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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Envisioning a 'frontier of possibility'

Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister blazed new trails during his first year on the job, and promises to continue...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Setting the record straight, on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 am | 17 comments | 8205 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton poised to settle Johns lawsuit with $225,000 payment

The town of Atherton and former finance director John Johns are poised to sign an agreement awarding him about $225,000 to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Apr 4, 2010 at 12:05 am | 12 comments | 8204 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill Lane, publisher, philanthropist, Portola Valley fan, dies at age 90

Bill Lane, a member of Portola Valley's first Town Council, the town's first mayor, and a philanthropist, longtime environmentalist,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 6 comments | 8180 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton resident donates 65 percent of Save Menlo funding

One Atherton resident donated 65 percent of the funding during the first half of this year for grassroots coalition Save...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 33 comments | 8176 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 | 8167 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Ruby Sparks'

"Ruby Sparks" proves it's something special by being unafraid to follow its premise to a dark place, the dream turning into...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 8167 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carpenter leaps into Menlo Park fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 am | 16 comments | 8148 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 | 8145 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 8138 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 | 8137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Design, name chosen for new school: A second-campus 'Laurel'

A single two-story building housing 16 classrooms and larger spaces for music, science and arts instruction will be built...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by confusion, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:13 am | 27 comments | 8133 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo-Atherton, Menlo take No. 1 seeds into CCS volleyball

The Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton girls received No. 1 seeds in their respective divisions for the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 8131 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

Keith Benford Knudsen, 19, of Portola Valley is being charged with "gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated" in a...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Neill Kenmuir, on Aug 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm | 47 comments | 8127 Views

WOODSIDE

Town hears Steve Jobs' bid to demolish mansion

Woodside's Town Council heard testimony but delayed a decision Tuesday night on whether to issue a demolition permit to...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by nieghbor, on May 4, 2009 at 8:31 am | 8 comments | 8127 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: BBC acquires new proprietor

It may take a year to reopen the landmark British Bankers Club in Menlo Park, but those longing for its return can feel optimistic,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Jul 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 8116 Views

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 | 8096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 8095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fragile comity unwinds between Everest, district

Board president's disclosure of charter school enrollment data in proposed guest opinion and to selected school board candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 104 comments | 8093 Views

ATHERTON

High-speed rail issue draws a crowd

How do you pack the room at the annual Atherton Civic Interest League meeting? Put a discussion of the California High Speed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by confused, on Jul 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 45 comments | 8079 Views

ATHERTON

Giving Atherton's City Manager the Benefit of the Doubt

Dear Readers: The following is the text of an e-mail sent to Mr. Danielson, the Mayor and the City Council. I've done...

Original post made by John P Johns on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Apr 15, 2011 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 8079 Views
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Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )
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