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Obituaries: Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, Kathryne Blair, William Brulé Johnson, Paul Eugene Stoft, Jo-Ellen Varner

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, 55, Kathryne Blair, 80, William Brulé Johnson,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 2139 Views

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Surveys show heavy drinking, sexual violence persist at Stanford

New survey results show a large number of students have reported binge drinking and disproportionately high rates of sexual...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2725 Views

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Black Lives Matter rally targets Amazon, Facebook in calls for racial justice

A rally against the killing of black people by police echoed through East Palo Alto and Menlo Park on Friday during a rally...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jun 16, 2020 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 5136 Views

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Eshoo takes steps to increase police accountability from the federal level on down

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo this week joined federal lawmakers in proposing major reforms for law enforcement and raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by de-fund, refund and reform., on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 4 comments | 2409 Views

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Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Midpeninsula area

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Palo Alto's city hall, where they grabbed onto the momentum of what's now a global movement...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 7 comments | 4182 Views

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New county order to allow outdoor dining, small indoor funerals starting Saturday

Outdoor dining and indoor funerals with up to 10 people present will be allowed in San Mateo County beginning Saturday, June...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments | 4321 Views

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San Mateo County, city of Palo Alto institute curfews starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

San Mateo County is instituting a curfew on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in response to widespread looting and vandalism...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 4 comments | 13277 Views

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Menlo Park police arrest suspected looters on the way to Stanford Shopping Center

Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters arrested two men last night who were allegedly headed to Stanford Shopping...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 14587 Views

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Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5639 Views

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Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including multiple Peninsula locations

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 6201 Views

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Letter to the editor: Menlo Park should not lay off essential workers

In a letter to the editor, Menlo Park recreation coordinator Jarrod Harden writes about his concern that the city may lay...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Researcher, on May 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 2750 Views

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Blaze spreading after Menlo Park encampment catches fire

Menlo Park firefighters are currently battling a blaze in a grasslands area at Willow Road on the Baylands after a homeless...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on May 26, 2020 at 11:18 am | 6 comments | 20495 Views

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Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Walsh Road Reporter, on May 22, 2020 at 11:36 pm | 1 comment | 3835 Views

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New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on May 22, 2020 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 2600 Views

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Obituaries: Ernestine Zabala, Beverly M. Oaks

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Ernestine Zabala, a centenarian resident of Menlo Park, and Beverly Oaks,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by katie murdock, on May 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2049 Views

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Guest opinion: Time to rally around our small business community

In an op-ed, Menlo Park resident and local business owner Sara Gaviser Leslie writes why "supporting and celebrating small...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
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Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

An Atherton resident, who is the former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA, is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Publish, on May 15, 2020 at 11:14 pm | 4 comments | 4056 Views

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Menlo Park reopens Bedwell Bayfront Park with distancing restrictions

Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park reopened at 7 a.m. Saturday, city officials announced, but with limits on the number...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter, on May 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 4541 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula holds firm as other counties move to reopen some businesses

COVID-19 infections rose on the Peninsula over the past week, with Santa Clara and San Mateo counties together reporting...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by Two weeks of declination, on May 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 4 comments | 2514 Views

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Guest opinion: Why we oppose pass/no pass grading for Sequoia district students

In a guest opinion, a group of Sequoia Union High School District parents explain why they oppose the school board's recent...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2020
Last comment by Let students choose, on May 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 38 comments | 9650 Views
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