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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

MENLO PARK

Aircraft noise forum in Redwood City

Those upset about commercial aircraft noise will have an opportunity on Wednesday, June 15, to sound off to the Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:21 am | 14 comments | 2702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 1197 Views

FICTION

Menlo Park: capital of commercial drones

Menlo Park has more registered commercial drones than any other U.S. city, according to a database released by the Federal...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Yarns, on Jun 20, 2016 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 1151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man faces prison term for burglary of occupied home

A 24-year-old Menlo Park man, nabbed by police inside a 74-year-old woman's Menlo Park home in February with $5,000 worth...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 1807 Views

FICTION

Portola Valley talk: 'A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage'

Jeff Chu, a former Time magazine staffer and the author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1877 Views

OTHER TOPICS

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner was disqualified...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Strange post above, on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 2980 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission faces two huge reviews on same night

When Menlo Park's Planning Commission meets Monday, it plans to tackle environmental impact reports on two huge projects:...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by HarryB, on Jun 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 2583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5719 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County vigil for victims of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the June 11 shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead and dozens injured, San Mateo County will hold...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm | 16 comments | 1566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

America on Trump's Orlando response: UGH!

Please, Republican Party, do something about Trump before it is too late and Trump loses us both the Senate and the House! CBS...

Original post made by Defend the HomeLand on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Three, on Jun 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 8 comments | 282 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Atherton installing pedestrian-activated stoplight where man was killed

A pedestrian-activated stoplight should be operating on El Camino at Almendral Avenue by the end of the summer, Atherton...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Slow Crosser, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 12 comments | 3069 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fatigued council debates dog park, again

Fatigue appeared to weigh on City Council members Tuesday as they heard a presentation by city staff, asking for advice...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm | 19 comments | 2367 Views

AROUND TOWN

He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named dragged out of closet to help GOP

Desperate Republicans pull George W. Bush from mothballs because Trump is a train-wreck for down-ticket candidates. Clinton...

Original post made by Beating around the Bushes on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Star light star bright, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 159 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School board refrains from putting tax measure on November ballot

Unless there's a last minute change of mind, the Woodside Elementary School District won't have a parcel tax on the November...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by WES Parent, on Jun 17, 2016 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 1387 Views

FICTION

Strong fundraising by Berman, Veenker in state Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 434 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Gas line break repaired, roads reopened

A gas line main break on Encinal Avenue near Laurel Street reported by the Atherton Police Department at about 1 p.m. was...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Jun 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 1386 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: How zoning changes could affect traffic, water

An environmental impact report says that if the proposed zoning changes are made, the city's M-2 area – located east...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by BadMath, on Jun 16, 2016 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 1477 Views

MENLO PARK

A parking garage for Menlo Park? Talks begin again

Building a parking structure in Menlo Park could cost from $4.6 million for a two-level garage to $9.3 million for a four-level...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Michael Levinson, on Jun 16, 2016 at 6:13 am | 39 comments | 2922 Views
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