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Sequoia district fields and tennis courts to reopen this weekend

Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high school fields and tennis courts will reopen this weekend. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/10/16/sequoia-district-f...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
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Vote-by-mail fail: When a ballot arrives that isn't for you

More than 21 million ballots are now in various stages of transit across California. They are in mail trucks and mail boxes....

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
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First graders return to Portola Valley schools

"Keep one horse length apart" read signs at Ormondale Elementary School, as first graders trickled into classrooms Monday,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
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PG&E power shutoff could affect 23K customers in Bay Area

Portions of the Bay Area may have their power shut off Wednesday by PG&E as forecasted hot, dry and windy conditions are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
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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 | 3123 Views

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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 | 3427 Views

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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 | 8674 Views

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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 | 2678 Views

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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 | 1791 Views

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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 | 4419 Views

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County supervisors approve grant program for small landlords

A program to assist small landlords financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was approved Tuesday by San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 16, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 2259 Views

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Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 7, 2020 at 9:53 am | 8 comments | 2964 Views

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Grand jury report finds few enrolled in SMC Alert system

A San Mateo County civil grand jury investigation found that as of October 2019, only 10.6% of the county's 765,000 residents...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 5, 2020 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 2983 Views

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Good intentions, hard consequences

How is it that, with the very best of intentions, we charge the poor so heavily for their own opportunities? Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 3 comments | 1462 Views

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For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by charlie jones, on Aug 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 3418 Views

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CZU Fires: Our guide to stay informed, find resources and help out

Here's our guide to help you stay informed, receive help or provide support during the CZU fires. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Localmom, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 3186 Views

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Governor: 'Historic' wildfires in California burn 1.2 million acres

Along with an unprecedented health crisis, California is currently experiencing wildfires of "historic" magnitude, Gov. Gavin...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Kendall Ryan, on Aug 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1857 Views

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Out-of-control wildfires grow to 40,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties

Wildfires blazing in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, dubbed the CZU August Lightning Complex fires, have merged and spread...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
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Fearing 'election theft in progress,' Eshoo shows support for Postal Service

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, held a press conference on Tuesday morning to address what she labeled as the Trump...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm | 4 comments | 2252 Views

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Smoke prompts air quality advisory through Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday and Wednesday because of smoke...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Aug 19, 2020 at 2:18 am | 1 comment | 4910 Views
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