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Guest opinion: California's plan to bring many students back to school for in-person learning in careful stages

In an op-ed, Stanford professor and California State Board of Education president Linda Darling-Hammond writes about why...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2021
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Menlo Park councilman announces run for Board of Supervisors

Weeks after being sworn in for a third term on the Menlo Park City Council, Councilman Ray Mueller announced on Jan. 5 he...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jan 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm | 7 comments | 4544 Views

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Obituaries: A list of local residents who died recently

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Robert Capps, 63, Pat DiSibio, 88, Dorothy Gravelle, 95, Donald Young, 88,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
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Biennial homelessness count faces delays due to pandemic

Every other year, on one day in January, volunteers across the country come together before dawn to complete a federally...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
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A world turned upside down: Documenting an unreal year in photos

The past 12 months have been unlike any other. As the Almanac’s visual journalist captured this historic year, their images...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2021
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Even more contagious? Here's what you need to know about the mutating virus now in California

The new coronavirus variant so far has been detected in six people in the Golden State, after its initial discovery in the...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2021
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Year in review: Atherton bids adieu to train service, nears completion of new civic center

Construction continued in Atherton this year, while the town said "goodbye" to its train station amid a pandemic. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2021
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In 2020, Portola Valley examines its history while looking toward the future

While 2020 will always be remembered as the year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, in Portola Valley it was also a period...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2021
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A rough year as local schools weather a pandemic

It was a school year unlike any other for students and teachers on the Midpeninsula. Students were sent home to learn in...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
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Menlo Park to receive Stanford Stadium trees

Several hundred trees that were staged at Stanford University's football stadium in lieu of live spectators will be planted...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
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Two Menlo firefighters among first in county to receive COVID vaccine

Two Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters were among the first in San Mateo County to receive a COVID-19 vaccine...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2020
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How San Mateo County is tackling inequality in its COVID-19 response

The coronavirus pandemic is still taking a disproportionate toll on people of color and low-income people, according to San...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Dan Stegink, on Dec 31, 2020 at 5:42 am | 4 comments | 5994 Views

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Kings Mountain kids rally community to clean up trash buildup

Two kids have raised funds to clean up a constantly dirty stretch of road near their homes. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/12/30/kings-mountain-kids...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2020
Last comment by lspw, on Dec 30, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 3619 Views

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Person rescued from Woodside house fire early Sunday

One person was rescued in a house fire on Skyline Boulevard in Woodside early Sunday morning, according to Cal Fire. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
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Man found dead in East Palo Alto homicide

A 58-year-old man was found dead in East Palo Alto on Monday in what police are investigating as a homicide, police said...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm | 1 comment | 2335 Views

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Vegan food aid nonprofit gives faux turkey roasts – and more – to local families in need

An anonymous foundation in Redwood City is funding a vegan nonprofit called Vegan Outreach to provide food aid to hundreds...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2020
Last comment by Linda Prieto, on Dec 14, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 4939 Views

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Caltrain's new schedule starting Monday aimed at helping essential workers

Caltrain is implementing a new schedule starting Monday aimed at improving service for essential workers and others dependent...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mickey Griffin, on Dec 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2222 Views

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A lost Palo Alto couple. A 'miraculous' rescue. Here's what happened to Ian Irwin and Carol Kiparsky.

In their first interview since their rescue in February, Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin describe how their...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by dee, on Dec 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm | 4 comments | 6286 Views

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Local private school students return to campus

A teacher guides kindergartners into classrooms at Woodland School on Oct. 21 in a video posted on the Portola Valley school's...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 27, 2020 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 515 Views

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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, on Nov 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3458 Views
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