Almanac

News - April 23, 2014

Briefs: Student sold marijuana-laced treats on campus

A 15-year-old Woodside High School student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats to four of her fellow students, according to authorities from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Sequoia Union High School District.

The incident occurred March 20 and was reported April 7 by a parent to school administrators, who then informed the Sheriff's Office, district Superintendent Jim Lianides told the Almanac. The student admitted selling the treats, he said.

The education code allows the district to expel a student for two semesters for this offense, Mr. Lianides said. The Sequoia district typically readmits expelled students, but assigns them to a different high school.

New website

First a refreshed logo, then a new mascot, and now a revamped website: The city of Menlo Park's image reinvention continued when the city launched an updated website on April 21.

Designed by contractor CivicPlus for $49,600, the website now offers a message board and OpenGov data analysis tool in addition to what will, hopefully, be an easier-to-navigate interface once bugs are eliminated. Residents were already posting suggested "quality of life improvements" within hours of the launch.

Features for the website have not been finalized. According to Clay Curtin, assistant to the city manager and supervisor of the redesign, the city plans to see which interactive tools catch on.

For now, the log of emails sent to and from the council remains available. "I think it can evolve with the community's needs and as technology changes. Maintaining (the log) as status quo has its own requirements," Mr. Curtin said, since it's not integrated into the new design. "For now, we'll continue to provide it in the familiar manner (and) format."

Go to menlopark.org to see the changes.

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