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After a branch falls in the night, Oak Knoll Elementary School prepares to lose its cherished tree

Throughout Oak Knoll Elementary's 72-year history in Menlo Park, children have cavorted beneath the towering oak tree in...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2023
Last comment by LynneF, on Sep 21, 2023 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 3154 Views


Atherton rejects injury claim filed by Menlo-Atherton High School student who was arrested at bus stop

The Town of Atherton denied a claim by a Menlo-Atherton High School student alleging he suffered substantial injuries after...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Aug 24, 2023 at 8:14 pm | 6 comments | 5952 Views


One woman dies, one hospitalized in North Fair Oaks stabbing

San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Redwood City man covered in blood after two women were stabbed, one fatally,...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2023
Last comment by lelkins, on Aug 2, 2023 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 3325 Views


To help its cops cope, Atherton, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police departments hire joint wellness coordinator

An anonymous donor is funding a wellness coordinator for officers to be shared between the Atherton, East Palo Alto and Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jul 25, 2023 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 3140 Views


Celebrating July 4th with roping, riding and a barbecue at the 71st annual Woodside Junior Rodeo

Families gathered at the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County on Kings Mountain Road in Woodside on July 4 for the annual junior...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2023
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jul 5, 2023 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 2845 Views



California Education Code 60042 mandates that, "Humane education and kindness to animals shall be taught in the public schools,...

Original post made by Eric Mills on Jun. 25, 2023
There are no comments yet. 373 Views


With an empty seat to fill, Las Lomitas board will re-do vote for a new member after violating state law

A special meeting is set for Wednesday so the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board can once again vote...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2023
Last comment by Linda M, on Jun 13, 2023 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 2416 Views


Guest Opinion: To reduce inequality, local school districts need to merge

This week, reader Henry Donald makes the case that the Ravenswood and Menlo Park school districts ought to merge, erasing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2023
Last comment by JBS, on May 12, 2023 at 8:16 pm | 17 comments | 6531 Views


Is the child care crisis getting worse?

Experts say high-quality care is so vital for small children. It's also why the ongoing child care crisis is so worrisome...

Original post made on May. 9, 2023
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on May 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 1997 Views


After students shout down conservative judge, complaints are filed against Stanford Law School and students

A public-interest attorney and House of Representatives committee heads have asked for investigations of Stanford Law School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Apr 20, 2023 at 8:02 am | 2 comments | 4787 Views


Legal challenge seeks to invalidate $889M in local bond measures, targets ballot labels

A legal challenge filed in the Superior Court of San Mateo County asserts that the ballot labels for two local school district...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 7, 2023 at 8:02 am | 4 comments | 2659 Views


Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Menlo-Atherton students weigh in on the departure of the district superintendent, arguing the school board has some explaining...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 3427 Views


For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3393 Views


Sequoia district names interim supe, pays $299K to former district head

The Sequoia Union High School District's Crystal Leach is serving as superintendent after Darnise Williams resigned last...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Jan 1, 2023 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 4149 Views


Sequoia district's first Black female superintendent resigns after week of rumors, closed-door meetings

Sequoia Union High School District's first Black female superintendent, Darnise Wiliams, resigned Wednesday after week of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Dec 30, 2022 at 8:07 am | 80 comments | 14931 Views


Residents voice strong support for Sequoia district superintendent during special meeting

The district called a special meeting for Monday to discuss Superintendent Darnise Williams's evaluation, the second one...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by ReginaR, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 4041 Views


M-A community asks district 'what's next?' after recent gun incidents on campus

After students reportedly brought guns to campus twice during December, Menlo-Atherton High School teachers and other community...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by pvrez, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 4287 Views


Silicon Valley International School hosts annual Moon Festival

Silicon Valley International School stargazed, listened to stories, ate mooncakes and carried lanterns during the school's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3901 Views


Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 12571 Views


Guest opinions: School board member, planning commissioner urge No on Measure V

This week, Ravenswood school board member Jenny Varghese Bloom and Menlo Park Planning Commission member Chris DeCardy have...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Nov 4, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 4622 Views
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