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German-American school finds new home

The German-American International School has filed for a use permit to relocate from 275 Elliott Drive to 475 Pope Street,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by DJ Fowler, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 947 Views

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Menlo Park school district superintendent on medical leave

Maurice Ghysels, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, is on a "short term medical leave," school board...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2628 Views

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Feature story: Wheels of freedom?

Belle Haven Bikes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula is in its first year of teaching -- for free -- all aspects...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1681 Views

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Why vaccinate?

With an outbreak of measles continuing to spread, the question of whether parents should be allowed to choose not to immunize...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 2312 Views

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Menlo Park district nearly ready to start building new school

Officials at the Menlo Park City School District say they are just a few months away from beginning construction on their...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Neigbor, on Feb 12, 2015 at 6:13 pm | 4 comments | 2234 Views

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Longtime school board member steps down

Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Board Observer, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 2399 Views

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Menlo Park reports 10% drop in collisions

The police department's deployment of two fulltime traffic officers in 2014 contributed to a 10 percent drop in collisions,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 1060 Views

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District reviews possibilities for new Menlo Park high school

While it is still early in the process, the discussion at a meeting of the Sequoia Union High School District's board Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Qo Vu, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2326 Views

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Editorial: School district was right to cancel meeting

The Menlo Park City School District board's scheduled closed-session meeting late last week to discuss "existing litigation"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1669 Views

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County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 2812 Views

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Tonight: Education author to speak on achievement, learning

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sara Tanke, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1130 Views

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Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 5274 Views

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Friday: Spare the Air alert bans wood burning

A winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District because of poor air...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by MPbreathe, on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 1238 Views

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Today, Sunday are 'Spare the Air' days

A third consecutive winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2015
Last comment by complaints, on Jan 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm | 3 comments | 1147 Views

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Holiday Fund: Clubs provide youth with gift of opportunity

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund help the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/24/holiday-fund-clubs-prov...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by paula w, on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 397 Views

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Year in review: Elementary school districts get ready for growth

In 2014 local school districts continued to deal with two problems that have plagued them for the past several years: burgeoning...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by mark gilles, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 2094 Views

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Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1696 Views

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District may open new high school in San Carlos

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into a contract to buy a one-acre parcel at 535 Old County Road, just...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments | 2344 Views

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Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 3070 Views

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Why aren't the MA Schools closed for the storm?

Hello Given it is extremely stressful getting our children into the traffic vortex on Oak Grove in Menlo Park, why haven't...

Original post made by Menlo Parent on Dec. 10, 2014
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