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ATHERTON

Atherton's mounting legal troubles

As the saying goes, out of the frying pan and into the fire. Just when the Atherton City Council thought the worst was...

Original post made by drudge report on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 1704 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton settles sexual harassment case

The town of Atherton paid $230,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former police officer who claimed the...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm | 39 comments | 2429 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martha Wenrick Greenough, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 1862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury convicts track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday, Dec. 11, convicted longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous Arguments, on Dec 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 41 comments | 2935 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

For decades, loud TV commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Willy, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:50 am | 12 comments | 2097 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton thrills 6th Man Club with thrilling victory (47-45)

The M-A Bears won another tight game against a strong Aragon Team on Thursday night at Aragon. Both teams came out cold...

Original post made by calfan on Dec. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1697 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley hikes fees for sports teams

Soccer and baseball players can expect to pay substantially more in 2010 for the use of the two baseball and two soccer fields...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by responsible one, on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 2261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Enrollment surge: Schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by heresy, on Dec 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 1973 Views

MENLO PARK

Shorter meetings? Don't count on it.

Menlo Park's new mayor has pressed for shorter council meetings in the past, but he isn't making any promises as he takes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Dec 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 1249 Views

AROUND TOWN

110th annual bird count starts Monday

Starting Monday, local volunteers will join bird enthusiasts across the country in measuring local bird populations as part...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Leslie, on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:09 am | 2 comments | 1346 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former World Bank executive dies at 96

A celebration of the life of J. Burke Knapp of Portola Valley, who had a distinguished career in international finance, will...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1515 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed....

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 2477 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Driver, 21, dies in Woodside crash

A 21-year-old man died in Woodside early this morning after his car hit two trees and another vehicle before flipping, a...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Dec 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm | 18 comments | 2578 Views

ATHERTON

Recall Drive Underway

Anger is boiling over at the secret six figure payout to a former Atherton Police Officer just before the parcel tax election. The...

Original post made by james caravelle on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Good, on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 13 comments | 1472 Views

ATHERTON

Can't wait until Kathy is mayor

We need change and I think she is just the right person. I like her and think she will do great things. I for one will be...

Original post made by Straight shooter on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by about time, on Dec 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 1558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week Ending 12/13/09

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 3 Help Kathryn Stockett 4 Wolf Hall Hilary...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1240 Views

ATHERTON

Charles Marsala for Mayor

In Atherton tradition calls for the Vice Mayor to be elected Mayor. I hope that the City Council breaks with tradition...

Original post made by Civic Minded on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by NO THANKS, on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:57 am | 6 comments | 1563 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton parcel tax renewal wins handily

Atherton's parcel tax renewal, Measure S, won a resounding victory, passing 1,104 votes to 319. Measure S, and its companion...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Just Sick, on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:44 am | 3 comments | 1585 Views

MENLO PARK

Overnight parking WILL be relaxed, briefly

Menlo Park's police department brings us the final word on overnight holiday parking (we hope): Enforcement will be relaxed,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by ticked off, on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 12 comments | 1688 Views
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