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Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm | 8 comments | 6028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Indoor mask mandates are back in Bay Area as COVID cases surge

Seven Bay Area counties announced Monday that residents will be required to wear masks in nearly all indoor settings, marking...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2021
Last comment by Petra Karenter, on Aug 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 3456 Views

MENLO PARK

COVID vaccinations lag for people on Medi-Cal

In all California counties, Medi-Cal enrollees have been vaccinated at substantially lower rates than the overall population....

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2021
Last comment by acomfort, on Aug 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 2728 Views

AROUND TOWN

The most epic day hike in Pacifica

If you're looking for an epic foot-powered Peninsula adventure, venture no farther than the Pacifica Grand Tour. It's got...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2021
Last comment by Dominic, on Jul 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 8038 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

How Woodside, Portola Valley considered appealing their latest housing allocations, but stopped short

Portola Valley and Woodside officials are not happy about huge increases in the number of new housing units they're obliged...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Neal Mielke, on Jul 31, 2021 at 11:51 am | 6 comments | 7911 Views

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Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

The July 16 edition of the Almanac emphasized the growing concern we all feel on the Peninsula about wildfires in California....

Original post made by Rob Hogue on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 807 Views

SPORTS

Olympics: Bronze medals for locals in swimming, softball

Stanford alumna Katie Ledecky won her semifinal heat in the 200 free and will race in the finals on Wednesday. Mountain View...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by JimTurner2, on Jul 27, 2021 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 2798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Community college district to offer at least 30% of courses in-person this fall

After shutting down when the COVID-19 pandemic began, the San Mateo County Community College District plans to offer at least...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on Jul 27, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 5312 Views

OTHER TOPICS

PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 26, 2021 at 7:01 am | 5 comments | 8715 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday

Starting Monday, face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities "out of an abundance of caution" due to rising...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by margomca, on Jul 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 6533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inspired by the pandemic, Menlo Park women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

When the pandemic triggered widespread shutdowns last year, Menlo Park resident Laura Steuer had already put herself in lockdown,...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Keyko, on Jul 23, 2021 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 5929 Views

WOODSIDE

Vote NO on Woodside Measure A

Measure A will be on the ballot on Sept 7 for Woodside Voters. This is an attempt to allow significant commercial expansion...

Original post made by Don Pugh on Jul. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1799 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cities make the case for a 'bicycle superhighway'

Few roads better epitomize the frustrations and hopes of local bicycle advocates than El Camino Real, a hazardous route that...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 21, 2021 at 1:58 pm | 6 comments | 4774 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Loving a job for 40 years

In a guest opinion, recently retired Menlo Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman looks back on his decadeslong...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Just the facts, on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 3112 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

Last 2020, Rita Comes and her daughter watched the "surreal lightning" storm in Portola Valley, then began packing. The CZU...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2021
Last comment by Phil Barth, on Jul 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 8767 Views

AROUND TOWN

How diverse are cities' water supplies — and are they enough?

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jul 16, 2021 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 3770 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Thunderstorms may come to Bay Area on Sunday, with chances of dry lightning

Thunderstorms with chances of dry lightning might make their way to the Bay Area on Sunday and Monday, according to the National...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Jul 16, 2021 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 3684 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's data-driven new police chief aims to bring stability, mentoring to MPPD

After 27 years spent working with the San Mateo Police Department, Dave Norris has stepped up to helm the Menlo Park Police...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 7199 Views

MENLO PARK

Huge branch crushes parked car after neighbors worried about tree's safety

A large tree branch recently fell in Sharon Heights, crushing the Mini Cooper parked beneath it. The branch fell after...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Ashley Lanphere, on Jul 15, 2021 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 5282 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Community college district pledges to make tuition free

The San Mateo County Community College District will direct $6.75 million to free tuition for its students. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by , on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:26 am | 1 comment | 3500 Views
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