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SCHOOLS & KIDS

All the fixings: Sequoia district hands out Thanksgiving meal kits to families

The Sequoia Union High School District provided turkey, mashed potatoes, blueberry crumbles and more to families this year...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by nan, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 883 Views

MENLO PARK

Former mayor pens humor book from alien perspective

Mickie Winkler, a former Menlo Park City Council member and mayor, has released a humor book containing local anecdotes and...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by conscience, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 782 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What county health leaders are doing to bridge COVID-19 testing gaps

People of color have been the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and San Mateo County is working on reducing disparities...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Dinan, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 1045 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations

Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 25, 2020 at 2:04 am | 1 comment | 942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district parents, teachers and students at odds over returning to classrooms

As Sequoia Union High School District officials make plans for a return to in-person learning, teachers say "no." Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 3438 Views

MENLO PARK

Having A “Turkey-Less” Thanksgiving? Or simply need a break from leftovers (again).

No Problem. Now through Sunday, November 29 simply order a delicious take-out lunch or dinner from a local restaurant or...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 57 Views

MENLO PARK

Calling for 'increased vigilance,' Stanford to require COVID-19 testing for all on-campus employees

Starting Jan. 4, all Stanford faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars working on campus will be required to get tested for...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district races bring new perspectives to county board

The 2020 elections will bring new faces to the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees. While the Area...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 24, 2020 at 1:52 am | 1 comment | 1100 Views

FICTION

Governor announces nightly curfew for most of the state, starting Saturday

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday a limited stay-at-home order for California that will go into effect Saturday night...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Willy, on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:10 am | 6 comments | 2885 Views

MENLO PARK

Council favors issuing Measure T bonds for new community center

Despite a pandemic-ravaged budget, the Menlo Park City Council is exploring ways to fund a new pool, plus safety and sustainability...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 23, 2020 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 1490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Defeat of Prop. 15 denies schools more revenue

Voters have rejected Proposition 15, a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Nov 21, 2020 at 11:34 am | 18 comments | 2739 Views

MENLO PARK

Years in the works, a new plan to tackle Menlo Park's transportation woes gains approval

After three and a half years, Menlo Park's comprehensive Transportation Master Plan finally won approval from the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Nov 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From 10 to zero: Local school districts report their COVID-19 since campuses reopened to students

COVID-19 cases are cropping up at local public school districts which have reopened classrooms to students, and some districts...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by La Entrada Parent , on Nov 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 3482 Views

MENLO PARK

Newly elected Las Lomitas board member steps down, leaving two seats to fill

Board member-elect Jody Leng said she won't assume her seat on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Nov 19, 2020 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 3030 Views

AROUND TOWN

To aid struggling restaurants, county to limit third-party delivery fees

To help struggling restaurants weather the winter, San Mateo County supervisors on Tuesday passed restrictions limiting how...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Local94025, on Nov 19, 2020 at 5:01 am | 9 comments | 2791 Views

ATHERTON

Caltrain votes to close Atherton train station in December

Caltrain took the final steps last week to officially shut down train service in Atherton in December. Next month will see...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by TechStock, on Nov 18, 2020 at 5:16 pm | 2 comments | 2168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor pulls 'emergency brake' on reopenings as coronavirus cases spike. San Mateo County moves back to red tier

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued new orders to pull the "emergency brake" on the virus, pushing San Mateo County back into...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 5973 Views

MENLO PARK

Replacement of school board president who resigned amid wife's insults of Kamala Harris on Las Lomitas meeting agenda

The Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board will discuss how to replace its outgoing board president who resigned...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia district cautiously begins search for new superintendent

The Sequoia Union High School District has begun the task of replacing Superintendent Mary Streshly, who was ousted this...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by susannahID, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 2624 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County officials brace for holiday season as COVID-19 cases are on the uptick

While San Mateo County remained in the orange tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy for a third consecutive week,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2264 Views
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