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San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury raises red flags with private defender program

San Mateo County's private defender program, which has less than half the budget of the District Attorney's office, needs...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by gary, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 5962 Views

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Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic

Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and health care, students are more mobilized around the November election...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
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DOJ accuses Google of illegally maintaining a monopoly on internet searches

Google, the company that once adopted the motto "don't be evil," was accused on Tuesday of illegally maintaining a monopoly...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
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Wednesday: Atherton council to vote on plan to close train station on Dec. 1

The Atherton City Council will consider approving an agreement to shut down its historic train station on Wednesday, Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
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San Mateo County Sheriff, DA, defender and advocates tackle tough questions about law enforcement and race

Months after protests calling for police reform rippled throughout the U.S. and Peninsula, Portola Valley hosted a panel...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
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Fire district candidates say race hinges on micromanagement versus progress

The race for a seat on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is heating up, with incumbents Virginia Chang Kiraly...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:49 am | 37 comments | 1223 Views

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Guest Opinions: Arguments for, against Caltrain's Measure RR

Read guest opinions for and against Measure RR, a proposed eighth-cent sales tax in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:42 am | 3 comments | 5873 Views

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Police on search for duo in overnight crime spree

Palo Alto police detectives are investigating an early Monday morning crime spree after burglars entered two homes, prowled...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
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Sequoia district fields and tennis courts to reopen this weekend

Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high school fields and tennis courts will reopen this weekend. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/10/16/sequoia-district-f...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
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Vote-by-mail fail: When a ballot arrives that isn't for you

More than 21 million ballots are now in various stages of transit across California. They are in mail trucks and mail boxes....

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
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First graders return to Portola Valley schools

"Keep one horse length apart" read signs at Ormondale Elementary School, as first graders trickled into classrooms Monday,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2020
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PG&E power shutoff could affect 23K customers in Bay Area

Portions of the Bay Area may have their power shut off Wednesday by PG&E as forecasted hot, dry and windy conditions are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
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CZU Lightning Complex fires damage 40% of redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains

It took 37 days to contain the CZU Lightning Complex fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but the recovery process...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:22 am | 4 comments | 2649 Views

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CHP investigating hit-and-run crash that ignited grass fire near Four Corners intersection

The CHP is looking to identify a motorist who drove off an embankment along Highway 84 in Skylonda on Sunday night and left...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2020
Last comment by La Honda Resident, on Oct 8, 2020 at 9:05 am | 2 comments | 2945 Views

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The Stanford alumnus behind Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' wants you to stop scrolling

Director Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma," leaves no stone unturned as it dives into tech's ugly downside, from social...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Jenni, on Sep 28, 2020 at 10:23 pm | 2 comments | 8088 Views

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Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state officials to ban new gasoline-powered...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 4 comments | 2352 Views

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State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by jgftw, on Sep 24, 2020 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 1594 Views

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More businesses can open as San Mateo County moves into less restrictive 'red' tier'

San Mateo County moved to the less-restrictive red tier of California's COVID-19 classifications on Tuesday, meaning additional...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steve_J, on Sep 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 4046 Views

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County supervisors approve grant program for small landlords

A program to assist small landlords financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was approved Tuesday by San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 16, 2020 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 2019 Views

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Sales tax would be 'game changer' for pandemic-hit Caltrain, board chair says

With few riders and ongoing tensions over its governance, Caltrain is asking voters to approve an eighth-cent sales tax...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 7, 2020 at 9:53 am | 8 comments | 2676 Views
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