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AROUND TOWN

Heat, risk of fires, rip current pose danger in Bay Area this weekend

Weather will pose a danger to Bay Area residents starting Friday with a higher risk for rip currents at beaches and increased...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 1, 2020 at 11:47 pm | 6 comments | 2193 Views

MENLO PARK

Red flag warning, Spare the Air alerts extended due to hot weather

The National Weather Service extended and expanded its red flag warning Thursday due to fire concerns in the Bay Area as...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 1, 2020 at 11:40 pm | 1 comment | 1782 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council candidate receives profane messages

Chelsea Nguyen, a candidate for Menlo Park's District 3 seat, said she has received two messages through her campaign website...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Oct 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm | 9 comments | 4433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor stop traffic in Menlo Park

More than 150 people from around the Bay Area gathered Friday evening in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Steve_J, on Oct 1, 2020 at 2:46 pm | 9 comments | 5146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community briefs: Free meals from Sequoia school district, Peninsula Clean Energy credits

Community briefs: Sequoia Union High School District providing free meals and Peninsula Clean Energy offering credits to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Yaz, on Oct 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 27822 Views

MENLO PARK

Former rector at Trinity Church misused more than $200,000 in parish funds, church announces

The Episcopal faith community at Trinity Church in Menlo Park is now searching for an interim rector after an investigation...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Oct 1, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 4 comments | 5024 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley man accused of sexually assaulting minor pleads not guilty

A 19-year-old Portola Valley man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3816 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Stanford alumnus behind Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling

Director Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma," leaves no stone unturned as it dives into tech's ugly downside, from social...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Jenni, on Sep 28, 2020 at 10:23 pm | 2 comments | 8088 Views

MENLO PARK

Wolosin leads in campaign fundraising, endorsements for Menlo Park council's District 3 race

Jen Wolosin has raised the most money so far among Menlo Park's District 3 City Council candidates, according to the latest...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by Iris, on Sep 28, 2020 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 2311 Views

AROUND TOWN

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

We've compiled a list of local election debates and forums taking place virtually for Midpeninsula voters ahead of the Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Sep 25, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 3684 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 4 comments | 2352 Views

MENLO PARK

Modified downtown street closures to last through February

A pilot program to close some areas of Santa Cruz Avenue and allow restaurants and retailers to spread onto the sidewalks...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sara T, on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 2419 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by jgftw, on Sep 24, 2020 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 1594 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park kindergartners and first graders to return to classrooms on Monday

The Menlo Park City School District will reopen for in-person classes for kindergartners and first graders starting on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 23, 2020 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 6086 Views

OTHER TOPICS

More businesses can open as San Mateo County moves into less restrictive 'red' tier'

San Mateo County moved to the less-restrictive red tier of California's COVID-19 classifications on Tuesday, meaning additional...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steve_J, on Sep 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 4046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID testing of teachers, staff hotly debated as California schools reopen

As schools throughout California tiptoe toward reopening, decisions about whether to routinely test teachers, staff and even...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Boy Howdy, on Sep 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Special fire board meeting on the future of Community Crisis Management and district volunteer organizations

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is holding a virtual study session beginning at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 22) to discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm | 2 comments | 2107 Views

MENLO PARK

Alleged serial killer lands in hospital before trial

A man charged with killing two young women in the 1970s on Stanford University property has been hospitalized right before...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Sep 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 3009 Views

MENLO PARK

With new deal, communities seek to cement partnership on land use concerns

After banding over shared concerns about Stanford University's growth plan, city and county officials in Santa Clara and...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Sep 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 2055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school superintendent Mary Streshly announces resignation amid calls for district to fire her

More than a month after Sequoia Union High School District's teachers union and 22 principals and top administrators called...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Angry Parent, on Sep 21, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 8123 Views
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