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Atherton mayor eyes annexing the neighbors

Atherton mayor Jim Janz is serious about exploring the possibility of annexing unincorporated neighborhoods between the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Ritchie Rich, on Jul 17, 2008 at 11:47 am | 10 comments | 3134 Views


Atherton: Carol Smith's residency questioned

A member of Atherton's General Plan Committee said she has resigned her post after moving out of town earlier this month....

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by mtn View resident, on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | 10 comments | 1583 Views


DDA Steve Wagstaffe is protecting R.E.A.C.T. Task force warrant.

The world is interested and watching this one. The search warrant that was issued to San Mateo County Sheriff and R.E.A.C.T....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jon Buckheit, on May 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 10 comments | 1724 Views


Atherton's legal costs in Johns case, including settlement, total $619,500

The town of Atherton paid a total of about $393,200 in attorney fees to investigate former finance director John Johns, and...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm | 10 comments | 1802 Views


Law firm ends contract with Atherton

The law firm that employs Atherton City Attorney Wynne Furth has sent the town a 60-day notice that it is canceling its contract...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 1815 Views


Meg lies about first, then admits she hired another illegal

First, Meg flatly denies ever seeing the letter and declares she would "absolutely" take a polygraph to prove it. An hour...

Original post made by Willy on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:43 am | 10 comments | 1592 Views


another OPEN lights thread

Since the last one was mysteriously closed to non-registered users, I'm sure by mistake, let's open another. Thank you,...

Original post made by anonymous on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tim Jordan, on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm | 10 comments | 1955 Views


Stop the bashing of people directly.

You can talk about the issues, but please stop bashing people directly. May I remind everyone our City Council works out...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:37 am | 10 comments | 1516 Views


Interim City Manager Selection Process

From the Council Packets online at the Town of Atherton website: Mayor McKeithen appointed herself and Vice Mayor Dobbie...

Original post made by Chesire Cat on Oct. 19, 2010
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Oct 20, 2010 at 9:53 am | 10 comments | 1425 Views


Another closed session mystery

Original post made by snoop on Oct. 19, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Oct 20, 2010 at 10:26 am | 10 comments | 1365 Views


Special Council Meeting - Service Delivery Alternatives

Joint Town Council & Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 18 at 8AM in the Town Council Chambers: Of...

Original post made by President Nixon on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Dump the POA, on Nov 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm | 10 comments | 1336 Views


Police Outsourcing - Can Discussions Take Place?!?

At today's finance committee meeting, former police chief Glenn Nielsen and representatives of the police union, together...

Original post made by Free Speech! on Nov. 18, 2010
Last comment by singing the blues, on Nov 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 10 comments | 1340 Views


#3 A Call for a Grand Jury Investigation of the Atherton POA

There used to be a time when the Atherton POA would solicit contributions at busy intersections in town during the holiday...

Original post made by gravely concerned on Nov. 22, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm | 10 comments | 1886 Views



Have the recent proclamations by John Danielson and Jim Dobbie crossed a line? Is that line the law on the books about...

Original post made by C. Eastwood on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Thomas (Sharon Heights), on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm | 10 comments | 1712 Views


Local is finalist in handbag design competition

Fame, if not fortune, could be just around the corner for Woodside native Mary Spenser Poletti, a 2009 graduate of Scared...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on May 26, 2012 at 11:33 am | 10 comments | 2532 Views


Editorial: Critique of Athertonians blog is off base

One of the cornerstones of our democracy is the free exchange of ideas, no matter how upsetting those ideas might be to another...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:00 am | 10 comments | 2987 Views


Letter: Time to stop lectures about library in park

It is unseemly for some of Atherton's elected officials and volunteer committee members to persist in oral and written pontifications...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Nuts, on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:21 am | 10 comments | 1469 Views


Atherton voters to decide on Little League facilities in park, rebuilding Town Center

Atherton voters will be asked on the November ballot whether they want to see permanent Little League structures in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Sorry Didi, on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 10 comments | 1726 Views


How's Cary Wiest Been Spending His Time?

How many council meetings or committee meetings has CARY WIEST attended in the past year? I believe that figure is pretty...

Original post made by 20/20 on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by 20/20, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 2210 Views


Guest opinion: Police union's robocall intimidates residents

Having just read a recent article entitled "Atherton Council responds to Police Association's 'scaremongering attempt' "...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Is it Plausible?, on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:53 am | 10 comments | 3975 Views
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