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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monday: County committee to consider school district transfer request

The San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization on Monday, May 4, will consider the request by some residents...

Original post made on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by carab1n3r, 20 hours ago | 6 comments | 1048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four teens arrested in pistol-whipping, robbery

Two 18-year-olds and two juveniles were arrested for allegedly pistol-whipping and robbing a man in unincorporated Redwood...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district board to vote on O'Connor boundary change

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board will consider a resolution opposing the request from O'Connor Street...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 10 comments | 1247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opposes transfer of homes to Menlo Park district

Despite a last-minute tearful plea from one of the residents asking to move their homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Unity, on Apr 18, 2015 at 10:51 am | 7 comments | 1846 Views

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School boards expected to oppose Menlo Park residents' attempt to change school districts

Residents of the 31 homes on O'Connor Street in Menlo Park who are attempting to transfer from the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by More to it, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:50 am | 32 comments | 3063 Views

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STEM, career tech could be focus at new Menlo Park high school

Academic paths through high school typically lead students toward college, with career technical education as an option....

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 1661 Views

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Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by stephanie, on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:36 am | 18 comments | 8118 Views

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Authorities declare Woodside High campus safe after bomb threat

Investigators and a bomb-sniffing dog from the San Mateo County bomb squad have completed their search of the campus of...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 44 comments | 5307 Views

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Menlo Park police officer honored for work with kids

Going to school pays off, both for the students and for the Menlo Park police officer whose mission it is to make sure the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 2004 Views

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Host an AFS Exchange Student. Gain a global family member for a lifetime!

​Hosting a foreign exchange student can be an amazing, heart-warming, and wonderful learning experience for your family--and...

Original post made by Susan Allen on Mar. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 148 Views

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Airport uses GPS to track ride-sharing services

San Francisco International Airport is using a GPS-based system to track traffic from ride-sharing services such as Lyft...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by Pirate Cab to the mat, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 5 comments | 1375 Views

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O'Connor Street residents ask for transfer into Menlo Park school district

Menlo Park residents on the north side of O'Connor Street, just about a block from where the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Support Public School, on Mar 17, 2015 at 12:34 am | 23 comments | 4470 Views

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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 Question, on Mar 11, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 2100 Views

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Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 18 comments | 8147 Views

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Six candidates seeking a seat on high school district board

Six people have applied for an interim position on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, according to district...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by in district, on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 2261 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. 3714 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 | 2181 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 | 2839 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 | 2698 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 | 2937 Views
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