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AROUND TOWN

School funding: Bad news keeps getting worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Rory, on Jul 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 123 comments | 3768 Views

ATHERTON

Police Outsourcing

The City of San Carlos votes tonight on whether to outsource its Police Department. The Council Agenda is published and includes...

Original post made by Insight on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by accountability, on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm | 122 comments | 3909 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College Continues Losing Ways! Why?

Dear President Haight, As a mother of three children and working a full time job I look forward to coming to my Son's...

Original post made by Nancy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 11:52 am | 121 comments | 5866 Views

MENLO PARK

City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 7938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voting starts for parcel tax election in Menlo Park, Portola Valley school districts

This week, ballots for parcel taxes in the Portola Valley and Menlo Park City school districts will be hitting mailboxes....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Get Real, on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm | 118 comments | 4059 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion on Louise Street dispute: Don't destroy our neighborhood

On July 16 the City Council will vote on an issue that raises fundamental questions about the nature of our community, and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:37 am | 115 comments | 4373 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 6726 Views

MENLO PARK

ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 113 comments | 5294 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents sue over football field lights

A group of about a dozen Atherton residents whose homes are near the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School have filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2010
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Oct 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 112 comments | 4543 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 107 comments | 7308 Views

MENLO PARK

Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 4330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fragile comity unwinds between Everest, district

Board president's disclosure of charter school enrollment data in proposed guest opinion and to selected school board candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 104 comments | 5494 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Interested Party, on May 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 104 comments | 9384 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Can Menlo Park recover what it lost in specific plan?

With the recent downtown Menlo Park project submitted by Stanford University, residents are waking up to the reality of a...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gern, on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 103 comments | 4341 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: To sign or not to sign, that is the question

As Menlo Park waits for a consultant to analyze an initiative to downsize the city's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 102 comments | 49838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 5, 2011 at 9:17 am | 101 comments | 18834 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor election will be voided

Menlo Park council member Kelly Fergusson said in an e-mail today that the election of mayor and vice mayor two days ago...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 101 comments | 2581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia high school district board studies enrollment options for Ravenswood kids

A thread emerged last night from the tangle of priorities facing the Sequoia Union High School District as the board discussed...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Further Clarification, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 101 comments | 11569 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe: FBI investigation 'manufactured'

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe isn't buying the allegation that his office is being investigated by the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Rocket, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 99 comments | 4374 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Teen has advice for Republicans

Sequoia High school student Paul Kiraly of West Menlo Park and 10 other youth delegates to the Republican Convention had...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 99 comments | 4098 Views
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Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
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The State’s Proposed “Rainy Day” Fund Threatens Local School Districts’ Ability To Keep Their Financial Houses In Order
By Erin Glanville | 3 comments | 313 views

Aging and Training
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