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Atherton: Crowd tells county they've had enough of Surf Air
San Mateo County got an earful from a standing-room only crowd of about 185 people who packed a meeting room in Atherton... Last comment 13 hours ago | 88 comments

Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee
Goals of starting a multi-city, county and district group that could help spread needed funds to the Ravenswood City School... Last comment 20 hours ago | 5 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 9 hours ago | 21 comments

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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 | 2 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
The Portola Valley Town Center, a pastoral complex for sports and outdoor recreation, community get-togethers and civic activities of all kinds, is eight years old. What will it look like and who will be using it when it's 28? Thursday, 9:00 AM

Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee
Goals of starting a multi-city, county and district group that could help spread needed funds to the Ravenswood City School District are one step closer to reality after the Menlo Park City Council appointed two of its members to an "education equity" subcommittee on Aug. 23. Thursday, 3:51 PM | 5 comments

Menlo Park: Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall
A construction worker was lifted out of an open basement on a residential construction site in Menlo Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24, after he fell in and injured himself, fire officials said. Thursday, 12:29 PM | 2 comments

New school vaccination rules now in effect
Children in California schools and daycare can no longer be exempted from vaccination requirements for personal belief or religious reasons under a new state law that went into effect in July. Wednesday, 2:43 PM

Back to school: What's up at local elementary schools
Gone are the days when summer lasted until Labor Day: This year local elementary school districts began classes as early as Aug. 18 and as late as Sept. 1. Thursday, 8:42 AM

Atherton: No council election in November
It's official: Atherton has reappointed incumbents Elizabeth Lewis and Cary Wiest, the only candidates who filed for their seats, and will not hold a City Council election in November. Thursday, 10:50 AM

Menlo Park bans drones, remote-controlled aircraft from parks
The Menlo Park City Council held another marathon meeting the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 23, as it heard the public comments of a full house speak out on two controversial issues: whether drones and remote-controlled aircraft should be banned from city parks, and what traffic policies the city should implement for when the Upper Laurel elementary school campus opens Oct. 17. Wednesday, 11:58 AM

Grants available to replace wood-burning heating devices
Money will be available starting Friday morning for roughly 1,500 Bay Area homeowners and landlords to help them upgrade their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner ones to reduce winter air pollution, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said today. Wednesday, 11:07 PM

Menlo Park: SLAC and Stanford scientists advance water purification technology
Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions that, before dissipating, will chemically clean a bottle of contaminated water by killing bacteria. Thursday, 3:14 PM

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

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

Saturday: Memorial celebration for Rosemarie Luce of Portola Valley

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

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

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

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

Grand jury: Law library in crisis over inadequate funding

Menlo Park: SRI International spins off new business to automate fruit picking


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