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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs partial Santa Cruz Avenue closure for restaurants, shops

As soon as next week, three blocks of Menlo Park's primary downtown thoroughfare, Santa Cruz Avenue, will be closed to allow...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 12, 2020 at 12:37 pm | 25 comments | 8162 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Newark man arrested for sexual assault following incidents at Ace Hardware

A 27-year-old Newark man was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly sexually assaulting two Menlo Park women at Ace Hardware,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by just curious, on Jul 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm | 6 comments | 6977 Views

ATHERTON

For hair salons and barbershops still in business, it's a rocky road to recovery

From interviews with operators on the Midpeninsula, it's clear the hair service industry is facing a long road to recovery...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Whatever, on Jul 11, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 5104 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Virtual discussion on neighborhood racism in Menlo Park

A virtual discussion titled "Let's Talk About Racism: When Neighbors Racially Profile Neighbors" has been scheduled for tonight,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Gilbert , on Jul 11, 2020 at 7:43 am | 1 comment | 2451 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Tech companies, research institutes cash in on federal loan program

Research institutes, tech companies and hotels were among Midpeninsula's biggest beneficiaries of the federal Paycheck Protection...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 11, 2020 at 5:15 am | 3 comments | 3463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman arrested in 1993 homicide of her daughter

Twenty-seven years after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in her family's East Palo Alto home, investigators have...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Jul 10, 2020 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 3117 Views

SPORTS

'Heartbreaking' but 'imperative': Stanford to cut nearly a third of its varsity sport teams

After the 2020-21 season, Stanford University will discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity sports teams as it faces a growing budget...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Nunya Biznuss, on Jul 10, 2020 at 8:09 am | 1 comment | 2077 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Fireworks suspected cause of detached garage fire on Fourth of July

Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters suspect that fireworks are to blame for a blaze in a detached garage backyard...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 9, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 4 comments | 3991 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'It's a moral imperative that we address it': Portola Valley council discusses racism, policing in wake of killing of George Floyd

The town of Portola Valley will begin engaging the community about police reform and racial inequality following a council...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by anon, on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm | 6 comments | 3461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kepler's Books joins forces with Menlo Park Library to launch community book club

Kepler's Books and the Menlo Park Library have teamed up to start a community book club. Their first pick for the program,...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2784 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Activist group calls on Palo Alto to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegregate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 7, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 2877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo fire board OKs budget, eliminates new positions

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board unanimously approved a new budget June 16 after removing funds for proposed...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Myomy, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 4 comments | 2316 Views

AROUND TOWN

North Fair Oaks: Man hurt in illegal fireworks explosion

A 20-year-old man suffered lacerations and burns to his face and hand after a glass bottle with illegal fireworks inside...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2020
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jul 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 2824 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Crash near Fogarty Winery leaves one dead, one with major injuries

A crash that left one person dead and one with major injuries was reported Friday night on Skyline Boulevard near the Thomas...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by theater goer, on Jul 6, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 5 comments | 7216 Views

MENLO PARK

San Francisco Boys Chorus Conducting Classes online

FOR POTENTIAL REMOTE LEARNERS BAY AREA COUNTIES: Auditions for the San Francisco Boys Chorus online classes are ongoing....

Original post made by Roberta Bowman on Jul. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tri-city fireworks summit examines enforcement, culture change

Loud explosions on East Palo Alto's city streets formed a backdrop for a public meeting on Monday night as leaders from three...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Murican made, on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 4000 Views

MENLO PARK

After 28 years, The Pet Place will close at June's end

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

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by Rick and Penny Bale, on Jul 4, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 546 Views

MENLO PARK

Unprecedented fireworks explosions frazzle residents

Local police departments say they are responding in force to a growing number of fireworks complaints in Menlo Park, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 3, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 3112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes in East Palo Alto

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2696 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County inmates win demands after 10-day hunger strike

Rodrigo Prieto and other inmates in a San Mateo County jail didn't eat for 10 days, striking in protest of unfair food prices...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Dora C, on Jul 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 14 comments | 7672 Views
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