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A Civil Look At Civics

By Erin Glanville

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About this blog: While state and federal politics dominate the headlines, local issues have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. This blog will attempt to shine a light on topics of public interest and facilitate greater participation in the ...  (More)

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As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
Aug 21, 2014 3:31 pm
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Khan Academy sent an email out this week with a tremendous video message that every student heading back to school this fall should embrace: you can learn anything.... More
Giving Thanks For My ?Other? Mother
May 9, 2014 9:44 am
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My husband's family is, and was, like a big, noisy city. He grew up surrounded by parents, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles galore, close family friends and... More
Council Sends Clear Message To Staff: Be Transparent
Feb 5, 2015 3:25 pm
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At their January 27th meeting, the Menlo Park City Council was clear with city staff: there needs to be greater public transparency in the hiring of new employees,... More
What Will California Pension Contribution Increases Mean For Local Schools?
Jun 24, 2014 12:10 pm
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The new budget that Governor Jerry Brown signed last Friday will significantly increase how much money school districts have to set aside for teacher pensions.... More
Finding Forever Homes For Creatures Big And Small, Near And Far
Jan 13, 2015 1:21 pm
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"Fairy", a small, roughly 5-month old black dog, was discovered starving and homeless on a mountain road in Taiwan. It is not known if she ever had a home or... More
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