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AROUND TOWN

Prop. 13 reform could be big boost to county's tax revenue, study says

One of the major ballot initiatives facing voters in November will be the Schools and Communities First initiative. A new...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Jul 22, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 27 comments | 3910 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley council approves George Floyd resolution

The Portola Valley Town Council on June 24 followed up on its work to engage the community about police reform and racial...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by charlie jones, on Jul 21, 2020 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 2381 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coronavirus central: Total of Latino/Hispanic residents with virus in San Mateo County nearly doubles other races

The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Wednesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,688 cases and...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 5 comments | 28586 Views

OTHER TOPICS

After more coronavirus closures, how deep will California's recession go?

As the health crisis unfolds, changing state and local health orders have combined with intense financial anxiety and confusion...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:42 pm | 2 comments | 1780 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council talks about how city can be more racially equitable

The Menlo Park City Council, in its second meeting of the week, pushed for a series of steps to tackle institutional bias...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Whatever, on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:55 pm | 8 comments | 3189 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Check Plus, Reality Check, on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 22056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2020
Last comment by Marina Kalugina, on Jul 20, 2020 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 3683 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Francisco supervisors defend refusal to support Caltrain sales tax

San Francisco supervisors Shamann Walton and Aaron Peskin on Wednesday stood by their refusal to support asking voters in...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Whatever, on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:29 am | 4 comments | 2482 Views

MENLO PARK

After 28 years, Menlo Park's favorite place for pet supplies and friendly advice is closing down

Come July, Menlo Park's four-legged residents will lose out on a favorite spot to score free treats and those who care for...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Jul 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 21 comments | 8604 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air district asks employers to 'cut the commute' by expanding remote work options

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District along with Santa Clara County asked employers to sign a pledge that extends...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2020
Last comment by Jake, on Jul 19, 2020 at 5:46 am | 1 comment | 3350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Time for a 'fresh start': Menlo Park's police chief says he'll retire July 30, but may reconsider

In the middle of a Menlo Park City Council discussion about police reform policies, Menlo Park's police Chief Dave Bertini...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jake, on Jul 17, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 63 comments | 10484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Citing spike in coronavirus cases, Ravenswood to start school year with full distance learning

The Ravenswood City school board backed on Thursday a plan to open schools in August remotely, with the hopes of shifting...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2395 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Nearly half of all coronavirus cases in San Mateo County are among Hispanic or Latinx residents. We asked local leaders and experts why.

Throughout San Mateo County, and across the U.S., it's becoming increasingly clear that COVID-19 is hitting Latinx communities...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by diesel, on Jul 16, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 11 comments | 23981 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Whisper comes to the Art Kiosk

The latest installation in downtown Redwood City's Art Kiosk space is Whisper, by Shiyao Lin. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/07/15/whisper-comes-to-...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by MACA, on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 803 Views

AROUND TOWN

High school teachers worry about returning to campus

Many Sequoia Union High School District teachers are raising concerns about reopening school campuses this fall amid the...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Stra, on Jul 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 8 comments | 4672 Views

MENLO PARK

Community leaders host frank discussion on racism in Menlo Park

Last Thursday evening, a group of local community leaders broached the challenging topic: What can be done to combat racism...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Manlo Punk, on Jul 15, 2020 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 2852 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is California failing so badly to stop the Covid 19 virus?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/california/ 1 - Lack of Personal Responsibility We took a long walk...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 180 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gov. Newsom orders immediate end to indoor dining, other activities due to statewide surge in coronavirus

Indoor activities across California must be reined in as the state combats a resurgence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Gov....

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by another resident , on Jul 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm | 2 comments | 2698 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police confiscate over 1,300 pounds of fireworks in East Palo Alto

A series of operations to tamp down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto led police officers to confiscate 1,304 pounds...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Jul 13, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 3307 Views

MENLO PARK

Fires point to risky conditions in Ravenswood Triangle

A 60-acre grass-and-marsh area with homeless encampments, most of which is supposed to be protected habitat for endangered...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 13, 2020 at 9:37 am | 9 comments | 4052 Views
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