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County wins appeal of airplane noise nuisance ruling
San Mateo County doesn't have to pay a $1,000 small-claims judgment related to noisy planes using the county's San Carlos... Last comment 2 hours ago | 10 comments

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found... Last comment 13 hours ago | 24 comments

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"Hillview Fights Cancer!"
Hillview Middle Schoolers make pledges at a Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society. Funds support research for cancer prevention, treatment, and cures. The students have raised over $24,000! Submitted by Ashley Carlisle on May 16, 2015

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Woodside: Donald Trump comes to town for a fundraiser
Helicopters chopped the air above Woodside on Monday afternoon (Aug. 29) with the arrival on the ground of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Tuesday, 10:05 AM

Atherton: The sting on El Camino Real
Atherton police had a plain clothes officer repeatedly cross El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue for two hours on Friday morning, Aug. 26, in an attempt to make drivers aware of a new pedestrian-activated stoplight. Tuesday, 8:49 AM

Maurice Ghysels will leave Menlo Park school district
Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, who has headed the district since 2011, has announced he will leave the district at the end of the school year. Monday, 4:35 PM | 6 comments

County wins appeal of airplane noise nuisance ruling
San Mateo County doesn't have to pay a $1,000 small-claims judgment related to noisy planes using the county's San Carlos Airport, a judge ruled on Aug. 26. He said, however, that the matter should be heard in a court where a judge has the authority to issue an injunction to stop the noise. Monday, 10:11 AM | 10 comments

East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval
Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter high school in East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County Office of Education gave the school its unanimous stamp of approval. Monday, 4:39 PM

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks
After hearing passionate comments by more than 22 people, among them numerous model airplane hobbyists and birdwatchers, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 on Aug. 23, with Vice Mayor Kirsten Keith absent, to ban remote controlled aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, or drones, in city parks. Monday, 11:51 AM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Upscale men's shoe and clothing shop open for business
It's hard to miss the shiny gold lettering announcing one of Menlo Park's newest additions to Santa Cruz Avenue: a men's shoe and clothing shop called Brogue. Monday, 11:54 AM | 2 comments

Menlo Park Historical Association aims to re-create gateway
Members of the Menlo Park Historical Association have lauched a drive to build a replica of a historic 19th century gateway, built near present-day El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue, that first bore the name of Menlo Park. Monday, 9:40 AM

Schools: State releases results of new standardized testing
California has released the 2016 results of the state's new computerized standardized assessments that test whether students are meeting the Common Core curriculum standards. Friday, 10:21 AM | 3 comments

Portola Valley: Former mayor Kirke Comstock dies
A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Kirke Comstock is in the works, but not yet scheduled. Mr. Comstock was 86 when he died Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Saratoga, his son William Comstock said. Friday, 11:55 AM

Portola Valley: Residents asked to imagine Town Center's future

Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee

Menlo Park: Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall

New school vaccination rules now in effect

Back to school: What's up at local elementary schools

Atherton: No council election in November

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks

Grants available to replace wood-burning heating devices

Back to school: What's new at Woodside, M-A high schools

Menlo Park: SLAC and Stanford scientists advance water purification technology

Police calls: Five commercial burglaries in Menlo Park

Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley

Menlo Park: New high school will focus on technology, engineering, design

New program to help first-gen students prepare for and navigate college

Civil rights group pushes school district to change method for electing board members

Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

New bus route takes students from East Palo Alto to M-A High


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