARK

San Mateo County gives green light to open more businesses and activities

Effective immediately, a wide range of San Mateo County businesses and activities, from barbershops to gyms, are allowed...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 17, 2020 at 11:19 pm | 3 comments | 5528 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Surveys show heavy drinking, sexual violence persist at Stanford

New survey results show a large number of students have reported binge drinking and disproportionately high rates of sexual...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A and Woodside High School hold virtual ceremonies, car parades for graduates

Seniors at Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools celebrated graduation with car parades, Zoom calls and livestreamed speeches. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by isaidso, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 3694 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community brief: Menlo College hires new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Political science professor Melissa R. Michelson has been appointed as the new Dean of Arts and Sciences at Menlo College....

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by member, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2059 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art 'from the heart': Local muralist Jose Castro creates powerful protest imagery in Redwood City

If you've been to downtown Redwood City recently, you've noticed the buildings around Courthouse Square covered with some...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Mike Grimes, on Jun 16, 2020 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 3744 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Black Lives Matter rally targets Amazon, Facebook in calls for racial justice

A rally against the killing of black people by police echoed through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park on Friday during a rally...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jun 16, 2020 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 4729 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's child care centers to stay, but with rate hike

Local parents whose children attend the two city-subsidized child care programs in Menlo Park can breathe a little easier...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Kirt, on Jun 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 4456 Views
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