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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 | 4742 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 | 3193 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 | 1810 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 | 1574 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 | 6841 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 | 3084 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 | 2467 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 | 6076 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 | 5154 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 | 14940 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 | 8101 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 | 8054 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 | 5378 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 | 5092 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 | 4048 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 | 5010 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A swimming success?

Three years after Menlo Park's controversial decision to let a private operator run its public pool, Menlo Swim and Sport...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Former MP resident, on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 3286 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Not-so-presidedntial Obama Worrisome

A resident of Sunnyvale Two very desirable and indeed necessary qualities for any president of the United States are wisdom...

Original post made by Peter F. Lindquist on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Lonely V, on Mar 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm | 7 comments | 5802 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park, Atherton reaffirm objections to high-speed-rail review

Menlo Park and Atherton are poised to reaffirm their objections to the environmental review of the California high-speed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:53 am | 7 comments | 37658 Views

OTHER TOPICS

North Fair Oaks meets on high-speed rail

Representatives from the California High-Speed Rail Authority addressed residents' concerns at a North Fair Oaks Council...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm | 7 comments | 3116 Views
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