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ATHERTON

Council takes first look at cuts in Town Hall staff

The Atherton City Council is beginning to look at how to cut costs in Town Hall. Atherton is home to many wealthy residents,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Why Not?, on Aug 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm | 15 comments | 1983 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton scrambling to fix records-access problems

On the heels of an Aug. 20 showdown in Town Hall over access to public records, Atherton officials are scrambling to fix...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by SHOLMES, on Sep 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 15 comments | 2178 Views

ATHERTON

Police search former editor's home

A probation-violation inquiry by officers of the Atherton Police Department and county law enforcement resulted in a search...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Jan 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm | 15 comments | 1955 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra says

"A Police Officer falsifying a police report isn't unprecedented in Atherton." " The report could have been altered, but...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm | 15 comments | 1751 Views

ATHERTON

Four Atherton candidates offer ideas for fixing town

Lawsuit settlements and attorney fees totaling around $900,000 in the past year. Two building officials abruptly retiring...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Oct 14, 2010 at 11:53 am | 15 comments | 1776 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Committee for Privately Funding the Police Department

Didi Fisher, former mayor Nan Chapman, former mayor (who doesn't live in Atherton anymore) Chris Colby Betsy Glikbarg,...

Original post made by Believe it or not on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm | 15 comments | 2095 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Garbage cans in the street: Residents complain of eyesores and obstructions

Atherton residents who leave their garbage cans out on the street for longer than a designated period will be subject to...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by The Professor, on Jun 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm | 15 comments | 2427 Views

ATHERTON

Developer accepts reduced refund from Atherton

The town of Atherton will pay a Menlo Park development firm $72,500 to settle a lawsuit over road-impact fees -- a sum that...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:35 am | 15 comments | 2283 Views

ATHERTON

FBI's investigation of Atherton was a hoax, poster says

It's been nearly a year now since John Johns, the former finance director in Atherton, began circulating the rumor that the...

Original post made by JT on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by John P Johns, on Sep 30, 2011 at 6:30 am | 15 comments | 1658 Views

ATHERTON

Study: Big traffic impacts from library in park

Atherton: A traffic light will be needed to address the increased traffic congestion at Middlefield Road and Watkins Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Events, on Mar 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm | 15 comments | 2654 Views

ATHERTON

On Thanksgiving: Here's How Atherton Cops Give Thanks

On the November 28 council agenda is the following item: 5. WORK FURLOUGH: As a result of the Town’s fiscal condition,...

Original post made by Giving Thanks on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Last Minute, on Nov 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 15 comments | 1591 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton P.D. to cost taxpayers more than $400K more per year

In a development from last week's council meeting that the Almanac has stayed curiously silent on, it was announced that...

Original post made by Oh no... on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Oh no..., on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:12 am | 15 comments | 2022 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council may try again to appoint a colleague on July 17 and avoid election

==B Update:== Is there a City Council election in the near future for Atherton voters? A November election seemed certain...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner , on Jul 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm | 15 comments | 2622 Views

ATHERTON

Pedestrian killed in Atherton

A man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Atherton early Friday morning, according to police. Middlefield Road...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Lost a noble friend, on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm | 15 comments | 6358 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton takes step toward railroad quiet zone

Atherton plans to hire a consultant this week to help the town make the stretch of the town's railroad tracks near the Fair...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marina, on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 3171 Views

ATHERTON

Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 4844 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Towns face steep hike in costs for services of Sheriff's Office

A sharp rise in costs for police patrols in Portola Valley is likely for the budget year that begins July 1, with the increases...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | 15 comments | 3781 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Town Manager Susan George announces plans to retire

The proceedings of the Woodside Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25, had an unusual start: The meeting began with Susan...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by Louise, on Jul 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 15 comments | 4968 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Momto3, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 15 comments | 6819 Views

FICTION

Reactions to death of Osama bin Laden

"That he's dead is part of the healing process," said Harold Schapelhouman, chief at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Homeopathy, on May 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 15 comments | 5049 Views
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