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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Year in review: Elementary school districts get ready for growth

In 2014 local school districts continued to deal with two problems that have plagued them for the past several years: burgeoning...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by mark gilles, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 2374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 15 comments | 2422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Clubs provide youth with gift of opportunity

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund help the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/24/holiday-fund-clubs-prov...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by paula w, on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 477 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown fire station passes commission review

Menlo Park's downtown fire station is a step closer to undergoing a top to bottom renovation. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/01/02/menlo-park-downtow...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 3, 2015 at 11:41 am | 7 comments | 1922 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Friday: Spare the Air alert bans wood burning

A winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District because of poor air...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by MPbreathe, on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 1436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today, Sunday are 'Spare the Air' days

A third consecutive winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2015
Last comment by complaints, on Jan 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm | 3 comments | 1335 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' restrictions extended

The 10th winter Spare the Air alert this season has been issued for Monday by officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:12 am | 22 comments | 1729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 5875 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday hearing on Mandarin immersion charter school

A public hearing on the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School's appeal to the San Mateo County Board of Education is set...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Jan 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm | 4 comments | 1927 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' issued for Wednesday, sixth straight day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday. It will be...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 931 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jerry Hill introduces 'ignition interlocks' bill for DUI offenders

First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by pilot program results?, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 711 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carole Groom sworn in as Board of Supervisors president

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by more to the story, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 1271 Views

WOODSIDE

Obituary: Susan Nahmens, flower garden designer

A memorial service for Woodside resident Susan Hayworth Nahmens is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, on the grounds of the...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jason Reed, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 387 Views

MENLO PARK

Homicide suspect turns up in Menlo Park

A missing license plate led Menlo Park police to arrest a man suspected of homicide in Merced County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by DD, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 2543 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook failed to demonstrate that scanning private user messages sent using the social media website qualifies as an "ordinary...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 1719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 3755 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 2162 Views

AROUND TOWN

Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 4088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 4269 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Garden clubbers dig in to improve wildlife habitat

For over a year, a band of local women has been toiling in the dirt in Palo Alto to participate in what's being called the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 494 Views
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