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AROUND TOWN

One woman's homemade meals feed a community in need

A new friendship between two Palo Alto neighbors that began with a delivery of nightly meals has led to a self-published...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Sep 10, 2020 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 3319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wildfire smoke darkens sky while layer of fog protects Bay Area air quality

Smoke from the August Complex fires in Mendocino County settled on top of a marine layer in the Bay Area Wednesday, turning...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 3697 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 2208 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 Peter Carpenter, on Sep 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 7 comments | 449 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park 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 Liz , on Sep 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm | 33 comments | 3002 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Grand jury report finds few enrolled in SMC Alert system

A San Mateo County civil grand jury investigation found that as of October 2019, only 10.6% of the county's 765,000 residents...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 5, 2020 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 2382 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New faces join Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member is not running for reelection

Newcomers have joined the Portola Valley Town Council race, while a longtime council member has decided not to run for reelection....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Meg, on Sep 4, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 9 comments | 3984 Views

AROUND TOWN

How local volunteer firefighters are helping to battle the CZU fires

Firefighting can be a dangerous job. But for members of the Kings Mountain and La Honda fire brigades, it's a way to serve...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 3755 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto, Menlo Park private schools among those approved to reopen for in-person instruction

Fourteen elementary schools in San Mateo County and two schools and three public districts in Santa Clara County have been...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5695 Views

AROUND TOWN

State Legislature approves — and limits — eviction protections amid pandemic

Hours before California's eviction ban was set to expire, state legislators approved a bill Monday that will both extend...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1649 Views

ATHERTON

Social scientist and startup mentor running in contested Atherton City Council race

27-year Atherton resident Diana Hawkins-Manuelian is among four candidates vying for two open seats on the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Sep 3, 2020 at 7:24 pm | 7 comments | 2922 Views

MENLO PARK

Streak of Spare the Air alerts continues into Thursday

The longest string of Spare the Air alerts ever issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District because of wildfire...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by David Roise, on Sep 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 1727 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council candidate sees budget, housing as top issues

Angela Hey, a 29-year Portola Valley resident and management consultant who has served on the town's Bicycle, Pedestrian...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bob Pierce, on Sep 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 1680 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Good intentions, hard consequences

How is it that, with the very best of intentions, we charge the poor so heavily for their own opportunities? Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 3 comments | 975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man with alleged 'Boogaloo' ties arrested for threatening key health officer in Bay Area's COVID-19 response

A Gilroy resident with alleged ties to the militant, far-right "Boogaloo" movement was arrested last week for sending more...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by lelkins, on Sep 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 2286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area schools awarded $12 million to launch campus-based mental health services

Students in schools across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties will soon have better access to mental health services located...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2514 Views

AROUND TOWN

CZU Fires: Most of San Mateo County's wildfire evacuees now allowed to return home

Most wildfire evacuees in San Mateo County are allowed to return home, effective immediately, according to a noon announcement...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2710 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 1, 2020 at 2:11 pm | 6 comments | 3337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donate to support volunteer firefighters and local fire districts as the CZU Lightening Complex Fire nearly destroys their small communities.

This is an initiative of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, your gift via our partner, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 259 Views

ATHERTON

Unlikely candidate aims for Atherton council seat

A global pandemic. Wildfires. Environmental degradation. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2020/08/28/unlikely-candidate-aims-for-atherton-council-s...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Valerie Gardner, on Aug 29, 2020 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 597 Views
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