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MENLO PARK

Amid pandemic, Holiday Fund launches charitable campaign

Local nonprofit organizations like East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program have been scrambling to meet the needs of clients,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2020
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OTHER TOPICS

Vegan food aid nonprofit gives faux turkey roasts – and more – to local families in need

An anonymous foundation in Redwood City is funding a vegan nonprofit called Vegan Outreach to provide food aid to hundreds...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2020
Last comment by Linda Prieto, on Dec 14, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 4939 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain's new schedule starting Monday aimed at helping essential workers

Caltrain is implementing a new schedule starting Monday aimed at improving service for essential workers and others dependent...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mickey Griffin, on Dec 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2222 Views

MENLO PARK

Camp Menlo Park and its Mid Peninsula Legacy

Between the pandemic and political races this year, it is little wonder we haven’t paused to remember that Camp Menlo Park...

Original post made by jeff Kleck on Dec. 14, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

'They are back': Latest Atherton burglaries may be tied to 2018-19 crime streak, police say

Recent burglaries in Atherton may be linked to a previous burglary spree, police said at a virtual town meeting Dec. 9 that...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Dec 12, 2020 at 9:52 am | 9 comments | 5026 Views

MENLO PARK

To boost seasonal morale, Menlo Park council agrees to light up holiday trees after all

Menlo Park's traditional holiday tree lights, notably absent so far this year, will make a comeback for 2020 after all. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Tree Lights, on Dec 11, 2020 at 5:24 pm | 2 comments | 3196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Why San Mateo County hasn't implemented the state's stay-at-home order

In a guest opinion, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow writes about why San Mateo County has not implemented...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Dec 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 4441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crime brief: $800K worth of jewelry stolen in Atherton

Burglars stole nearly $800,000 in jewelry from an Atherton home on Tuesday, according to police. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

Federal regulators, over 40 states sue Facebook over anticompetitive practices

Menlo Park-based Facebook is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission and multiple states for alleged monopoly practices,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
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AROUND TOWN

Final election results show county's highest voter turnout since 1968

San Mateo County saw its highest voter turnout in more than 50 years, as elections officials certified the final results...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3278 Views

AROUND TOWN

As holidays approach, demand for food hits new record

Organizers of local senior nutrition programs say they're committed to meeting the need and making the holidays special --...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2353 Views

FICTION

Fire board incumbents lead in election night results

Menlo Park Fire Protection District board incumbents Rob Silano and Virginia Chang Kiraly have jumped out in front as initial...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 3536 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Your help is needed more than ever. Support the Holiday Fund.

Though many people face strained financial circumstances due to the pandemic, we hope those who can will support our Holiday...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Julie Hartstein, on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 3471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas board president resigns over wife's racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris

Jon Venverloh resigned Sunday after his wife posted racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Chris MD, on Dec 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm | 52 comments | 59729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Health care workers will be given priority with San Mateo County's first vaccine doses

Up to 24,000 health care workers in San Mateo County will be first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, with the first shipment...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 10, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 3321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Roberts Market provides curbside pickup to Sequoias seniors

Roberts Market is offering curbside delivery to some of its most vulnerable shoppers. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/12/10/roberts-market-provides-c...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Really !, on Dec 10, 2020 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawmakers weigh moratorium extension as eviction cliff looms

With California's eviction moratorium set to expire in less than 60 days and 2 million people at risk of losing their rental...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Dec 9, 2020 at 7:14 pm | 1 comment | 2412 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A lost Palo Alto couple. A 'miraculous' rescue. Here's what happened to Ian Irwin and Carol Kiparsky.

In their first interview since their rescue in February, Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin describe how their...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by dee, on Dec 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm | 4 comments | 6286 Views

MENLO PARK

Newly elected Las Lomitas board member steps down, leaving two seats to fill

Board member-elect Jody Leng said she won't assume her seat on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Carol Mayer Marshall, on Dec 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 4334 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council creates program to help struggling restaurants offer outdoor dining

For some Menlo Park restaurants that lacked outdoor eating areas when the pandemic struck, help may be on the way. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 3848 Views
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