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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leveling the ground: Yes on Proposition 15

Last year, The Almanac ran a three-part series by Kate Bradshaw, describing the lasting impacts of racial segregation in...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Yes on 15, on Oct 12, 2020 at 9:00 am | 12 comments | 907 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's District 3 candidates propose unconventional fixes for city's woes

In two virtual candidate forums held over the past week, Menlo Park's three District 3 candidates were invited to hash out...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 11, 2020 at 9:30 pm | 18 comments | 3559 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council criticizes Facebook for dominating oversight board

Here are updates from the Menlo Park City Council's Oct. 6 meeting, with decisions on outdoor dining, Facebook's outsize...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Oct 10, 2020 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 2686 Views

MENLO PARK

Five candidates running for three open Sequoia Union High School District board seats

Distance learning programs, school reopenings and coronavirus safety procedures are just some of the topics on the minds...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Caroline Lucas, on Oct 9, 2020 at 6:08 pm | 2 comments | 3440 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elizabeth Lewis and Cary Wiest for Atherton City Council

Atherton doesn't always have a contested City Council election, but when it does, you can expect things to get lively. This...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 9, 2020 at 10:35 am | 3 comments | 363 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter to the editor: Menlo Park councilman condemns profane messages sent to District 3 candidate

In a letter to the editor, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller condemns profane messages that were sent to Chelsea Nguyen,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Sean Ballard, on Oct 8, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 10 comments | 3603 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CZU Lightning Complex fires damage 40% of redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains

It took 37 days to contain the CZU Lightning Complex fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but the recovery process...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:22 am | 4 comments | 2649 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CHP investigating hit-and-run crash that ignited grass fire near Four Corners intersection

The CHP is looking to identify a motorist who drove off an embankment along Highway 84 in Skylonda on Sunday night and left...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by La Honda Resident, on Oct 8, 2020 at 9:05 am | 2 comments | 2945 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Jen Wolosin for Menlo Park City Council

The first-ever District 3 council race in Menlo Park features three strong candidates with a diverse set of backgrounds....

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 7, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 3938 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Editorial: Jeff Aalfs and Sarah Wernikoff for Portola Valley Town Council

With only two seats on the council to fill, voters need to make a choice between incumbent Jeff Aalfs and challengers Sarah...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 2741 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school district's older students to return to classrooms starting Oct. 12

The Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) plans to have older students return to campuses on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2020
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 7 comments | 4257 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Cal Fire lifts remaining evacuation orders from CZU fires in San Mateo County

Cal Fire on Sunday announced that all evacuation orders stemming from the CZU Lightning Complex fires that ignited in August...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1900 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto: Man pleads not guilty for fatal shooting of woman last month

A 55-year-old Stockton man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges for the fatal shooting in East Palo Alto last month...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4052 Views

MENLO PARK

Jen Wolosin for Menlo Park City Council

The first-ever District 3 council race in Menlo Park features three strong candidates with a diverse set of backgrounds. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Ana Chung, on Oct 5, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 3 comments | 519 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on Atherton and the fire district

In an Oct. 2 op-ed, Atherton councilmen Mike Lempres and Bill Widmer write about their concerns regarding what they call...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Oct 5, 2020 at 9:51 am | 2 comments | 2774 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 Aldin Lee, on Oct 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 23 comments | 22840 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jeff Aalfs and Sarah Wernikoff for Portola Valley Town Council

There are plenty of things that unify the four candidates for Portola Valley Town Council: a deep love for the town's rural...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jeff Klugman, on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 798 Views

MENLO PARK

Meet the three candidates vying to represent Menlo Park's District 3

Three candidates are running to be the first District 3 City Council representatives in their historically underrepresented...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Kathy Switky, on Oct 2, 2020 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 3595 Views

AROUND TOWN

'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 parent, on Oct 2, 2020 at 8:27 am | 2 comments | 7860 Views

MENLO PARK

Get out the vote? This year, it's get out the poll workers

Micah Robinson, a sophomore at TIDE Academy in Menlo Park, has joined a national effort called Poll Hero which aims to recruit...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by John, on Oct 2, 2020 at 12:18 am | 1 comment | 2515 Views
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