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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New expenditure per pupil reporting requirements

Those of you who have been following the numbers in the MPCSD Parcel Tax topics will be happy to know that the district's...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 507 Views

MENLO PARK

Council boondoggles?

Why are councilmembers Cline and Keith going on trips (Ireland and China, respectively) to other countries on city business?...

Original post made by accountability? on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by I wish, on May 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 6 comments | 265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit

A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to crashing his car and abandoning a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old child...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Portola Valley reviews plans for new Windmill School

Plans for a new facility for Windmill School, a preschool, at 900 Portola Road at the former site of Al's Nursery, go before...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by P.V. Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 986 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 4, 2016 at 10:05 am | 105 comments | 3269 Views

WOODSIDE

Almanac receives awards in state contest

The Almanac received two second-place awards – for coverage of local government and best writing – in the 2015 Better...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1174 Views

MENLO PARK

Community meeting on Ravenswood Ave. grade separation

The first of three community meetings to discuss a "grade separation" (separating the roadway from the railroad tracks) at...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by resident, on May 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm | 8 comments | 1762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Willows neighbor saves family's pets from house fire

An alert resident of the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park saw smoke coming from a neighbor's two-story home on Concord...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sybille, on May 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump headlines local CA GOP convention in 2 weeks

Our CA GOP party proudly announces that Donald J. Trump, presumptive party nominee for president, headlines the upcoming...

Original post made by Corner Office on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm | 11 comments | 377 Views

SPORTS

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence

It's been a drama-filled life in recent years for Woodside brothers Erik and Karl Arvidsson, and tangentially for their parents...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 2557 Views

SPORTS

Track & field: Miranda breaks Menlo school record

Menlo School sophomore Robert Miranda ran himself into the history book at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on Saturday as...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on May 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 659 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Supervisors ask for noise study on San Carlos Airport

Supporters of the San Carlos Airport filled a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8, but they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ron, on May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 128 comments | 5118 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Protesters Become Violent at California Republican Convention

Professional protesters became violent yesterday morning causing violence and mayhem. They assaulted a fellow delegate with...

Original post made by California Republican Party Delegate on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Liberal, on May 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 9 comments | 400 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 72 comments | 4488 Views

MENLO PARK

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Chuck Wood, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 1224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax backers raise $16K

The committee backing two parcel tax measures in the Menlo Park City School District has reported that it raised $16,241...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Drink your woes away, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 9 comments | 1877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measures A and C - the unanswered questions

1- Will every new age eligible child moving into the MPCSD attend MPCSD schools? 2 - Will new out of district students...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 25 comments | 928 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunday: Water shutdown scheduled in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Municipal Water District will shut down its Burgess Park pressure valve on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 6 a.m....

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by retired teacher, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:06 am | 1 comment | 1414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Electronic billboards on freeway? Kill this plan now

It's hard to know where to begin in trying to sort out the San Mateo County manager's ill-conceived plan to boost revenue...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by mr. mcleary, on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:44 am | 7 comments | 1610 Views

MOVIES

Fashion: Woodside inspires local designer's new collection of handbags

Normally the fashion industry thrives on constantly changing styles to keep it alive, so it comes as somewhat of a surprise...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2310 Views
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