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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board affirms superintendent choice with unanimous vote

The Menlo Park City School District board unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday night that will install Maurice...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 50 comments | 7541 Views

AROUND TOWN

LA prosecutor and radio show host: Steve Wagstaffe tried to retaliate against me for writing a piece that was critical of Ayres prosecutor

On September 2, 2013, the Larry Elder radio show out of KABC in Los Angeles did a segment about the problematic prosecutor,...

Original post made by Lurker on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 10, 2014 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 7530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hanretty restitution hearing postponed

A court hearing to discuss what former school official Tim Hanretty should be required to pay in restitution to the Woodside...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by WS Resident, on Nov 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 4 comments | 7522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big changes in firefighter work practices, benefits

Major changes are coming in work practices and benefits for firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | 139 comments | 7512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 7506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Big educational issues face  Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Gail Ortega, on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 7502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wood burning banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jan 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | 46 comments | 7476 Views

MENLO PARK

Molestation retrial ends in conviction for Menlo Park man

A second trial on multiple charges of child molestation ended with a conviction for a 50-year-old Menlo Park man on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Seeker of truth, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 4 comments | 7474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Rights, responsibilities and interests of cyclists are key in new committee

The question "What's in a name?" could not be more relevant in the matter of the Portola Valley Town Council's deciding recently,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by Karam, on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 7 comments | 7462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district unveils 'vision plan'

Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 6 comments | 7462 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 7422 Views

AROUND TOWN

State senator introduces bill to reopen public access to Martin's Beach

Legislation introduced Monday would help restore public access to a popular surfing beach near Half Moon Bay that has...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 17 comments | 7418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former probation chief sentenced

A former San Mateo County probation chief convicted of possessing child pornography was sentenced Friday to 10...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Sep 24, 2013 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 7417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body of Menlo Park hiker found on Mt. Tamalpais

Authorities used fingerprints to identify a body found this morning (April 12) on a slope of Mt. Tamalpais as the body...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 31 comments | 7374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 7366 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to mortality

In a groundbreaking study, Stanford University researchers have linked the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide to an increase...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by NoMoreBreadAndCircuses, on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 7339 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Local pension reform: misguided, mean-spirited

The so-called Menlo Park "pension reform" advanced by former City Council members Lee Duboc and Mickie Winkler is completely...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 64 comments | 7299 Views

ATHERTON

Buckheit must pay county attorney fees

Atherton resident Jon Buckheit must pay San Mateo County $145,434 in attorney fees, a judge has ruled after agreeing with...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tim Wulff, on Feb 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 32 comments | 7298 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford study finds Lyme disease widespread in Bay Area

Lyme disease is more widespread in Bay Area open spaces than previously thought, according to a new study released Thursday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Laura, on Feb 20, 2014 at 8:47 am | 6 comments | 7294 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by WHAT??, on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 9 comments | 7286 Views
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