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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District considering appointing Erik Burmeister as new superintendent

The Menlo Park City School District announced today that the school board will discuss on Sept. 27 whether it should appoint...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 3325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school: What's new at Woodside, M-A high schools

New courses, staff and facilities are greeting Woodside and Menlo-Atherton high school students, who returned to class Aug....

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:49 am | 5 comments | 2983 Views

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Zamora's family to go to England for brain tumor treatment

A Woodside 8-year-old, diagnosed in July with an up-to-now untreatable and always fatal brain tumor, has been accepted into...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by S Allen, on Sep 10, 2016 at 5:50 am | 1 comment | 6191 Views

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Jury finds deputy not guilty of brandishing gun in court

After a three-day trial, a jury on Monday (Aug. 29) returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of San Mateo County Deputy...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Thoughts, on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 1395 Views

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Ladera: Marja Brandon is new Woodland head of school

The governing board of Woodland School in Ladera has hired Marja Brandon, former head of school for the Pennsylvania School...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Michelle MacKenzie, on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 1723 Views

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Menlo Park: Two council members named to 'educational equity' subcommittee

Goals of starting a multi-city, county and district group that could help spread needed funds to the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Ravenswood volunteer, on Aug 31, 2016 at 8:53 am | 8 comments | 2401 Views

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MPCSD Candidate Information Night

Notice of Candidate Information Night for the Menlo Park City School District Governing Board: On Wednesday, June 1 at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:07 am | 55 comments | 1939 Views

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Report Card from Redwood City School District

I received this mailing yesterday. These mailings are not cheap. How much did it cost, and to whom was it mailed? Is this...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Aug 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 428 Views

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Proposal aims to narrow the wide gap in educational equity at local schools

Although Willow Oaks School and the Laurel School Upper Campus are both public elementary schools located just blocks apart...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:57 am | 2 comments | 370 Views

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Today: Look for traffic conditions to change as students return to class

Morning and afternoon traffic conditions will be subject to seasonal change starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, as the school year...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Calypso41, on Aug 17, 2016 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1252 Views

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Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Thursday because of excessive smog and...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Frances Zavis, on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 620 Views

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Menlo Park: 'Laurel Mom' spearheads plan for kid-friendly bike route

In October, Laurel School's upper campus, the new site for its third- through fifth-graders located at 275 Elliott Drive,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by eduardo, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 3361 Views

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Woodside: Smooth surface just one bonus in repaving 12 miles of Woodside Road

Travel on state Highway 84 (Woodside Road) over the 12 miles between Interstate 280 and Friars Lane will be one-lane at times...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1189 Views

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Cover story: Gay Chinese Christian talks about what it's like to not fit in

Jeff Chu knows what it is to be different. He's Chinese, with a white spouse. He's a Bible-quoting Christian living in Brooklyn's...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Conversion Therapy?, on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 2369 Views

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what's the big deal about plagiarism?

I loved Michelle's speech at the Democratic National Convention. What's the big deal?...

Original post made by Melania on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melania photos found!, on Jul 20, 2016 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 411 Views

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Woodside: $212,500 tree-cutting fine is paid in full

The $209,000 budget surplus for the town of Woodside has more than doubled with the cashing of a check for $212,500, delivered...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Plant trees, on Jul 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1774 Views

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Woodside: 'Pig scramble' faces local opposition

A tradition at the Woodside July Fourth Junior Rodeo is under fire. A local veterinarian and former humane society medical...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Rene Rowland, on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 23 comments | 4045 Views

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Local schools place 18 girls on prestigious lacrosse team

Seven Menlo School players were among those comprising the Northern California team at the 85th annual U.S. Lacrosse Women's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jun 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 814 Views

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Woodside: New president named at Canada Community College

Jamillah Moore, currently the interim vice chancellor of educational services and planning for the San Mateo County Community...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:52 am | 5 comments | 1202 Views

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Seven locals receive Merit scholarships

One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by Phoebe, on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 1968 Views
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