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PSA: make right-hand turns from the right-most lane. It's the law.

Background: Today, I was taking my child to Encinal Elementary school in the morning. As part of my drive, I take Middlefield,...

Original post made by Scott on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by pogo, on May 26, 2022 at 8:26 am | 1 comment | 266 Views


East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting

When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground...

Original post made on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by tt, on May 23, 2022 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 3406 Views


Voter Guide: Ravenswood's Measure I asks district residents to approve $110 million school bond

Measure I would help the Ravenswood district modernize crumbling facilities. Read the full story here

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on May 6, 2022 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 2571 Views


Menlo Park district to look internally for new superintendent to start

The Menlo Park City School District is beginning to interview candidates for the superintendent role next week, one of many...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 23, 2022 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 1772 Views


What people get wrong about first-generation college students

The CalMatters College Journalism Network spoke with first-generation college students across the state about the challenges...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Mar 13, 2022 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 2969 Views


State senator from Menlo Park seeks to expand free lunch program to children in daycare

California could expand its free public school meals program to also include children in daycare under a bill introduced...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2153 Views


As COVID cases fall, school districts are dropping outdoor mask mandates

For the first time in two years, Menlo Park students are seeing each others' faces on playgrounds around campus. With the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Heather L Zimmerman, on Feb 18, 2022 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 2436 Views


Parents lose patience over school mask mandate

Since state health officials decreed the end of the mask mandate for restaurants and grocery stores last week, frustrated...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by menlo mom, on Feb 15, 2022 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 1961 Views


Local schools hit with surge of COVID-19 cases as omicron spreads

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 4845 Views


Community college district vice chancellor strikes a deal, pleads no contest to two felonies

A San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor has pleaded no contest to two felonies for using district resources...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 3649 Views


Ravenswood teachers get 10% raise, bringing salaries on par with neighboring school districts

Ravenswood City School District teachers are receiving a 10% pay boost this school year, bringing their salaries on par with...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Nov 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 2990 Views


Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Enrollment is down, but not as significantly as during the 2020-21 school year, data shows. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by MPR, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 4521 Views


Census: Midpeninsula's population of kids, teens is shrinking

The number of young people on the Midpeninsula is shrinking, even as the overall population grows, mirroring a trend throughout...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm | 6 comments | 3298 Views


Guest opinion: Vote no on Measure B, Menlo Park school district's latest parcel tax initiative

In a guest opinion, Mark Hinkle argues why Menlo Park City School District voters should oppose Measure B, a parcel tax increase...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 1, 2021 at 1:44 am | 17 comments | 4552 Views


Burnout, anxiety weigh on some local teachers two months into full return to classrooms

"I'm wondering 'Was my mask on tight enough today?'" said Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Mallory Byrne. She gets tested...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 21, 2021 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 4808 Views


Las Lomitas school board appoints two trustees following resignations

The Las Lomitas school board has appointed two new members after recent resignations. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 21, 2021 at 6:03 am | 1 comment | 4200 Views


Student COVID vaccinations: California becomes first state to require them for kids 12 and up

Gov. Gavin Newsom added COVID-19 to the list of diseases students must get a vaccination for to attend school. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by ln, on Oct 1, 2021 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 2677 Views


Testing catches four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in Belle Haven School class

Belle Haven School students were quarantined earlier this month after four children in a single classroom tested positive...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
Last comment by , on Sep 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 4296 Views


Menlo Park officials urge greater road safety awareness after two collisions involving young students

School officials and police are warning drivers to be more cautious around schools since the full reopening last month, which...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Eric Gilbertson, on Sep 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm | 13 comments | 6609 Views


The post-9/11 generation: Too young to remember, but not to reflect

Those who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, carry vivid memories of that day. For a whole generation of young people, though,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
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