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Farm stand safari: Cruising the Coastside for the perfect produce

Cruising the San Mateo County coast, it's never long before you find a farm stand. Part of the joy of visiting farm stands...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by amhey, on Sep 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 1761 Views

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Getreu trial: Brother of victim testifies alleged serial killer murdered his sister in 1963

Evan David Williams, a pastor, said that Getreu killed his sister on June 9, 1963, when his family and Getreu's parents were...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Gcb, on Sep 9, 2021 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 3237 Views

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Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by brent, on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 3505 Views

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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Misha, on Aug 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2061 Views

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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 | 3186 Views

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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

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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 | 2434 Views

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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

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'We are not done': Local leaders want schools to mandate vaccines for employees

State Sen. Josh Becker and East Palo Alto City Council member Antonio Lopez called on school districts to mandate vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 30 comments | 4226 Views

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As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Aug 6, 2021 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 7286 Views

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Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Aug 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm | 8 comments | 3479 Views

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Woodside, Portola Valley brace for wildfire season

The July 16 edition of the Almanac emphasized the growing concern we all feel on the Peninsula about wildfires in California....

Original post made by Rob Hogue on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 406 Views

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PAMF, Sutter Health face suit over allegedly racist workplace

An eye surgeon who was once the highest-ranking Black physician in a leadership role at Palo Alto Medical Foundation has...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 26, 2021 at 7:01 am | 5 comments | 6064 Views

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San Mateo County to start requiring face masks at county facilities on Monday

Starting Monday, face coverings will be required at San Mateo County facilities "out of an abundance of caution" due to rising...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2021
Last comment by margomca, on Jul 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 4079 Views

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Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2670 Views

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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 Lorraine, on Jul 6, 2021 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 3602 Views

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Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 23, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 2 comments | 4118 Views

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Freeway closure back on again to install new bridge over U.S. Highway 101

The new bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is scheduled to go up this weekend, which will require a segment of the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3039 Views

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Construction begins on Portola Valley school buildings

On a blustery June day, Portola Valley School District community members gathered at the town's two public schools to celebrate...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3483 Views

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New Cal/OSHA rules allow fully vaccinated workers to forego masks

Fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear a mask regardless of whether their co-workers are unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3048 Views
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