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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New playground invites kids of all abilities to romp

After nearly five months of closure, the playground at Nealon Park is back and better than ever. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Only In Menlo Park, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm | 7 comments | 2920 Views

MENLO PARK

Safe gun-storage requirement debate ahead in Menlo Park

Menlo Park Vice Mayor Drew Combs has proposed that the City Council consider an ordinance requiring all community residents...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Jan 26, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 7 comments | 2407 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summit Prep wants to reserve seats for volunteers' children, but high school district says no

Summit Preparatory Charter High School, the high-performing four-year-old school that enrolls about 80 children from the...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Summit Parent, on Dec 18, 2006 at 10:48 pm | 7 comments | 6184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Neighbors fear 'serious consequences' of Hillview rebuild

A petition signed by 80 neighbors of Hillview Middle School raises concerns about the proposed expansion plans at the school...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 9, 2007 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 5365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Afterschool Childcare

If you are planning on registering you incoming kinder this week in one of the Menlo Park School District elementary schools...

Original post made by still concerned on Feb. 3, 2008
Last comment by involved parent, on Feb 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm | 7 comments | 4166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Bike tunnel idea a waste of money

It is a shameful waste of the city of Menlo Park's money to pay a consultant $41,000 to study the feasibility and placement...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2008
Last comment by Same old rant, on Sep 11, 2008 at 12:54 pm | 7 comments | 3827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A landmark emerges on the M-A High School campus

Lysistrata, Aristophanes' comedy in which Greek women from all sides of the Peloponnesian War withhold sex from their husbands...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2008
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:53 am | 7 comments | 3841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lehman-related financial losses for schools larger than first thought

Financial losses have risen for school districts as a result of the county treasurer's reassessment of the local impact of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by a neighbor, on Oct 22, 2008 at 7:20 am | 7 comments | 3522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton inspector volunteers to help China quake victims

Atherton building inspector Kenneth Huo recently traveled to the earthquake-ravaged Chinese province of Gansu with a five-man...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Veronica Caballero, on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 3189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stewart, Lewin stepping down from high school board

There will be two new faces on the Sequoia Union High School District board this fall, as both incumbents with seats up...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by you should know, on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:59 am | 7 comments | 3872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Superintendent disputes drop-out number; The Almanac responds

In your Oct. 21 editorial, you stated that the Sequoia Union High School District has an "above-average dropout rate." This...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 3412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Critical clause strangely missing from document package e-mailed to charter school

A cover letter e-mailed from the high school district to Everest charter high school, for unknown reasons, did not include...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Apr 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 7 comments | 4006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vote NO on Measure G

Editor, James Keller, Executive Vice Chancellor of San Mateo County Community College District($188,000/yr.) filed the pre-election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:01 am | 7 comments | 6444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shefren and Kane participate in Chambers farcical "Golden Apple Award" to Sequoia Healthcare District

In a previous post, I said: "Taxpayers should take note of the Districts expenditures on this event, and see which Directors...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 4, 2011 at 8:58 am | 7 comments | 2765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Serious growth at Las Lomitas

Shocked when a survey showed not enough residents would approve a new parcel tax large enough to meet the schools' needs,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Samantha, on Jun 4, 2011 at 6:58 am | 7 comments | 3528 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher on medical leave after tirade

A Selby Lane School math teacher whose angry tirade and aggressive actions prompted a student to leave his classroom and...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Ethan, on Apr 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 7 comments | 3602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A teacher, school district settle dispute

Menlo-Atherton High School algebra teacher Manuel Delgado has settled out of court with the Sequoia Union High School District...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Unknown Person, on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm | 7 comments | 4119 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs firing of special education director

The school board approved the removal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education from her job...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Damage control, on Mar 26, 2013 at 9:03 am | 7 comments | 7253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: City needs to release results of probe

Menlo Park's stance that the results of an investigation into the firing of instructor Michelle Sutton and allegations of...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm | 7 comments | 4424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Tax would help Portola Valley schools

Officials at the two-school Portola Valley district have their hopes riding on a successful outcome of the Measure O election....

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by PV resident, on May 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm | 7 comments | 4218 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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