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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 4258 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Buffett Rule

Should it apply? Let's take a look at one opinion, from a well known politician, commenting on a letter he received from...

Original post made by Double D on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:07 am | 33 comments | 2393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnetts won't face charges for underage drinking

Two parents won't be prosecuted for alleged underage drinking at a party held in their Menlo Park home on Nov. 25, the San...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 33 comments | 2655 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Peninsula needs to reconsider high-speed rail

Despite voting in favor of Proposition 1A in 2008, few Peninsula communities have been more staunchly opposed to the high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by start over, on Jul 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 2096 Views

MENLO PARK

Split council votes to seek consultant for community engagement process in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council has decided to start looking for a consultant to handle a $90,000 contract to develop a community...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Dawn, on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 33 comments | 6725 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police association tactics under fire

A number of residents and City Council members are criticizing a pre-election mail and telephone campaign by the Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Steve R, on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:45 am | 33 comments | 5056 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New Hillview Middle School playing field must be ripped up and rebuilt

Neighbors of Hillview Middle School may have hoped for a quiet summer after living through three previous summers of major...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by A little history, on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:21 am | 33 comments | 3283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may remove bike lane parking on Laurel Street

Some parents pick up their children from school using bikes; others use cars. This has launched a quest by the city of Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Common Sense, on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 33 comments | 3780 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 9315 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 7213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton resident donates 65 percent of Save Menlo funding

One Atherton resident donated 65 percent of the funding during the first half of this year for grassroots coalition Save...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 33 comments | 4850 Views

MENLO PARK

Global Warming- What's a person to do?

While our leaders are deciding what government can do to stem global warming, there are things we, the people, can do. The...

Original post made by Elizabeth Lasensky on Jan. 25, 2007
Last comment by Old Mom, on May 14, 2007 at 11:33 am | 32 comments | 3759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Religious event ignites debate

As the debate continues over whether it was appropriate for a religious event to be held in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2008
Last comment by Good For A Laugh, on Feb 2, 2008 at 12:18 pm | 32 comments | 2956 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rep. Anna Eshoo endorses Obama; decision 'moves beyond gender or race'

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Her announcement today...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2008
Last comment by Isa Marcus, on May 25, 2008 at 11:53 am | 32 comments | 3201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering Mike Thompson of KCEA

Mike Thompson, the longtime on-air host of big band and swing music on the KCEA (89.1 FM) radio station in Atherton, died...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2008
Last comment by Phil L., on Apr 27, 2008 at 1:47 pm | 32 comments | 3469 Views

MENLO PARK

Red light cameras go live June 10 in Menlo Park

If the early data is any indicator, Menlo Park's new red-light photo enforcement program could add a lot of money to the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by shortyellow, on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm | 32 comments | 6117 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

30-year engagement for Iris Harrell, Ann Benson

A local lesbian couple prepares for a walk down the aisle after the California Supreme Court clears the way. <a href="//www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=2427">...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 32 comments | 3642 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Council needs to trust the process

Menlo Park City Council members have repeatedly promised to respect the El Camino/Downtown Visioning community process, however...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by truth, on May 3, 2009 at 12:00 am | 32 comments | 1901 Views

MENLO PARK

School district needs to win over city on Hillview

Are school district officials going to have a hard time getting Menlo Park's support for the Hillview Middle School project?...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Happy GAIS Parent, on Feb 23, 2011 at 12:14 am | 32 comments | 2480 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman dragged out of council meeting by police

A roomful of spectators looked on as police officers dragged a longtime Menlo Park resident out of the council chambers at...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by noblesse, on May 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | 32 comments | 2198 Views
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