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MENLO PARK

What's your frequency? Menlo library plans upgrade

A desire for faster checkout and fewer literary thefts lies behind a proposed Menlo Park public library upgrade. As part...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Hello 2011!, on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 1769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton girl is "Annie" at Castilleja Middle School Production

Gabby Occhipinti of Atherton a 7th grader at Castilleja Middle School, will be starring as Annie in the musical of the same...

Original post made by Ellin Carpenter on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Gabby Occhipinti, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 2414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside district fire chief closes out 33 years of firefighting

Protecting life and lifestyle in woodsy Portola Valley and Woodside, implanting in residents' minds the constant threats...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Mar 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm | 38 comments | 5670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Valley school story disputed by parents, staff

This note is a community response to last week's cover article, "Classroom Divide," which alleged confusion about and even...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3039 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 9243 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park BBC sexual assault trial ends abruptly

Although the prosecution was no longer offering a deal, a man charged with committing sexual assault at the British Bankers...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 1650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grandparents' Day at La Entrada Middle School

The Las Lomitas Education Foundation's 3rd annual Grandparents' Day was a success! About 300 grandparents attended and were...

Original post made by Lucia Tedesco on Mar. 26, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2865 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Secrecy surrounds the now-closed Al's Nursery

Al's Nursery, an institution for 51 years in Portola Valley, closed on March 16. The doors of the nursery building at 900...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 2980 Views

SPORTS

MA Bears Varsity Baseball Team Pulls One Out

The Ma Bears Varsity baseball team played the Sequoia Cherokees for a rematch in more ways than one. The home team once...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2816 Views

FICTION

Senior athletes kick off state championships Saturday

Seeking to inspire people of all ages to live more active, healthy and fulfilling lives, the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games will...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4216 Views

FICTION

Town may regulate commercial use of tennis/sports courts

A regulation is in the works in Portola Valley that would establish criteria to determine when a professional such as a tennis...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm | -1 comments | 3313 Views

MENLO PARK

Beginning tonight: Cantor Arts Center 'Treasure Market' benefit

"Treasure Market 2011," Stanford's Cantor Arts Center fundraiser, begins tonight (March 25) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm | -9 comments | 2230 Views

MENLO PARK

Film strikes chord

The 2009 documentary "Race to Nowhere," a biting critique of the culture of overachievement in schools, played to a nearly...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1998 Views

MOVIES

Services Saturday for Buzz Hamlin

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, for Homer Clair (Buzz) Hamlin, a resident of Menlo Park for 44 years,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 6422 Views

FICTION

County seeks volunteers for transportation advisory committee

County transportation officials are seeking San Mateo County residents to volunteer for a citizens advisory committee that...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3189 Views

MENLO PARK

Updated: City Manager Glen Rojas announces retirement

Calling it a tough decision, Menlo Park City Manager Glen Rojas announced this morning (March 22) that he is retiring, effective...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 3125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale College of San Mateo 4/2

Heirloom, popular and unusual varieties of tomato and pepper seedlings will be sold Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rain...

Original post made by Leslie Muennemann on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale

The UCCE Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties will be selling tomato and pepper seedlings at their plant...

Original post made by Leslie Muennemann on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1591 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Redevelopment agencies siphon funds from schools (from online archive)

What do all the arguments about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to take funds from redevelopment agencies, including Las Pulgas in...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:25 am | 7 comments | 12056 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Amazon is trying to thwart new tax policy

There has been increasing media coverage of the sales tax equity fight in California in recent weeks. A few days ago, Board...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 2 comments | 2075 Views
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