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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program

Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by FRANCES GRIFFIN, on May 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 4 comments | 1764 Views

ATHERTON

​Atherton voters face decision on financing new civic center

Atherton's registered voters should start receiving ballots in the mail this week containing one question: Should Atherton...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 1191 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Explosion awakens residents to a shed on fire in a Holbrook Lane backyard

An explosion in a backyard shed at 36 Holbrook Lane in Atherton is being credited for waking up nearby residents at about...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 9 comments | 2084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike lane may may improve safety for Woodside High students

The Woodside Town Council has approved a bike lane on Alameda de las Pulgas over the last fifth of a mile leading up to Woodside...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2017 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 1363 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton may spend $13.6 million on capital improvements

Atherton's City Council on May 3 took a first look at a proposed $13.6 million budget for spending on capital improvement...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Ron Glickman, on May 10, 2017 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 1102 Views

MENLO PARK

Judge orders former Menlo Park dry cleaner to repay $361,927

E. Gary Smith, the owner of the now-closed Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park, was ordered by a San Mateo County judge on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by burke, on May 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 2486 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside celebrates 95th May Day

"This is about as Norman Rockwell as it gets," observed Randy Schwabacher of Woodside when he stopped filming his granddaughter...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Nancy, on May 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 1114 Views

MENLO PARK

Abortion rights, child marriage topics at feminist fundraiser in Menlo Park

During an awards luncheon in Menlo Park, held to celebrate the accomplishments of women's rights advocates and to raise funds...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by English is Lit, on May 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 8 comments | 1587 Views

MENLO PARK

How tragedy transformed a life

Melissa Moody of Menlo Park is the subject of a new documentary on the nature of happiness. After being run over by a truck...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cindy Follmer, on May 9, 2017 at 10:03 am | 14 comments | 22734 Views

WOODSIDE

Wednesday memorial for 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 May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mark Reisinger, on May 9, 2017 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 1715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood teachers, superintendent face breakdown in trust

Festering teacher concerns in the Ravenswood City School District came to a head last week when the teachers union announced...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by Sigh, on May 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm | 2 comments | 1453 Views

MENLO PARK

John Boyle New Chair of San Mateo County Republican Party

https://bayareagop.com/april-2017-bayareagop-newsletter-articles/ John Boyle Heads San Mateo GOP John Boyle, a former...

Original post made by Menlo Insider on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by congrats, on May 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm | 28 comments | 1113 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside: Protesters shout down conservative rabbi at Canada College event

In an echo of the confrontations going on between the political left and right over free speech at the University of California...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Western Hillsider, on May 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 20 comments | 3112 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Worker rescued after fall at home construction site

A worker on a home construction site, who was injured after falling 15 to 18 feet into a basement area at the site, was rescued...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 8, 2017 at 11:49 am | 7 comments | 1957 Views

AROUND TOWN

The mischief being done by the Atherton Town Council

The Atherton Town Council has spent $50,000 of our hard-earned tax dollars to figure out how to enrich the Town’s coffers...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 134 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New building proposed to replace Stanford Inn

A proposal to demolish the Stanford Inn at 115 El Camino Real in Menlo Park and replace it with a 10,274 square-foot, three-story...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm | 7 comments | 2858 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park development: Roundup of approved building permits

Below is a roundup of residential, commercial and public development projects that have been granted building permits by...

Original post made on May. 7, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1309 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Transparency proposal has potential for good public policy

Trust in government shouldn't be blind. Although one doesn't have to be a cynical anti-government flamethrower who sees a...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on May 7, 2017 at 10:30 am | 11 comments | 693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park bike route plan hits speed bump

Plans to move forward with a one-year pilot program of a bike route on Oak Grove Avenue in downtown Menlo Park will likely...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Reid Powers, on May 6, 2017 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 2716 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on May 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 1139 Views
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