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MENLO PARK

Tree hacked down on stormy night rattles neighborhood

It happened on Jan. 27, the night that an atmospheric river triggered a landslide that sent a huge chunk of Highway 1 near...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 11 hours ago | 4 comments | 1304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia high school district classrooms set to reopen April 5

After nearly a year of distance learning, Sequoia Union High School District students will have the option to return to classrooms...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by HelenKer, 11 hours ago | 6 comments | 4637 Views

ATHERTON

Obituaries: Malcolm Hardy Dudley, Mary Alice Byrne

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Malcolm Hardy Dudley, 88, and Mary Alice Byrne, 94. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by HelenKer, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto paramedic reflects on Fire Department's evolving COVID-19 response

The human aspect has always been a critical component of the job for Palo Alto firefighters, and it's one that has been put...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young man fatally shot in North Fair Oaks

A 22-year-old man died of apparent gunshot wounds in North Fair Oaks on March 2, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3004 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Unlicensed teen crashes truck, damages Menlo Fire's East Palo Alto station

Three teenagers in a Dodge pickup truck nearly rammed into an East Palo Alto fire station on Tuesday, hitting the rail of...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Mar 5, 2021 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 1646 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County officials say 1 in 4 residents has gotten first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

As of March 2, 159,357 San Mateo County residents have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

Community briefs: Local teens create productivity app, represent state in Senate program

In this week's community briefs, an Atherton teen will represent California in Senate program, high schoolers develop a new...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

California shifts COVID-19 vaccine availability to hardest-hit communities

Seeking an "equity" approach to allocating COVID-19 vaccine doses across the state, California health officials announced...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 673 Views

OTHER TOPICS

With fingers crossed, summer camps are planning to resume

Just two months into 2021, camps on the Midpeninsula are already looking to make a comeback this summer, which would include,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
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OTHER TOPICS

New rector takes on leadership at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Menlo Park

St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Menlo Park has a new rector, the Reverend Daniel Spors, according to a recent announcement...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos Stage Company brings the 'Pain'

Local actor Michael Champlin will deliver a one-man show for Los Altos Stage Company in six livestreamed performances beginning...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Kathy Hughes, on Mar 5, 2021 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nine apartments set to replace two century-old structures in Menlo Park

The countdown is on for Menlo Park's used bookstore Feldman's Books to find a new home after a proposal to redevelop the...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by LottieDa, on Mar 4, 2021 at 7:22 pm | 8 comments | 5689 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo School student files suit against state for indoor sports ban

A Menlo School freshman has filed a lawsuit against San Mateo County, the state and state health officials for prohibiting...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by editoratlarge, on Mar 4, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 3183 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Now Has A Tremendous Opportunity to Transform Its Downtown

UPDATE:(Feb 23, 2021) - Last night the Council unanimously agreed to extend the existing trial of Santa Cruz lane closures...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Mar. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 87 Views

MENLO PARK

New police chief named in Menlo Park

After months of searching, the city of Menlo Park has selected a new police chief: David Norris. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by parent, on Mar 4, 2021 at 8:27 am | 2 comments | 2680 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rising Above: A Virtual Evening of Resilience & Hope March 11 at 7 pm

NCEFT, the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, is delighted to announce that Rising Above: A Virtual Evening...

Original post made by Nan Meek on Mar. 3, 2021
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AROUND TOWN

Becker, local leaders demand East Palo Alto gets vaccine priority

State Sen. Josh Becker joined city and county leaders on Monday to call on the federal and state governments to prioritize...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor, state Legislature reach deal on $2B for schools to reopen by March 31

California lawmakers are expected to pass a new bill Thursday that would push -- though not require -- school districts across...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gov. Gavin Newsom champions new school reopening deal in Palo Alto

The day after announcing legislation to incentivize school districts to resume in-person instruction, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
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