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New Menlo Park firework penalties to skyrocket to $1,000

Anyone thinking of lighting illegal fireworks in Menlo Park this Fourth of July, or any other time, now has another big reason...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 10, 2021 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 2275 Views

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What matters in the end? Couple chronicle life's final chapter in new book

Prompted by a serious medical diagnosis, longtime Palo Alto residents Irvin and Marilyn Yalom probe questions around love,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 2329 Views

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Council member's attempt to fire city attorney met with outrage, accusations

An East Palo Alto City Council member's effort last week to hastily convene a closed meeting and terminate the city attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 7, 2021 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 3374 Views

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Caltrain electrification delayed to 2024 due to COVID-19 pandemic, other complications

Caltrain's electrification of its rail system has been delayed until late 2024, in part because of supply chain disruptions...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Mr. Engel, on Jun 4, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 2691 Views

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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

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Three things to know about Gavin Newsom's spending spree

Gov. Newsom is proposing to spend California's $100 billion windfall on schools, small businesses, homelessness and more,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by Mr. Engel, on May 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 3099 Views

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In gowns and sneakers, tuxes and masks, M-A seniors gather for prom

About 250 Menlo-Atherton seniors celebrated prom last week with a modified outdoor event, held on the school's soccer field,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on May 14, 2021 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 3953 Views

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Cinco de Mayo event highlights nonprofits serving Latinx community through pandemic

Leaders from three nonprofits and educational institutions gathered virtually last week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by highlighting...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on May 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm | 1 comment | 2495 Views

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Guest opinion: Protect families from homelessness. Extend the eviction moratorium.

Miriam Yupanqui, the executive director of Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto, calls on the extension of the eviction moratorium...

Original post made on May. 9, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on May 12, 2021 at 10:10 am | 5 comments | 3183 Views

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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 | 3020 Views

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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 | 2536 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 | 2639 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. 2553 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. 1505 Views

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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 | 2947 Views

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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 | 2905 Views

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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. 2342 Views

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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
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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. 2353 Views

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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. 2931 Views
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