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Update: Students expelled for pot, but no major drug bust at Sacred Heart, school official says

Rumors of a major drug bust at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton appear unfounded, but two students have been expelled...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:39 am | 21 comments | 3059 Views

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Atherton parcel tax campaign raises $10,000

Supporters of Measures S and T, a renewal of the Atherton parcel tax on the Nov. 3 ballot, raised more than $10,000 as of...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Oct 30, 2009 at 11:46 pm | 3 comments | 2250 Views

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Johns lawsuit gets go-ahead from judge

The ongoing legal battle between the town of Atherton and its former finance director, John Johns, got the go-ahead from...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Melinda Tevis, on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:16 am | 7 comments | 2152 Views

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Update: Two students expelled in drug incident

Two students were expelled from Sacred Heart Preparatory for using marijuana, but there was no drug bust on the private Catholic...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by A Voice of Reason, on Jun 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 31 comments | 3771 Views

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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 | 1838 Views

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High-speed rail planners ramp up communication spending; locals skeptical

Critics see the new $9 million public relations contract as an effort to stifle dissent, rather than promote dialogue. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by OH NO IT IS REAL, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 6 comments | 2400 Views

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Junior League holds house tour in Atherton

For the second year, the Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula will host "Finishing Touches," a holiday house tour and...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by Nick, on Dec 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1819 Views

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Man arraigned after chain-reaction collision with Atherton patrol car

In an incident that demonstrates the dangers police officers face after pulling someone over for a traffic ticket, a man...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by woops, on Dec 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 2132 Views

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Atherton council meeting cancelled

A special Atherton City Council meeting set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Thelma, on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm | 1 comment | 1830 Views

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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 | 3122 Views

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Editorial: Another stinger for Atherton

The $230,000 Atherton agreed to pay out last week to settle a civil lawsuit filed by police officer Pilar Ortiz-Buckley,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by good $ after bad, on Dec 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm | 3 comments | 1971 Views

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Atherton family honors slain son

Family and friends of slain East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, including his stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton, plan...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 2128 Views

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Editorial: Another U-turn in Atherton

If, as expected, the Atherton Town Council decides on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to refund about $130,000 in road impact fees, it...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by spin aroundanround, on Dec 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 1688 Views

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Helicopter pilot, Menlo-Atherton grad James Rowen dies at 32

James Marshall Rowen, a 1996 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and a helicopter pilot with plans to take his flying...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Camille Faulkner, on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2968 Views

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Money woes threaten Atherton post office

During the busy holiday season, Atherton's little branch post office is a savvy mailer's best-kept secret. Located in the...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by postman, on Jan 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 1995 Views

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Atherton council picks Kathy McKeithen as mayor

Kathy McKeithen will handle the gavel at Atherton City Council meetings in 2010. Ms. McKeithen, the vice mayor for 2009,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Godfather, on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 2867 Views

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Atherton officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm | 5 comments | 2041 Views

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Officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 2148 Views

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Editorial: Managing the Atherton news

The Atherton Town Council, city attorney and city manager should be ashamed of themselves after agreeing to settle an embarrassing...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | 16 comments | 2562 Views

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In Atherton, disparate views on what constitutes transparent government

In the wake of recent criticism about the appointment of the new police chief and lack of disclosure about a $230,000 sexual-harassment...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by inquisitive, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1656 Views
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