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State audit blasts High-Speed Rail Authority

California's controversial high-speed-rail project risks major delays because of poor planning, a shaky business plan and...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 4, 2010 at 8:16 am | 9 comments | 1850 Views

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Mary Smith drops appeal in death of her husband

Mary Smith of Portola Valley has paid approximately $100,000 to compensate Woodside resident Anthony Rose, a former superintendent...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by tom, on May 4, 2010 at 12:36 am | 1 comment | 1411 Views

ATHERTON

Where's a code enforcement officer when you need one?

We'll find out. Below is a copy of a complaint of a zoning ordinance violation I sent via e-mail to Mr. Bob Cushing of the...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by size matters, on May 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 4 comments | 1500 Views

MENLO PARK

National Merit scholarships go to six seniors

Six local seniors -- three from Menlo Park, two from Portola Valley and one from Woodside -- earned National Merit scholarships...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by public school parent, on May 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm | 2 comments | 1281 Views

ATHERTON

Stogner Shines while Marsala Fades

In one of the many luncheons I had with Charles Marsala he confided in me that he had once been approached to run for County...

Original post made by spectator on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by spotlight, on May 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 5 comments | 1404 Views

ATHERTON

Michael Stogner Saved My Life

A couple of months ago an anonymous poster put up a post with the title Michael Stogner Is a Hero. This post generated...

Original post made by Hilderbrand on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by True Blue, on May 3, 2010 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 1544 Views

ATHERTON

Debunking the Myth of Spot Re-zoning

There has been a call to lessen the draconian restrictions on size and setbacks for lots 10,000 square feet and under in...

Original post made by Charlie Parker on May. 1, 2010
Last comment by Size Matters, on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 14 comments | 1439 Views

MENLO PARK

Transparency questions arise for Pension Fund Reformers

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=6418 Questions arise for Pension Fund Reformers so far go unanswered Previous...

Original post made by Blue Collar Public Worker on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by MarkSpizer, on May 2, 2010 at 3:14 am | 2 comments | 1581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Gun buyback event in Menlo Park

People can turn in firearms at an event in Menlo Park Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Olive AOH Church...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by forex robot, on May 2, 2010 at 2:24 am | 2 comments | 1153 Views

ATHERTON

My Criminal Complaint Against Atherton Appointed and Elected Officials

I received confirmation from the District Attorney that my criminal complaint over public corruption within Atherton is being...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Thankful one, on May 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm | 26 comments | 3064 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may impose terms on union workers

Menlo Park city staff is recommending that the City Council impose the "last, best, and final" office made to Service Employees'...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 1, 2010 at 10:04 pm | 24 comments | 1423 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Contentious rezoning issue in Atherton

The Atherton Planning Commission will review possible changes to the town's zoning code that will allow bigger houses on...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Marie Antoinette, on May 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm | 38 comments | 2384 Views

ATHERTON

What Atherton Could Have Settled for in the John Johns Case

Here is the inside story of Athertonís most recent financial catastrophe: In April 2008, John Johns lost a battle to...

Original post made by seeing red on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by drag-net, on May 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | 13 comments | 1511 Views

ATHERTON

A Call for a Special Council Meeting on Ethics

From the mumerous posts written both anonymously and apparently by those who choose to write under their own name, the Town...

Original post made by James Croft on May. 1, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 1284 Views

AROUND TOWN

Don't be a Horsley's Ass

Don Horsley says San Mateo County is one of the best run counties in the State. [Portion removed] Don't vote for Don...

Original post made by insurgent on May. 1, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1363 Views

MENLO PARK

Service cuts ahead as city works to narrow deficit

Menlo Park is cutting hours at some city facilities, and more severe measures may be in store in coming years. Utility tax...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Reality Check, on May 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | 20 comments | 1732 Views

SPORTS

Boys Varsity Baseball: M-A Drops Tough 6-5 Decision to Terra Nova but Retains League Lead

Terra Nova scored five runs in the sixth inning, then survived a bases loaded-no outs situation in the bottom of the seventh...

Original post made by Bob Moriarty, Team Parent on Apr. 30, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2023 Views

AROUND TOWN

A case for Public Private Competition

There are many services in San Mateo County that could be opened up to competition with the private sector, with end end...

Original post made by vanguard on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Haha, on Apr 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm | 4 comments | 1240 Views

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Obituaries: Dr. William Tevis dies at 87

Dr. William Wade Tevis, who served on the staffs of Sequoia Hospital and Stanford Medical Center, died quietly April 11 at...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lorraine Bailin, on Apr 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 1458 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain's survival: Is it high-speed rail or bust?

While Menlo Park and Atherton contest in court the state's decision to run its high-speed-rail system along the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm | 3 comments | 1622 Views
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