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Sister Helen Costello of Sacred Heart Schools looks back at her years of ministry

In her office, 88-year-old Sister Helen Costello has an embroidered wall hanging that reads, "Love is in giving with no thought...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2007
Last comment by Musette G Buckley, on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:48 am | 5 comments | 6022 Views

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Atherton finance chief unfairly targeted, says audit panel

All is not well in the town of Atherton. Finance Director John Johns was suspended Aug. 27, following a complaint that he...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2007
Last comment by Friend of Atherton, on Nov 6, 2007 at 8:28 pm | 3 comments | 3499 Views

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Deep divisions: Another controversy erupts in Atherton town hall

Just when it seemed as if things were quieting down, Atherton town hall is once again a house divided. This time, the lightening...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by Carole Parker, on Sep 17, 2007 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 3691 Views

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Deep divisions: Another controversy erupts in Atherton

Just when it seemed as if things were quieting down, Atherton town hall is once again a house divided. This time, the lightening...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2007
Last comment by Charles Marsala, on Sep 13, 2007 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 3030 Views

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Atherton: Public records request: review of expense reports turns up some violations

Does Atherton have a problem with employee expense reports? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5037...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2007
Last comment by Charles Marsala, on Oct 14, 2007 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 3554 Views

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Guest opinion: Who owns Atherton's urns?

Has the Atherton City Council gained so much control that they feel that they have authority over our personal property? Read...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by abc, on Oct 24, 2007 at 12:04 am | 1 comment | 3003 Views

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Atherton: King family drops lawsuit, will keep Tallwood house, for a price

For $10,000, Charles and Leslie King can resolve their dispute with Atherton over the fate of their new house on Tallwood...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by grant johnson, on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 3903 Views

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Atherton fires its finance director

Atherton has fired its finance director following an investigation into charges that he created a hostile work environment....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:38 am | 23 comments | 4689 Views

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Atherton: Fired finance director seeks to block investigation report

The murky details surrounding the unceremonious firing of Atherton Finance Director John Johns on Oct. 29 might be revealed...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2007
Last comment by OutsideObserverLOL, on Dec 12, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 20 comments | 4024 Views

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Judge blocks report on finance director

The interested, the affected and the merely curious are going to have to wait until the end of November to find out if an...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2007
Last comment by chad, on Nov 8, 2007 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 3062 Views

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At Menlo-Atherton, Class of 2006 bids farewell

The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of 2006 on June 8 proceeded to their assigned places on Coach Parks Field decked in...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by Erouh Attiyat, on Nov 13, 2007 at 3:42 am | 1 comment | 5972 Views

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Atherton: Police chief's complaint led to finance director's firing

The revelations just keep coming. Atherton's ex-finance director, John Johns, is seeking $500,000 in a wrongful termination...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by Joe Smith, on Jan 20, 2008 at 11:43 am | 3 comments | 3739 Views

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Judge OKs release of report on Atherton's fired finance chief

The investigator's report that led to Atherton Finance Director John Johns being fired must be released to the public, San...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 3243 Views

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Atherton report cites porn, expenses and 'bullying' in firing of finance director

It wasn't the hostile workplace charge that got the former Atherton finance director John Johns fired. According to an investigator's...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2007
Last comment by counselor, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm | 20 comments | 9911 Views

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Atherton: Report probes allegations, but makes no findings against ex-building chief

An investigator probed allegations that Mike Hood, Atherton's former building official, undermined town rules, accepted gifts...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2007
Last comment by kate, on Dec 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 3457 Views

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Fight over historic urns spawns Web site

An Atherton couple is taking the fight against the town's historic preservation ordinance online, with a Web site and petition...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2008
Last comment by Artifact Owner, on Jan 13, 2008 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 3067 Views

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Saving the world, one school at a time

About the author: This story was written by Menlo-Atherton High School senior Elliot Welsh, one of some 600 students who...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2008
Last comment by michelle, on Jan 14, 2008 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 3186 Views

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Pop Warner: Vikings battle Santa Clara County foes

Smoke from nearby Lick wildfires shrouded the western hills as the Menlo-Atherton Vikings battled the Gilroy Browns on Sept....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2008
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 3300 Views

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Atherton meets Wednesday on town facilities

A community meeting on upgrading Atherton's town hall and other facilities is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Jennings...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2008
Last comment by Oh Please, on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:01 am | 1 comment | 3067 Views

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Atherton to meet Tuesday on upgrading town facilities

A community meeting on upgrading Atherton's town hall and other facilities is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Jennings...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2008
Last comment by howling, on Mar 2, 2008 at 11:27 am | 8 comments | 3021 Views
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