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Should Atherton become a 'charter' city?

Atherton has begun the process of taking more control over its own fate by changing from a general law city, operating under...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 13 comments | 2488 Views


Wait on Labor Contracts for Wiest to be Seated

Last week the council had a closed session meeting for labor contracts, this is to allow agenda item for open session next...

Original post made by Council Make-up on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm | 13 comments | 2090 Views


Kathy McKeithen leaves council seat fighting

She came in fighting, and she's going out fighting. Kathy McKeithen, whose three-term tenure as an Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by We are all special, on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 13 comments | 5314 Views


Atherton residents address police contract issues, from outsourcing to pensions

Should the town of Atherton consider outsourcing its police department? If not, how much should the town be willing to pay...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Outvoted, on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 13 comments | 5731 Views


Letter: Atherton officers perform important work, professionally

In response to the "Viewpoint" article (Atherton faces big decision on police costs) in the Almanac by the editor dated May...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Other side of the coin, on Jun 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 13 comments | 2073 Views


Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers

An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 4416 Views


Portola Valley schools: Possible misappropriation of funds uncovered

The Portola Valley School District is seeking a loan from the county education office to cover a projected, unexpected deficit...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Interested onlooker, on May 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 9210 Views


Hundreds of guns collected at buyback event

It took less than three hours Saturday, Feb. 23, to collect 355 firearms at a three-city gun buyback event in East Palo Alto....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 3607 Views


Portola Valley: Resident agrees to $75,000 penalty for felling trees without a permit

Portola Valley resident David L. Douglass has agreed to pay a penalty of $75,000 to head off a potential lawsuit from the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | 13 comments | 3242 Views


Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 6551 Views


Higher permit fees may be in county's future

Residents of unincorporated San Mateo County with building or planning projects may soon see their permit costs go up. But...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by La Honda, on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm | 13 comments | 3100 Views


50 Bicyclists in Woodside Attack Car

In yesterday's news, a sitation that has been escaating and spiralling out of control: SAN MATEO POLICE BLOTTER: WOODSIDE...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 2, 2013 at 9:03 am | 13 comments | 2526 Views


No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey

San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 13 comments | 7657 Views


Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union

After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Nov 22, 2014 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 3038 Views


Woodside: Motorcyclist killed in collision with dump truck

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a dump truck in Woodside on Monday afternoon (Feb. 16), a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Freebug, on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 13 comments | 8045 Views


Don't change name of Sellman Auditorium, crowd urges Woodside school board

Two dozen people showed up at a Woodside Elementary School District governing board meeting yesterday with a clear message...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Denise Terry, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:41 am | 13 comments | 3860 Views


Woodside Elementary mailer claims district remodeled demolished building

A brochure sent out by Woodside Elementary School last week appears to rewrite history by claiming the district remodeled...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Park parent, on Apr 19, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 13 comments | 3565 Views


Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 13 comments | 5844 Views


Menlo Park utility tax -- how much is enough?

With about 11,000 people voting in Menlo Park, the Utility User's Tax passed by just 45 votes or less than one half of one...

Original post made by Neighbor on Dec. 1, 2006
Last comment by new guy, on Dec 9, 2006 at 9:00 am | 12 comments | 4783 Views


What do people want in a new city manager?

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Feb. 8, so members of the public can tell the council what...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Feb. 1, 2007
Last comment by debunker, on Feb 11, 2007 at 11:18 am | 12 comments | 3812 Views
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