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ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy — or particularly interesting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 1866 Views

MENLO PARK

Train whistles to become less noisy

Amid sustained complaints from residents since Caltrain moved its train whistles to the tops of its engines, the rail agency...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Sep 26, 2009 at 6:31 am | 2 comments | 1424 Views

AROUND TOWN

T-Mobile seeks OK for antenna atop Corte Madera School building

The school board is set to decide on a plan to install a cellular phone antenna atop the Portola Valley School District office,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Sally Stewart will be missed

Last week's article on the retirement of longtime Sequoia Union High School District board member Sally Stewart correctly...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 1786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two local youths achieve Eagle Scouts rank

Spence Petersen and Thomas Wiebe were recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at a national Eagle Scout Court of...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Another Eagle Mom, on Sep 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm | 1 comment | 1378 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Guest opinion: Jury report off base, councilwoman says

The 2009 San Mateo County Grand Jury report on county-wide employee costs addressed a serious problem facing fiduciary stewards...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Alarmed, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 8 comments | 4983 Views

MENLO PARK

Pop Warner football: Vikings sweep Sunnyvale teams

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings of the Pop Warner football league swept Sunnyvale in the third week of the season. The games took...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by james, on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 1323 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Menlo Park poised to renovate its downtown

It's very true that Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Mountain View have all rejuvenated their downtowns. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Downtown Santa Cruz Ave unattractive, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm | 2 comments | 1296 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big turnout for meeting on public employee pay

Menlo Park saw a big turnout Tuesday night for a meeting on city employee pay and benefits, but the great majority of the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 33 comments | 2233 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public pension costs on the rise

With the fund for the California Public Employees' Retirement System dropping 23 percent in the 2008-09 fiscal year, local...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:01 am | 51 comments | 2687 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2009: Hillview graduates move on to high school

Hillview Middle School's class of eighth-graders had their moment in the sun with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Temuulen, on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 1980 Views

MENLO PARK

Collacchi challenges city on Bohannon project

A law firm representing former Menlo Park council member Paul Collacchi has sent a letter to the city of Menlo Park, challenging...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by a survery, on Oct 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 16 comments | 5194 Views

MENLO PARK

City to negotiate waste-collection contract

The city of Menlo Park will begin negotiations on a contract with a new waste management provider to take over collection...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Green resident, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 6 comments | 1585 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Meg Whitman event in Atherton

Atherton resident Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial hopeful, is set to appear at a meet-and-greet...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by p got sp, on Oct 8, 2010 at 11:31 am | 34 comments | 2998 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 1948 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JFK-friend Paul 'Red' Fay dies in Woodside; they met in PT boat training during World War II

Paul Burgess "Red" Fay of Woodside was known for his close friendship with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, whom he met...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Seth Hoffman, on Sep 26, 2009 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 3040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Rail authority to hold 'open house'

The agency charged with designing the California high-speed rail project will hold a set of "open house" meetings in late...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dave Montague, on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1252 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Jury member disputes criticism of report

I am shocked at Kelly Fergusson's attack on the county grand jury report titled "Reversing the Upward Trajectory of Employee...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1361 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Why we need a staff-size reduction policy

Why do we care about employee costs? Not surprisingly, employee costs constitute the single largest city expenditure. When...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm | 6 comments | 1645 Views
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