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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Upscale men's shoe and clothing shop open for business

It's hard to miss the shiny gold lettering announcing one of Menlo Park's newest additions to Santa Cruz Avenue: a men's...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Bernett, on Sep 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 4393 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: 99 heritage trees face ax

The fate of 99 of Menlo Park's heritage trees could be decided at the city's Environmental Quality Commission meeting on...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Outcome?, on Sep 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 8 comments | 3571 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Windmill School Approval Delays

The approval process for the Windmill School project at 900 Portola Rd. appears bogged down unnecessarily in Portola Valley...

Original post made by Bud and Lynn Eisberg on Sep. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2602 Views

OTHER TOPICS

World's Greatest Negotiator goes to meeting, forgets to NEGOTIATE

O.M.G. - Trump cowered. Like a baby. Like a typical blowhard. Epic fail. After months of promising to use his skills as...

Original post made by Great Negotiators Club on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Villi , on Aug 31, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 7 comments | 395 Views

AROUND TOWN

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 31, 2016 at 8:30 pm | 30 comments | 3361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump panders by visiting Mexico before he changed his immigration policies again

a selection of Donnie's' finest - and you thought it stopped at "rapists and murderers"? ISIS is operating a training...

Original post made by Love thy neighbor on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by SQL data, on Aug 31, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 281 Views

AROUND TOWN

Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, two elementary schools are just blocks apart -- yet their facilities, and their student...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Aug 31, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 24 comments | 6014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2941 Views

WOODSIDE

Critics knock plans for new high school

Big players are weighing in against plans by the Sequoia Union High School District to build a high school in the M-2 light...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Amused, on Aug 31, 2016 at 7:25 am | 1 comment | 676 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: The sting on El Camino Real

Atherton police had a plain clothes officer repeatedly cross El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue for two hours on Friday morning,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jill, on Aug 31, 2016 at 7:21 am | 3 comments | 3008 Views

AROUND TOWN

110 Republican Leaders Won’t Vote for Trump - Timeline for When They Reached Their Breaking Point.

"I don’t know anything about David Duke. O.K.? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white...

Original post made by Partner on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by pay to play, on Aug 31, 2016 at 12:26 am | 9 comments | 646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Donald Trump comes to town for a fundraiser

Helicopters chopped the air above Woodside on Monday afternoon (Aug. 29) with the arrival on the ground of Republican presidential...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by taxpayer and voter, on Aug 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm | 9 comments | 3675 Views

MENLO PARK

Maurice Ghysels will leave Menlo Park school district

Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, who has headed the district since 2011, has announced he...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm | 9 comments | 3625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Deputy sued over courtroom gun incident

Update: Former courthouse custodian sues San Mateo County and deputy sheriff, seeking to recover damages in connection with...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:20 am | 12 comments | 2556 Views

MENLO PARK

Donald Trump fundraiser on the peninsula on Monday

News report in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-coming-to-Bay-Area-for-fundraiser-Monday-9187620.php Invitation...

Original post made by Don on Aug. 28, 2016
Last comment by Don, on Aug 29, 2016 at 6:05 pm | 1 comment | 380 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park water district rate changes approved

After making sure they understood the reasons why they had little choice about doing it, the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 4 comments | 3050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schools: State releases results of new standardized testing

California has released the 2016 results of the state's new computerized standardized assessments that test whether students...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 3 comments | 3088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is the City of Menlo impeding the efforts of the Fire District?

For years the Fire District has tried to move forward with the replacement of Station 77 at 1467 Chilco in the Belle Haven...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 492 Views
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