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Menlo Park brothers are chess champs

Shawnak and Sahil Shivakumar, Menlo Park brothers and Laurel School students, both placed recently in the national grade-level...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by Edward, on Dec 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 1631 Views


Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Larry Libertine, on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 5166 Views


Bail restored for Menlo Park man charged with possessing child pornography

Bail has been restored for Matthew Emilio Coda, the Menlo Park man recently arrested on charges of possession of child pornography,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2017
Last comment by Puzzled, on Dec 3, 2017 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 2074 Views


Hot chocolate with Mayor Mike

Atherton Mayor Mike Lempres read holiday stories to students at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton as part of the school's...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 2, 2017 at 2:16 am | 2 comments | 2746 Views


Doctor shares secret for teen mental health: sleep

Dr. Jacob Towery told parents attending his recent talk at Hillview Middle School how they can do one thing to improve their...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Start school later, on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 3189 Views


School board to review safety of Hillview's artificial turf field

A study of the safety of the artificial turf playing field at Hillview Middle School, commissioned by the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1348 Views


Nov. 8: Talk on teen anxiety, depression

"Anxiety & Depression in Teenagers" is the topic of the next talk in the parent education speaker series of the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2017
Last comment by Carter J, on Nov 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1189 Views


Study: Hillview School turf fields unlikely to increase cancer risk

Exposure to the crumb rubber at Menlo Park's artificial turf fields at Hillview Middle School and Kelly Park is unlikely...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 4 comments | 1762 Views


Tonight: Comment sought on Menlo Park school district's financial future

Residents of the Menlo Park City School District will have a chance to share their ideas on the district's long term financial...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 2 comments | 1130 Views


Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Oct. 5 that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 2268 Views


Portola Valley students gather donations for Houston hurricane victims

Corte Madera School students spent two-and-a-half weeks gathering donations to put together hundreds of personal hygiene...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Bill D Bird, on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 1182 Views


Portola Valley schools: Big board changes coming as district ponders major decisions

As the Portola Valley School District's board ponders several major decisions with long-term implications in coming months...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 2896 Views


Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Get an education, on Sep 30, 2017 at 1:23 am | 22 comments | 1764 Views


Talk: How to make 'safe routes to school' happen

Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes, will give a talk, "Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm | 31 comments | 2515 Views


Menlo Park mayor's 'community conversation' on education raises specter of secession

A meeting convened by Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss educational quality in eastern Menlo Park drew what appeared...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by staff, on Sep 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 3687 Views


Menlo Park mayor hosts talk about education inequality

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will host a community conversation Monday, Sept. 18, about options the city might have to...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:45 am | 16 comments | 3981 Views


Ravenswood schools' superintendent blasts Menlo Park mayor

The superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District has sent a strongly worded letter to Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 19 comments | 3917 Views


Portola Valley School District trustee resigns

Jennifer Youstra, who was elected to the Portola Valley School District Board of Trustees in November 2015, resigned from...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 6 comments | 2428 Views


Reminder to parents: Students must be vaccinated

San Mateo County Health officials are reminding parents that state law requires students be up-to-date on required vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 1502 Views


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 | 42157 Views
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Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 4,993 views

Solo in Spain
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,985 views

Spring College Fairs
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Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 697 views

Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 434 views