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MENLO PARK

Erik Burmeister named superintendent of Menlo Park City School District

It's official: Erik Burmeister will become the new superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District on July 1, when...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stacey Wueste, on Oct 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 2060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Presbyterian Pastor Walt Gerber dies at 79

Walt Gerber, who presided as senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church – now called Menlo Church – for 28...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Peter Mwaniki, on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:24 am | 4 comments | 7566 Views

MENLO PARK

School district paints bleak picture without new parcel tax

Since two parcel taxes failed to pass in a May election, the Menlo Park City School District has been pondering how to balance...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Brown Eyed Girl, on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:29 am | 52 comments | 5034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: County's Measure K is too vague; vote 'no'

Over the last several years, an increasing number of San Mateo County residents have come to see the light regarding the...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 22, 2016 at 7:22 am | 1 comment | 3182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fox News: Trump commits "political suicide" & attacks the basic Foundation Core of Democracy - threatens peaceful transition of power after he loses

First time in 160 years, since the traitors in 1860 refused to recognize a duly elected American leader. Fox News: "political...

Original post made by No Air to Breathe on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Oct 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 12 comments | 308 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New law: School districts can't invest bond funds

A new state law prohibiting school districts from investing their own construction bond money while waiting to spend it was...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Info, on Oct 21, 2016 at 8:01 am | 3 comments | 1169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park

Crime reports for Atherton, Woodside, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/10/20/police-calls-atherton-police-report-stol...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 6 comments | 2539 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Little Hoover Commission to update Special District Report

I recently received the June ADVOCACY ALERT of the Association of California Healthcare District's(ACHD) sent to directors...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: New Laurel School Upper Campus opens on time

Menlo Park has a brand new school. On Monday, 300 students moved into their new Laurel School Upper Campus. While they were...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Clunge, on Oct 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 4 comments | 1950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Menlo Park school district seeks public comment on financial issues

Meetings meant to get public input on how the Menlo Park City School District should balance its budget will continue on...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Oct 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 52 comments | 3076 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district school board candidates file campaign finance reports

Candidates for two seats on the board of the Menlo Park City School District have filed their campaign finance reports. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 6 comments | 1319 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park teachers endorse Ackerman and Saywell for school board

Hi my name is Vincent Lopez. I have taught in MPCSD for nine years; I currently teach third grade at Oak Knoll in Menlo Park....

Original post made by Menlo Park Education Association on Oct. 10, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm | 2 comments | 270 Views

MENLO PARK

Mark Zuckerberg says diversity means having Donald Trump supporters on its board of directors

CNN news report: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/19/technology/mark-zuckerberg-peter-thiel/...

Original post made by Peter on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Petey, on Oct 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school group wins $10 million grant

Summit Public Schools, the nonprofit that operates 11 charter high schools, including Summit Prep and Everest in Redwood...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Q&A, on Oct 19, 2016 at 8:44 am | 10 comments | 1461 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Home-invasion robberies prompt petition for license-plate-reading cameras

In the wake of a second home-invasion robbery of an occupied Portola Valley home in six months, a petition to install fixed...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by local, on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:24 am | 8 comments | 2209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council sets 'town safety' meeting after home-invasion robberies

In reaction to two home-invasion robberies in Portola Valley, the Town Council is hosting a "town safety" meeting at 7 p.m....

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1358 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Deputies investigate another home burglary

Sheriff's deputies were on the scene investigating today (Tuesday, Oct. 18) after receiving a call about another residential...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Kaz, on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 4 comments | 2367 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council gets earful on short-term rentals and their impact on rural character

The sharing economy, in the form of short-term rental outfits like Airbnb, has become a disruptive force in parts of Woodside. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by ECommerce use and occupancy tax, on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 14 comments | 4215 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Square dancing comes to Menlo Park

<I>Submitted by Pat Ho, a Los Altos resident, long-time square dancer and a member of Stanford Quads.</I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Sue Kayton, on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School

On Thursday, May 21, the Menlo Park City School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new third- to fifth-grade...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 3199 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 11,925 views