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PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty aftermath: School districts take steps to prevent future financial misdeeds

While both the Woodside and Portola Valley school districts have put measures in place to try to make it more difficult for...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 18386 Views

MENLO PARK

Transitional kindergarten debate: Required or not?

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Test Score Watcher, on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm | 32 comments | 18312 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Hidden' earthquake faults underlie Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 9 comments | 18297 Views

ATHERTON

Lyme foundation raises $500K at Portola Valley benefit

The Bay Area Lyme Foundation raised nearly $500,000 at its second annual LymeAid benefit concert at a Portola Valley home....

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Seidel, on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 18140 Views

AROUND TOWN

The other big project in downtown Menlo Park

While attention has been focused on what Stanford University plans to build in Menlo Park, another developer has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by cassandra, on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 21 comments | 18094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board OKs shift of East Palo Alto students to M-A

If Menlo-Atherton High School has room, students from East Palo Alto (in the Ravenswood City Elementary School District)...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm | 51 comments | 17914 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council candidates forum

A League of Women Voters forum for the five candidates running for two seats on the Menlo Park City Council will be held...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by reality, on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:26 am | 7 comments | 17867 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Drought, Monte Rosa stop signs on Menlo Park council agenda

A presentation on the mayor's trip to China, followed by a study session on drought control measures, kicks off tonight's...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Annabelle, on Aug 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 17848 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 17841 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church gets OK to switch denominations

The regional governing body overseeing the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has voted to approve the church's departure. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mike R, on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm | 5 comments | 17669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 17322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent and tax payer, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 62 comments | 17218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas, Woodside High parents spar

There was both faint and full-throated praise for Woodside High School at the May 29 public forum to consider strategies...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 47 comments | 17113 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton parcel tax renewal measure wins by large margin

With all eight precincts in town counted, Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure supporters are likely to be celebrating tonight. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Mandate, on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 16973 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Shell gas station may expand repair shop

The Shell gas station at 1400 El Camino Real and Glenwood Avenue in Menlo Park may be undergoing some changes. According...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Nov 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 16928 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Farewell to longtime M-A Jazz Band leader Frank Moura

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bryce, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 2 comments | 16825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission reviews specific plan

The fourth discussion in the ongoing Planning Commission's review of the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific plan...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm | 28 comments | 16757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: CEQA prevents expediting fire station remodel

Seven years in the planning, the redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 16698 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sinnott files lawsuit over driveway

The battle over a Louise Street driveway in Menlo Park has now moved to the courtroom. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/22/sinnott-files-lawsuit-o...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by pathetic, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm | 8 comments | 16666 Views

AROUND TOWN

District attorney indicts 16 alleged gang members

Sixteen alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs have been arrested for staging a murderous war that resulted in multiple...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by A. Reader, on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:13 am | 3 comments | 16563 Views
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