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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 | 2996 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 | 1772 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 | 1729 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 | 1000 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 | 2338 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. 2564 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. 2768 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 | 3394 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 | 279 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 | 620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board hints at outside help in deciding whether to fire superintendent

Amid major no confidence votes from administrators and faculty, the Sequoia Union High School District board said it will...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by C B, on Aug 29, 2020 at 9:47 am | 8 comments | 4811 Views

SPORTS

Pac-12 Conference postpones all sports through 2020

The Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday that it has postponed all sports through the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Andrew , on Aug 28, 2020 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 1897 Views

AROUND TOWN

'We believe we can do better': Kepler's Books CEO calls for more statewide COVID-19 restrictions

In a guest opinion in the Aug. 22 issue, Kepler's Books CEO Praveen Madan writes an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom calling...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by Stunned, on Aug 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 9 comments | 2590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board still weighing whether to fire superintendent opposed by teachers, principals

Teachers and principals in the Sequoia Union High School District have called for Superintendent Mary Streshly to be fired....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by J Carson, on Aug 28, 2020 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 259 Views

OTHER TOPICS

For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by charlie jones, on Aug 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local group rescues hundreds of large animals from wildfires

The wildfires that have forced over 78,000 residents to leave their homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains have also put many...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 274 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CZU Fires: Our guide to stay informed, find resources and help out

Here's our guide to help you stay informed, receive help or provide support during the CZU fires. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Localmom, on Aug 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2723 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thursday: Portola Valley School District to discuss school waiver in special board meeting

The Portola Valley School District has called a special meeting of the school board Thursday, Aug. 27, to discuss a waiver...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:29 am | 3 comments | 3150 Views

MENLO PARK

Theater groups host trans athlete panel discussion

An online peer-panel discussion titled "When Equality is the Prize; A Panel of Trans Athletes" will be held Saturday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by menlo mom, on Aug 27, 2020 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 592 Views

AROUND TOWN

'It's eerie': Behind the lines of the CZU August Lightning fires

With wildfire smoke blanketing the Santa Cruz Mountains in a hazy fog, Andy Kerr, co-owner of Alice's Restaurant, loads up...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 5563 Views
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