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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district board sets dates for even-year elections

The high school district board approved a plan to phase in elections that will allow voters to choose candidates for the...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Transition Issue, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Stop teaching kids to terrify pigs

The annual Woodside pig scramble allows children to chase and catch piglets, all in the name of "fun" and "entertainment,"...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 309 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton studies civic center financing options

Atherton expects to continue bringing in more money than it spends, a first look at the town's 2017-18 fiscal year budget...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Informed, on Apr 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 10 comments | 1067 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo council examines rail-crossing options

How many rail crossings should Menlo Park separate from the Caltrain tracks? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/04/04/tonight-menlo-rail-examines-rail...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by steve schmidt, on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 1163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Students Matter

It's just after Friday morning recess and the students in Cassanndra Wicker's first-grade classroom at Belle Haven School...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Mugsy, on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 269 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Is city ignoring Belle Haven's library needs?

A proposal to increase by one-third the size of Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center is facing scrutiny by Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by concerned, on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 10 comments | 1776 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton eases rules for secondary housing units

Atherton residents who want to create a legal small rental unit or guest house on their property will soon find it easier...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley to experiment with nonpoisonous ways to control rodents

Rodent poisons kill rodents but can cause deaths higher up the food chain, so the Portola Valley Town Council has agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Cindie, on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm | 5 comments | 1184 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earth Day - April 22 climate change documentary: "Before the Flood"

Please come to the Earth Day (April 22) screening of the acclaimed National Geographic/Leonardo di Caprio documentary Before...

Original post made by Judy Adams on Apr. 4, 2017
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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council still not joining Atherton in fire district fiscal study

Despite frustration with failed attempts to tease out wanted financial information from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jarvis, on Apr 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm | 5 comments | 1403 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Facebook fund new police unit in Menlo Park?

A proposal by the Menlo Park Police Department to accept a Facebook offer of $9 million over five years to get a head start...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Kate Bradshaw - Almanac Reporter, on Apr 3, 2017 at 11:59 am | 23 comments | 3523 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts tonight

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 3, 2017 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 2702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sequoia high school district board names superintendent

The governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District has chosen Mary E. Streshly, currently an administrator for...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 2887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vigil in East Palo Alto protests Amazon, Facebook policies

Chants of "Jobs for EPA!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, racial profiling has got to go!" rang out Thursday night in front of 2100...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 3148 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mounted Patrol's statement regarding the pig scramble

The Woodside Mounted Patrol sent the following letter to the Woodside Town Council on March 22: Patriotic men established...

Original post made by Victor Aenlle on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Dr. Peggy W. Larson, on Apr 2, 2017 at 8:01 am | 22 comments | 931 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Police hire two from San Mateo police academy

The Menlo Park Police Department has hired two new officers, James Walbridge and Alicia Fajardo. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, on Apr 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1562 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: License-plate-reading cameras likely up by start of summer

(Expanded version of story previously posted.) When summer arrives in Portola Valley, if things go as planned, license...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Hers , on Mar 31, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 1366 Views

MENLO PARK

Gordon and Betty Moore donate $50 million for Packard children's heart research

Bay Area philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore have given Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford $50 million toward...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Be More, on Mar 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 2 comments | 1418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special Education - Who pays?

In an "Overview of Special Education in California" the Legislative Analyst's Office provides some insight into the cost...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm | 14 comments | 367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council subcommittee to negotiate with Stanford on proposed complex

Menlo Park council members Peter Ohtaki and Ray Mueller have been appointed to negotiate a development agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2275 Views
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