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Today is the 43rd Anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court Decision

Women have had the right to choose for 43 years. Thanks largely in part to to Republican Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun...

Original post made by Pro Choice Republican on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 243 Views

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Author Appearance

Sheralee Hill Iglehart, Atherton substitute teacher,children's author reads her latest book with puppets at Starbucks, 361...

Original post made by Brandon Chateauvert on Dec. 20, 2006
Last comment by Sheralee Hill Iglehart, on Jul 17, 2011 at 12:12 am | 2 comments | 4317 Views

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Cops arrest M-A students in Atherton burglary

Two Menlo-Atherton High School students confessed to taking about $2,000 in cash and other items from an Atherton home Tuesday,...

Original post made on May. 22, 2008
Last comment by Don't fence me in, on May 22, 2008 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 3184 Views

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Property rights battle takes center stage in Atherton council election

Lawsuits, youth sports and property rights were hot topics at a forum for Atherton council candidates sponsored by the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 25, 2008
Last comment by Jane Q Public, on May 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 3050 Views

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Atherton residents create their own wildfire escape plan

An ad hoc group of Atherton residents, worried about the severe fire season, is disseminating a brochure and map showing...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Susan Ayers Walker, on Jul 9, 2008 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 3213 Views

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M-A Bears kick off football season

The Bears are big. Even bigger than last year when M-A went 7-0 (11-2 overall) in the PAL and lost to Palo Alto in the CCS...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2008
Last comment by Grizzly Sue, on Sep 19, 2008 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 3024 Views

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Atherton: Ex-official seeks $1 million from town

John Johns, Atherton's former finance director, is seeking $1 million in damages from the town for "malicious prosecution." Read...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by michael stogner, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm | 2 comments | 3808 Views

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District collects taxes, doesn't provide water

Residents of unincorporated Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde don't seem to be losing sleep over the fact that the Los Trancos...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by , on Jan 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 2847 Views

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Atherton: Lewis tops in campaign spending

Elizabeth Lewis not only won a seat on the Atherton City Council in November, but she blew away the competition when it came...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Louise, on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:40 am | 2 comments | 2607 Views

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Atherton council members accuse colleagues of censorship

Two members of the Atherton City Council are accusing their colleagues of censorship for making it harder to place issues...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Jun 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 1701 Views

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cash for clunkers part 2

Is it arrogance or ignorance? The City Council has its own stimulus plan. That being to have us Athertonians reach deeper...

Original post made by sandy on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by alice henderson, on Sep 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 2 comments | 2138 Views

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Two arrests for embezzling from elderly woman

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Doug, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 2936 Views

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How does everyone feel about the smaller lots being zoned in with the bigger lots.

Smaller lots in Atherton are in the R1A (larger lot) zoning. Lots that are as small as .18 of an acre (less than a fifth...

Original post made by Fair on Nov. 1, 2009
Last comment by Candle lighter, on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 1692 Views

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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 | 1966 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 | 1694 Views

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Atherton OKs $1.6 million refund of road-impact fees

It seemed like a good idea at the time: charge builders a road-impact fee and use it to repair Atherton roads torn up by...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by got to wonder, on Feb 24, 2010 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 1880 Views

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Study: Atherton Library needs to double in size

Atherton's quaint little branch library needs to more than double in size, expand its collection and make a number of improvements,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Cut it out, on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 1725 Views

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Atherton forecast: severe budget problems ahead

Atherton's five-year budget forecast is in, and the future looks grim for the town. The town's finance director is projecting...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm | 2 comments | 1559 Views

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Guest opinion: Wrong questions and wrong answers

The purpose of a citizen police review board is precisely what its name implies: allowing citizens of a community to review...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 1598 Views

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Whistleblower Protection for Atherton Employess

Charles Marsala has said that I "rewrote" the Town's Fraud Policy to "serve his own agenda". Marsala's allegation appears...

Original post made by John P. Johns CPA on Apr. 11, 2010
Last comment by Jon Buckheit, on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 1640 Views
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