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ATHERTON

Atherton report cites porn, expenses and 'bullying' in firing of finance director

It wasn't the hostile workplace charge that got the former Atherton finance director John Johns fired. According to an investigator's...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2007
Last comment by counselor, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm | 20 comments | 7403 Views

MENLO PARK

Have you had your say on the new gym?

Efforts to build a new Burgess Gym with Menlo Park taxpayers' dollars got off to a confusing start last week, as gym user...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2008
Last comment by Rory Brown, on Feb 14, 2008 at 2:25 pm | 20 comments | 2605 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton meets on high-speed rail

Wondering why Atherton officials are opposing the California High Speed Rail initiative? The City Council is hosting a special...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2008
Last comment by Adam, on Jan 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 20 comments | 2384 Views

AROUND TOWN

Which neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

I'd love to get a sense of the liveliest places to take my kids trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Our street is pretty...

Original post made by alp on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by Natalie, on Oct 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 20 comments | 4427 Views

MENLO PARK

Breakfast with former MP mayors (but not Duboc)

Menlo Park residents are invited to attend a discussion over breakfast with current and former Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by unofficial postman, on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm | 20 comments | 1935 Views

MENLO PARK

Controversial math books get go-ahead

The Menlo Park City School District is going ahead with plans to roll out new math textbooks in the fall, despite the vocal...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm | 20 comments | 2208 Views

MENLO PARK

Tensions resurface over bike/pedestrian bridge

Long-simmering tensions surrounding a bike/pedestrian bridge over U.S. 101 at Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park are boiling over...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by Safety First, on May 6, 2009 at 11:12 am | 20 comments | 2572 Views

MENLO PARK

City reviews plan for abandoned dealership

The developer of the site of an abandoned car dealership on El Camino Real laid out the details of a proposed office/retail...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Apr 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 20 comments | 2260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest charter school rejects East Palo Alto site

Directors of Everest Public High School, a new charter school that plans to open in September, have rejected the high school...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by JakeHilfter, on Jun 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 20 comments | 2011 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest raises stakes in looming court battle with high school district

Everest Public High School is seeking to add $2.3 million to the payout from the high school district if Everest sues the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Summit Prep Mom, on May 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 20 comments | 1945 Views

ATHERTON

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 red herring, on Jun 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm | 20 comments | 2746 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford reps face questions on Rice, El Camino

Should the U.S. government investigate whether Condoleezza Rice and other Bush administration officials violated the Constitution?...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by Are You Kidding Me?, on Jun 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 20 comments | 1749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gym project cleared for construction

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center complex could begin as early as this fall, now that Menlo Park's...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sorry Multiple Personalities, on Jul 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 20 comments | 2271 Views

MENLO PARK

Lasensky nasty letter -- attacks Councilman Cohen and Almanac

In the August 5th, 2009 Almanac is a letter from Elizabeth Lasensky, ex-chair, but current mamber of the MP housing commission....

Original post made by an old timer on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:31 am | 20 comments | 2805 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Commissioners share facts on city's BMR housing

The recent legal action taken by the City of Menlo Park to retrieve a BMR condo unit in Menlo Square from default has raised...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm | 20 comments | 1668 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council sets special meeting Friday on allegations of improper conduct by councilman

The Atherton City Council is scheduling a special emergency meeting for 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, to look into allegations...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by down to earth, on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:04 am | 20 comments | 3388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Labor union plans suit over pension initiative

A union representing city workers intends to file a lawsuit to block a Menlo Park voter initiative that would scale back...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 20 comments | 1552 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton asks D.A. to investigate police misconduct charge

The town of Atherton has asked the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office to investigate "the allegation of falsifying...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 20 comments | 2450 Views

MENLO PARK

Service cuts ahead as city works to narrow deficit

Menlo Park is cutting hours at some city facilities, and more severe measures may be in store in coming years. Utility tax...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Reality Check, on May 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | 20 comments | 1549 Views

ATHERTON

An offer for Jerry Carlson to Consider

The following is the text of an e-mail I sent to Jerry Carlson offering to withdraw my criminal complaint against him. Some...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 20 comments | 2112 Views
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