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Atherton dips into reserves with $17 million town budget

Atherton is trimming staff, cutting expenses, and dipping into its reserve fund to make ends meet in the fiscal year beginning...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by Oh ya, on Jul 4, 2009 at 11:58 am | 15 comments | 2862 Views

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Atherton Conflict of, er, Civic Interest League

In all of the pressure being brought by the Atherton Civi Interest League (ACIL) to support the parcel tax, no one has realized...

Original post made by Fact Checker on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Jon B., on Oct 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm | 15 comments | 3112 Views

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Dead Messenger Stands Ready to Testify

Word on the street is that the City Council will be holding a public hearing on allegations of public corruption by a public...

Original post made by dead messenger on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm | 15 comments | 1999 Views

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Elizabeth Lewis and her oversized house

During my Phase III audit of the Atherton Building Department I noticed an anomoly in the processing of a building permit...

Original post made by John P. Johns CPA on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by unimPRESSed, on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm | 15 comments | 1761 Views

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committee appointment process usurped

I attended the newly formed Town Center Task Force meeting this morning along with at least 10 or 12 other worried residents...

Original post made by code blue on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by code blue, on May 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm | 15 comments | 1719 Views

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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 | 1967 Views

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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 | 2147 Views

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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 | 1929 Views

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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 | 1727 Views

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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 | 1762 Views

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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 | 2070 Views

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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 | 2390 Views

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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 | 2241 Views

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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 | 1650 Views

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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 | 2567 Views

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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 | 1574 Views

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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 | 1956 Views

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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 | 2539 Views

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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 | 6246 Views

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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 | 3069 Views
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