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Eshoo opposes Obama tax deal

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is not happy about a White House tax proposal, crafted with Congressional Republicans,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:57 am | 11 comments | 1804 Views


Another citizen settled with San Mateo for false arrest and police officer falsifying police report

I posted the link to Steve White's case in one of the threads about Jon Buckheit's case, but I think it deserves own thread. I...

Original post made by Lurker on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ree Chard, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:45 am | 11 comments | 5182 Views


Wednesday: Stanford expansion before Transportation Commission

Menlo Park's transportation commission will discuss this week a proposed development in a neighboring city -– the planned...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Willows, on Mar 19, 2011 at 6:55 am | 11 comments | 2191 Views


No settlement in Atherton lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by the development firm Pacific Peninsula Group against the town of Atherton is still active, after the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2011 at 6:56 am | 11 comments | 2449 Views


When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 11 comments | 17253 Views


Obama throws Boeing under the Airbus

Obama threw Boeing under the Airbus. The recess appointment of a former union lawyer to the NLRB when he could not be confirmed...

Original post made by John Galt on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Karl Marx, on Jun 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 11 comments | 1826 Views


Dave Pine to be sworn in Tuesday as supervisor

San Mateo County supervisor-elect Dave Pine says tackling budget issues and improving schools are at the top of his agenda...

Original post made on May. 21, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Moderate, on May 26, 2011 at 7:01 am | 11 comments | 1535 Views


Audit Committee Meeting & Brown Act

The Town just posted the agenda for TOMORROW'S Audit Committee meeting. Aren't they supposed to give 72 hours notice? Perhaps...

Original post made by Business As Usual on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:27 am | 11 comments | 1459 Views


Almanac Rush to Judgment

A friend of mine Lisa Rossetti wrote a great article in the Lagonian. I asked her if she would publish that in the Almanac...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 2104 Views


Court grants temporary order halting layoffs

San Mateo County Superior Court granted a temporary restraining order Friday (July 15), blocking the layoff of Atherton town...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Jimmy Hoffa, on Jul 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm | 11 comments | 3028 Views


Fire board: 'Huge shift' in compensation policy?

Are firefighters overpaid? In negotiating pay packages, should fire districts consider only what other fire departments...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 11 comments | 2592 Views


Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 11 comments | 2121 Views


Atherton council proceeds with outsourcing

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night to proceed with...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 11 comments | 1790 Views


Update: CHP investigators mum on key details of fatal truck-bike accident

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol have now concluded that Lauren Ward, 47, was not responsible for her death...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 11 comments | 2022 Views


HP names Meg Whitman new CEO

HP has named former eBay CEO and 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman as president and CEO effective immediately,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:24 am | 11 comments | 3159 Views


Portola Valley council neutral on Alpine trail - first post

A majority on the Portola Valley Town Council agreed on Sept. 28 to send a message of neutrality to the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Utz, on Oct 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 1944 Views


Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the creative force behind the company's transformation into one of the world's most...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | 11 comments | 1536 Views


Should local towns ban plastic bags?

Someday, that plastic bag you carried home from Safeway might be worth something on eBay. OK, probably not, but it may become...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 23, 2012 at 7:00 am | 11 comments | 2606 Views


Supes up ante on Stanford's Alpine trail offer

In the five-year poker game between Stanford University and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors over the fate of a...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by member, on Nov 3, 2011 at 9:28 am | 11 comments | 1693 Views


The scandal no one has heard about

Interim Police Chief Ed Flint is drawing a $14,500 monthly salary from Atherton. What has not been revealed is that he's...

Original post made by Fiscally responsible on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:07 am | 11 comments | 1442 Views
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