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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 | 4076 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 | 4336 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. 403 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 | 3691 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 | 2454 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 | 5546 Views

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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 | 2969 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 | 2731 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 | 5090 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 | 4160 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 | 2494 Views

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Menlo Park resident arrested in theft of up to $30K in jewelry from Portola Valley home

Police arrested a Menlo Park man on suspicion of stealing between $20,000 and $30,000 worth of jewelry from a Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm | 1 comment | 4374 Views

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San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 Delta variant

As the Delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County officials are urging unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jul 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 9384 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2669 Views

MENLO PARK

Strength and service: Retiring fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman reflects on his 40-year career in the community

Harold Schapelhouman almost didn't become a Menlo Park firefighter. At 20, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm | 3 comments | 3580 Views

MENLO PARK

West Menlo resident announces run for San Mateo County supervisor seat

Virginia Chang Kiraly, who currently serves on two publicly elected boards on the Midpeninsula, has announced her plans to...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Anne Miller, on Jul 9, 2021 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 5618 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Menlo Park firework penalties to skyrocket to $1,000

Anyone thinking of lighting illegal fireworks in Menlo Park this Fourth of July, or any other time, now has another big reason...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Lorraine, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 3599 Views

MENLO PARK

Thank you to the person who gave my husband's keys to CVS

I'd like to thank the kind person who found my husband's keys. They had a CVS tag on them so they were handed in at the Sharon...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Jul. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police report three more burglaries

Atherton police reported three more burglaries after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/07/06/atherton-police-report...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by Really !, on Jul 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 4154 Views

MENLO PARK

Man arrested for setting off illegal fireworks near Menlo Park

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies were alerted by a gunshot detection system late Saturday to what turned out to be a man...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2021
Last comment by Marlon Chaccano, on Jul 6, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 3953 Views
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