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Stepping back from the brink

On May 26, Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor joined Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and 44 other U.S. cities and signed a proclamation...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Vera Michalchik, on Aug 2, 2020 at 5:56 pm | 6 comments | 470 Views

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Guest opinion: Why is COVID-19 spreading so rampantly? Here are three factors to consider.

In an op-ed in the July 24 issue, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow writes about factors that are contributing...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 2, 2020 at 9:12 am | 23 comments | 5359 Views

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Guest opinion: Recognize the progress of high-speed rail project

In an op-ed for CalMatters that ran in the July 17 issue, state Sens. Jim Beall and Scott Wiener write about the progress...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Ed Kahl, on Jul 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm | 25 comments | 3854 Views

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Rep. Eshoo, mental health advocates push for suicide prevention legislation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently passed three bills related to suicide prevention, which Rep. Anna Eshoo...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 1886 Views

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Letters to the editor: Proposition 15, protecting salt ponds, women in office

Letters to the editor on protecting local salt ponds, Proposition 15 and women in office. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/07/26/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Jes' sayin', on Jul 27, 2020 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 1962 Views

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Portola Valley council approves George Floyd resolution

The Portola Valley Town Council on June 24 followed up on its work to engage the community about police reform and racial...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by charlie jones, on Jul 21, 2020 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 2382 Views

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Coronavirus central: Total of Latino/Hispanic residents with virus in San Mateo County nearly doubles other races

The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Wednesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,688 cases and...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 5 comments | 28587 Views

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After more coronavirus closures, how deep will California's recession go?

As the health crisis unfolds, changing state and local health orders have combined with intense financial anxiety and confusion...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 20, 2020 at 9:42 pm | 2 comments | 1781 Views

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San Francisco supervisors defend refusal to support Caltrain sales tax

San Francisco supervisors Shamann Walton and Aaron Peskin on Wednesday stood by their refusal to support asking voters in...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Whatever, on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:29 am | 4 comments | 2483 Views

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Nearly half of all coronavirus cases in San Mateo County are among Hispanic or Latinx residents. We asked local leaders and experts why.

Throughout San Mateo County, and across the U.S., it's becoming increasingly clear that COVID-19 is hitting Latinx communities...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by diesel, on Jul 16, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 11 comments | 23984 Views

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Whisper comes to the Art Kiosk

The latest installation in downtown Redwood City's Art Kiosk space is Whisper, by Shiyao Lin. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/07/15/whisper-comes-to-...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by MACA, on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 804 Views

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Police confiscate over 1,300 pounds of fireworks in East Palo Alto

A series of operations to tamp down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto led police officers to confiscate 1,304 pounds...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Jul 13, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 3308 Views

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Menlo Park: Fireworks suspected cause of detached garage fire on Fourth of July

Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters suspect that fireworks are to blame for a blaze in a detached garage backyard...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 9, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 4 comments | 3991 Views

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Activist group calls on Palo Alto to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegregate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 7, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 2877 Views

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The cost of COVID-19 drug remdesivir: $2,340 to $3,120 per patient

Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of an experimental antiviral drug used to shorten COVID-19's effects, announced on Monday...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Jul 1, 2020 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1924 Views

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Coroner's Office identifies San Jose woman killed in Highway 280 crash

A fatal solo-vehicle crash was reported Monday afternoon on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in unincorporated San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by jdonsky, on Jun 30, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 6781 Views

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Longtime Almanac lifestyle editor Jane Knoerle dies at 95

Jane Hazelton Knoerle, who worked as a staff writer and lifestyle section editor for The Almanac for four decades and served...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Sue Dremann , on Jun 26, 2020 at 11:01 pm | 6 comments | 3246 Views

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County supervisors OK hundreds of new Tasers for Sheriff's Office, voice support for Black Lives Matter

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to both pass a resolution in support of the Black Lives...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 5033 Views

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Home sales: $4.1 million Menlo Park home is the week’s highest seller

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Menlo Park recorded the highest sale at $4.1 million for a recently...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
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Obituaries: Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, Kathryne Blair, William Brulé Johnson, Paul Eugene Stoft, Jo-Ellen Varner

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Cindy Ann Piacentini Battaglia, 55, Kathryne Blair, 80, William Brulé Johnson,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1730 Views
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