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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 | 2168 Views

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what's the big deal about plagiarism?

I loved Michelle's speech at the Democratic National Convention. What's the big deal?...

Original post made by Melania on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melania photos found!, on Jul 20, 2016 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 236 Views

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Woodside: $212,500 tree-cutting fine is paid in full

The $209,000 budget surplus for the town of Woodside has more than doubled with the cashing of a check for $212,500, delivered...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Plant trees, on Jul 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1571 Views

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Woodside: 'Pig scramble' faces local opposition

A tradition at the Woodside July Fourth Junior Rodeo is under fire. A local veterinarian and former humane society medical...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Rene Rowland, on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 23 comments | 3655 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 | 650 Views

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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 Jun 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 8 comments | 251 Views

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Woodside: New president named at Canada Community College

Jamillah Moore, currently the interim vice chancellor of educational services and planning for the San Mateo County Community...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:52 am | 5 comments | 984 Views

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Seven locals receive Merit scholarships

One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by Phoebe, on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 1765 Views

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Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1589 Views

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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 | 1664 Views

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Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1681 Views

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Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 1114 Views

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Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5583 Views

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School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 345 Views

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MPCSD Candidate Information Night

Notice of Candidate Information Night for the Menlo Park City School District Governing Board: On Wednesday, June 1 at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Jun 11, 2016 at 10:36 am | 47 comments | 1561 Views

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Menlo Park district school board endorses plan to involve community

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has come up with a plan to involve the community in issues that arose when the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 2385 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 | 1082 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 | 1230 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, on May 27, 2016 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 853 Views

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MPCSD Property Tax Debt Service and Cost per ADA

The chart MPCSD Debt Service shows how much property tax is scheduled to be collected to service the General Obligation Bonds...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 288 Views
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