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Guest opinion: Peninsula Volunteers adapts essential programs for seniors during COVID-19 and beyond

In an op-ed, Peninsula Volunteers CEO Peter Olson writes about how the organization has adapted its programs to continue...

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on May 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 1956 Views


Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by Soccer mom, on May 24, 2020 at 9:38 am | 75 comments | 7214 Views


After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by observer, on May 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2103 Views


New San Mateo County order to allow curbside retail pickup, dog grooming

San Mateo County has amended its shelter-in-place health order to allow additional businesses to reopen on Monday, May 18,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Shaggy, on May 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2636 Views


Obituaries: Emily Schatz, Nicholas Leonard Spetzler

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Emily Schatz, a 31-year-old Menlo School alumna, and Nicholas Spetzler,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sad, on May 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 1358 Views


Home sales: Menlo Park has highest sale at just over $4M

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $4.05 million for a five-bedroom...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Nothing stays the same, on May 14, 2020 at 10:01 am | 2 comments | 2022 Views


Menlo Park: Coroner's Office identifies man killed in Tuesday night crash

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of a 37-year-old man who died following a solo rollover accident...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Yoshi, on May 12, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 4 comments | 6839 Views


Filoli estate in Woodside to reopen gardens to the public starting Monday

Starting Monday, May 11, visitors can once again enjoy the sights and scents of the 16 acres of gardens at the Filoli estate...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by RanchGal, on May 11, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 3032 Views


After visits from police department, Menlo Park gallery closes doors

The owner of Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park, after opening the gallery Tuesday and Wednesday, has decided to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark L, on May 11, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 29 comments | 4616 Views


Drone delivery service set to launch in San Mateo County

Residents in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties may soon have the option of having some packages delivered via drone, a...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Are ya kidding?, on May 8, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 4 comments | 2880 Views


Elective surgeries ramp up at Stanford Health Care after few workers found with COVID-19

Stanford Health Care is rapidly resuming elective surgeries, diagnostic tests and other procedures, with more than 800 scheduled...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Jon Castor, on May 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 1561 Views


Isn't there a mask and glove requirement for all food store employees and deliverers of groceries and meals

All too often I observe grocery store employees, restaurant employees, Instacart and meal delivery folks who handle food...

Original post made by Whatever on May. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 141 Views


Ravenswood, MayView deal shores up finances for clinics serving low-income families

It's official: the Ravenswood Family Health Network has acquired the MayView Community Health Center Clinics. Read the...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1587 Views


Ordered home delivery? A robot could be coming to your front door.

Delivery robots might become the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. One Mountain View robotics startup is set to deploy...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on May 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 4651 Views


New initiative transforms native Spanish speakers into in-demand language coaches

Brenda Graciano was used to clocking 60-hour work weeks, splitting her time at two local restaurants. Then, the pandemic...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident , on May 3, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 3700 Views


A Tale of Three Cities and their utilization of citizen volunteers in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic

Here is what the City of Palo Alto did over a month ago: City of Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteer Activation Order...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 2, 2020 at 9:22 am | 5 comments | 949 Views


San Mateo County to reopen trails at some county parks starting Monday

Trails at 13 of San Mateo County's 23 parks will be reopened starting May 4, according to an April 28 announcement from the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Huge Mistake, on May 1, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 5474 Views


Atherton resident, prominent attorney Margaret Gill dies at 80

A groundbreaking corporate lawyer in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well as a beloved wife and mother, Atherton resident...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Apr 28, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 3641 Views


It's official: Becker and Glew to move ahead to November elections in local state Senate race

At long last, the election results for Santa Clara County have been finalized, which means that the primary results from...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jack F., on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2483 Views


State Senate candidate hosts virtual Q&A with elected officials in Mountain View and Menlo Park

State Senate candidate Josh Becker, Mountain View Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga and Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller met on Zoom...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Mary Braxton, on Apr 27, 2020 at 6:24 pm | 2 comments | 2599 Views
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