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School funding news keeps getting worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2011
Last comment by POGO You are right, on May 30, 2011 at 1:48 am | 37 comments | 3611 Views

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Ex-Atherton town employee pleads no contest to embezzlement

Former Atherton town employee Lois English pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court on May 2 to charges of embezzlement...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Stu Slessinger, on May 18, 2011 at 9:23 am | 24 comments | 2781 Views

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Atherton: Garbage rates, ethics panel

The Atherton City Council will review and possibly approve higher garbage rates, and discuss proposals by two council colleagues...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on May 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 5 comments | 1692 Views

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Atherton considers spiffed-up baseball park

The town of Atherton is moving forward cautiously to examine a proposal by the Menlo Park-Atherton Little League to rebuild,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by collect on delivery, on May 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 1680 Views

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Atherton OKs trash-collection rate hikes

Struggling to reduce a shortfall as high as $1.3 million that the town is projected to owe for garbage collection services,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by Heidi W, on May 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm | 8 comments | 2757 Views

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Menlo Park home invaded, victim assaulted

An early-morning call led Menlo Park police to the scene of a home invasion on Sunday in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue....

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by truth, on May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | 12 comments | 2044 Views

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Atherton council says no to ethics oversight board

Atherton City Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen said she is "horribly disappointed with this council" after a request she and...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on May 26, 2011 at 8:01 am | 7 comments | 1990 Views

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Atherton council says no to ethics oversight board

Atherton City Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen said she is "horribly disappointed with this council" after a request she and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by TOOTH COMB, on May 27, 2011 at 9:58 am | 9 comments | 2316 Views

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Atherton to outsource two departments

The town of Atherton is preparing to outsource its entire building and public works departments, handing 13 of 16 non-management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 129 comments | 9900 Views

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Editorial: Ethics board could help Atherton

It is extremely short-sighted for a thin majority of the Atherton Town Council to push aside a proposal that would have at...

Original post made on May. 31, 2011
Last comment by PALLBEAR, on Jun 5, 2011 at 10:04 am | 17 comments | 2741 Views

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Play dates with pets

<I>Submitted by Scott Delucchi, a board member of Riley's Place and a senior vice president with the Peninsula Humane Society...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Why John Mattes? , on Jun 4, 2011 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 1772 Views

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Atherton employees offer concessions to save their jobs

The union representing 13 Atherton employees who were given pink slips May 31 will meet with town representatives on June...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm | 53 comments | 4095 Views

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Editorial: Why the hurry in Atherton layoffs?

We know there is a sense of urgency in Atherton to bring some stability to the city's growing budget problems. The town has...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Arlin Murry, on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 12 comments | 1935 Views

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Atherton: Layoffs delayed while talks continue

The town of Atherton agreed on Thursday (June 9) to delay its planned layoff of 13 employees until July 15 while it negotiates...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:15 am | 79 comments | 3429 Views

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Guest opinion: Downsizing not the answer for Atherton

We are deeply concerned about the proposal to downsize our Atherton government, which can only result in a decreased level...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13 am | 45 comments | 14948 Views

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Opinion: Councilmen make case for layoffs

The town of Atherton has been discussing our current cost structure for delivering services to our residents for many months,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm | 14 comments | 2502 Views

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Atherton: Budget reflecting layoffs approved, but outsourcing plan still not firm

An "interim bridge budget" that reflects the layoff of 13 town staff members was passed by Atherton's City Council last night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by The law won, on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 5 comments | 1414 Views

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Atherton: Garbage cans in the street: Residents complain of eyesores and obstructions

Atherton residents who leave their garbage cans out on the street for longer than a designated period will be subject to...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by The Professor, on Jun 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm | 15 comments | 2300 Views

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Ex-mayor may go to voters over outsourcing

==B ATHERTON:== ==I This is an expanded version of a previously published story.== In the face of the possible layoff of...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Chroniclers of Rome Burning, on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:48 am | 7 comments | 1764 Views

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Atherton wrestles with donations to police department

Is it legal for the Atherton City Council to require that private donations to the police department be made anonymously? Read...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by APOA, on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:22 am | 12 comments | 2418 Views
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