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Pension Contribution Changes To Have A Multi-Million Dollar Impact To Menlo Park School District

On June 23rd, I wrote about how the...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Fran, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 641 Views

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Having A Hard Time Getting Your Child To Dive Into Their Summer Reading? Take A Trip To Bookopolis…

Now that we are fully entrenched in the lazy days of summer, my kids have finished their school's required summer reading and are trying to choose what to read...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jul. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 155 Views

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Are Teachers Turning On Common Core?

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) kicks off its biennial convention today in Los Angeles, and probably the hottest topic up for discussion is Common Core,...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jul. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 822 Views

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What Will California Pension Contribution Increases Mean For Local Schools?

The new budget that Governor Jerry Brown signed last Friday will significantly increase how much money school districts have to set aside for teacher pensions....

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by OneBDay, on Jun 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 2 comments | 849 Views

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Going Back To School To Help Children Succeed In Math

Last summer, I took an online Stanford OpenEdX course taught by Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, entitled

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jun. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1245 Views

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Don’t Divide Menlo Park's North Fair Oaks Neighborhood

There is nothing like the threat of dividing a neighborhood to really rally it together. That's just what the Sequoia Union High School District Board has done...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by caregiver, on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:42 am | 26 comments | 2293 Views

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Where Are All The “Tiger Dads”?

A group of my closest girlfriends and I are interested in the controversial concept of the "Tiger Mom". Our interest was therefore peaked by an

Original post made by Erin Glanville on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm |
2 comments | 1528 Views

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The Privacy Balance

The Menlo Park City Council made a difficult but prudent and thoughtful decision this week when they adopted an ordinance putting stronger limitations around the...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on May. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 4 comments | 1632 Views

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Giving Thanks For My “Other” Mother

My husband's family is, and was, like a big, noisy city. He grew up surrounded by parents, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles galore, close family friends and...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Stu Soffer, on May 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 2 comments | 1394 Views

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Municipal Projects: Why Do Things Cost So Much?

I occasionally experience "sticker shock" at the proposed cost of city projects. I'm not the only one. A few months ago, the City Council seemed equally as perplexed...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Engaging, on May 8, 2014 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 1602 Views

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Live! Menlo Park’s New Website

The City of Menlo Park has gone live with a redesigned website that the city hopes will provide residents, city officials and staff with enhanced...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Clay Curtin, on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 9 comments | 1674 Views

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Unincorporated 94025 Program Fees: Exploring The Case For Change

It was just after midnight when Molly Kossow, a resident of the unincorporated Menlo Oaks area of Menlo Park, went to register her daughter for gymnastics and...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park supporter, on Apr 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 23 comments | 3558 Views

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A Local Cinderella Story

One of the best parts of college basketball March Madness is the "Cinderella team"—that underdog team that scraps and claws its way to victory; the David who...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments | 1958 Views

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OpenGov To Bring Greater Financial Transparency To Menlo Park

A picture is worth a thousand words. When Menlo Park launches its new city website in early April, it will have a new visual tool, courtesy of a Silicon Valley...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm | 6 comments | 2453 Views

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Tom Perkins’ Letter & Civil Discourse

Local venture capitalist Tom Perkins' letter to The Wall Street Journal two...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Thomas Payne. , on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm | 20 comments | 4657 Views

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With $24K On The Line, Council Should Take A Second Look

At last week's City Council meeting, council was asked to select which slight modification to the current logo would be used for the creation of a style guide. ...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Erin Glanville, on Jan 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm | 10 comments | 1809 Views

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When Considering Spending 25K On A New City Logo Design, Process Matters

When The Almanac reported this past week that Menlo Park spent $1800 on a new "Nutty The Squirrel" mascot costume, public comments rolled in expressing a variety...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 7 comments | 1827 Views

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My New Year's List: Top 10 Things I Am Grateful We’ve Done As A Family

Holidays provide us with great rest stops. They're opportunities for us to pull over from the daily chaos and blur of life and just breathe. Enjoy the view for...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by OneBDay, on Jan 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm | 3 comments | 2142 Views

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The "Bullet" Train: What Does It Say About Our State Government?

Even if you supported the "bullet train" five years ago, you should think about how our state government is – or is not-- respecting California voters as that project...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 1599 Views

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Common Core And The Literary Classics: Supplementing Our Kids Education (By An Avowed Jane Austenophile)

Jane Austen has become quite popular in the past decade—at least commercially. When I see Jane Austen stationary at Paper Source, I know she has joined the ranks...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by paparent, on Dec 7, 2013 at 9:30 am | 6 comments | 1893 Views
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Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,313 views

Breastfeeding Tips
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Weekly Update
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 721 views

Pension Contribution Changes To Have A Multi-Million Dollar Impact To Menlo Park School District
By Erin Glanville | 7 comments | 641 views

Separate Entrances for BMR and Market Rate Apartments?
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 395 views