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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: First Common Core test results are released

The first results from California's new standardized testing, which looks at how students meet the new Common Core standards,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Sep 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm | 3 comments | 3635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?

One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:40 am | 49 comments | 5381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police will be out in force in Menlo Park, Atherton

Police from four jurisdictions will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday looking for distracted drivers to ticket. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Law is Settled, on Sep 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 19 comments | 3538 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Democrats Support the Demise of Israel

Here are the Senate Jewish Democrats in support of the Iranian nuclear deal. — Michael Bennet [D-CO] — Barbara Boxer...

Original post made by Former Democrat now Independent on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Java Red , on Sep 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 36 comments | 1070 Views

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Third-straight Spare the Air alert issued for today

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area Thursday because of the expected unhealthy air quality. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 1231 Views

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Menlo School counselor, coach killed in boat crash

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 5806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Deputies see mountain lion feed on deer carcass

Of the many local reports of mountain lions sightings, this is a rare one. When the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 9 comments | 2793 Views

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Aircraft noise: Should residents get rebates for double-pane windows?

Aircraft noise has become such a problem for Atherton resident Mary Wheeler that she "cannot carry on a conversation in...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Earmuffs, on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:05 am | 13 comments | 2263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council approves salary increase for assistant city manager position

Praising City Manager Alex McIntyre for creativity and innovation in changing the duties of the assistant city manager, the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:58 am | 7 comments | 2126 Views

MENLO PARK

Displacement of residents among concerns as Menlo Park revises general plan

Draft revisions to rules and policies affecting the future of the eastern portion of Menlo Park will be reviewed by the Planning...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:09 am | 10 comments | 2902 Views

MENLO PARK

Sea level rise: A call for action

Picture this: the San Francisco International Airport is underwater. As many as 120,000 residents of San Mateo County have...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Sami, on Sep 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 1122 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac: Covering community for 50 years

On Sept. 8, 1965, the first issue of the Country Almanac appeared in mailboxes all over Portola Valley and Woodside. The...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Yera, on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 2268 Views

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Recalling the early days of the Almanac

As the Almanac observes its 50th anniversary this year, longtime staff writer Jane Knoerle recalls the early days of the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by The Old Sage, on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 2536 Views

AROUND TOWN

How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 827 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Home Featured in Sunset Magazine

Did anyone else catch the spread in August's Sunset Magazine featuring a local creekside home? http://www.sunset.com/m/garden/landscaping-design/natural-setting Congratulations...

Original post made by Hmmm on Sep. 8, 2015
There are no comments yet. 303 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tailgate party, Friday night movies at pop-up park

Menlo Park patrol officers will host a tailgate party before the free outdoor screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Define success, on Sep 7, 2015 at 7:58 am | 4 comments | 2302 Views

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Menlo Park school district expands language programs

The Menlo Park City School District is working hard this year to achieve a goal it adopted in 2008: to offer world language...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Sep 6, 2015 at 10:12 am | 24 comments | 3199 Views

MENLO PARK

Is the drought killing our trees? (SJMercury 9/4/2015)

Trees need to get enough water to thrive during the drought. Residents should be alerted that this is a fire safety issue...

Original post made by Save Our Water and Our Trees on Sep. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 389 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Drought, disease claim pines

Pine trees are not native to Portola Valley, Woodside and the Woodside Fire Protection District in general, and large numbers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by RC, on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 3 comments | 1193 Views

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Caltrans offers $25K prize for ideas to improve transportation

Caltrans is giving Californians an opportunity to earn $25,000 in exchange for submitting the most innovative idea to improve...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 1668 Views
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