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Santa Cruz Avenue closures to remain in effect through end of next January
Three downtown street segments in Menlo Park will remain closed to encourage outdoor dining until the end of January 2022,... Last comment on Feb 25, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 3 comments

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017


Portola Valley schools project fosters creativity, gratitude
Students honored everyday heroes with unique awards as part of a recent project. Saturday, 8:08 AM | 1 comments

San Mateo County hazard pay ordinance for grocery store workers is postponed for equity review
A proposal to temporarily require large grocery and drug stores to offer hazard pay to frontline workers in unincorporated county areas is on hold while it is reviewed to ensure that its outcomes will be equitable. Friday, 5:57 PM | 1 comments

Sequoia high school district classrooms set to reopen April 5
After nearly a year of distance learning, Sequoia Union High School District students will have the option to return to classrooms on April 5, pending ratification of an agreement with the teachers union. Thursday, 4:52 PM | 4 comments

Attempted strong-armed robbery at Atherton home
Police have arrested one of two men who allegedly attempted to rob a man in front of his Atherton home last weekend and injured the man's wife after shooting a gun in her direction. Friday, 11:33 AM | 3 comments

After eight months, Portola Valley's weekly BLM demonstrators stay committed
BLM protesters in Portola Valley have been gathering for eight months. Friday, 10:09 AM | 2 comments

Daly City COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to all San Mateo County residents 65 and up on Friday and Saturday
This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, San Mateo County residents 65 years and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Jefferson High School in Daly City. Thursday, 4:08 PM | 2 comments

In controversial vote, council picks new firm for Menlo Park's legal services
In a tense 3-2 vote, the Menlo Park City Council opted to end its decadeslong ties with the Menlo Park-based law firm Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure and Flegel in favor of a new legal services contract with Burke, Williams and Sorensen. Thursday, 2:56 PM | 5 comments

Stanford, optimistic about COVID-19 trends, to allow juniors and seniors back on campus
Stanford University will allow juniors and seniors to come back to campus in late March, signaling administrators' optimism about local public health conditions and the university's ability to control the spread of COVID-19. Thursday, 1:26 PM

High school families rally for students to return to classrooms
On Tuesday, after nearly a year of distance learning, about 125 students, parents and teachers rallied for the Sequoia Union High School District to reopen its classrooms when San Mateo County improves to the COVID-19 red tier. Thursday, 10:44 AM | 2 comments

12 months into the pandemic, 'One year in' series seeks readers' perspectives
To mark the anniversary of the first stay-at-home order, The Almanac is preparing to publish a two-part series that captures how the pandemic and the shutdown have affected local residents. Friday, 11:39 AM

Early morning fire sends 2 people to the hospital, displaces family of 7
A residential fire has injured three people, two of whom were sent to the hospital, and displaced a family of seven in East Palo Alto early Thursday, according to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Thursday, 9:22 AM

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County case total at 38,674
San Mateo County as of Thursday had 38,674 cumulative cases of COVID-19, with 515 deaths. There were 50 people hospitalized. Thursday, 11:28 AM | 5 comments

Woodside woman found dead in Grand Canyon
Lillian Meyn, a 31-year-old Woodside resident, was found dead in the Grand Canyon Tuesday morning after a family member reported her missing, park officials said. Wednesday, 2:16 PM | 1 comments

Santa Cruz Avenue closures to remain in effect through end of next January
Three downtown street segments in Menlo Park will remain closed to encourage outdoor dining until the end of January 2022, following a unanimous vote by the City Council Tuesday night. Wednesday, 11:57 AM | 3 comments

$47M in rental relief coming to San Mateo County renters and landlords
Between state and federal funds, almost $47 million in rental assistance will be available to provide San Mateo County renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic much-needed relief in the coming months.
Wednesday, 6:54 PM | 1 comments

Your COVID-19 vaccine questions — answered
We've compiled a list of who can currently get vaccinated in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, plus answers to common questions and links to resources. Wednesday, 1:08 PM | 3 comments

State Sen. Josh Becker, citing social and emotional costs, calls for schools to reopen when San Mateo County enters red tier

San Mateo County improves to red tier for COVID-19, allowing for indoor dining and worship services

COVID relief grant application window now open for restaurants, breweries and wineries

COVID vaccinations begin for law enforcement, farmworkers and educators in San Mateo County

Obituaries: Anders Klaseen Prokop, Ruth Fredkin Seiler

Teen arrested for alleged carjacking possibly linked to robbery

Task force on homelessness helps unhoused near Bay in pandemic

Palo Alto plans to sell annual passes for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

Ex-Stanford researcher allegedly tied to Chinese military faces more charges

County to hold COVID-19 vaccination events for educators

Menlo Park council to consider new law firm for city attorney services

Local boys lacrosse teams will have shorter seasons

It's not landlords versus tenants — everyone's losing

Guest opinion: Help the Menlo Park City School District create a new financial plan

County civil grand jury report identifies obstacles to building and permitting second units


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