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'Radical convenience' spurs East Palo Alto vaccination push

Last Saturday, East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero tried a novel way to get more residents vaccinated against COVID-19 --...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 6934 Views


Guest opinion: To restore California's ecosystems, we must adopt smarter permitting

In a guest opinion, Letitia Grenier and Jeffrey Mount call on the state of California to address time-consuming permitting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Yossi Levi , on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 3696 Views


State Sen. Josh Becker to speak at 'No on Recall' rally Saturday

California State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, and other Peninsula elected officials will speak at a noon rally in East...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by Janice Selznick, on Aug 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1823 Views


'Very scary, very frustrating': Portola Valley homeowners face nonrenewal of homeowners insurance

With all eyes on wildfire risk in California, especially in wildand-urban interfaces, residents like those in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2021 at 11:45 pm | 6 comments | 11755 Views


Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by brent, on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 5102 Views


Liquor company CEO agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

A Hillsborough parent and the CEO of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 3474 Views


Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Misha, on Aug 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 3375 Views


Nearly 20% of Menlo Park district firefighters, EMTs still not vaccinated against COVID-19

With about a quarter of its firefighters and EMTs still unvaccinated for COVID-19, Menlo Park Fire Protection District board...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Cyclist, on Aug 24, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 11 comments | 5650 Views


Are small business owners angry enough at Gavin Newsom to throw him out of office?

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns slammed small business owners. But opinions vary on whether that should lead to a Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Healthy & wary , on Aug 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 4262 Views


Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by lspw, on Aug 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 5922 Views


Spare the Air alerts issued for Thursday, Friday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts for Thursday and Friday due to smoke from numerous...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Willows Dad, on Aug 22, 2021 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2995 Views


How to go gas-free? Two new reports lay out possible paths to phase out natural gas in Menlo Park buildings

As Menlo Park tries to reach its ambitious goal of converting buildings citywide to electric power, two new reports were...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 20, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 37 comments | 8168 Views


After receiving vulgar phone calls and death threat, Palo Alto council member is speaking out

City Council member Lydia Kou was the target of sexual harassment and a death threat from a Menlo Park man. Now she's speaking...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by connie kettendorf, on Aug 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 6269 Views


State effort to decertify officers picks up political momentum

California legislators are advancing a bill that would permanently strip badges from police officers found guilty of serious...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Aug 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 3881 Views


On a seafaring vacation, a Menlo Park doctor helped out a researcher in distress

Dr. Latha Palaniappan of Menlo Park and her family were sailing on a catamaran off the coast of the Florida Keys when she...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 20, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 6200 Views


Spate of ADA lawsuits hits hundreds of local businesses still reeling from the pandemic

Things were looking pretty good last month for Tai Pan, a downtown Palo Alto restaurant known for its Cantonese dim sum....

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by tmain, on Aug 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm | 3 comments | 11601 Views


A year after CZU fires, Gov. Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 5002 Views


Menlo Park's child care program director survives COVID-19 after more than two months in hospital

Natalya Jones doesn't remember a lot about her COVID-19 experience. The director of Menlo Park's child care programs was...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Aug 19, 2021 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 6437 Views


Federal U.S. Geological Survey office property to hit the market

It's an announcement years in the works: The federally owned U.S. Geological Survey property at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 8246 Views


Pet owners struggle to find veterinary care for Rover, Boots amid pandemic

Up and down the Peninsula, pet owners are having trouble finding medical care for their animals, often being turned away...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Lawrence Lerner, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 3871 Views
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