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In Menlo Park, three candidates enter race for District 3 seat
Come November, Menlo Park will have both a contested and an uncontested City Council race, based on paperwork candidates... Last comment on Aug 11, 2020 at 10:41 am | 2 comments

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County launches expanded Wi-Fi program in high-need local school districts
For local students who struggle with reliable Internet at home, help may be on the way. San Mateo County announced Aug. 12 that it would be working with school districts throughout the county to get them reliable Wi-Fi access. Friday, 5:05 PM

Delivering a fond farewell: Portola Valley residents celebrate 'beloved' UPS driver on his last day
If you've lived in Portola Valley awhile, there's a good chance that you know Lew Hess, a UPS driver who handled the town's route for 35 years. The town celebrated Hess' career with a retirement send-off and proclamation last month. Friday, 10:26 AM | 2 comments

'Incomplete data': High school board debates last spring's pass/fail grading system
In a discussion at a Sequoia Union High School District board meeting Aug. 5, board members debated the pass/fail grading system implemented last spring. Friday, 10:29 AM | 1 comments

Menlo Park study shows pressures on housing in low-income communities
Three years in the works, a study on housing in the city of Menlo Park is finally out. Friday, 11:34 AM | 1 comments

Heat wave heads to Bay Area this weekend
Much of the Bay Area and Monterey Bay region will face excessive heat this weekend due to a high-pressure system from the southwest, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday, 12:53 PM

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County's total climbs past 6,800
On Thursday, Santa Clara County reported a total of 13,340 cases, 208 deaths and 169 hospitalizations; San Mateo County had a total of 6,803 cases, 126 deaths and 54 people hospitalized. Friday, 11:38 AM | 5 comments

Stanford undergraduates will no longer come to campus this fall
Stanford University has reversed course on reopening, announcing Thursday that undergraduate students will not be coming back to campus this fall as planned. Thursday, 1:49 PM

High school principals call for board to fire superintendent
After the teachers union and 22 administrators -- including Woodside and M-A's principals -- called for the firing of Superintendent Mary Streshly, the Sequoia Union High School District board is still weighing her future. Thursday, 11:26 AM | 2 comments

Newsom: State can't afford White House unemployment benefits plan
The state of California does not have the financial wherewithal to afford the White House's plan to extend expanded unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Thursday, 10:08 AM

County supervisors OK $5M in help for renters, property owners
San Mateo County supervisors on Aug. 4 approved allocating up to $5 million in federal funds to provide support to renters and property owners adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday, 11:53 AM

Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board
Seven candidates have pulled papers, to date, in the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education race, including one incumbent and six newcomers. Wednesday, 10:13 AM | 2 comments

Crime brief: Atherton Police nab two suspects in daytime burglary
Atherton Police arrested two Redwood City residents in connection to a residential burglary reported at 2:24 p.m. on Aug. 6. Wednesday, 11:21 AM | 2 comments

Woodside extends candidate filing period after 2 council incumbents decline to run for reelection
The candidate filing period for Woodside and Portola Valley council seats has been extended through Wednesday, Aug. 12, after two Woodside incumbents and one Portola Valley council member decided against running for reelection. Tuesday, 4:14 PM

Here's what the state recommends for reopening colleges and universities
The California Department of Public Health has released its reopening guidance for higher education institutions, which detail a very different picture of college life in the age of COVID-19. Wednesday, 11:30 AM

Facebook announces its 'Catalyst Fund' has helped build or protect about 600 homes
Facebook announced that its Catalyst Fund, dedicated to supporting local housing needs for lower-income residents, has so far preserved or produced about 600 affordable housing units near Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters. Wednesday, 9:34 AM

Obituaries: Susan Allain Miller

In Menlo Park, three candidates enter race for District 3 seat

Woodside: Council OKs leaf blower ordinance

7-Eleven clerk stabbed in robbery, Menlo Park man arrested

With four candidates running, Atherton's city council election will be a real race for the first time since 2014

Seeking broader representation, longtime Portola Valley resident joins council race

Obituaries: Grace Elise Vilez Butcher, Phyllis Bird Roth

With SF's 11th-hour vote, three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain can go before voters

Local elementary schools weigh waiver option to open schools this fall


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