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SCHOOLS & KIDS

California warns Menlo Park district to raise scores for black, disadvantaged students

The schools that don't meet the minimum standards under the act are subject to "corrective action." Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by another in the willows, on Mar 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 13 comments | 2640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools boards vote on layoffs

Tonight, Wednesday, March 10, school boards in Portola Valley and Menlo Park are slated to vote on teacher layoffs and other...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Hillview, on Mar 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm | 13 comments | 2936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinions: Support pours in for Measure C

Math teacher, parents urge a 'yes' vote Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=9494 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Plubius, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 13 comments | 3771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest High School Flies the Flag of Mexico

Friday afternoon/ Sept. 16 the flag pole at Everest High School, of Sequoia Union High School District, was flying what appeared...

Original post made by Carol Collins on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 13 comments | 2349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools take safety precautions

Local schools reacted quickly to reassure parents they are taking precautions to prevent a tragedy like the one that happened...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 13 comments | 3279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report Card from Redwood City School District

I received this mailing yesterday. These mailings are not cheap. How much did it cost, and to whom was it mailed? Is this...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Aug 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: 'Laurel Mom' spearheads plan for kid-friendly bike route

In October, Laurel School's upper campus, the new site for its third- through fifth-graders located at 275 Elliott Drive,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by eduardo, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 3625 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Yet another cyclist dies from Sand Hill Road accident

The Mercury News is reporting that Deborah Johnson, a 54-year old Palo Alto business consultant, died Tuesday after a bike...

Original post made by Sean on Jul. 29, 2007
Last comment by Lee, on May 17, 2009 at 2:02 am | 13 comments | 5195 Views

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Editorial: Start planning for rail projects now

High-speed rail, with its promise of bullet trains running between Northern and Southern California, presents a conundrum...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by observer, on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm | 13 comments | 3357 Views

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Sheriff's detainment could prompt new county policies

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks says he's moved on from an incident in which he was caught in a Las Vegas brothel bust...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2008
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm | 13 comments | 3803 Views

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Missed connections

With concerns about gas prices, dependence on foreign oil and climate change rising rapidly, how easy it to get around on...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by PA resident, on Jul 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm | 13 comments | 3593 Views

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Letter: Council should oppose huge Cargill project

News of Cargill's development plans for 12,000 homes and 30,000 new residents on the Redwood City baylands should attract...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Edward Whittington, on Feb 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | 13 comments | 2590 Views

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In defending police lawsuit, Menlo Park runs up tab of nearly $350,000

In a lawsuit that may have revealed more about our litigation-happy society than about the law enforcement abuses it sought...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by no winners, on Jan 13, 2010 at 10:15 am | 13 comments | 5955 Views

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Reports: High-speed rail to start in Central Valley

Construction of California's controversial high-speed rail project will likely begin in the Central Valley thanks to a $902...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm | 13 comments | 1782 Views

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Nov. 30: Comment sought on Cargill project

A "scoping session" -- set for Nov. 30 -- will provide visitors a close-up view of a proposal to build a community for up...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm | 13 comments | 3128 Views

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Supervisors vote 4-1 to put sales tax on ballot

It might be like making a speech to a hostile audience when the county writes its argument in support of a half-cent sales...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Irate Voter, on Jul 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm | 13 comments | 2050 Views

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$10,000,000 Sequoia Healthcare District Nursing Education Program

With 8 years into the program and 2 years remaining, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors will be meeting at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 13, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 13 comments | 5729 Views

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topic: "Romney in Woodside for fundraiser" reviewed for accuracy

original topic http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=11651 Was a very long series of posts with great participation...

Original post made by Palm Reader on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by insanity - same thing over & over, on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm | 13 comments | 2446 Views
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