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MENLO PARK

Newly elected Las Lomitas board member steps down, leaving two seats to fill

Board member-elect Jody Leng said she won't assume her seat on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Carol Mayer Marshall, on Dec 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 5550 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council creates program to help struggling restaurants offer outdoor dining

For some Menlo Park restaurants that lacked outdoor eating areas when the pandemic struck, help may be on the way. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 5193 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: Opening Woodside Elementary campus like a '100,000-piece puzzle'

Masked first graders lined up in areas marked with orange traffic cones in the Woodside Elementary School parking lot on...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sean, on Dec 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 4181 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's activities league executive director arrested for alleged fraud

The executive director of the youth-serving San Mateo County Sheriff's Activities League was taken to jail Friday, Dec. 11,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by , on Dec 8, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 3922 Views

MENLO PARK

Local private school students return to campus

Students at private schools on the Midpeninsula started to make their ways back to classes over the last several weeks. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3860 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 Peter Carpenter, on Dec 8, 2020 at 9:45 am | 16 comments | 13404 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
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Dec 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 1 comment | 696 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 Dec. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steve Schmidt, on Dec 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 946 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 pogo, on Dec 5, 2020 at 7:10 am | 23 comments | 8728 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school group aids local families in need

MPCSD Helps, a venture started this past spring, has raised $100K, collected thousands of donations. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Dec 4, 2020 at 11:30 am | 2 comments | 3755 Views

AROUND TOWN

State to enter more serious regional stay-in-place order in coming days

In an attempt to prevent a crisis in hospitals and intensive care units in the coming weeks due to ballooning cases of COVID-19,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2020
Last comment by Enough, on Dec 3, 2020 at 6:58 pm | 3 comments | 8794 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 Leila Dowden, on Dec 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 6723 Views

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 Peter Carpenter, on Dec 3, 2020 at 9:53 am | 7 comments | 3545 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. 1348 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 | 1061 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. 1037 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 | 3647 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 | 3455 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 | 4386 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 | 3102 Views
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