COVID-19

Bisto Vida owner Ali El Safy is bringing dancing to the streets of Menlo Park beginning Saturday, July 4, and continuing through August 29. DJ Quam will be at the turntable from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.  Beverages will be available. Do follow social distancing and mask mandates!

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Takeaway, outside dining, indoor dining: What’s best for you?

We’re been jotting down notes as we experienced some takeaway and outside dining options (indoor is not for us at this time) and have talked to a number of restauranteurs. Here are some of our experiences. The ideal dining situation we’ve experienced in the last month was not here on the Peninsula but rather at […]

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Rep. Anna Eshoo speaks out on the importance of following public health guidance to combat COVID-19

Here is Congresswoman Eshoo’s statement issued on June 26: “I returned to Washington, D.C. this week to vote on several important bills. The House is following very strict physical distancing and public health guidelines to protect all Members and staff from COVID-19. All Members and staff are required to wear face coverings inside the Capitol […]

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Application for temporary outdoor use permit for Menlo Park available online

On June 19, 2020, the Menlo Park City Council adopted an urgency ordinance to help support and reactivate local businesses by temporarily allowing expanded dining and retail options on the sidewalk, in on-street parking spaces, public parking plazas and/or privately-owned shopping areas and parking lots. The program is in effect for 90 days and will […]

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Silicon Valley Cyber Leos Club donates masks to variety of local organizations

Earlier this month, the newly founded Silicon Valley Cyber Leos Club led a mask event for Covid-19 relief. The Silicon Valley Cyber Lions Club gave the SV Cyber Leos Club 2,000 masks to donate. Amelia Kratzer and Annika Bai, leaders of the SV Cyber Leos Club, organized an event in which they donated the masks […]

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Spotted: Horse head with face mask and eye shield

A walk in Woodside yielded a number of statues of one kind or another wearing face masks and eye shields. This horse was spotted near the hardware store. It’s as good a way as any to remind people the importance of wearing face masks, now mandated by state when you are indoors and or outdoors […]

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Menlo Park reopens additional outdoor recreation facilities effective June 25

Effective Thursday, June 25, the City of Menlo Park will reopen additional outdoor recreation facilities with health and safety precautions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and comply with state and county health orders. The new local order (Menlo Park Local Order No. 7) reopens the Skate Park, public tennis courts, public basketball courts […]

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Community clothing drive in Menlo Park to support homeless shelters

New Community Church is hosting a clothing drive on Sunday, June 28, from Noon to 4:00 pm, for local shelters in Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. The church will collect specific articles of clothing to aid in relief for people in the Bay Area experiencing homelessness. Housing issues have been especially affected by […]

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Expanded openings as County shifts to focus on individual behavior rather business categories

With the completion of the variance process with the State of California, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has issued a new order on June 17 to align the county with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap. Businesses in San Mateo County will now follow the state’s schedule for reopening but must adhere to […]

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San Mateo County health officer issues statement on virus spread, schools and the county’s variance application

The new statement issued Monday, June 15, by San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow outlines how he and County leadership made the decision to apply for a variance from the state’s current shelter-in-place order so that the county can achieve full alignment with the state’s reopening timeline. A second wave of the virus […]

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Graduation celebrations at Encinal, Laurel and Peninsula schools

We round out our coverage of local grade and middle school graduations with these photos Encinal, Laurel and Peninsula Schools (top to bottom). Judy Horst sent us the Peninsula photo and MPCSD public information officer Parke Treadway supplied the photos from Encinal and Laurel.

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