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Whistleblower Protection for Atherton Employess

Charles Marsala has said that I "rewrote" the Town's Fraud Policy to "serve his own agenda". Marsala's allegation appears...

Original post made by John P. Johns CPA on Apr. 11, 2010
Last comment by Jon Buckheit, on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 1668 Views


Atherton's Shame

The Town of Atherton has been subject to alot of bad press lately. Marsala's loan request, Elizabeth Lewis getting into...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by John P. Johns, CPA, on Apr 12, 2010 at 9:44 am | 2 comments | 1548 Views


Speier introduces $1 billion Bay-restoration bill

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, has introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress to spend $1 billion to restore and clean up...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Grateful, on Apr 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 1646 Views


Menlo police chase, track down men in SUV

Menlo Park police officers chased a silver Dodge Durango into a dead-end street in Menlo Park early Monday morning, then...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Not in L.A., on May 5, 2010 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 1754 Views


Obituary: Betty Jean Whelan: athlete and artist

Betty Jean Whelan of Portola Valley, who was an accomplished athlete in her youth, died Jan. 21 at the age of 81. She was...

Original post made on May. 9, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on May 9, 2010 at 8:20 am | 2 comments | 2006 Views


A.C.I.L. meeting????

I have been wondering for some time what the ACIL is up to. Today I heard they are having their annual meeting at HP pavilion...

Original post made by Ed on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 11, 2010 at 9:10 am | 2 comments | 1566 Views


Now is the time to put the City Attorney contract out to bid

As was reported in the Daily Journal and on Atherton's website, the law firm that employs City Attorney Wynn Furth will cease...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by truthiness, on Jul 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 2 comments | 1677 Views


Atherton to refund some road-impact fees

Residents of Atherton have little to cheer about in considering the town government's straitened financial condition, but...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by John P Johns, on Jul 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1873 Views


Wasmann's Worries

Atherton Building Official Mike Wasmann is under fire. Not only has one resident questioned his credentials, resulting...

Original post made by bill everett on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by John P Johns, on Aug 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm | 2 comments | 1741 Views


Homeowners: Atherton building department negligent

When Kimberly Sweidy named the home she and her husband Raymie Stata were building in west Atherton <I>Casa de Buena Esperanza</I></B>...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Memeber, on Dec 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 2301 Views


Atherton's problems with the IRS

The Atherton City Manager reported on July 21, 2010 that three years worth of quarterly payroll returns have been amended....

Original post made by Bob Bigelow on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1569 Views


Suspect arrested in burglary of Encinal School

A burglary at Encinal Elementary School at 195 Encinal Avenue in Atherton led to the arrest of a Redwood City man two blocks...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmmm, on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 1785 Views


Atherton / Alameda - Cell Tower

Who authorized the new cell tower at the intersection of Atherton and the Alameda. Unsightly! They could have at least put...

Original post made by Casper on Sep. 6, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 6, 2010 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 1599 Views


Letter: A plea on behalf of pets and wildlife

This is a warning to cat or dog owners about rat poison. We recently lost our sweet and gentle dog Rudy to what appears to...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by So very sad, on Sep 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 2 comments | 1722 Views


Foster brothers expect to be back in business next summer

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or in this case, when a rough economy makes finding a job impossible, buy an old...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by David Henig, on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1514 Views


City Manager Selection?

I read somewhere weeks ago that there would be a Special Council Meeting to appoint some one to fill in for Gruber on Saturday...

Original post made by Ed on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by Ed, on Oct 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 1475 Views


Atherton Police Fiddle While Atherton Burns

Two people have died on El Camino in the last two weeks. Two more were the victims of violent crime in Atherton (a sexual...

Original post made by Cut the !$!$%! on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by ain't that the truth, on Oct 17, 2010 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 1314 Views


Ethics Hearings Part Two

Dear Almanac Editors: For next Wednesday's Atherton Council Meeting, the closed session agenda shows the first item of...

Original post made by stunned yet again on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 18, 2010 at 7:33 am | 2 comments | 1479 Views


Atherton hopes to name short-term manager soon

Atherton City Council members are scrambling to find a short-term town manager until another interim manager is appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2010
Last comment by why even bother, on Oct 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 2160 Views


Obituary: Jonelle Grace Madsen of Atherton, recently celebrated 70th wedding anniversary

Jonelle Grace Madsen, who resided in Atherton for the past 36 years, died Oct. 8, just a few weeks after she and her husband...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Janine, on Oct 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 1788 Views
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