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ATHERTON

What's in a name? Athertonians may clash in court

Definition of Athertonians: residents of Atherton, California. Simple, right? Think again. Read the full story here http://almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=12668...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm | 34 comments | 6230 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Parcel tax opponents miss deadline

There will be no ballot argument against Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure in November -- but not for lack of trying...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 34 comments | 8283 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Hosts of Obama visit may be off the hook for extra police, public works costs

The town of Atherton is likely to drop its efforts to require two Atherton couples who hosted fundraising events for President...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 34 comments | 5723 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton councilman Bill Widmer is new city manager in Rancho Palos Verdes

Bill Widmer, who on Nov. 4 was elected to his second term on the Atherton City Council, has been named the new city manager...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Interesting..., on Dec 22, 2014 at 11:33 pm | 34 comments | 5905 Views

MENLO PARK

City to spend most of utility user tax revenue on new employee retirement benefits

Today the city issued several staff reports recommending that the UUT tax rate be kept at the maximum rate and that the majority...

Original post made by Finance Wonk on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by ElectionWatcher, on Feb 14, 2007 at 1:17 pm | 33 comments | 4233 Views

MENLO PARK

MP Seeking To Bridge Budget Gap Via Police Ticketing Frenzy?

OK, I guess the "Big Brother" red-light-photo money-makers aren't bringing in enough funds to bridge the city's budget gap,...

Original post made by That Red-Light Flashing Now Means Ka-Ching! on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Does of reality, on May 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm | 33 comments | 3208 Views

MENLO PARK

Big raises for reassigned city supervisors

The city of Menlo Park has restructured its management operations — a move that city officials say will save money,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by scott brown, on Jan 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm | 33 comments | 2606 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Peninsula needs to reconsider high-speed rail

Despite voting in favor of Proposition 1A in 2008, few Peninsula communities have been more staunchly opposed to the high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by start over, on Jul 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 7812 Views

MENLO PARK

Split council votes to seek consultant for community engagement process in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council has decided to start looking for a consultant to handle a $90,000 contract to develop a community...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Dawn, on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 33 comments | 7605 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New Hillview Middle School playing field must be ripped up and rebuilt

Neighbors of Hillview Middle School may have hoped for a quiet summer after living through three previous summers of major...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by A little history, on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:21 am | 33 comments | 4745 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district chief returns to work after paralyzing fall

About nine months after a catastrophic fall, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman is back on the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | 33 comments | 11588 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 9869 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 5695 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gateway unveils plan for 250-room hotel in Menlo Park

The view from the Bayshore Freeway in Menlo Park may be about to change: Developer David Bohannon, hotel partner in hand...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 33 comments | 8848 Views

MENLO PARK

Deficit budget, M2 development caps before Menlo Park council

On Tuesday (June 16), will the Menlo Park City Council follow through on approving a budget that would have the city spending...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by oldtimer, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 33 comments | 2883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 9123 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burnetts won't face charges for underage drinking

Two parents won't be prosecuted for alleged underage drinking at a party held in their Menlo Park home on Nov. 25, the San...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 33 comments | 4699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on May 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 4693 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park asks for underground rail system

After some wrangling, Menlo Park's City Council approved the text of a letter to the High-Speed Rail Authority at its meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:24 am | 33 comments | 3292 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The Buffett Rule

Should it apply? Let's take a look at one opinion, from a well known politician, commenting on a letter he received from...

Original post made by Double D on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:07 am | 33 comments | 6136 Views
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