If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 Almanac Online <![CDATA[Community briefs: Atherton town manager gets pay bump, scholarship winners announced and more]]> In this week's community briefs, Atherton town manager gets a raise, student scholarship news, new paster in Woodside and more.]]> <![CDATA[After burning for more than three days, the Edgewood Fire is 98% contained]]> After burning for over three days, firefighters on Friday said the Edgewood Fire in the Emerald Hills area of Woodside and Redwood City is almost completely contained.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara, San Mateo counties officials vow support for out-of-state patients seeking abortions]]> Elected officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties vowed to protect women's rights to abortion and reproductive health care after the Supreme Court voted Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.]]> <![CDATA['It was crazy.' Emerald Hills residents watched flames erupt just a few hundred feet away]]> Locals packed up kids, dogs and even horses when the Edgewood Fire prompted evacuation orders on Tuesday. Emerald Hills returned to a neighborhood dusted with a bright pink coating of fire retardant. ]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights]]> The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states.]]> <![CDATA[Small towns budgets rise amid planning for housing, greater staffing needs]]> Planning for growth is costing towns more than in past years.]]> <![CDATA[After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?]]> Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California. They include the politics, more legislation and a possible influx of out-of-state patients.]]> <![CDATA[First probable monkeypox case found in Santa Clara County]]> A suspected case of monkeypox virus is under investigation in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department said in a statement on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[How to get your under-5 child vaccinated against COVID-19]]> After a long wait, COVID-19 vaccine shots starting going into the arms and thighs of 6-month to 5-year-olds locally on Tuesday, June 21, but you won't find it at San Mateo County-run mass vaccination clinics.]]> <![CDATA[Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback]]> A bill authored by state Sen. Josh Becker that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety on Tuesday. Even supporters, however, warned that the bill's fate remains far from certain.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Stanford cancels classes through Friday due to power outage]]> A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County has caused Stanford University to cancel classes through Friday, according to the university.]]> <![CDATA[Fire near Edgewood Park now 90% contained]]> A brush fire that grew to over 20 acres in an area between Woodside, Redwood City and Edgewood Park Tuesday afternoon is now 90% contained, Cal Fire fire officials said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford researchers link COVID brain fog to 'chemo brain']]> Patients experiencing COVID-19 brain fog suffer from the same sort of excessive inflammation and damage to nerves in the brain as patients with "chemo brain," a new study by Stanford University and Yale University scientists has found.]]> <![CDATA[Draft housing element would bring multifamily housing to Atherton]]> Atherton officials have released a draft of the town's updated housing element, which plans for the development of hundreds of additional homes over the next eight years.]]> <![CDATA[It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9]]> Peninsula film lovers will soon be able to once again catch a classic movie and hear the Wurlitzer play when the downtown Palo Alto movie palace reopens on July 9 after a more than two-year closure.]]> <![CDATA[Justin Murphy announced as Menlo Park's new city manager]]> The Menlo Park City Council unanimously picked interim city manager Justin Murphy as the new city manager at a closed session council meeting, Friday, June 17.]]> <![CDATA[Two youths arrested for homicide of 15-year-old in East Palo Alto]]> Two boys were arrested on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in East Palo Alto on June 13. A semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine was found at one of the homes. ]]> <![CDATA[Environmental impact report released for SF to SJ section of high-speed rail]]> The environmental impact report for the San Francisco to San Jose section of California's high-speed rail finds the preferred alternative <br /> would displace 14 residential units and three community facilities.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Civility is under siege in Portola Valley]]> The worldwide trend of populist resentment of government seems to have arrived in Portola Valley. ]]> <![CDATA[Incumbent San Mateo County sheriff concedes to challenger Christina Corpus]]> Conceding the primary race, incumbent Sheriff Carlos Bolanos congratulated his opponent Christina Corpus Thursday after early, non-certified results continued to show she had a steady, solid lead that began on election night. <br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Counties prepare for COVD-19 rollout for children ages 6 months to 5 years]]> COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5 years old could be available locally as soon as Tuesday, pending final approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.]]> <![CDATA[Redefining downtowns: Cities bank on 1970s planning tool to bring in new housing]]> Many cities on the Peninsula and around the Bay Area that are relying on precise plans to transform their downtowns. Those who have successfully implemented such plans agree that the key to making them work is a lot of effort upfront.]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: Mueller leading in county supervisors race, new M-A coach named and more]]> In this week's community briefs, Mueller leads county supervisors race, new water polo coach named, Hillview students win French honors and more.]]> <![CDATA[College district receives nearly half million dollars to support formerly and currently incarcerated students]]> The Rising Scholars Network has granted the San Mateo County Community College District $480,000 to support formerly and currently incarcerated students in the district through Project Change.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park budget lays out a big bump in spending for the coming year]]> New playground equipment and bike and pedestrian safety are part of a big jump in city spending as the Menlo Park City Council gave direction on the proposed 2022-23 budget at a Tuesday, June 14 meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton welcomes the community to its new library]]> Atherton Mayor Rick DeGolia counted down from 10 before kids ran through a red "Welcome" banner held in front of the doors of the new $19.1 million Atherton Library to mark its opening on June 4.]]> <![CDATA[California legislators want to help you buy a house with down payment, 'shared equity']]> California legislators propose a $1-billion-a-year down payment program for first-time buyers, given the high cost of housing and rising mortgage interest rates, in exchange for a partial stake.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto PE teacher charged with sexually assaulting student in 2001]]> A Palo Alto Unified School District physical education teacher has been charged with sexual assault on a female student over 20 years ago, police said Wednesday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Pending approval, San Mateo County could begin vaccinating kids 4 and under next week]]> San Mateo County health providers are ready to provide vaccinations for children six months through 4 years old, pending approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto Senior Center to reopen after two-year COVID-19 hiatus]]> The East Palo Alto Senior Center will be reopening on Friday, June 17, after shutting down for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials announced.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley residents create a PAC to unseat Town Council incumbents in battle over housing plan]]> Amid tensions over the town's housing plans, a group is suing Portola Valley for alleged violations of the state's open meeting law, and a political action committee has formed to defeat three incumbent council members in November.]]> <![CDATA[New regional trail to connect open spaces in San Mateo, Santa Clara counties]]> Work on a regional trail project that would link open spaces between San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will begin on July 13 and continue through the end of October thanks to $272,711 approved by Santa Clara County supervisors.]]> <![CDATA[Find out the sites Portola Valley is proposing to put new housing on]]> Portola Valley's draft housing element is now available for review, detailing where city officials plan to allow for housing growth, including multifamily housing.]]> <![CDATA[Ravenswood's $110 million school bond measure set to pass]]> Ravenswood City School District's bond measure has 70% voter approval. ]]> <![CDATA[Boy, 15, dies in East Palo Alto shooting Monday night]]> A 15-year-old boy died in a shooting Monday night in East Palo Alto, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Police, state agents issue citations for selling alcohol to minors]]> Five people at Menlo Park retail establishments were cited for selling alcohol to minors on Friday. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park City Council fine-tunes where to zone for future housing growth]]> Menlo Park City Council took a surgical look at the city's upcoming Housing Element update, vetting a list of properties and considering whether they're the right place to put higher-density housing at its Monday, June 6, meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula]]> Check out our guide to summer fun, with festivals, fairs, concerts and other seasonal events, many of which are back on the calendar for the first time in two years.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County opens new vaccination clinic in Mountain View]]> On Tuesday, Santa Clara County opened a new vaccination site in Mountain View, where adults who have completed at least their first two doses can receive booster shots and anyone 6 months or older can begin their vaccination series.]]>