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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom signs bill to strip badges from police officers who commit misconduct

In a major victory for advocates of police reform, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Thursday a bill that will allow the state...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Sep 30, 2021 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1872 Views

AROUND TOWN

State legislation expands independent study option for students, but few are enrolled locally

Although few students are now enrolled in the independent study programs that districts are required to offer, there's increased...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2281 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Big financial challenges ahead for Menlo Park schools

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister and Sherwin Chen, president of the school...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Sep 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm | 12 comments | 4607 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: How to get on board with Menlo Park's climate action plan

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park residents Brielle Johnck and Steve Schmidt write about questions they have in response to...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
Last comment by Betsy Roble, on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 2417 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3575 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tears, hugs and masks as parents send their children back to school

There were tears from parents and kindergartners alike as elementary school students in Ravenswood, Portola Valley and Las...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Proposal to ban development in parks falls short

A proposal to ban development in city parks fell short Tuesday when a majority of Menlo Park's City Council members failed...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by PH, on Sep 26, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 17 comments | 5331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council hits pause on gymnastics program reactivation

Since March 2021, more than 100 families have asked about the city of Menlo Park's plans for its gymnastics program. Those...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Nanc, on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 2195 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Green spaces, a healthy planet, and affordable housing

I love green spaces. I began advocating for more affordable homes in Menlo Park in part because I know that affordable homes...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by PH, on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:56 pm | 10 comments | 1327 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Supervisors OK new resolution on equity

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution laying out its next steps to promote racial equity...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 22, 2021 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 2991 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Green spaces, a healthy planet, and affordable housing

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Karen Grove advocates for the city to consider using land it owns for affordable...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 22, 2021 at 12:57 pm | 6 comments | 2543 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Air quality advisory issued for Wednesday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing an air quality advisory for Wednesday due to smoke from wildfires...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1210 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Argument escalates into stabbing during party

A stabbing during a party in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood early Sunday morning left a man hospitalized with serious...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge

Police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery attempt after a man reportedly tried to take a bicycle from another man. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1782 Views

MOVIES

Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women

A yearlong, multijurisdictional investigation involving a group that targeted victims of Asian descent in four counties has...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1990 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Stanford welcomes largest-ever incoming class as university reopens

Thousands of Stanford students have returned to campus for face-to-face classes for the fall quarter, which began Monday....

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning

Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2021 at 5:49 pm | 3 comments | 2577 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Two arrested in connection with vandalism incidents

Police in Menlo Park on Thursday arrested two suspects in connection with vandalizing several vehicles with BB guns. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2021
Last comment by Steve_J, on Sep 20, 2021 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 3128 Views
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