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AROUND TOWN

Tri-city fireworks summit examines enforcement, culture change

Loud explosions on East Palo Alto's city streets formed a backdrop for a public meeting on Monday night as leaders from three...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Murican made, on Jul 5, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 3639 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's adopted budget cuts 'to the bone'

With a planned surplus of only $1, the Menlo Park City Council voted Tuesday night, June 23, to finalize an unprecedentedly...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 5, 2020 at 7:55 am | 16 comments | 5598 Views

MENLO PARK

After 28 years, The Pet Place will close at June's end

Come July, Menlo Park's four-legged residents will lose out on a favorite spot to score free treats and friendly pats, and...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by Rick and Penny Bale, on Jul 4, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 397 Views

MENLO PARK

Unprecedented fireworks explosions frazzle residents

Local police departments say they are responding in force to a growing number of fireworks complaints in Menlo Park, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 3, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 2841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes in East Palo Alto

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2324 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County inmates win demands after 10-day hunger strike

Rodrigo Prieto and other inmates in a San Mateo County jail didn't eat for 10 days, striking in protest of unfair food prices...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Dora C, on Jul 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 14 comments | 7111 Views

MENLO PARK

After 28 years, Menlo Park's favorite place for pet supplies and friendly advice is closing down

Come July, Menlo Park's four-legged residents will lose out on a favorite spot to score free treats and those who care for...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by stevebellamy@gmail.com, on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:04 pm | 20 comments | 8244 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 1665 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 6265 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 2902 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 4750 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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
There are no comments yet. 4302 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park's police chief was publicly accused of using a racial slur in ethics training. Here's the story.

During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in Menlo Park, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she'd...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jun 25, 2020 at 11:08 am | 50 comments | 7937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Time for a 'fresh start': Menlo Park's police chief says he'll retire July 30, but may reconsider

In the middle of a Menlo Park City Council discussion about police reform policies, Menlo Park's police Chief Dave Bertini...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:26 am | 61 comments | 9807 Views

MENLO PARK

Driver dies after vehicle hit by lumber truck on Highway 280 in Woodside

A Freeway Service Patrol driver died Tuesday afternoon in a crash on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, a spokesman...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 3781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite calls for action, Palo Alto is in no rush to expand Foothills Park access

Weeks after pledging to promote inclusion, the City Council abruptly postponed considering a proposal that many say would...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Jun 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 1742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online or on-campus? High school district debates how to reopen in the fall

The Sequoia Union High School District is still in wide-ranging discussions over reopening its schools in the fall, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 4182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cañada College launches investigation into student’s video mocking George Floyd

Cañada College released a statement Friday, June 19, condemning a video filmed and posted online by one of its students...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Yet More Nonsense, on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 2590 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter to the editor: Racism alive and 'well'

In a letter to the editor in the June 19 edition, Menlo Park resident Patty New writes about an incident in which a biracial...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2020
Last comment by Former Resident, on Jun 23, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 5 comments | 2412 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 1519 Views
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