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AROUND TOWN

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...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Karl, on May 6, 2021 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1463 Views

AROUND TOWN

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...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on May 5, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 957 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park maps road to reopening city services

With more than 80% of eligible Menlo Park residents at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Alan, on May 5, 2021 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 2315 Views

OTHER TOPICS

California loses Congressional seat for first time

After months of delay, the U.S. Census Bureau has released new population estimates for each state. The bad news for California:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on May 5, 2021 at 9:05 am | 9 comments | 2343 Views

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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...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on May 5, 2021 at 6:59 am | 1 comment | 1254 Views

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'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...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1400 Views

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Home sales: Woodside has week's highest seller at $35M for estate built in 2015

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Woodside recorded the highest sale at $35 million for a seven-bedroom...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1282 Views

MENLO PARK

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...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on May 4, 2021 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1304 Views

SPORTS

Sequoia District high schools will not take part in CCS playoffs; SCVAL commissioner responds

The Sequoia Union High School District has made the decision to not take part in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Soccer mom, on May 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 1183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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

As students return to classrooms more regularly, Menlo Park City School District officials are warning families about an...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Mentos, on May 3, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 2790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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

In an op-ed, state Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) advocates for a full reopening of schools in the fall. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on May 3, 2021 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 2049 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Voter Guide: Portola Valley School District asks voters for a smaller parcel tax in special election

Portola Valley voters will decide the fate of a nearly $1 million annual parcel tax this spring. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Karl, on May 3, 2021 at 11:12 am | 17 comments | 2685 Views

MENLO PARK

Community briefs: a new principal at Oak Knoll School, a Stop Asian Hate march, a talk on media literacy tips and more

In this week's community briefs, a new principal at Oak Knoll School, a Stop Asian Hate march and rally is set for this weekend,...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by menlo parent, on Apr 30, 2021 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 2162 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coho salmon will soon swim free again thanks to dam-removal agreement

A dam that for decades prohibited coho salmon from reaching its spawning habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be taken...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by lspw, on Apr 29, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2647 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituaries: Stephen Norman Hynding, Gary Oliver Maffia, Mary Lou Carlsen, Kirk Broomhead, Antonio Javier Espinosa, Marjorie Hausmann

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Stephen Norman Hynding, 80, Gary Oliver Maffia, 68, Mary Lou Carlsen, 98,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2149 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Teens around the world connect over pandemic experiences

Last year, a curious 13-year-old asked her aunt about how people around the world were handling the pandemic. Now, they're...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2065 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County to resume mass vaccination sites this week as supply increases

Starting Thursday, April 29, San Mateo County will have weekly COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2145 Views

OTHER TOPICS

COVID-19 pandemic drives unexpected housing boom as Midpeninusla buyers seek more space

After briefly going into semi-hibernation for less than two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2758 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Church says worship leader fired over allegations he asked a teen for nude photos

Menlo Church fired a worship leader after allegations emerged that he had solicited nude photos online from a teen boy several...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4016 Views
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