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Pediatricians can bypass MyTurn as they vaccinate children
California health officials say they will allow pediatricians to obtain doses without going through the state's problematic registration site. Children ages 12 to 15 may become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next week. Saturday, 8:37 AM

COVID-19 transformed the world of outdoor education. Here's what local leaders say has changed.
Learning at the Peninsula Forest and Beach School won't involve computers. Instead, young students there play at a Belmont park, read stories and hike. Maybe that's why the school has seen a tenfold increase since the pandemic began. Friday, 11:01 AM

Events planned all month to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage
Dozens of virtual events to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month kicked off in Palo Alto on May 1, with celebrations planned during the next four weeks that will include films and discussions. Friday, 11:33 AM

Community briefs: Mental Health Awareness Month talks; Caltrain safety improvements
In this week's community briefs, city of Menlo Park Mental Health Awareness Month talks, Caltrain safety improvements, a talk on Lyme disease and more. Friday, 10:29 AM

Redwood City Fire Department names new fire chief
Redwood City on Thursday announced Ray Iverson as the new fire chief for the Redwood City Fire Department, which serves Redwood City and San Carlos.
Friday, 11:45 AM | 1 comments

Student project highlights the plight of restaurant workers
A Portola Valley student's project touched on the roots of restaurant worker pay and ways to improve their salaries. Thursday, 9:46 AM

Redwood City man fatally shot in East Palo Alto Tuesday night
A 25-year-old Redwood City man died in a shooting in East Palo Alto on Tuesday night, according to police. Wednesday, 5:30 PM

Yellow tier may be on the horizon for San Mateo County
With case COVID-19 rates on the decline in San Mateo County and vaccines available for anyone who lives or works in the county, officials on Tuesday said that the county could move into the least restrictive reopening tier next week. Wednesday, 11:01 AM

Early results show Portola Valley School District parcel tax measure leading
Measure S, a parcel tax reduction in the Portola Valley School District, is passing, according to initial election night results. Wednesday, 11:10 AM | 2 comments

Advocates and residents call on county to extend renter protections past June
Dozens of advocates and residents on Tuesday urged San Mateo County supervisors to extend renter protections after the statewide eviction moratorium expires at the end of June. Wednesday, 11:45 AM | 1 comments

Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts
View a map and charts showing updates on vaccinations, cases, deaths and hospitalizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Saturday, 8:42 PM | 5 comments

Woman arrested on suspicion of setting arson fire at Redwood City church
Police arrested a 58-year-old woman Tuesday after an investigation of a fire set last week at a church in Redwood City.
Wednesday, 12:18 PM

Obituaries: Philip Martin Humphreys
This week in obituaries, read about the life of Philip Martin Humphreys, 78. Wednesday, 1:37 PM

'I want lasting change.' Following hate crimes, community members stand up for Asian Americans
Around 250 people marched and rallied in downtown Palo Alto Sunday to raise awareness about attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to increase voter registration within this group. Tuesday, 10:06 AM

Clinics boost vaccination rates in underserved communities
Community clinics have helped boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in hard-hit San Mateo County neighborhoods, but there are still pockets of people the effort has not yet reached. Tuesday, 11:53 AM | 1 comments

County extends North Fair Oaks vaccine clinic held on Sundays
A weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinic will continue running in North Fair Oaks and offer more predictable hours for drive-thru and walk-in registration without an appointment, the county of San Mateo said. Tuesday, 9:56 AM

Eleanor McLoughlin, longtime Menlo Park resident, dies shortly after her 100th birthday celebration
Eleanor McLoughlin, who recently celebrated turning 100, died at her Menlo Park home on April 19. Her family threw a drive-thru party to mark her milestone birthday at the Church of the Nativity in early April. Tuesday, 5:46 PM | 1 comments

Midpeninsula man says gig driving the Planters NUTmobile is all it's cracked up to be
Danny Holton, who grew up in Los Altos, has been traveling over the past year with the oversized peanut-shaped car known as the NUTmobile. During a visit to the Bay Area, he shared some of his experiences from the road. Monday, 3:08 PM

In search of smoother ground: District clears its trails of barriers in push to make parks ADA accessible
Over the past three years, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has taken the first steps in an ambitious 15-year plan to upgrade its 26 preserves in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Monday, 9:53 AM

Menlo Park school district warns of strangers approaching students en route to school

Local tech companies brace for gradual return to office

Guest opinion: Proposed water service rate hikes unfair for many Menlo Park families

Guest opinion: Why we decided to send our kids back to school

Menlo Park maps road to reopening city services

Atherton: More license plate readers OK'd, town accepts grant to explore all-electric buildings

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