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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview playing field reconstruction project won't be done by opening day of school

Despite hopes that the project would be completed before the Aug. 22 start of school, work to repair the new Hillview Middle...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by A, on Aug 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm | 4 comments | 1663 Views

MENLO PARK

More problems at Hillview playing field

Despite hopes that the project would be completed before the Aug. 22 start of school, work to repair the new Hillview Middle...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Judith Eisner, on Aug 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos School District Locks Out Its Charter Students

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130808006511/en/Parents-Bullis-Charter-School-Stage-Protest-School August 08,...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by false, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 931 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Conducts Push-Poll about Project

A friend tells me that a pollster phoned to tout how wonderful an educational and research institution Stanford is, and to...

Original post made by curious on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hail Stanford Hail, on Aug 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 3 comments | 795 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Nicholas Targ honored for environmental justice work

The American Bar Association has recognized Portola Valley resident Nicholas Targ, an attorney with the international law...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Open Space Supporter, on Aug 12, 2013 at 8:49 am | 1 comment | 1187 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 | 1057 Views

MENLO PARK

Train hits car; two sent to hospital

A commuter train struck a car in Redwood City on Thursday evening, sending the car's two occupants to the hospital, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm | 3 comments | 980 Views

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 | 1108 Views

ATHERTON

Recollection of old Atherton PD Case involving officer?

Does anyone recall a case, more than 30 years ago, when an Atherton officer killed someone in self-defense and/or in defending...

Original post made by Hmmm on Aug. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 5187 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police: Teams of daytime burglars move quickly

Teams of daytime burglars use methods refined for quick and efficient action that does not draw attention to what they're...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 3004 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Charity Horse Show this weekend

More than 600 of the West Coast's top equestrians are taking part in the 43rd Menlo Charity Horse Show, running from Tuesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 2252 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton parcel tax a political football

Every four years Atherton ties itself in knots when first discussing, and then voting on, whether to renew the $750 parcel...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by frightenedbyatherton, on Aug 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm | 18 comments | 1998 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside school district may put bond measure on spring ballot

As Woodside Elementary School District officials consider asking residents to pass a bond measure next spring for construction,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 5 comments | 2484 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook interns serve Peninsula community

It's not all Hackathons and free food: 160 Facebook interns recently participated in the company's fifth annual day of service. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 909 Views

ATHERTON

The 70% Solution

Question: How many private companies do you know of that make an employee's 401(k) contribution for him in addition to providing...

Original post made by Common sense on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Common sense, on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm | 1 comment | 817 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Second candidate for council seat

Diane Sandhu, a member of the town's Audit/Finance Committee, has qualified for a spot on the November ballot in the race...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
There are no comments yet. 880 Views

MENLO PARK

Council Subcommittee Violates Process

The Council Subcommittee of Kirsten Keith and Catherine Carlton have violated their own process rules for facilitating discussions...

Original post made by disappointed resident on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by disappointed resident, on Aug 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm | 8 comments | 935 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Taking steps to fight cancer this weekend

This weekend, Betty and Ernst Meissner are among those who will participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ada Reid-Watson, on Aug 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 1089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Las Lomitas school board may place $60 million bond measure on November ballot

Voters in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District may be asked in November to approve a $60 million bond measure to upgrade...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by Marty, on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 1695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Cajun music in Menlo Park

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will perform Cajun, zydeco and blues music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 7, in Fremont Park,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dawn, on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 951 Views
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