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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Superintendent's actions roil school district

For a superintendent who is reputed to be fond of applying the latest business techniques to improve the performance of local...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by former Ghysels colleague, on Jun 1, 2017 at 9:24 am | 58 comments | 633762 Views

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Menlo Park: Driver responds to lawsuit over crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned two 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Experienced Misdirection, on Jan 26, 2014 at 1:41 am | 95 comments | 69979 Views

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Las Lomitas board president resigns over wife's racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris

Jon Venverloh resigned Sunday after his wife posted racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Chris MD, on Dec 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm | 52 comments | 59782 Views

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Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Y Pie, on May 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 159 comments | 58970 Views

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Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 22 comments | 55258 Views

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Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 21 comments | 46730 Views

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Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 21 comments | 43935 Views

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Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for two 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 96 comments | 40717 Views

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San Mateo County in 'state of emergency' due to coronavirus

San Mateo County supervisors today (March 10) ratified and extended a proclamation of a state of emergency due to the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sharon Jefferson, on Apr 11, 2020 at 8:42 am | 29 comments | 33315 Views

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Sequoia high school district board studies enrollment options for Ravenswood kids

A thread emerged last night from the tangle of priorities facing the Sequoia Union High School District as the board discussed...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Further Clarification, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 101 comments | 31664 Views

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Going to the mat: new wrestling club already contender

The Beechwood Wrestling Club started from scratch back in September, thanks to Nathan Pantoja and a former Menlo Park police...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Coach Bodie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 29651 Views

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M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Andrea, on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 29628 Views

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Community briefs: Free meals from Sequoia school district, Peninsula Clean Energy credits

Community briefs: Sequoia Union High School District providing free meals and Peninsula Clean Energy offering credits to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Yaz, on Oct 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 28390 Views

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Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent and tax payer, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 63 comments | 28166 Views

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Lehman Brothers collapse: Eshoo introduces legislation to repay public entities

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced the Restitution for Local Government Act of 2010 today to help counties and other public entities...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by deficit hawk, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:28 am | 129 comments | 26559 Views

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Guest opinion: Hillview subcontractor did not follow architect's specifications

The reconstruction of the Hillview Middle School field and its replacement is not a small matter to the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by M09, on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 5 comments | 26423 Views

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Las Lomitas district's $60 million bond measure passes

Voters said yes to the Las Lomitas School District's construction plans for its two schools by approving Measure S, a $60...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Nov 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 24 comments | 25935 Views

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High school board OKs shift of East Palo Alto students to M-A

If Menlo-Atherton High School has room, students from East Palo Alto (in the Ravenswood City Elementary School District)...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm | 51 comments | 25528 Views

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Las Lomitas, Woodside High parents spar

There was both faint and full-throated praise for Woodside High School at the May 29 public forum to consider strategies...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 47 comments | 24688 Views

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Farewell to longtime M-A Jazz Band leader Frank Moura

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bryce, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 2 comments | 23101 Views
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