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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools and teacher unions

An article in today's Daily Post "Charters to hit school budgets hard, prompts me to revisit the charter school concept....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:24 am | 4 comments | 214 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Fish-oil pills stolen from vitamin shop

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/06/18/police-calls-fish-oil-pills-stolen-from-vitamin-shop...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by cheapskates, on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 1612 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County 's Mental Health Policy/Business Plan

Yanira Serrano 18 R.I.P. was shot and killed 20 seconds after Sheriff Deputy arrived on scene. How does this happen? What...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 20, 2014 at 7:04 am | 3 comments | 225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: Duane Cronin: Perhaps 'the most talented small winemaker' in U.S.

Duane Cronin "decided how he wanted things to be — as was typical of his entire life," said his sister, Joy Holtz of...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Dr.R. Mulacek, on Jun 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm | 2 comments | 1816 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo scraps plan for solar panels on new gym

An interesting subplot to the story of the Burgess Gym construction appears to be nearing a close, with Menlo Park city management...

Original post made on May. 17, 2010
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:24 am | 19 comments | 1802 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council passes $72 million budget

Responding to pleas for mercy, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously passed a budget for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Frugal, on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:17 am | 3 comments | 131 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Snow Storm hits Wyoming, Utah, and Montana in June!

Global warming hit the Rockies with a vengeance as the nation is within two days of the summer solstice. http://www.weather.com/safety/winter/montana-snow-june-20140616 Baby...

Original post made by Frosty the Snowman on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm | 7 comments | 351 Views

OTHER TOPICS

John Tarlton tackles the Race Across America

As anyone who's flown to California from the East Coast knows, the daytime view of fly-over country west of Kansas reveals...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 4 comments | 2546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 2089 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans sprays herbicides along Highway 84

Residents of rural San Mateo County who oppose the roadside spraying of herbicides to control weeds were upset to find out...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Signage, on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 2551 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 1970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Parcel tax on Atherton council agenda

Resolutions assessing Atherton's annual parcel tax at the maximum rate and approving small salary increases for town staff,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Broken promise, on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1369 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat."...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 1420 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown Greenheart complex starts environmental review

Greenheart Land Company is commencing the environmental review for its proposed 420,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, located...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Beth, on Jun 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 5 comments | 2192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Exotic cars and croissants in Menlo Park

Menlo Park may seem like an odd location for an exotic car show, given the city's predilection for biking, walking and other...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm | 6 comments | 3278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police ask for help in locating scene of fatal shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early Friday morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 2217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1499 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jonathan, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open-space bond measure 'yes' votes exceed required 2/3rds

The $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District appears to have passed, with the current...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 13 comments | 3259 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge charged with DUI

A San Mateo County judge is a facing a DUI charge following a May arrest, according to San Mateo County District Attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 18 comments | 1890 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
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Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,305 views

Just say no
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Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 810 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 2 comments | 209 views