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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Superintendent disputes drop-out number; The Almanac responds

In your Oct. 21 editorial, you stated that the Sequoia Union High School District has an "above-average dropout rate." This...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 1970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 5078 Views

WOODSIDE

Menlo Park motorcyclist killed

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office Mondday identified a motorcyclist who died after crashing on state Highway...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Rice Rocket, on Nov 4, 2009 at 1:24 am | 1 comment | 1876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighter group reports election spending

The Menlo Park firefighters' political action group that endorsed three candidates for three open seats on the local fire...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:46 pm | 21 comments | 1803 Views

ATHERTON

Solution to Drainage Lawsuit about to be Filed

Apparently, the Town of Atherton has a relatively new drainage policy that I just learned about in the context of a courageous...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Nov. 1, 2009
Last comment by maybe so but, on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 1471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Arnie Duncan on California's education system

According to a report from the nonprofit EdSource, Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, in talking in June about $4 billion...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1776 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighter group yet to divulge spending on campaign endorsement effort

Scores of union-sponsored campaign endorsement signs are visible all over the local landscape, but the state-mandated campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 44 comments | 2870 Views

MENLO PARK

Six candidates welcome fire district challenges

Labor talks are stalled, firefighters are working without a contract, morale is low, and financial concerns are causing capital...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:40 am | 35 comments | 2006 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Students expelled for pot, but no major drug bust at Sacred Heart, school official says

Rumors of a major drug bust at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton appear unfounded, but two students have been expelled...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:39 am | 21 comments | 2123 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children's Program at Atherton Library

"Penguins, Poems and Popcorn" is a special event for children ages 4 and older. Stories and more! Monday, November 9th at...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Duct Tape Wallet Craft at Atherton Library

Teens and 'Tweens, ages 10-18 can sign up to make a duct tape wallet at the Atherton Library on Thursday, November 5th at...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Nov. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters have choice of change or continuity in Sequoia high school district election

Will there be a marked change of tone in decisions from the governing board of the Sequoia Union High School District over...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election night gathering at the Rotunda

Chief Elections Officer Warren Slocum is hosting an election night gathering for those interested in following the returns...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Talk: Holiday Gifts Go Green! - Considerations for Greening your holidays

Free & open to the public Save money, reduce stress, enjoy alternative and creative gift giving, and support a healthier...

Original post made by Avi Green Now on Nov. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1312 Views

ATHERTON

How does everyone feel about the smaller lots being zoned in with the bigger lots.

Smaller lots in Atherton are in the R1A (larger lot) zoning. Lots that are as small as .18 of an acre (less than a fifth...

Original post made by Fair on Nov. 1, 2009
Last comment by Candle lighter, on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 1377 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: City eyes tobacco ordinance

Should Menlo Park ban smoking in apartment and condominium units? In parks and gardens? Everywhere within city limits? Read...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Wheezy, on Nov 2, 2009 at 7:52 am | 12 comments | 1816 Views

MENLO PARK

City Council's decisions on development projects underscore need for green policy

Menlo Park's City Council has been inconsistent in setting "green" requirements for recent development projects. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Right direction, on Oct 31, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 1653 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Firefighters Association supports Nelson, Silano, Mosby

<I>(This letter, submitted by John Wurdinger, president of the Menlo Park Firefighters Association, was published in the...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Disgusted, on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm | 4 comments | 1510 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Citizens need to do their homework

<I>(This letter was submitted by Peter Carpenter of Atherton, who is retiring after nine year on the board of the Menlo Park...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm | 10 comments | 1648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Harvest Fest at Allied Arts Guild

Bratwurst, beer and holiday crafts will be featured at the Allied Arts Guild's first Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Um, on Oct 31, 2009 at 1:32 pm | 4 comments | 1408 Views
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