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Pro-Trump business owner documented at Capitol invasion rally faces backlash

Some people are threatening a boycott of a Menlo Park business after it came to light that its owner attended a pro-Trump...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
Last comment by Nanc, on Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 am | 71 comments | 12453 Views

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Anonymous donor gives $350K to Holiday Funds

The Almanac and its sister publication the Palo Alto Weekly received major gifts to their annual Holiday Funds from an anonymous...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 30, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 1765 Views

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Ada's Cafe, which hires people with disabilities, has temporarily closed. The business and mission face mounting COVID-19 hurdles.

Ada's Cafe in Palo Alto, which employs people with disabilities, is barely treading water amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A local...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
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Community briefs: New way to reach 911 responders, new Senator, seasonal generosity and school updates

In this week's community briefs: A new way to reach 911 responders, California gets a new Senator, seasonal generosity is...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
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Atherton: Police officers test positive for COVID

Three Atherton Police Department members have tested positive for COVID-19. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/12/24/atherton-police-officers-test-posit...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
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Season's eatings: The Peninsula's entirely edible holiday gift guide

Here are 17 ideas for food-and-drink gifts that kill two birds with one stone: treat someone you care about while supporting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
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San Mateo County now under state regional stay-at-home order as ICU capacity drops

Calling the human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic "devastating," San Mateo County announced it will enforce the state’s regional...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
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Menlo Park: Council OKs pilot program for utilities relief as rate hikes move forward

The same night the Menlo Park City Council voted to raise rates for solid waste services, council members approved a new...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Dec 16, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 2266 Views

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COVID tests lagging: Slower turnaround times creeping back for Californians

The average turnaround time for COVID-19 test results rose 30% in November as people flocked to test sites before Thanksgiving....

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2020 at 7:58 am | 1 comment | 2359 Views

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Amid pandemic, Holiday Fund launches charitable campaign

Local nonprofit organizations like East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program have been scrambling to meet the needs of clients,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2020
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Camp Menlo Park and its Mid Peninsula Legacy

Between the pandemic and political races this year, it is little wonder we haven’t paused to remember that Camp Menlo Park...

Original post made by jeff Kleck on Dec. 14, 2020
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To boost seasonal morale, Menlo Park council agrees to light up holiday trees after all

Menlo Park's traditional holiday tree lights, notably absent so far this year, will make a comeback for 2020 after all. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Tree Lights, on Dec 11, 2020 at 5:24 pm | 2 comments | 3196 Views

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Editorial: Your help is needed more than ever. Support the Holiday Fund.

Though many people face strained financial circumstances due to the pandemic, we hope those who can will support our Holiday...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Julie Hartstein, on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 3471 Views

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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 Carol Mayer Marshall, on Dec 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 4334 Views

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Menlo Park: Council creates program to help struggling restaurants offer outdoor dining

For some Menlo Park restaurants that lacked outdoor eating areas when the pandemic struck, help may be on the way. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 3848 Views

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Local private school students return to campus

Students at private schools on the Midpeninsula started to make their ways back to classes over the last several weeks. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2800 Views

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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
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 1 comment | 330 Views

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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 Dec. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steve Schmidt, on Dec 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 479 Views

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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, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 2608 Views

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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
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