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MENLO PARK

City Council, Please follow the wise leadership being provided by the Town of Atherton and the City of Palo Alto.

City Council, Please follow the wise leadership being provided by the Town of Atherton and the City of Palo Alto. ...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sean Ballard, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 306 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County announces mandatory quarantines, isolation for coronavirus patients and their contacts

Residents of San Mateo County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been ordered not to leave their homes except to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Reality, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 8618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park resident's 'Porchraits' offer snapshots of everyday life during shelter-at-home order

A Menlo Park resident spent her spring break taking photos — from at least 10 feet away — of her neighbors to raise money...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mauka Side, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 6820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Property tax deadline extended in San Mateo County

The deadline for San Mateo County property owners to pay their second annual installment of property taxes has been extended...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Brian, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1693 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo College to offer transfer slots to students of 'challenged' Notre Dame de Namur University

Menlo College in Atherton has offered to take in students who attend Notre Dame de Namur University, which may close because...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Lauren John, on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2186 Views

MENLO PARK

Local small businesses are taking bold new steps to keep their doors open. Help may be on the way.

As small businesses along the Peninsula shutter in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the owner of Old World Designs in...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steve_J, on Apr 7, 2020 at 11:36 am | 7 comments | 5020 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Civic center construction still on hold

Atherton officials are considering resuming construction of a new police station during the shelter-in-place order, but safety...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by False, on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 1798 Views

MENLO PARK

Neighbors helping neighbors

Even as the dark shadow of COVID-19 sweeps across our communities, lights of local organizations are popping up as neighbors...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 2574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo fire district creates new pandemic response unit

In the wake of placing six emergency workers off duty because of possible exposure to the coronavirus, the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:19 am | 10 comments | 3184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by bemused, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 4590 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park moves to online permit center amid coronavirus pandemic

Menlo Park has moved to an online permit center to handle existing permit applications and ongoing projects while public...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by blayneyjim@aol.com, on Apr 6, 2020 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 2261 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close

A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by John , on Apr 6, 2020 at 10:22 am | 12 comments | 7136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district decides to place parcel tax on March 2021 ballot

Menlo Park City School District officials chose not to place a measure to renew or replace an existing parcel tax on the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:34 pm | 17 comments | 2242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal

An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 4, 2020 at 9:23 am | 10 comments | 5536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safety net for low-income Menlo Park residents spreading wider

As the coronavirus whips across the Bay Area, many low-income residents living on the edge are being put at risk. What's...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 2651 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at San Mateo Event Center

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 3972 Views

MENLO PARK

A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by sp, on Apr 2, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 8 comments | 9654 Views

MENLO PARK

Construction halted in Menlo Park amid COVID-19 shelter-at-home order

Construction in Menlo Park must stop immediately due to the statewide shelter-at-home order, the city said in a statement....

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by John, on Apr 1, 2020 at 9:29 pm | 26 comments | 5873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 1, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 2437 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus central: Cases in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties rise by the dozens

Santa Clara County has 646 cases, 72 of which were reported on Saturday and Sunday. The county also reported five more deaths,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by MidPen is fighting the order, on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 16280 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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