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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 | 11246 Views

WOODSIDE

Filoli head Cynthia D'Agosta is no longer with organization

Volunteers at Filoli, the historic estate located north of Woodside, learned Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11, via an email that...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Pocahontas, on Nov 15, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 10 comments | 11245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Superintendent Anne Campbell sued for failing to act on a child molester

From the San Mateo Daily Journal today: "Former Student Sues District Over Janitor Convicted of Groping: Suit Claims Belmont-Redwood...

Original post made by Will it ever stop? on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Question, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | 8 comments | 11241 Views

FICTION

Sometimes you can fight City Hall

When Menlo Park badminton fans discovered that floor plans for the new $11.5-million Arrillaga gym off Alma Street did not...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by Badminton, on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 5 comments | 11239 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Frequenter of Shopping Center, on Oct 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 11234 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police release sketch of 'distraction' burglary suspect

Atherton police have released a sketch of a man who posed as a plumber, walked uninvited into a home on Mesa Court, and distracted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Sep 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 11228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park rescue team member describes grim search for mudslide victims

A Menlo Park firefighter and another member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District-based search and rescue team are working...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 11227 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Matt S., on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 11222 Views

MENLO PARK

Molestation retrial ends in conviction for Menlo Park man

A second trial on multiple charges of child molestation ended with a conviction for a 50-year-old Menlo Park man on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Seeker of truth, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 4 comments | 11217 Views

MENLO PARK

It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers

The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sharif, on May 1, 2015 at 7:08 am | 38 comments | 11203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 11199 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside wrestles with trail, road conflicts

It's crowded on Woodside's roads, paths and trails. Cyclists, equestrians, pedestrians and motorists, residents and non-residents,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm | 11 comments | 11197 Views

ATHERTON

Another citizen settled with San Mateo for false arrest and police officer falsifying police report

I posted the link to Steve White's case in one of the threads about Jon Buckheit's case, but I think it deserves own thread. I...

Original post made by Lurker on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ree Chard, on Jun 5, 2017 at 10:28 am | 12 comments | 11193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputies pursue 'reckless' driver over mountainous Woodside roads

A mid-morning car chase involving deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spilled out on to Interstate 280 north...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by duh, on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 11172 Views

WOODSIDE

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

UPDATE: Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by J. De Santos, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 20 comments | 11171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big day at La Entrada

Dressed up for La Entrada's eighth-grade graduation and the dance following are, from left, Emily Westerfield, Victoria Mauett...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by asdf, on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 2 comments | 11165 Views

MENLO PARK

Frank Gehry redesigns Facebook's west campus

Frank Gehry is to architecture as Mark Zuckerberg is to social media: A star. The famous architect, known for award-winning...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 9 comments | 11162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District board put my potential appointment as the district's next...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 11162 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire chief says response to fatal crash was delayed by traffic

A collision on southbound U.S. 101 left a motorcyclist dead in Palo Alto on Monday evening after emergency crews headed...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 45 comments | 11157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Settlement reached in lawsuit over crash that hurt 6-year-old twins

While the physical and mental consequences of a crash that hurt 6-year-old twins remain, the legal repercussions appear resolved:...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Jun 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 14 comments | 11157 Views
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