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San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday

Starting Monday, face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities "out of an abundance of caution" due to rising...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by margomca, on Jul 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 6535 Views

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Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
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New Menlo Park firework penalties to skyrocket to $1,000

Anyone thinking of lighting illegal fireworks in Menlo Park this Fourth of July, or any other time, now has another big reason...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Lorraine, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 4839 Views

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Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 23, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 2 comments | 6338 Views

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Freeway closure back on again to install new bridge over U.S. Highway 101

The new bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is scheduled to go up this weekend, which will require a segment of the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3957 Views

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Construction begins on Portola Valley school buildings

On a blustery June day, Portola Valley School District community members gathered at the town's two public schools to celebrate...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
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New Cal/OSHA rules allow fully vaccinated workers to forego masks

Fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear a mask regardless of whether their co-workers are unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3747 Views

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What matters in the end? Couple chronicle life's final chapter in new book

Prompted by a serious medical diagnosis, longtime Palo Alto residents Irvin and Marilyn Yalom probe questions around love,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 6343 Views

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Council member's attempt to fire city attorney met with outrage, accusations

An East Palo Alto City Council member's effort last week to hastily convene a closed meeting and terminate the city attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 7, 2021 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 4712 Views

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Caltrain electrification delayed to 2024 due to COVID-19 pandemic, other complications

Caltrain's electrification of its rail system has been delayed until late 2024, in part because of supply chain disruptions...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Mr. Engel, on Jun 4, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 4025 Views

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Menlo Park council votes to end library late fees and try expanded scholarship program for recreation services

Overdue fees at the Menlo Park Library will soon be a thing of the past, following a unanimous vote by Menlo Park's City...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1036 Views

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Three things to know about Gavin Newsom's spending spree

Gov. Newsom is proposing to spend California's $100 billion windfall on schools, small businesses, homelessness and more,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Mr. Engel, on May 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 4254 Views

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In gowns and sneakers, tuxes and masks, M-A seniors gather for prom

About 250 Menlo-Atherton seniors celebrated prom last week with a modified outdoor event, held on the school's soccer field,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on May 14, 2021 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 6106 Views

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Cinco de Mayo event highlights nonprofits serving Latinx community through pandemic

Leaders from three nonprofits and educational institutions gathered virtually last week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by highlighting...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on May 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm | 1 comment | 3568 Views

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Guest opinion: Protect families from homelessness. Extend the eviction moratorium.

Miriam Yupanqui, the executive director of Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto, calls on the extension of the eviction moratorium...

Original post made on May. 9, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on May 12, 2021 at 10:10 am | 5 comments | 4140 Views

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Menlo Park maps road to reopening city services

With more than 80% of eligible Menlo Park residents at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2021 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 4119 Views

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California loses Congressional seat for first time

After months of delay, the U.S. Census Bureau has released new population estimates for each state. The bad news for California:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on May 5, 2021 at 9:05 am | 9 comments | 3451 Views

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Clinics boost vaccination rates in underserved communities

Community clinics have helped boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in hard-hit San Mateo County neighborhoods, but there are...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on May 5, 2021 at 6:59 am | 1 comment | 3772 Views

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'I want lasting change.' Following hate crimes, community members stand up for Asian Americans

Around 250 people marched and rallied in downtown Palo Alto Sunday to raise awareness about attacks on Asian Americans and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3567 Views

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Home sales: Woodside has week's highest seller at $35M for estate built in 2015

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Woodside recorded the highest sale at $35 million for a seven-bedroom...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
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