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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where to put the students?

Facing projections of a 22 percent rise in enrollment in local public high schools over the next eight years, the Sequoia...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Recipe for disaster, on May 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 4 comments | 1206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on May 13, 2013 at 9:05 am | 20 comments | 3176 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: A call for civility at council meetings

The April 24 Almanac gave a balanced report on the Menlo Park City Council meeting on April 16, but neglected to report on...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 11, 2013 at 6:51 am | 62 comments | 2378 Views

MENLO PARK

Raising mental health awareness

Lisa Pamphilon of Menlo Park is a mental health advocate, human rights activist, and mother. The empathy she brings to all...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by K Breisch, on May 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 906 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saturday: Drought tolerant gardening class in Portola Valley

A garden that tolerates drought? A free two-hour class on how to create such a garden for yourself, and/or how to find and...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by PV Resident, on May 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 989 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saturday: Friends of Edgewood Park celebrate

The Friends of Edgewood Park will celebrate their 20th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Bill and Jean...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 928 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo: $40,000 in unauthorized bank withdrawals

==B Police calls== from West Menlo Park, Woodside, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13595&e=y...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Croft, on May 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4492 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saturday: Raising mental health awareness

The Mental Health Awareness Project, founded by Lisa Pamphilon of Menlo Park, will hold an inaugural event on Saturday, May...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Sheri, on May 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Katherine Strehl joins Menlo Park Planning Commission

Katherine Strehl, Menlo Park's newest member of the Planning Commission, barely had time to catch her breath before attending...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2013 at 7:45 am | 4 comments | 1076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park schools 'completely maxed out'

The Menlo Park City School District's Board of Education met Tuesday, April 30, to learn more about options for the future...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by Diane, on May 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 29 comments | 3343 Views

MENLO PARK

The Perkins Twins and Jordan Michaela Fowler, Miss Teenage California

The Perkins Twins (Jesse and Christian) returned from the Philippine recently where they are pursuing singing, acting and...

Original post made by Barney on May. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1162 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Human evolution' talk is June 11

A Cafe Scientifique talk on "'Recent Human Evolution As Revealed by Neanderthals" will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at SRI...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 836 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free

This is an idiom which I probably picked up during my Navy days in the fifties. Aside from it's male chauvinist interpretation,...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 766 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo commission votes that turning over city property to neighbors follows general plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 4-2 on May 6 that the proposal to have the city turn over a piece of land in the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by grammar, on May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 10446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents: Don't 'dump' high-density housing in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council met in Belle Haven this week, on May 7, so council members could give an update on their quest...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Possibilities, on May 9, 2013 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 903 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley district superintendent resigns

Carol Piraino, who picked up the reins at the Portola Valley School District last year in the wake of her predecessor's abrupt...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2013 at 10:45 am | 23 comments | 2778 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 11791 Views

SPORTS

Portola Valley: Ball field renovation to start in June

The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to accept a bid of $403,888 from the Jensen Corp., a landscape contractor, to...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by hmmmm..., on May 9, 2013 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 992 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook gives $20,000 to school fire-safety fund

On a mission to connect school fire alarms to fire stations, the new nonprofit Ring the Bell Fund collected $20,000 from...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Grateful Resident, on May 9, 2013 at 7:00 am | 1 comment | 823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Fired gymnastics instructor says she's filed complaint with state

The public doesn't know the results or how much it cost, but it now knows that on April 29, Menlo Park got the final report...

Original post made on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Alex, on May 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 3 comments | 1047 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 | 374 views

Aging and Training
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 203 views