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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Superintendent's actions roil school district

For a superintendent who is reputed to be fond of applying the latest business techniques to improve the performance of local...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by former Ghysels colleague, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 52 comments | 610578 Views

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Menlo Park: Driver responds to lawsuit over crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned two 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Experienced Misdirection, on Jan 26, 2014 at 1:41 am | 95 comments | 61385 Views

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Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Mar 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 16 comments | 36243 Views

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Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for two 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 96 comments | 33695 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 anonymous, on Jan 5, 2011 at 9:17 am | 101 comments | 29284 Views

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Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 22 comments | 28825 Views

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Going to the mat: new wrestling club already contender

The Beechwood Wrestling Club started from scratch back in September, thanks to Nathan Pantoja and a former Menlo Park police...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Coach Bodie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 24674 Views

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Guest opinion: Hillview subcontractor did not follow architect's specifications

The reconstruction of the Hillview Middle School field and its replacement is not a small matter to the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by M09, on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 5 comments | 23578 Views

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Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent and tax payer, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 62 comments | 22044 Views

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Las Lomitas district's $60 million bond measure passes

Voters said yes to the Las Lomitas School District's construction plans for its two schools by approving Measure S, a $60...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Nov 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 24 comments | 21605 Views

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Las Lomitas, Woodside High parents spar

There was both faint and full-throated praise for Woodside High School at the May 29 public forum to consider strategies...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 47 comments | 19163 Views

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High school board OKs shift of East Palo Alto students to M-A

If Menlo-Atherton High School has room, students from East Palo Alto (in the Ravenswood City Elementary School District)...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm | 51 comments | 19013 Views

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Farewell to longtime M-A Jazz Band leader Frank Moura

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bryce, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 2 comments | 18365 Views

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High school board candidates discuss big issues

It was an evening of 90-second statements, one after another. The three candidates running for election to the board of...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CBG, on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 17204 Views

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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 | 15988 Views

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Voter Guide: Big issues face Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Funding 101, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 5 comments | 15856 Views

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Portola Valley schools: Audit shows lax oversight

What has emerged from the recent forensic audit of the school district finances overseen by Tim Hanretty is a picture of...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by A. Parent, on Jun 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 18 comments | 15315 Views

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Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 15024 Views

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Lehman Brothers collapse: Eshoo introduces legislation to repay public entities

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced the Restitution for Local Government Act of 2010 today to help counties and other public entities...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stop Eshoo NOW, on May 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm | 130 comments | 14576 Views

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Transitional kindergarten debate

In June 2012 Phil and Christie Kiekhaefer moved from Redwood City to Menlo Park, downsizing their family of four into a tiny...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 14243 Views
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