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AROUND TOWN

Residents launch referendum petition to keep ban on nonresidents at Foothills Park

Palo Alto's recent decision to expand access to Foothills Park by welcoming nonresidents to the exclusive nature preserve...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas parents call for recall of board member

Las Lomitas community members are asking a school board member to step down for not displaying leadership in denouncing racism. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 4 hours ago | 19 comments | 5370 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County enters COVID-19 'purple tier,' curfew

Continued steeply climbing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have pushed San Mateo County into the state's most restrictive...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
Last comment by pogo, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 6117 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Mixed feelings' as young students return to campus in the Menlo Park school district

Oak Knoll Elementary students on Monday sprawled in front of lap desks on yoga mats placed next to colorful dots 6 feet apart....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lily, on Dec 1, 2020 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 8441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district parents, teachers and students at odds over returning to classrooms

As Sequoia Union High School District officials make plans for a return to in-person learning, teachers say "no." Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Greg, on Nov 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 4399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district parents, teachers and students at odds over returning to classrooms

Some Sequoia Union High School District students are pleading to return to classrooms next semester, but necessary upgrades...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2020
There are no comments yet. 263 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local private school students return to campus

A teacher guides kindergartners into classrooms at Woodland School on Oct. 21 in a video posted on the Portola Valley school's...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 27, 2020 at 3:15 am | 1 comment | 286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Virus outbreaks unavoidable as school campuses reopen, experts warn

As schools inch closer to reopening campuses in some parts of California, medical experts are warning that the spread of...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All the fixings: Sequoia district hands out Thanksgiving meal kits to families

The Sequoia Union High School District provided turkey, mashed potatoes, blueberry crumbles and more to families this year...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by nan, on Nov 25, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

MENLO PARK

Former mayor pens humor book from alien perspective

Mickie Winkler, a former Menlo Park City Council member and mayor, has released a humor book containing local anecdotes and...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by conscience, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 1837 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What county health leaders are doing to bridge COVID-19 testing gaps

People of color have been the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and San Mateo County is working on reducing disparities...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Nov 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2404 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations

Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by , on Nov 25, 2020 at 2:04 am | 1 comment | 1618 Views

MENLO PARK

Having A “Turkey-Less” Thanksgiving? Or simply need a break from leftovers (again).

No Problem. Now through Sunday, November 29 simply order a delicious take-out lunch or dinner from a local restaurant or...

Original post made by dana hendrickson on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 124 Views

MENLO PARK

Calling for 'increased vigilance,' Stanford to require COVID-19 testing for all on-campus employees

Starting Jan. 4, all Stanford faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars working on campus will be required to get tested for...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district races bring new perspectives to county board

The 2020 elections will bring new faces to the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees. While the Area...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1288 Views

FICTION

Governor announces nightly curfew for most of the state, starting Saturday

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday a limited stay-at-home order for California that will go into effect Saturday night...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Willy, on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:10 am | 6 comments | 3372 Views

MENLO PARK

Council favors issuing Measure T bonds for new community center

Despite a pandemic-ravaged budget, the Menlo Park City Council is exploring ways to fund a new pool, plus safety and sustainability...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 23, 2020 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 1980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Defeat of Prop. 15 denies schools more revenue

Voters have rejected Proposition 15, a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Nov 21, 2020 at 11:34 am | 18 comments | 2898 Views

MENLO PARK

Years in the works, a new plan to tackle Menlo Park's transportation woes gains approval

After three and a half years, Menlo Park's comprehensive Transportation Master Plan finally won approval from the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Nov 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From 10 to zero: Local school districts report their COVID-19 since campuses reopened to students

COVID-19 cases are cropping up at local public school districts which have reopened classrooms to students, and some districts...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by La Entrada Parent , on Nov 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 4236 Views
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