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Update: Two local men arrested in child porn sweep

Detectives from a regional Internet-crimes task force have arrested nine men, including Portola Valley resident Stephen...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Portola Valley - Stephen Wolf Concerns, on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm | 55 comments | 13316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fragile comity unwinds between Everest, district

Board president's disclosure of charter school enrollment data in proposed guest opinion and to selected school board candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 105 comments | 13315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher layoffs ahead as MP district plans cuts

More than 17 teaching jobs are on the line as the Menlo Park City School District struggles to close a $2 million shortfall...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by R R, on Jan 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 198 comments | 13286 Views

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Hanretty restitution hearing postponed

A court hearing to discuss what former school official Tim Hanretty should be required to pay in restitution to the Woodside...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by WS Resident, on Nov 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 4 comments | 12930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Thomsen, Sarver for Sequoia district board

Three candidates are running for two seats on the Sequoia Union High School District board: incumbents Alan Sarver and Chris...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 12902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview playing field woes continue with lawsuit

The problem-plagued project to construct, then reconstruct, Hillview Middle School's playing field may finally be finished,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 6 comments | 12849 Views

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Feature story: Envisioning a 'frontier of possibility'

Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister blazed new trails during his first year on the job, and promises to continue...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Setting the record straight, on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 am | 18 comments | 12726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High student attacked after posting her support for Donald Trump

A Woodside High sophomore said that after she posted on social media her support of Donald Trump for president, she was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Nov 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 35 comments | 12717 Views

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Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 18 comments | 12589 Views

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Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by accuracy counts!, on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 12468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 12415 Views

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Las Lomitas parents pepper high school district superintendent in forum

Had public comment been darts, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent James Lianides would have had puncture wounds...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Educator, on May 20, 2013 at 9:27 am | 35 comments | 12365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2009 says farewell to Menlo-Atherton High School

Menlo-Atherton High School graduated the Class of 2009 on Thursday, June 4. Click headline or photo to view a brief summary...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by MA Senior, on Jun 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 12355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bond measure would fund rebuilding of school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Ms. B, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 8 comments | 12144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 12013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education director forced out

The school board approved the removal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education from her job...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by onlooker, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 39 comments | 11908 Views

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Board affirms superintendent choice with unanimous vote

The Menlo Park City School District board unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday night that will install Maurice...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 50 comments | 11658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Employees accuse new high school of mismanagement, empty promises in letter to trustees

TIDE Academy sent a letter of complaint to Sequoia Union High School District trustees in February, outlining concerns that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Make it Right, on Apr 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 27 comments | 11635 Views

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Guest opinion: It's time to ax the M-A Senior Fashion Show

I'm excited to send my daughter to Menlo-Atherton High School next year. At the Open House a few weeks ago, I was moved to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Catherine, on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 11580 Views

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Sequoia high school board: Sarver, Thomsen elected

Incumbents Alan Sarver and Chris Thomsen were elected Tuesday to two seats on the board of the Sequoia Union High School...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 11523 Views
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