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ATHERTON

Construction resumes on Atherton civic center

Construction began again on Atherton’s long-awaited $31.6 million civic center project after a three-week shutdown. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2020
Last comment by Petre Carpentre , on Apr 18, 2020 at 7:59 am | 25 comments | 3923 Views

OTHER TOPICS

For vulnerable seniors and those who care for them, times are difficult and uncertain

On the sunniest day of spring so far, Eric Woodman stood outside the fence at Silver Oaks Memory Care, an assisted living...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 17, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 2 comments | 3687 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

5 hands-on ways to help those in need on the Peninsula

Stuck sheltering in place and want to be helpful? Here are five things you can do to help local nonprofits that don't involve...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 3837 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley School District taps assistant principal to lead Corte Madera School

Kristen Shima will be the new principal of Corte Madera School, effective July 1, the Portola Valley School District board...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by PVSD ALUMNI, TOO, on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 2858 Views

FICTION

Photo essay: Picturing life under the coronavirus

Through images, we show how Midpeninsula residents and workers are coping with the COVID-19 threat that has disrupted our...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents and high school district divided over proposal to temporarily shift to credit/no credit grading system

There is a divide between those in the Sequoia Union High School District who want to stick to letter grades for the spring...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by MP Resident, on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:20 pm | 22 comments | 8049 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Armed robbery Tuesday afternoon in Portola Valley

Suspects drove up to the victim as he was walking near his van and one suspect waved a black handgun and demanded tools and...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 6 comments | 4089 Views

AROUND TOWN

In face of pandemic, psychologist to lead webinar Friday on suicide prevention

A free webinar this Friday aims to help people recognize the signs of individuals with suicidal thoughts and the proper steps...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Mr Kidno, on Apr 16, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 3706 Views

AROUND TOWN

What will it take for local restaurants to recover? Famed Peninsula brewer Dan Gordon sounds the alarm after closing in Palo Alto

In an interview, Palo Alto restaurateur Dan Gordon spoke bluntly about the ripple effects the coronavirus will have on local...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by G, on Apr 15, 2020 at 7:33 pm | 5 comments | 4460 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Creek flood control plan doesn't tell the whole story

In this guest opinion, former Menlo Park Mayor Steve Schmidt and Brielle Johnck, a former Environmental Quality Control Board...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Henry fox, on Apr 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm | 4 comments | 2697 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Resources for seniors during the coronavirus crisis

From meal deliveries to dedicated grocery shopping hours, below is a list of local resources for seniors in need of assistance...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by PammyJ, on Apr 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 3466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district to close all preserves in San Mateo County on weekends

Starting Saturday, April 11, all of the public open spaces operated by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in San...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2020
Last comment by La Hondan, on Apr 14, 2020 at 12:37 pm | 16 comments | 6752 Views

MENLO PARK

Local small businesses are taking bold new steps to keep their doors open. Help may be on the way.

As small businesses along the Peninsula shutter in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the owner of Old World Designs in...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Apr 13, 2020 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 5909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County records 50 deaths from COVID-19

Santa Clara County's total of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,484 on Friday, 42 of which were new. The news of three more death...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cool Nurse, on Apr 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm | 1 comment | 8173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Property tax deadline extended in San Mateo County

The deadline for San Mateo County property owners to pay their second annual installment of property taxes has been extended...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Cultists On The Loose Again, on Apr 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm | 5 comments | 4670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County in 'state of emergency' due to coronavirus

San Mateo County supervisors today (March 10) ratified and extended a proclamation of a state of emergency due to the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sharon Jefferson, on Apr 11, 2020 at 8:42 am | 29 comments | 30848 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Eggs are sold out. Hand sanitizer is on backorder. Strained staff is working overtime. Here's how Midpeninsula grocery stores are responding to the coronavirus

Local grocery stores and their employees are on their own front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions they're taking...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2020
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 10, 2020 at 10:08 pm | 4 comments | 6345 Views

MENLO PARK

City Council, Please follow the wise leadership being provided by the Town of Atherton and the City of Palo Alto.

City Council, Please follow the wise leadership being provided by the Town of Atherton and the City of Palo Alto. ...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sara T, on Apr 10, 2020 at 12:55 pm | 7 comments | 1443 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office

With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 3652 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County announces mandatory quarantines, isolation for coronavirus patients and their contacts

Residents of San Mateo County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been ordered not to leave their homes except to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Reality, on Apr 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm | 11 comments | 11089 Views
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