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County looks at adding billboards to public land

A report from County Manager John Maltbie caught the attention, and sparked the ire, of the Committee For Green Foothills'...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm | 26 comments | 3436 Views

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Menlo Park: Another decade, another grade-separation study

For years, the question of "grade separations" – separating a roadway from the rail line it crosses by using a bridge...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 1, 2016 at 6:06 am | 26 comments | 2774 Views

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Fergusson top fundraiser in Menlo Park council race

Trade unions and local government officials are making donations large and small to the re-election campaigns of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2008
Last comment by another petitioner, on Oct 18, 2008 at 9:20 am | 26 comments | 3788 Views

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Grab your earplugs: Caltrain starts 4 weeks of night work this Sunday

Residents living near the Caltrain tracks and their intersections with Encinal, Glenwood, Oak Grove and Ravenswood avenues...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Bianca, on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:52 am | 26 comments | 2679 Views

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Alleged crack dealers arrested in the Willows

Police arrested a Menlo Park couple allegedly selling crack cocaine out of their apartment near Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Former Classmate, on Sep 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm | 26 comments | 2789 Views

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No teachers get ax in Menlo Park district

Teachers and other credentialed staff members of the Menlo Park City School District who received preliminary pink slips...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 21, 2010 at 8:12 am | 26 comments | 2438 Views

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California Chamber of Commerce 201l list of Job Killer legislation

This morning, CalChamber is releasing our 201l list of Job Killer legislation. This year’s list features 28 bills that,...

Original post made by Allan Zaremberg on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm | 26 comments | 3493 Views

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Al Gore visits Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton

It isn't every day that a former vice president speaks at a high school. Tuesday, Oct. 4 , was one of those days. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Edgar McSweeney, on Oct 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 26 comments | 4020 Views

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Seven seek single Board of Supervisors seat

Among the critical issues facing San Mateo County government: a projected $26 million revenue shortfall for the next fiscal...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm | 26 comments | 2535 Views

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Guest opinion: Court needs chance to overturn Citizens United

On June 14, the United States Supreme Court will have its first opportunity to revisit the infamous Citizens United decision,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm | 26 comments | 4848 Views

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Deputy DA 'reproved' by state bar for misconduct

A prosecutor in the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has been "privately reproved" for misconduct by the California...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm | 26 comments | 4860 Views

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Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Blasts Obamacare

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts says Obamacare will bury the Democrats. Boston Herald radio has a taped radio talk...

Original post made by Beantown Ex Pat on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm | 26 comments | 1105 Views

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New transit district CEO to get $434K in annual compensation

A former Redwood City councilman and member of the California High Speed Rail Authority board was appointed Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 26 comments | 8170 Views

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Atherton moving to put stoplight at El Camino & Almendral

Atherton's City Council is quickly moving toward installing a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Bruce McHenry, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm | 26 comments | 5202 Views

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Menlo Park: Weapons brandished along El Camino Real in two incidents, police say

Two separate disputes along El Camino Real in Menlo Park led to weapons being brandished: in one case a pistol, and in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 26 comments | 4158 Views

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Atherton staff testify to sexual harassment by public works supervisor Troy Henderson

Atherton Sgt. Kristin Nichols and former town employee Lois English testified Tuesday to numerous incidents of sexual harassment...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by songwriter, on Jul 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 26 comments | 4229 Views

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My Criminal Complaint Against Atherton Appointed and Elected Officials

I received confirmation from the District Attorney that my criminal complaint over public corruption within Atherton is being...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Thankful one, on May 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm | 26 comments | 3453 Views

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Atherton city manager resigns

The Atherton City Council will have to start looking for a new city manager. The current manager, Jerome "Jerry" Gruber,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Litigation, on Sep 28, 2010 at 8:16 am | 26 comments | 9869 Views

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Investigation of police-report alteration limited in scope, Chief Guerra says

Critics of an investigator's report exonerating Atherton police officers of any wrongdoing in the alteration of a police...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Feb 1, 2011 at 7:23 am | 26 comments | 4223 Views

ATHERTON

Time for a new direction for our Town Council

Whomever is elected to the Atherton Town Council now is the time for our five elected Town representatives to set a new direction...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2012
Last comment by Give it a rest, on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm | 26 comments | 2384 Views
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