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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Extra pay to overseer of field debacle?

The Menlo Park City School District is in the midst of a painful lesson in how NOT to build an artificial-turf playing field...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by Neighborhood Lookout, on Aug 11, 2013 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 1884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Who will pay for mess at playing field?

I read with interest your July 31 article "More problems at Hillview playing field." Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14439...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by A worried citizen of Menlo Park, on Aug 11, 2013 at 7:50 pm | 1 comment | 1810 Views

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Castilleja School Violations

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=30649 http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23874966/palo-alto-private-schoo Castilleja...

Original post made by Old PA on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Old PA, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:56 pm | 1 comment | 2020 Views

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County manager John Maltbie responds to grand jury report on budgets

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=14067 posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:50 PM...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 2489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 6763 Views

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Local teen organizes literacy drive

"It all started when a friend and I entered a Reading Rainbow contest in third grade," says Emerald Hills teen Ryan Traynor...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by sbahles, on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 2059 Views

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Ormondale is launch pad for science project

A newly installed telescope was the star of a recent community event at Ormondale School, where it was introduced by representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by ann haley, on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 5973 Views

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"Know Your Neighbors" block party

All religions ask their followers to love their neighbors but to love our neighbors we must know them. Pls bring your...

Original post made by Samina on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Samina, on Oct 1, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1356 Views

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Head-of-line privileges likely for East Palo Alto kids (expanded story)

(This is an expanded version of a story previously posted.) A change in policy is increasingly likely for eighth-graders...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by MP parent, on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 1 comment | 11505 Views

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Voter Guide: Big educational issues faceĀ  Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Gail Ortega, on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 8578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Thomsen, Sarver for Sequoia district board

Three candidates are running for two seats on the Sequoia Union High School District board: incumbents Alan Sarver and Chris...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 10910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by accuracy counts!, on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 10314 Views

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Woodside: Safe routes to school a priority for Mayor Dave Burow

Councilman Dave Burow, the new mayor of Woodside, puts the highest priority for the year ahead on making it safer for children...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Woodside Parent, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 2428 Views

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Menlo Park district school board to appoint new member

Residents of the Menlo Park City School District interested in serving an eight-month term on the school board have until...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by MP Parent, on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 2030 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park school board to fill vacant seat; five apply

Five residents of the Menlo Park City School District have applied for appointment to the vacant seat on the school board,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by No Contest, on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 5570 Views

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Softer defense rhetoric in lawsuit over car crash

A new tone appeared in the latest defense filings in a lawsuit over the car crash that pinned 6-year-old twin brothers...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 2475 Views

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Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by WP, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 6568 Views

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Portola Valley: Opening day at new Ford Field

A renewed Ford Field baseball diamond opened for the 2014 Alpine-West Menlo Little League season on Saturday, March 15, with...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Dr Len Vinci, on Mar 18, 2014 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 3093 Views

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Is the Sequoia High School District engaging in political advocacy using tax dollars?

On January 29, 2014, Superintendent Lianides sent an e-mail to parents announcing 6 Community meetings. See:http://www.seq.org/+uploaded/file_1223.pdf A...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 1772 Views

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Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students

A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 2698 Views
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