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COVID-19 BA.5 variant transmission is high in San Mateo County, doubling infection rate since May

San Mateo County Health officials are warning people to take extra precautions after COVID-19 infections more than doubled...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2022
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 13, 2022 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 4021 Views

WOODSIDE

Letters to the editor: Housing growth in the face of wildfire threats, stance on death penalty

This week, readers weighed in on housing, growth in Midpeninsula towns at heightened wildfire risk and the death penalty...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2022
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Jul 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Balance initiative faces council scrutiny, resident complaints

Menlo Balance's initiative to prohibit the Menlo Park City Council from redesignating lots zoned for single-family homes...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Jul 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm | 14 comments | 3970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park councilman floats compromise on Flood School housing plan

A proposal put forward by Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller in an op-ed July 5 aims to craft a compromise on the...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm | 6 comments | 2537 Views

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Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles

Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the “abrupt departure” of camp staff members upset over...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Robin, on Jul 9, 2022 at 11:00 am | 23 comments | 3792 Views

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Ravenswood's $110 million school bond measure leading

The Ravenswood City School District's Measure I currently has 68% voter approval. Read the full story here https://almanacnews.com/news/2022/06/07/ravenswoods-110-million-school-b...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1487 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is this a scam? Tips to identify fraud schemes and where to go for help

Scammers targeting older adults are experts at throwing their victims off balance by presenting urgent situations that can...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 2391 Views

MENLO PARK

Community briefs: Portola Valley Library to open 7 days a week and local students rack up honors

In this week's community briefs, the Portola Valley Library expands its schedule to open daily for the first time and Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Virginia, on Jul 5, 2022 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1442 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:44 pm | 6 comments | 1718 Views

WOODSIDE

Fourth of July celebrations return in person to the Peninsula

Events across the Peninsula will be taking place in person this year to mark Independence Day. From concerts to fireworks,...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jul 3, 2022 at 10:05 am | 4 comments | 1389 Views

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Taking the pain out of pointe: How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerinas' feet

Dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte was 11 years old when she finally got permission to go en pointe. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Alice Newton, on Jul 2, 2022 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 348 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park ballot initiative seeks to put single-family rezoning to a vote

An initiative proposed by local group Menlo Balance seeks to make the rezoning of single-family homes in Menlo Park require...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 2, 2022 at 9:06 am | 85 comments | 8279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman in critical condition after being struck by SamTrans bus in Menlo Park

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a SamTrans bus on El Camino Real in Menlo Park during...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Jul 1, 2022 at 8:39 pm | 3 comments | 3515 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan

Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2022
Last comment by Clevenger, on Jun 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm | 38 comments | 8185 Views

MENLO PARK

Former community college chancellor pleads not guilty on corruption charges

Former San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo pleaded not guilty to all corruption charges leveled...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Brad, on Jun 30, 2022 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 2327 Views

WOODSIDE

How Emerald Hills got their animals to safety during the Edgewood Fire

Emerald Hills residents quickly came together to get their animals, including horses and ponies, out of the area when the...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 2097 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How dancer, designer and author Kelly Schmutte found the secret to saving ballerina feet

When dancer and designer Kelly Schmutte went to put on her first pair of pointe shoes as a young dancer, it wasn't the beautiful...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1776 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bay restoration project gets $1M grant for flood control

A project to protect and restore more than 500 acres of critical shore area habitats in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park received...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Mary Hufty, on Jun 28, 2022 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1411 Views

WOODSIDE

Cal Fire officials: Edgewood Fire is now 100% contained

Cal Fire officials on Monday said the Edgewood Fire in the Emerald Hills area of Woodside and Redwood City is 100% contained. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 27, 2022 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 3772 Views

WOODSIDE

'It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames erupt just a few hundred feet away

Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2022
Last comment by vicki coe, on Jun 27, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 2215 Views
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