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MENLO PARK

Nearly 20% of Menlo Park district firefighters, EMTs still not vaccinated against COVID-19

With about a quarter of its firefighters and EMTs still unvaccinated for COVID-19, Menlo Park Fire Protection District board...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Cyclist, on Aug 24, 2021 at 3:12 pm | 11 comments | 4193 Views

FICTION

Are small business owners angry enough at Gavin Newsom to throw him out of office?

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns slammed small business owners. But opinions vary on whether that should lead to a Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Healthy & wary , on Aug 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 2833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom recall basics: How to vote in California's election

A FAQ on the California election on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. There's some confusion and mixed messages on voting,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2021
Last comment by lspw, on Aug 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 4802 Views

MENLO PARK

Spare the Air alerts issued for Thursday, Friday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts for Thursday and Friday due to smoke from numerous...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2021
Last comment by Willows Dad, on Aug 22, 2021 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2163 Views

MENLO PARK

How to go gas-free? Two new reports lay out possible paths to phase out natural gas in Menlo Park buildings

As Menlo Park tries to reach its ambitious goal of converting buildings citywide to electric power, two new reports were...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 20, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 37 comments | 5924 Views

MENLO PARK

After receiving vulgar phone calls and death threat, Palo Alto council member is speaking out

City Council member Lydia Kou was the target of sexual harassment and a death threat from a Menlo Park man. Now she's speaking...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by connie kettendorf, on Aug 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 4047 Views

AROUND TOWN

State effort to decertify officers picks up political momentum

California legislators are advancing a bill that would permanently strip badges from police officers found guilty of serious...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Aug 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2963 Views

AROUND TOWN

On a seafaring vacation, a Menlo Park doctor helped out a researcher in distress

Dr. Latha Palaniappan of Menlo Park and her family were sailing on a catamaran off the coast of the Florida Keys when she...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 20, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 4674 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Spate of ADA lawsuits hits hundreds of local businesses still reeling from the pandemic

Things were looking pretty good last month for Tai Pan, a downtown Palo Alto restaurant known for its Cantonese dim sum....

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by tmain, on Aug 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm | 3 comments | 3185 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A year after CZU fires, Gov. Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 3060 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's child care program director survives COVID-19 after more than two months in hospital

Natalya Jones doesn't remember a lot about her COVID-19 experience. The director of Menlo Park's child care programs was...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Aug 19, 2021 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 5080 Views

MENLO PARK

Federal U.S. Geological Survey office property to hit the market

It's an announcement years in the works: The federally owned U.S. Geological Survey property at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 5625 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Pet owners struggle to find veterinary care for Rover, Boots amid pandemic

Up and down the Peninsula, pet owners are having trouble finding medical care for their animals, often being turned away...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Lawrence Lerner, on Aug 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 2433 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council gives go-ahead for 'long overdue' fire station remodel

Fire Station 8 in Portola Valley will soon get a facelift after more than two years of planning. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2021
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 18, 2021 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 3184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Man pointed gun during parking dispute at Safeway

A 58-year-old Mountain View man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman over a parking...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2021
Last comment by new guy, on Aug 17, 2021 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 3918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three wealthy water districts consume the lion's share of local water

The biggest sip of the straw from the Bay Area's water supply comes from people in three districts: They consume nearly three...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Aug 12, 2021 at 7:16 am | 8 comments | 6867 Views

OTHER TOPICS

La Honda residents wary of 'hazardous' overgrowth along Highway 84 in the midst of fire season

La Honda residents are nervous this wildfire season, as they say brush is overgrown alongside Highway 84. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Koko, on Aug 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 3581 Views

ATHERTON

Police: Rise in Atherton burglaries is 'alarming'

An elderly Lindenwood resident awoke to two strangers lurking in her bedroom with flashlights one night last month. She screamed...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by lspw, on Aug 11, 2021 at 4:29 pm | 7 comments | 5431 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Medical Center, county to pay $11.4 million for false Medicare claims

San Mateo County Medical Center and the county have agreed to pay $11.4 million to reimburse Medicare after inappropriately...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by sjtaffee, on Aug 11, 2021 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 3956 Views

FICTION

COVID infection rate greater among unvaccinated people, counties find

A new dashboard shows the seven-day daily average of COVID-19 case rates in Santa Clara County for the overall population,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 10, 2021 at 4:33 pm | 13 comments | 4341 Views
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