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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two school districts don't plan to offer transitional kindergarten

The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by cs, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:30 am | 7 comments | 10856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Daycare center opponents appeal county's decision

Opponents of a plan to open a 24-child daycare center in a residential area of West Menlo Park say they are already in the...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Feb 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 7 comments | 5244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opposes transfer of homes to Menlo Park district

Despite a last-minute tearful plea from one of the residents asking to move their homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Unity, on Apr 18, 2015 at 10:51 am | 7 comments | 4505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District veteran headed for Hillview principal's office

Willy Haug, Hillview Middle School's associate principal, has been chosen to replace Erik Burmeister as Hillview's principal,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Hillview Mom, on Jun 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm | 7 comments | 5544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park searches to define, prioritize 'public benefits'

During its review of the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan Nov. 17, the City Council decided the city needs to prioritize...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 7 comments | 4643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monday and Tuesday: Public input sought on school budget decisions

Two more meetings designed to get the public's input on whether the Menlo Park City School District should put a parcel tax...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Tim, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm | 7 comments | 3097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are contiguous parcels counted as one for MPCSD parcel taxes?

Many school districts which have levied parcel taxes on property owners have allowed "contiguous lots" to be counted as single...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 1686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 1498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Second principal of TIDE Academy leaves before new school opens

TIDE Academy, a new magnet high school in Menlo Park set to open Aug. 14, is still working to fill staff positions after...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 7 comments | 5909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park council, county support ban of vape device sales

Hours after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in unincorporated...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Explosion of youth addicts, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:07 am | 7 comments | 2794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary School students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2020 at 7:23 am | 7 comments | 2018 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys successfully defend water polo title

For the first time in the history of the boys' water polo program at Sacred Heart Prep, the Gators are back-to-back Central...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by ATOWNMAMA, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 5971 Views

SPORTS

Football: Pop Warner Vikings win playoffs

Two of three Menlo-Atherton Vikings playoff teams scored victories over the weekend, continuing the football club's pattern...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Pops, on Nov 6, 2011 at 7:31 am | 7 comments | 5074 Views

SPORTS

Meteor zips over Bay Area Wednesday night, landing with sonic boom

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 14815 Views

SPORTS

Two Woodside High basketball coaches dismissed following alleged hazing incident

As the 2014 high school basketball season gets underway, the varsity and junior varsity teams at Woodside High School will...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by 'minor' bullying okay?, on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:42 am | 7 comments | 8007 Views

SPORTS

John Tarlton completes Race Across America

Menlo Park businessman John Tarlton left Oceanside, California, on June 10 around noon, his bicycle headed in an easterly...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm | 7 comments | 7886 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should sales taxes be increased 1/8th cent for parks and park programs?

Measure A on the San Mateo County ballot would raise $16 million a year for parks and park programs in the county. To pass,...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 26, 2006
Last comment by MP Voter, on Nov 1, 2006 at 7:32 am | 7 comments | 5330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Change riding rules so cyclists face traffic?

<I>Editor:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4551...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2007
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 14, 2007 at 9:08 am | 7 comments | 5026 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Keystone cop tactics in chase for Ladera mail thieves

Why the massive law enforcement response to a report of suspected mail theft in the Ladera area last week, with possibly...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2008
Last comment by truth, on Feb 1, 2008 at 3:39 pm | 7 comments | 3997 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sea level rising

In a stunning reversal, the slogan for San Francisco Bay may have changed from "Save the Bay" to "Save the Land." Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by NGM, on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:03 am | 7 comments | 4949 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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