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THE LOCAL DISH

Tonight: Candidates backing charter schools answer questions on school board election

Two candidates who support a public-education scene that includes robust charter schools are running for the governing board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 4101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: Trying to get in

A tiny neighborhood near Woodside High School is petitioning to be included in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District....

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 5, 2011 at 6:08 am | 45 comments | 3102 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail agency analyzes underground option

Peninsula residents crowded around tables, examined maps, shared their opinions and asked questions of officials representing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm | 16 comments | 2133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts score among top 20 in state API test

Academic Performance Index scores are up and down, but overall, still very good at local elementary schools. And one district,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 1601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight at Kepler's: Author Malinda Lo

Local author Malinda Lo will talk about her debut young-adult novel, "Ash," a retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jimmy Sigona, on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1341 Views

MENLO PARK

Public hearing on El Camino development

Menlo Park will hold a public hearing before the City Council Tuesday, Oct. 6, on a proposed 110,000-square-foot, 40-foot-high...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by MOE, on Oct 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 1491 Views

SPORTS

Plenty of changes for 2009 prep football season

The 2009 high school football season will find a new team in the area and a handful of changes when things officially get...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 4, 2009 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 1897 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monday: Commission to review El Camino office proposal

Menlo Park's Planning Commission is scheduled to review a proposal to build a two-story office building on El Camino Real. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Woo Hoo!, on Oct 5, 2009 at 12:01 am | 1 comment | 1165 Views

MENLO PARK

Draeger's says it might close if Menlo Park City Council approves development project

If Menlo Park's City Council doesn't require the developer of the site of the defunct Cadillac dealership to provide housing,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Whiny Whiners!!!!!, on Sep 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 60 comments | 3209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fragile comity unwinds between Everest, district

Board president's disclosure of charter school enrollment data in proposed guest opinion and to selected school board candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 104 comments | 5909 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park plans to hike developer fees

City looks set to approve an ordinance Tuesday, Oct. 6, that would in many cases greatly increase fees paid by real estate...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 6, 2009 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 1205 Views

MENLO PARK

Draeger's says it might close if council approves El Camino development project

UPDATE: Council approves El Camino development http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=5013 If Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by 52 year resident, on Oct 8, 2009 at 8:02 am | 2 comments | 1245 Views

MENLO PARK

City discovers $400,000 accounting error

Pencil-sharpening begins anew as city tries to re-balance budget. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=5012...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by reality here, on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 28 comments | 2146 Views

MENLO PARK

UPDATE: Council approves El Camino development

New development project cleared to proceed without housing. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=5013...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by hooray for the council, on Oct 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 1337 Views

MENLO PARK

Mysterious 11th-hour letter challenges legality of El Camino development

A mysterious letter challenging the legality of a new development project proposed for a parcel on El Camino Real arrived...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by Interested, on Oct 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 7 comments | 1447 Views

AROUND TOWN

La Entrada graduates 111 eighth-graders

La Entrada School in Menlo Park held its graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m. on the school's blacktop. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by LostChild, on Oct 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 7468 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saturday: Woodside High will rock with robots

Students with 36 teams will compete in a one-day robotics competition -- Cal Games for Robotics -- at Woodside High School...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by WIldcat, on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 1891 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Tentative ruling in high-speed rail suit

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that work may proceed on the California high-speed rail project,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 27, 2009 at 3:53 pm | 5 comments | 1506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Puttin' on the Ritz

Matthew Zito, principal of Menlo-Atherton High School, recently gave reporters a tour of the school's new theater, a $32...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Catherine McMillan, on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 7 comments | 2271 Views
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