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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Terminate private school lease, superintendent recommends

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels recommended that the Menlo Park City School District governing board terminate a private school's...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by gais supporter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 7682 Views

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Michelle Rhees, Superman movie and DC cheating scandals

The editors removed my post and closed the topic on the Superman movie, Woodside High School and Micelle Rhees place in the...

Original post made by False idols on Apr. 13, 2013
Last comment by False idols, on Apr 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 2830 Views

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Grab Bag Theater stages 'Babes in Arms'

The student-run youth theater group Grab Bag Theater will stage Rogers & Harts' "Babes in Arms" at 7 p.m. on three nights...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mark Wilson, on May 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 2 comments | 2721 Views

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Editorial: Enrollment surge may alter attendance boundaries

It appears that some Menlo Park, Atherton and Ladera parents planning on sending their teenagers to Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Menlo mom, on May 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 2 comments | 3413 Views

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Saturday: Peninsula Debutante Ball

Twenty young women will bow at the 53rd Peninsula Debutante Ball to be held Saturday, June 15, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 15, 2013 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 4092 Views

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Editorial: Norm Colb leaves a rich legacy

The local education community has lost a major player with the departure this month of Norman Colb, who has retired from...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Tim Carpenter, on Jun 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 4665 Views

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Hillview playing field opens

Soccer balls will soon be flying on the new playing field at Hillview Middle School, which has been closed since summer for...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Drainage, on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 2660 Views

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Voter Guide: Las Lomitas seeks $60 million for schools

Sixty million dollars is a lot of money. The Las Lomitas Elementary School District is hoping voters think it'll be money...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by A Concerned Voter, on Oct 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 8632 Views

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Transitional kindergarten debate

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 15981 Views

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Hanretty released from prison, appeals court order for $2.7M in restitution

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was imprisoned for embezzlement and misappropriating...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Wait a sec, on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 5308 Views

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Youth delve into real-world problems

Debates on education often revolve around the idea that preparing the next generation to take on the challenges of tomorrow...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Kay, on Feb 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm | 2 comments | 4661 Views

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Business: Pacific Union opens new Menlo Park office

Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will join Pacific Union executives to cut the ribbon on Pacific Union Real Estate's new office...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Terri Tiffany, on Apr 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 4675 Views

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Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 2 comments | 4951 Views

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Menlo Park district board study session on charter schools set

The laws and issues surrounding charter schools will be the subject of a study session for the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 3323 Views

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Andrew Tan wins national essay contest

Out of hundreds of entries, Andrew Tan of Menlo Park was named one of the winners of a national essay contest held by the...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 3093 Views

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27 local students are National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven juniors from three local high schools -- Menlo School, Menlo-Atherton High School and Sacred Heart Preparatory...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 4278 Views

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Tuesday: Hearing on Mandarin immersion charter proposal

The public will have a chance to comment on the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 2598 Views

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District reviews possibilities for new Menlo Park high school

While it is still early in the process, the discussion at a meeting of the Sequoia Union High School District's board Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Qo Vu, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 4010 Views

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Longtime school board member steps down

Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Board Observer, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 4982 Views

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Feature story: Wheels of freedom?

Belle Haven Bikes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula is in its first year of teaching -- for free -- all aspects...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 3780 Views
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