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Viewpoint - November 14, 2012

Editorial: Change of direction in Atherton

Elections can scuttle the best-laid plans of a ruling majority, and that is what happened in Atherton on Nov. 6, when Mayor Bill Widmer, Kathy McKeithen, who chose not to run for re-election, and Jim Dobbie lost their clout on the five-member body. Voters overwhelmingly re-elected Vice Mayor Elizabeth Lewis, and turned Ms. McKeithen's seat over to newcomer Cary Wiest, who with Jerry Carlson are likely to form a new majority.

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