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Menlo Park council favors lowering speed limits citywide
Menlo Park could overhaul its speed limit system in favor of mandating slower speeds on city streets, possibly making it... Last comment on Oct 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments

Street-cleaning teen takes dog along for the ride
A Menlo Park teen is cleaning up Menlo Park streets with dog Ollie. Read the full story here ... Last comment 23 hours ago | 5 comments

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San Mateo County playgrounds to reopen Saturday
Starting Saturday, Oct. 24, nine of the 10 playgrounds operated by the San Mateo County Parks Department will reopen for play after remaining off-limits to young visitors since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday, 5:44 PM

First COVID-19 drug treatment gains FDA approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients, the first such treatment the FDA has authorized to fight the deadly coronavirus. Saturday, 8:55 AM

Atherton Caltrain Station closure agreement vote delayed
The council delayed until next week a vote on an agreement that would cut rail service in town. Friday, 5:57 PM

To avoid COVID-19 scare, Halloween celebrations take on different look
From virtual carnivals to neighborhood costume parades to a candy chute to deliver treats hands-free, Midpeninsula cities and residents are gearing up for Halloween in creative and safer ways. Friday, 4:48 PM

Red flag warning for high winds, fire weather starting Sunday
The National Weather Service issued alerts for fire weather and high winds Friday that are expected in parts of the Bay Area beginning on Sunday, and PG&E has begun notifying customers that it will shut off power in some areas. Friday, 1:45 PM

Street-cleaning teen takes dog along for the ride
A Menlo Park teen is cleaning up Menlo Park streets with dog Ollie. Friday, 11:28 AM | 5 comments

Possible PG&E power outages in West Atherton starting Sunday
West Atherton homes may lose power from Sunday to Wednesday. Friday, 11:23 AM

Motorcyclists suffer major injuries in separate crashes
A pair of motorcycle accidents on Skyline Boulevard last weekend sent two men to the hospital with major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. Friday, 11:26 AM

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley
Sometime in early 2021, city planners throughout the Bay Area will receive a daunting assignment: a mandate to accommodate their cities' "fair share" of the region's projected housing growth. Thursday, 5:52 PM

Facing a lawsuit, Palo Alto looks to permanently expand Foothills Park access
Spurred by a lawsuit from a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NAACP, Palo Alto is preparing to permanently abolish a long-standing policy of limiting Foothills Park access to residents and their guests. Friday, 9:24 AM

Las Lomitas kindergartners get first taste of classroom life
Teachers and a cascade of bubbles greeted kindergartners as they filed off the school bus and entered classrooms at Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton on Monday. They are among the first students back on campus since March. Thursday, 11:34 AM

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County's total climbs past 11K
Santa Clara County's most recent seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases stands at 114. The death toll has risen to 388 and 89 people are hospitalized. San Mateo County had 11,002 cases, 159 deaths and 22 people hospitalized. Saturday, 3:34 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park council favors lowering speed limits citywide
Menlo Park could overhaul its speed limit system in favor of mandating slower speeds on city streets, possibly making it 25 mph citywide. Thursday, 10:38 AM | 12 comments

County history museum, other sites reopen doors this week
The San Mateo County History Museum, the Woodside Store and the Sanchez Adobe reopened on Tuesday after being closed for most of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thursday, 10:28 AM

Obituaries:Mary Margaret Walz, Michael David Spafford
This week in obituaries, read about the life of Mary Margaret Walz, 81, and Michael David Spafford, 64. Thursday, 11:44 AM

San Mateo County Sheriff, DA, defender and advocates tackle tough questions about law enforcement and race
Months after protests calling for police reform rippled throughout the U.S. and Peninsula, Portola Valley hosted a panel to discuss how the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and court system are responding. Wednesday, 10:55 AM

Voter Guide 2020: A roundup of The Almanac's news coverage and endorsements
As you prepare to fill out your ballot for the Nov. 3 election, we're gathered news stories and editorials to help you make an informed decision on local races. Wednesday, 11:55 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday: Atherton council to vote on plan to close train station on Dec. 1
The Atherton City Council will consider approving an agreement to shut down its historic train station on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Tuesday, 6:29 PM

DOJ accuses Google of illegally maintaining a monopoly on internet searches
Google, the company that once adopted the motto "don't be evil," was accused on Tuesday of illegally maintaining a monopoly position in internet search in the United States through anticompetitive and exclusionary tactics. Wednesday, 9:48 AM

Students find new ways to get out the vote amid pandemic
Driven by concerns about climate change, racism and health care, students are more mobilized around the November election than they were in 2018 or 2016, according to researchers. Tuesday, 11:25 AM

Portola Valley seeks volunteers for town commissions

New county COVID-19 compliance unit will warn or cite businesses flouting pandemic rules

Sequoia district fields and tennis courts reopen

Jury convicts man for mailing bombs in act of revenge on officers

Mystery behind donated photo album leads woman on search for long-lost family connection

Guest opinion: Halloween during a pandemic doesn't have to be scary

Voter Guide 2020: Voter resources

Second Harvest Food Bank faces volunteer shortage


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