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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Interested Party, on May 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 104 comments | 10847 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship

Backers of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School say they will officially ask the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 20 comments | 10806 Views

MENLO PARK

Poisonous mushrooms kill dogs

All dog owners know that if a dog realizes something can fit inside its mouth, it's only a matter of seconds before the item...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2012
Last comment by Debbie, on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm | 5 comments | 10803 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Is it art -- or a disgrace?

Please take a moment to look at this photo. The "sculpture" in the photo is located on Willow Road and Coleman Avenue in...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by mary ellis, on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 49 comments | 10790 Views

SPORTS

Girls softball: Patton pitches perfect game

Woodside High School's Christina Patton pitched a perfect game Tuesday to lead her team to a 11-0 victory over Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by WHS Parent, on Apr 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 10779 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 | 10771 Views

MENLO PARK

Pieces of the Park sold off as old theater prepped for final curtain

They may not ever see their names on a movie house marquee, but many of the shoppers at the Park Theatre pre-demolition sale...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by gavino, on Nov 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 10767 Views

AROUND TOWN

Possible misappropriation of funds found in Portola Valley schools

Already struggling to address a projected deficit of $854,000 in the next school year, the Portola Valley School District...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 10739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tim Hanretty pleads not guilty of embezzling funds from Portola Valley School District

Tim Hanretty pleaded not guilty this morning (June 19) to six counts of embezzlement from the Portola Valley School District,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Stephanie, on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:39 am | 8 comments | 10733 Views

MENLO PARK

Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm | 41 comments | 10722 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Sheriff Munks resign, answer questions, or do nothing?

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, who had participated in a law enforcement relay run...

Original post made by Richard Hine on May. 1, 2007
Last comment by 5150 hired, on Apr 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 10686 Views

AROUND TOWN

When Lyme disease becomes a nightmare

Sherry Cagan of Portola Valley says she nearly died when she ended up in the emergency room with the systemic MRSA staph...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by mayra, on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:34 am | 6 comments | 10637 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton volunteers rebuild plane-crash victim's home

Four years after a Tesla employee's plane plummeted into an East Palo Alto neighborhood, destroying Lisa Jones' home and...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mary S, on Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 10606 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Community Theatre stages 'The Producers'

New faces will be appearing in "The Producers" the last weekend in October and first weekend in November as Woodside Community...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by Darrell, on Oct 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 10589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Superman' hits Woodside High School

Woodside High School is cast in an unflattering spotlight this week with the nation-wide opening of the documentary "Waiting...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Oct 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 78 comments | 10560 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wednesday in Menlo Park: Kelley brothers at Kepler's

The whirlwind that is Tom Kelley was heading to San Francisco International Airport for "the ninth city in 10 days" on Oct....

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Charlie Quimby, on Nov 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 10556 Views

AROUND TOWN

Circling the Wagons and Giving Change a Chance
Position Paper by Michael G. Stogner, Candidate for Supervisor

The SamTrans scandal is a perfect example to illustrate many of the issues that I have been campaigning about in San Mateo...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 14, 2014 at 7:31 am | 5 comments | 10552 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Nov 5, 2011 at 1:21 am | 5 comments | 10535 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 8, 2014 at 8:12 am | 19 comments | 10533 Views

OTHER TOPICS

the new Gov. Romney VP choice post

Months ago, Emerle created a post on suggested VP candidates for Mitt Romney. Quite a bit early as it turned out, the scrubs...

Original post made by Chuck Roofe on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by VP picker, on Aug 4, 2012 at 9:53 am | 27 comments | 10482 Views
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