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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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, 3 hours ago | 23 comments | 2720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Jun 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 8 comments | 178 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 | 664 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 | 1480 Views

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Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1361 Views

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Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1402 Views

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Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1512 Views

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Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 914 Views

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Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5435 Views

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School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 206 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 Train Fan, on Jun 11, 2016 at 10:36 am | 47 comments | 1475 Views

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Menlo Park district school board endorses plan to involve community

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has come up with a plan to involve the community in issues that arose when the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 2207 Views

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Woodside School District may put parcel tax on ballot

The Woodside Elementary School District's governing board is contemplating putting a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1029 Views

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Want to run for school board? Info meeting June 1

Those interested in running in the Nov. 8 election for one of the two open seats on the school board of the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 1111 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, on May 27, 2016 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 793 Views

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MPCSD Property Tax Debt Service and Cost per ADA

The chart MPCSD Debt Service shows how much property tax is scheduled to be collected to service the General Obligation Bonds...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 252 Views

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School board discusses spending cuts after tax measures fail

A week after two parcel tax measures failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority in the May 3 election, the board of the...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am | 44 comments | 2926 Views

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Menlo Park resident among service academy appointees

Rep. Anna Eshoo will host a reception on Friday, May 20, in Mountain View to honor this year's U.S. Service Academy appointees...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jbcham, on May 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 1047 Views

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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 Y Pie, on May 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 101 comments | 34863 Views
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Kids and transitions
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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 151 views