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AROUND TOWN

Are local cops getting vaccinated? It depends on the police department

Police departments throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are encouraging officers to get vaccinated, but the results...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD resident, on May 29, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 16 comments | 4271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo-Atherton taps insider as new principal

The Sequoia Union High District officials chose Vice Principal Karl Losekoot to lead Menlo-Atherton High School after Principal...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Cindy Folker, on May 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm | 6 comments | 3474 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park won't rule out changes to single-family zoning

The Menlo Park City Council took a nearly unprecedented step Tuesday by narrowly deciding to not rule out possible changes...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Iris, on May 28, 2021 at 2:39 pm | 6 comments | 4428 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire board names deputy chief as interim replacement for outgoing Chief Schapelhouman

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board unanimously chose Deputy Fire Chief Mike Shaffer to serve as an interim replacement...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by wlb204, on May 27, 2021 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eight killed in shooting at San Jose VTA maintenance yard

A shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance facility in San Jose on Wednesday morning has resulted...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on May 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments | 4322 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Open space district launches yearslong process to make Portola Valley 'Hawthorns area' public

The Hawthorns area of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is 79 acres of off-limits territory in Portola Valley. But that...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on May 25, 2021 at 11:47 pm | 1 comment | 3808 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park announces plan for resumption of city services

The city of Menlo Park released on Saturday a list of the types of venues and services it will allow to re-open in four phases...

Original post made on May. 22, 2021
Last comment by TriciaB, on May 24, 2021 at 4:58 pm | 3 comments | 4031 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park council votes to end library late fees and try expanded scholarship program for recreation services

Overdue fees at the Menlo Park Library will soon be a thing of the past, following a unanimous vote by Menlo Park's City...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 225 Views

ATHERTON

Golden Acorn Awards highlight pandemic contributions

Menlo Park's leaders celebrated on Thursday a year like no other by recognizing the pandemic response contributions of local...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4160 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Reducing wildfire risk to homes and communities

In a guest opinion, Don Bullard, battalion chief and fire marshal for the Woodside Fire Protection District, writes about...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3456 Views

MOVIES

In-person and virtual audiences invited to Palo Alto Players' 'Tea for Three'

With "Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty," Palo Alto Players is making the bold move back to in-person theater, while...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2944 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Stanford reverses course, saves 11 sports that were set for chopping block

After a controversial decision to cut nearly a third of its varsity sports teams last year, Stanford University has walked...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2840 Views

SPORTS

The Peninsula's most protected trail is delightful. And it's growing. Here's what you need to know.

Hidden off a dirt road in the Skylawn Memorial Cemetery in the hills between San Mateo and Half Moon Bay is a pristine trail...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8890 Views

MENLO PARK

Al fresco forever?

In June of 2020, as it became clear how significantly California's restaurants were going to be impacted by the pandemic...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Dad of 2, on May 21, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 285 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook announces $1.5M in grants for accessory units

Facebook announced Thursday that it planned to use $1.5 million from its Innovation Fund to provide grants to five organizations...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on May 21, 2021 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 3695 Views

MENLO PARK

Twice as many kids are seeking help from local youth counseling service

Between August 2020 and February, more than 100 students sought out counseling at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2279 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep sending 28 student-athletes to play in college

For the 15th consecutive year, Sacred Heart Prep will send at least 15 student-athletes to play at the intercollegiate ranks....

Original post made on May. 20, 2021
Last comment by Resident, on May 20, 2021 at 6:30 am | 1 comment | 3393 Views

MOVIES

Businesses greet loosened CDC mask rule with elation, consternation

When President Joe Biden hailed new guidance from the CDC for fully vaccinated people last Thursday, his words struck a hopeful...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3394 Views

MOVIES

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...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3347 Views

MOVIES

First-ever Peninsula Restaurant Week kicks off with 102 eateries

From May 14-22, more than 100 restaurants, bakeries and eateries of all stripes along the Peninsula are offering prix fixe...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3495 Views
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