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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district was right to cancel meeting

The Menlo Park City School District board's scheduled closed-session meeting late last week to discuss "existing litigation"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1429 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Community Action Meeting on Anti-Human Trafficking; January 19, 2015, with video

On January 10, 2015, the San Mateo County hosted a Community Day of Action on Human Trafficking in San Mateo County. The...

Original post made by Citizen Activist on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 244 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district asked to avoid possible Brown Act violation

The Almanac has asked the board of the Menlo Park City School District not to hold a closed session meeting it had scheduled...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 3596 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 3569 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley classroom in running for $10,000 remodel prize

Students in Corte Madera teacher Kerry Keplinger's STEM class have designed a dream remodel of their classroom, and their...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Dale, on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 2293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 2338 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Holly L., on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 1859 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Woman grabbed from behind during walk

An early morning walk to work turned frightening for one woman in Menlo Park on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 5 comments | 2648 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' restrictions extended

The 10th winter Spare the Air alert this season has been issued for Monday by officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:12 am | 22 comments | 1227 Views

FICTION

Artscene: Telling stories from the earth

You would think that, as the only girl growing up in a family with three brothers and a father who was inducted into the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Dr Bob Rich, on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:17 am | 1 comment | 1302 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 1764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: Education author to speak on achievement, learning

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sara Tanke, on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 995 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Garden clubbers dig in to improve wildlife habitat

For over a year, a band of local women has been toiling in the dirt in Palo Alto to participate in what's being called the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 262 Views

AROUND TOWN

Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 3392 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Stan, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm | 55 comments | 8428 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against Facebook

Facebook failed to demonstrate that scanning private user messages sent using the social media website qualifies as an "ordinary...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 1335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 3312 Views

MENLO PARK

Homicide suspect turns up in Menlo Park

A missing license plate led Menlo Park police to arrest a man suspected of homicide in Merced County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by DD, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 2121 Views

WOODSIDE

Obituary: Susan Nahmens, flower garden designer

A memorial service for Woodside resident Susan Hayworth Nahmens is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, on the grounds of the...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jason Reed, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 4662 Views
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