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THE LOCAL DISH

Purpose of the Second Amendment

What is the purpose of the Second Amendment? It is ironic that some people seem to think the reason for the Second Amendment...

Original post made by Howard Myers on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Jul 10, 2015 at 6:12 pm | 23 comments | 1150 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fires its finance director

Atherton has fired its finance director following an investigation into charges that he created a hostile work environment....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:38 am | 23 comments | 5034 Views

ATHERTON

mystery candidates promise a clean sweep

It's only January. However two individuals who have yet to announce their candidacy promise to align themselves with a standing...

Original post made by james caravelle on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm | 23 comments | 2454 Views

ATHERTON

A management shakeup is needed in Atherton

In another post, Peter Carpenter put up sections of the City Charter that outlines the powers and duties of the City Manager. One...

Original post made by Bill Irving on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by so what, on Sep 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm | 23 comments | 2016 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton faces sharp garbage rate hikes

Atherton residents are facing rate hikes that could range from 63 percent for using the smallest garbage cans available,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm | 23 comments | 3627 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton residents may be surveyed about building new library in Holbrook-Palmer Park

Atherton residents will be asked a number of questions about issues in their community -- including whether they want a new...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2012
Last comment by waste of money, on Jun 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 23 comments | 2542 Views

ATHERTON

APOA Forces Elizabeth Lewis to change her tune

At last night's council meeting, Kathy McKeithen revealed that Elizabeth Lewis (and Jerry Carlson) both voted in favor of...

Original post made by Union influence at work on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 23 comments | 2810 Views

ATHERTON

Parcel Tax - YES or NO

The council has voted to place the renewal of the current Atherton Parcel Tax on the 5 Nov ballot. Here is the Ballot...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill aka Llib, on Aug 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm | 23 comments | 4191 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley district superintendent resigns

Carol Piraino, who picked up the reins at the Portola Valley School District last year in the wake of her predecessor's abrupt...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2013 at 10:45 am | 23 comments | 11019 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is on

Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:50 am | 23 comments | 3473 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Cyclist seeks to heal rifts with drivers

It's so easy to elicit sighs of exasperation from officials in towns such as Woodside and Portola Valley and the law enforcement...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2008
Last comment by Cyclone, on Jun 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 23 comments | 4804 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside couple ordered to pay $5.75 million in construction dispute over $18 million home

Arbitrators awarded Palo Alto-based housing contractor Vance Brown Corp. a total of $5.75 million from Woodside homeowner...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jury, on Sep 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 7343 Views

WOODSIDE

Former superintendent pleads no contest to embezzlement, other felony charges

Looking drawn and contrite, former Portola Valley schools superintendent Tim Hanretty appeared in court this morning (July...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Just sayin' III, on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 23 comments | 4164 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Rural character and freedom to build clash in council election

With just two weeks remaining in the fall election, Woodside voters suddenly have a choice of candidates in the race for...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by Vexatious Litigant?, on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 23 comments | 3721 Views

FICTION

Stanford holds 'open house' on its proposed El Camino development in Menlo Park

Stanford University is holding an "open house" event this week, where the public is invited to ask questions and make comments...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm | 23 comments | 3440 Views

MENLO PARK

How do we solve the playing field shortage in Menlo Park?

The majority on the City Council opposed Measure J to develop playing fields in East Menlo Park. They said we need instead...

Original post made by Kids need more playing fields on Apr. 10, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Apr 17, 2007 at 11:05 pm | 22 comments | 4021 Views

MENLO PARK

Art In Public Places

Would anyone be interested in having more art offered in Menlo Park? This could be available in many ways, such as dance,...

Original post made by Art Connoisseur on Feb. 13, 2008
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Feb 25, 2008 at 10:32 pm | 22 comments | 3166 Views

MENLO PARK

MP council to take first look at 48-home project

Plans to build a high-density condo-commercial project at the site of the former Anderson Chevrolet truck lot on El Camino...

Original post made on May. 10, 2008
Last comment by enough, on May 15, 2008 at 8:48 pm | 22 comments | 3422 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon polls residents on office/hotel complex

Developer David Bohannon has confirmed that he was responsible for the phone survey some residents received last week, saying...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by P. Ropaganda, on Mar 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 22 comments | 2634 Views

MENLO PARK

New gym: Is green certification worth $250,000?

Menlo Park will spend a quarter-million dollars to certify its new gym as environmentally friendly. Is it worth it? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by do the math, on Aug 5, 2009 at 5:21 am | 22 comments | 2691 Views
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