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Comments by Cowards

I am very sad to see so many anonymous comments on the town square. I have no problems with people disagreeing with me but...

Original post made by James Dobbie on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:34 am | 13 comments | 2540 Views

ATHERTON

What Atherton Could Have Settled for in the John Johns Case

Here is the inside story of Atherton’s most recent financial catastrophe: In April 2008, John Johns lost a battle to...

Original post made by seeing red on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by drag-net, on May 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | 13 comments | 1817 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Wiest files papers for Atherton council race

Cary Wiest, a real estate appraiser and an apparently new resident of the town, filed candidate papers for the Atherton City...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Aug 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm | 13 comments | 2270 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton continues high-speed rail litigation

The fight goes on: Atherton will "continue with legal remedies" to force the state's high-speed rail agency to address the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by fair view, on Sep 28, 2010 at 11:06 am | 13 comments | 2415 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Council candidate forum set for Sept. 30

Voters will have a chance to hear from Atherton City Council candidates, and contribute to a pool of questions the contestants...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 23, 2010 at 7:52 am | 13 comments | 2710 Views

ATHERTON

Almanac Deletes all Pro-Bothun Comments

As a newspaper editor, Brian Bothun wrote an article that got an Atherton police chief criminally prosecuted ten years ago. Police...

Original post made by FREE PRESS on Oct. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | 13 comments | 1805 Views

ATHERTON

Bothun charge dismissed in court

The probation violation charge that resulted from the search of journalist Brian Bothun's Atherton home last October was...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Exonerated, on Jan 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm | 13 comments | 4189 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Top choices for city attorney post

An Atherton citizen advisory committee and an ad-hoc committee of two council members have made recommendations to the City...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Legal Scholar, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 13 comments | 2650 Views

ATHERTON

John Johns for City Manager

Back in 2007 an Atherton employee did something highly unusual. When asked to figure out how to save the taxpayers of...

Original post made by Grateful Resident on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Is it any Wonder?, on Mar 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 13 comments | 2685 Views

ATHERTON

Repeat DUI driver pleads not guilty in Menlo case

An Atherton woman charged with six counts of felony drunken driving posted higher bail on Tuesday, and is once again out...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Athertonian Mother, on Apr 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 13 comments | 2057 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton won't book large events in park

Wedding bells will not be ringing in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park next year, after a divided City Council on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2011
Last comment by Davena, on Dec 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 13 comments | 2651 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton library: Error discovered in draft EIR

The El Camino Real/Watkins Avenue intersection has given Atherton residents a headache for many years. It turns out that...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by it gets worse, on May 7, 2012 at 11:34 am | 13 comments | 3286 Views

ATHERTON

Should Atherton become a 'charter' city?

Atherton has begun the process of taking more control over its own fate by changing from a general law city, operating under...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 13 comments | 2620 Views

ATHERTON

Wait on Labor Contracts for Wiest to be Seated

Last week the council had a closed session meeting for labor contracts, this is to allow agenda item for open session next...

Original post made by Council Make-up on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm | 13 comments | 2262 Views

ATHERTON

Kathy McKeithen leaves council seat fighting

She came in fighting, and she's going out fighting. Kathy McKeithen, whose three-term tenure as an Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by We are all special, on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 5444 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents address police contract issues, from outsourcing to pensions

Should the town of Atherton consider outsourcing its police department? If not, how much should the town be willing to pay...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Outvoted, on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 13 comments | 5891 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Atherton officers perform important work, professionally

In response to the "Viewpoint" article (Atherton faces big decision on police costs) in the Almanac by the editor dated May...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Other side of the coin, on Jun 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 13 comments | 2120 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers

An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 4524 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton may sue, again, over high-speed rail

Atherton has spent more than $145,000 fighting both the state's plans to put high-speed rail through the middle of town,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by keenplanner, on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:48 am | 13 comments | 1938 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley schools: Possible misappropriation of funds uncovered

The Portola Valley School District is seeking a loan from the county education office to cover a projected, unexpected deficit...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Interested onlooker, on May 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 9374 Views
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