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THE LOCAL DISH

Former PV superintendent Hanretty charged with three felonies

Tim Hanretty, who resigned Jan. 31 as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District during an investigation of "financial...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2727 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guy Kawasaki at Atherton Library

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Apr. 5, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1840 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8733 Views

AROUND TOWN

Maid sentenced in residential jewelry thefts

Luz Maria Garcia, a maid for "The Maids" home cleaning service in Redwood City, was sentenced on March 29 to six months in...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm | 2 comments | 2414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can tech close the gap?

Digital technology is a disruptive force that is and has been upending many established institutions, including publishing,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 1 comment | 2188 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Combating fire

Firefighters from Menlo Park, Fremont and South San Francisco joined in fire-combat training drills at the Baylands Structural...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Marianne, on Apr 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 2838 Views

ATHERTON

Reinstate Atherton environmental committee, town attorney recommends

The town's advisory Environmental Programs Committee should be reinstated now that an investigation of some of its practices...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Credit to Ms. Gardner, on Apr 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 2594 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Arrest warrant issued for car arson suspect

There's a new twist in the case of a 2006 blue Dodge Durango SUV found unoccupied and burning on the evening of May 3, 2011,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by , on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:47 am | -1 comments | 2300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Bound at Hillview Middle School engages at-risk students

Long before the push for "No Child Left Behind" made headlines, Hillview Middle School teachers and staff in Menlo Park began...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Trevor, on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:45 am | 3 comments | 3055 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail price tag drops by $30 billion in new plan

The cost of California's proposed high-speed rail system would drop by $30 billion from earlier estimates under a revised...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2012
Last comment by Cass Apple, on Apr 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm | 5 comments | 2833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - April 1, 2012

Hardcover Fiction 1 Second Impressions Ava Farmer 2 Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes 3 Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh 4 Snow...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Apr. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1852 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Deep Blue Sea'

Times have changed since playwright Terence Rattigan penned his 1952 play "The Deep Blue Sea," but with his new adaptation,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Apr 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 4583 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District proposes additional $600,000 P.E. subsidy for Redwood City School District

The Redwood City School District, in the midst of a Parcel Tax election to backfill shortages in state funding, may be...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 2, 2012 at 11:19 am | 2 comments | 2773 Views

ATHERTON

Where should the new Atherton library be located?

There have been numerous Forum Topics on the new Atherton library but none which asked the simple question - Where should...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Flood Park or Menlo College, on Apr 2, 2012 at 8:19 am | 7 comments | 2499 Views

MENLO PARK

Error in story on climate-change impacts

In the March 28 Almanac and online, there was an error in a Bay City News Service story about a talk given by U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Captain Louis Renault, on Apr 2, 2012 at 6:31 am | 4 comments | 2479 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Study shows big traffic impacts from proposed library in park

A traffic light will be needed to address the increased traffic congestion at Middlefield Road and Watkins Avenue if a new...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Another interested neighbor, on Apr 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 2125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: Tech can help close achievement gap

About 100 people endured the wind and rain last night (Tuesday, March 27) to gather in the performing arts center at Woodside...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by teacher, on Apr 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 3102 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebucks: Economic impact study released

With all the fanfare over Facebook relocating to Menlo Park,the question of why that was such a boon to the city sometimes...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by Amina, on Apr 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm | 8 comments | 3550 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Firefighters plan wildfire drills in Portola Valley

Firefighters from all over San Mateo County will converge on the Spring Down open space just south of the Portola Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by Bolivar, on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 3009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ghysels' Leadership in the MPCSD

There have recently been several posts on other threads regarding the maangement style of Maurice Ghysels. As noted by Carl,...

Original post made by Concerned Member of the MPCSD Community on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by Smart Gal, on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm | 9 comments | 3266 Views
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