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ATHERTON

Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 5246 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Why county needs district elections

Here's a message for my friends on the Board of Supervisors in response to the decision to block voters from determining...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 12 comments | 4258 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Supervisors make bad call on elections

San Mateo County's one-of-a-kind system of electing supervisors by a countywide vote will continue indefinitely following...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 1449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - July 25, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Passage Justin Cronin 2 Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest Stieg Larsson 3 Cookbook Collector Allegra...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jul. 26, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1446 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 1594 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor says he will seek second term

Mayor Rich Cline will run for a second term on the Menlo Park City Council, he told The Almanac this week. He is the second...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm | 29 comments | 2021 Views

ATHERTON

Cats being poisoned in Atherton

09:07 ANIMAL CALL 100524016 Occurred on Stockbridge Av. .Residents advises that pet cats are returning injured when they...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by colleen Anderson, on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1682 Views

MENLO PARK

Divided council takes no official position on pension-reform initiative

At least two council members have declared their support for the citizen-driven pension reform ballot initiative, but the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 1779 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Top Secret America' lists Silicon Valley firms

More than 50 Silicon Valley-area companies have been named by the Washington Post as part of "Top Secret America," a network...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2010
Last comment by SINISTER, on Jul 26, 2010 at 8:01 am | 3 comments | 1815 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Those were the days

Unfortunately we don't know what kind of program these Portola Valley youngsters presented in 1924, although it surely was...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2851 Views

SPORTS

MP Strikers Under 9 Boys Sweep NorCal Championship

The MP Strikers under 9 boys class one soccer team swept the NorCal Premier championship round with a resounding 4-1 win...

Original post made by J Morgan on Jun. 9, 2008
Last comment by Mario Bernazzani, on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:47 am | 5 comments | 4240 Views

ATHERTON

Former editor chooses jail over probation

Atherton resident Brian Pardee Bothun, a former reporter for the Daily Post and former editor of the Palo Alto Daily News,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 28 comments | 2822 Views

MENLO PARK

MP council begrudgingly approves settlement

They were peeved and frustrated in doing so, but Menlo Park City Council members last night (July 20) gritted their teeth...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Deep Insider, on Jul 24, 2010 at 10:29 am | 7 comments | 1892 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park voters to decide whether hotel tax gets a boost

Voters will be asked to consider raising the hotel-occupancy tax in Menlo Park from 10 percent to 12 percent after the City...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 12 comments | 1565 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

The Atherton Town Council and staff posed for this photograph in 1952. From left, they are: City Clerk Howard Boren, council...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1647 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor Cline - don't bother me with facts or public input

Menlo Park Mayor Cline has just held another secret meeting - with himself. Such a meeting is perfectly legal but unwise....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 23, 2010 at 8:49 am | 56 comments | 2657 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Renegotiate labor contracts for garbage service

Garbage rates for Menlo Park have increased dramatically in recent years, rising 18 percent in 2009 and 28 percent in 2010. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by A voter who has changed her mind., on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1183 Views

MENLO PARK

Gutless Council punts again

It is time for either direct democracy in Menlo Park where the voters take on the responsibility of managing the City or...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments | 1153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters sue over overtime, extra trips

Surprised is how Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District said he felt upon learning that...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm | 9 comments | 1605 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How To Build a Proper Bridge

While the SILICON VALLEY and BAY AREA struggle with bridges and tunnels along the coast, you can see how hard hit nations...

Original post made by R.GORDON on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by OpenMind, on Jul 22, 2010 at 7:10 am | 5 comments | 1339 Views
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