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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education secretary starts tour at Sequoia High

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was at Sequoia High School in Redwood City on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Former Cherokee, on Sep 13, 2012 at 6:34 am | 2 comments | 2944 Views

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MA-Vikings Pop Warner football report

<I>This report is from Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park, a player on the Pee Wee Vikings' team. He is a seventh-grader at St....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Viking fan, on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 2626 Views

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Small school is lab for innovative learning

The tiny school, tucked into a ramshackle former insurance office at the back of the Portola Valley Village Square shopping...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Smailey, on Nov 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 2 comments | 7106 Views

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Editorial: Enrollment crunch at local schools

The two school districts serving most of Menlo Park and Atherton are bursting at the seams, which is causing a ripple effect...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 3062 Views

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State coaching honor for Sacred Heart Prep's Lavorato

==B Prep football notes== It was a big year for head coach Pete Lavorato and his Sacred Heart Prep football team. The Gators...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Lightweight, on Jan 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 3462 Views

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Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gymnastics teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public — usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by editor, on Feb 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 1298 Views

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Getting tough on distracted drivers

If you're not paying attention to what's happening in front of you while moving down the road, chances are that you're engaged...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Christina Feng, on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2692 Views

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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 | 7754 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 | 2849 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 | 2839 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 | 3538 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 | 4176 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 | 4801 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 | 2786 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 | 8757 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 | 16084 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 | 5379 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 | 4851 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 | 4812 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 | 5079 Views
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