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Portola Valley launches COVID-19 Story Project

The Portola Valley Historic Resources Committee is seeking submissions from residents for its COVID-19 Story Project. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 15, 2020 at 2:45 am | 1 comment | 3285 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters extricate man trapped under train in Menlo Park

A man who was hit and trapped underneath a train shortly before noon near the Caltrain Menlo Park station was taken to Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by mechanic, on Jun 14, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 3 comments | 8165 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by George Fisher, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 78 comments | 11539 Views

ATHERTON

Community brief: M-A principal Simone Rick-Kennel named 2020 Principal of the Year

Menlo-Atherton High School principal Simone Rick-Kennel has been named "Principal of the Year" for the 2019/2020 school year...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Steven Kryger, on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 4892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Temperature checks and staggered schedules: State releases guidance on reopening schools

The state released on Monday much-anticipated guidance for reopening schools this fall, with officials emphasizing that the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Heather, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:14 am | 4 comments | 8003 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo takes steps to increase police accountability from the federal level on down

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo this week joined federal lawmakers in proposing major reforms for law enforcement and raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by de-fund, refund and reform., on Jun 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 4 comments | 3369 Views

MENLO PARK

Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, Menlo Park council favors keeping child care centers, police dispatchers

With an estimated $12 million shortfall expected in Menlo Park in the upcoming fiscal year, the City Council took its first...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Hard workin' man, on Jun 11, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 26 comments | 8492 Views

AROUND TOWN

'The first big exhale in awhile.' After months of takeout, restaurants reopen for outdoor dining

On the first days Santa Clara and San Mateo counties allowed eateries to reopen for outdoor meals, many people enjoyed their...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by sro, on Jun 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments | 7144 Views

AROUND TOWN

Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE

Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm | 1 comment | 4262 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

County officials discuss George Floyd protests during Portola Valley “virtual coffee”

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs hosted a “virtual coffee” Zoom meeting with local leaders on Thursday, June 4, covering...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by HaHaHa, on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 3483 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Massive march for change calls attention to racism in Midpeninsula area

On Saturday, thousands flocked to Palo Alto's city hall, where they grabbed onto the momentum of what's now a global movement...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 7 comments | 5833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police arrest four men allegedly breaking curfew, having handgun in car

Police officers in Menlo Park arrested the occupants of two vehicles Tuesday night on suspicion of violating curfew and having...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2020 at 6:03 pm | 10 comments | 6785 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo firefighters respond to 3 blazes in 3 hours, including another encampment fire in the Baylands

Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters responded to three separate fires in three hours Thursday afternoon (June...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 4521 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New county order to allow outdoor dining, small indoor funerals starting Saturday

Outdoor dining and indoor funerals with up to 10 people present will be allowed in San Mateo County beginning Saturday, June...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 6 comments | 5604 Views

MENLO PARK

During pandemic, new group takes lead in organizing Menlo Park's volunteer emergency response

Unlike the emergencies that communities are used to preparing for, the recent pandemic has undermined social structures,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by John Doe, on Jun 5, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments | 6257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

These local teens are bringing groceries to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic

A Menlo-Atherton High School student has started a local branch of Zoomers to Boomers, a free grocery delivery service for...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Protesting in place, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 9 comments | 5991 Views

MENLO PARK

Eviction bans to continue through June in San Mateo County

Struggling renters of homes and small-scale storefronts in Menlo Park and some county areas will get a break for at least...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Rents are already down , on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 5 comments | 6290 Views

MENLO PARK

Layoffs. Reduced police enforcement. A shuttered community center. Bracing for lean times, here's what Menlo Park is cutting.

Faced with enormous anticipated budget shortfalls in the upcoming fiscal year, the Menlo Park City Council authorized budget...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:04 pm | 7 comments | 8050 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County, city of Palo Alto institute curfews starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

San Mateo County is instituting a curfew on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in response to widespread looting and vandalism...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by awatkins, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 4 comments | 15748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: What we've lost in the pandemic, and what we'll (hopefully) gain

In an op-ed, Hillview Middle School student Arhaan Gupta-Rastogi reflects on what we've lost in the coronavirus pandemic...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Kristin Stecher , on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm | 9 comments | 4442 Views
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