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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 | 449542 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 | 59380 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 | 32102 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 | 25466 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 | 20976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 17514 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 | 16002 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 | 15998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 15413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 14522 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 | 13798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 13704 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 | 13560 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 | 13125 Views

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Menlo Park commission supports eliminating Laurel Street parking

The proposal to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues forged ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tina, on Nov 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 5 comments | 12535 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 | 12371 Views

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Yes on Measure S

Topic: Measure S for Las Lomitas School District By now, those of us in the Last Lomitas School District have received literature...

Original post made by Mary Cooper on Oct. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 12071 Views

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Voter Guide: Measure W would fund rebuilding of fifth district school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by PF, on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 79 comments | 11277 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 | 11041 Views

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Head-of-line privileges likely for East Palo Alto kids (expanded story)

(This is an expanded version of a story previously posted.) A change in policy is increasingly likely for eighth-graders...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by MP parent, on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 1 comment | 10194 Views
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