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Homer Field at Willie Mays Ballpark opens in Atherton

A crowd gathered in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park on Saturday, May 9, to celebrate the official opening of the new Little...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Thank you!, on May 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 4331 Views

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East Palo Alto teen was victim in trailer fire

He was the "king" of skateboarders in his hometown of East Palo Alto; the young man who always had a smile for everyone....

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Water , on May 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 2469 Views

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Smoke from Lake County fires now in San Mateo County

The smoke apparent in local communities Saturday morning has drifted into the area from fires elsewhere in the state, including...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by @parent, on Aug 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 849 Views

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Woodside school board race: Challenger criticizes incumbent's attendance record

A challenger for a seat on the Woodside Elementary School District board is accusing an incumbent of poor board meeting attendance. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by WES Community Member, on Oct 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 2 comments | 3503 Views

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Atherton gets permit for new stoplight

Atherton has finally received the encroachment permit it has been waiting for from Caltrans to install a pedestrian-activated...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by alpio barbara, on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2530 Views

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Menlo Park Eagle Scouts to be honored Jan. 9

Robert Lane and Anders Chiang have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and will be recognized at a Court of Honor Jan. 9 at Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Dec 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 2229 Views

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Woodside's Kate Laubscher to compete on 'Jeopardy' Tuesday

Kate Laubscher of Woodside, a 2014 graduate of Woodside Priory School and a sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 3531 Views

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M-A High enrollment appears to be growing as predicted

In an apparent confirmation of projections that the number of students at Menlo-Atherton High School would begin to rise...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 2432 Views

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Atherton: 'Milk and Cookies with the Mayor'

Special correspondent Fiona M. Lempres, a 7-year-old first-grader at Sacred Heart School, sent the Almanac this report of...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Ms. Silvers, on Mar 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 2266 Views

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Woodside School District may put parcel tax on ballot

The Woodside Elementary School District's governing board is contemplating putting a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1518 Views

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Woodland School 'problem solving' teams compete on state level

Students from Woodland School in Portola Valley will be going to the state championships for two problem-solving competitions...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Apr 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 1267 Views

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Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto

A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 7050 Views

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Want to run for school board? Info meeting June 1

Those interested in running in the Nov. 8 election for one of the two open seats on the school board of the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 1743 Views

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Local schools place 18 girls on prestigious lacrosse team

Seven Menlo School players were among those comprising the Northern California team at the 85th annual U.S. Lacrosse Women's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jun 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 1123 Views

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Cover story: Gay Chinese Christian talks about what it's like to not fit in

Jeff Chu knows what it is to be different. He's Chinese, with a white spouse. He's a Bible-quoting Christian living in Brooklyn's...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Conversion Therapy?, on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 2781 Views

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Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Thursday because of excessive smog and...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Frances Zavis, on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 914 Views

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Proposal aims to narrow the wide gap in educational equity at local schools

Although Willow Oaks School and the Laurel School Upper Campus are both public elementary schools located just blocks apart...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:57 am | 2 comments | 787 Views

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District holds groundbreaking for new Upper Laurel School

On Thursday, May 21, the Menlo Park City School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new third- to fifth-grade...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 3425 Views

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Saywell, Gupta top spenders in Menlo Park school district election

The two top spending candidates in the Menlo Park City School District race, Scott Saywell and Alka Gupta, have each spent...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 1999 Views

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Update: Ackerman, Lucas lead in Menlo Park City School District board race

Two candidates seen by many as "outsiders," David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas, appear to have been elected to the governing...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 4924 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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