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News - September 25, 2013

Briefs: City changes project noticing process

Rather than getting copies of plan sheets in the mail, those living or occupying buildings within a certain distance of proposed developments will now get postcards instead from the city of Menlo Park that directs them to a website posting the plans online. The city will also post notices on its website. Hard copies will be available to notice recipients upon request.

The change debuted on Sept. 13. City staff estimate that it will cut paper and postage expenses by 50 percent, and staff time by 60 percent, according to a Sept. 19 memo.

Foundation raises

funds for schools

The Ravenswood Education Foundation has raised more than $1.3 million during the past year to support student achievement, according to Executive Director Renu Nanda.

The foundation's mission is to foster educational outcomes in the Ravenswood City School District on a par with those of students from surrounding communities, says Ms. Nanda.

Funds raised will be used for such projects as a district coordinator to enhance technology, science and math instruction and training for the new Common Core standards.

The foundation is seeking Adopt-a-Teacher volunteers to provide school supplies, help with classroom parties, and offer encouragement to a K-5 teacher in the district.

Contact Jennifer Vettel at or Jeanne Simonian at for more information.


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