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A year after CZU fires, Gov. Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 4322 Views

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Pet owners struggle to find veterinary care for Rover, Boots amid pandemic

Up and down the Peninsula, pet owners are having trouble finding medical care for their animals, often being turned away...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Lawrence Lerner, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 3280 Views

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La Honda residents wary of 'hazardous' overgrowth along Highway 84 in the midst of fire season

La Honda residents are nervous this wildfire season, as they say brush is overgrown alongside Highway 84. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Koko, on Aug 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 4465 Views

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'We are not done': Local leaders want schools to mandate vaccines for employees

State Sen. Josh Becker and East Palo Alto City Council member Antonio Lopez called on school districts to mandate vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 30 comments | 5038 Views

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Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm | 8 comments | 5369 Views

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Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

The July 16 edition of the Almanac emphasized the growing concern we all feel on the Peninsula about wildfires in California....

Original post made by Rob Hogue on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 646 Views

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PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 26, 2021 at 7:01 am | 5 comments | 7841 Views

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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 | 6224 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 | 4410 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 | 5723 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. 3645 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
There are no comments yet. 4426 Views

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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. 3491 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 | 5338 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 | 4268 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 | 3591 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
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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 | 3888 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 | 5523 Views
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