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THE LOCAL DISH

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 | 3178 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Democratic Central Committee endorses Shelly Masur for the Board of Supervisors

The San Mateo County Democratic Central Commitee met last Thursday Night at the Transport Workers Union 505 Building in Burlingame...

Original post made by Dave Burruto Fan on Apr. 22, 2012
Last comment by anne, on Apr 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm | 11 comments | 3613 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Letter: Plastic bag ban would be a pain for everyone

The stated purpose of the proposed plastic bag ban and 10-cent fee at checkout counters is to encourage shoppers to bring...

Original post made on May. 13, 2012
Last comment by dirty bag, on May 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm | 11 comments | 3526 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Dr. Ben Carson's Words of Wisdom

"One of the prime indicators of wisdom is the ability to see a mistake and back away while learning from it. Ideology frequently...

Original post made by Book Worm on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Book Worm, on Jul 6, 2014 at 7:38 am | 11 comments | 1146 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

NYT Sunday Review Article on Hillary Clinton

Just read an interesting article by Maureen Dowd in Today's NYT about Hillary Clinton. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-trade-winds-blow-ill-for-hill...

Original post made by New York Times Reader on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jun 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 862 Views

ATHERTON

Trial starts for Atherton employee accused of battery

Opening arguments are set for 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 29, for the trial of Atherton public works supervisor Troy Henderson....

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by disgusted, on Jun 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 11 comments | 2790 Views

ATHERTON

slaughtering the sacred cow

I\'ve done the math. We could contract with Menlo Park, have the same level of protection as our neighbors (as measured...

Original post made by michael stevick on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by holy warrior, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 2029 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy — or particularly interesting. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 2179 Views

ATHERTON

Man arraigned after chain-reaction collision with Atherton patrol car

In an incident that demonstrates the dangers police officers face after pulling someone over for a traffic ticket, a man...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by woops, on Dec 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 2132 Views

ATHERTON

$230,000 settlement for Pilar Buckley Ortiz

Former Atherton Police Officer Pilar Buckley Ortiz has settled with the Town for $230,000 according to her attorney. Information...

Original post made by baywatch on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by come on ladies, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 2623 Views

ATHERTON

Search is on for New Atherton City Manager

Yes, this is wishful thinking. However when it does become time to look for Gruber's replacement, the City Council would...

Original post made by talent scout on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Candle Lighter, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | 11 comments | 1782 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police log goes online

Wondering about crime in your neighborhood? The range of Atherton police calls, from vandalism to traffic accidents, medical...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by marc hubert, on Jan 31, 2010 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 2702 Views

ATHERTON

Town of Atherton Buys Almanac's Silence

In this week's (March 17) Almanac the Town of Atherton in the single largest advertiser with ads on page 3 (quarter page),...

Original post made by Watch Dog on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm | 11 comments | 1867 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton forecast: severe problems ahead

Atherton's five-year budget forecast is in, and the future looks grim for the town. The town's finance director is projecting...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by problem solved, on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:09 am | 11 comments | 2003 Views

ATHERTON

The Secret Culture of our Atherton Town government

The following was presented to the Atherton Town Council and Town Manager at their meeting this morning: 20 September...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Sep 22, 2010 at 9:08 am | 11 comments | 1937 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton plans interim city manager

An interim city manager will be overseeing Town Hall in Atherton while the City Council sorts through resumes and eventually...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Cambrian, on Oct 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 11 comments | 1997 Views

ATHERTON

Fatalities prompt Atherton to examine El Camino safety

Plans are under way to try to improve the safety of El Camino Real as it passes through Atherton between Selby Lane and Valparaiso...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2010
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm | 11 comments | 1969 Views

ATHERTON

Unanswered Questions in the Buckheit Case

After more than nine months, one of the most pressing questions in the Buckheit case is why no suspect in the falsification...

Original post made by Douglas Fir on Oct. 23, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm | 11 comments | 1333 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton dispatchers caught monitoring this forum

Atherton dispatchers have been observed monitoring this forum during working hours. Atherton dispatchers have also leveled...

Original post made by big brother on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by blues clues, on Nov 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm | 11 comments | 1831 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 5669 Views
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