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ATHERTON

Atherton Pension Costs Skyrocketing

In the last decade, California public pension costs have risen 2000% and this is the key reason California is in massive...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Some Cities, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1516 Views

MENLO PARK

City employee union opens door on negotiations

The union that represents most Menlo Park workers has asked its members to make a showing at tonight's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Jan 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Train death identified as Gunn grad Brian Taylor

The young man who stepped in front of a Caltrain Friday night has been identified as Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, a 2008 graduate...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Active Resident, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 1723 Views

ATHERTON

What should be the residency requirement for Council members?

At present the residency requirement for Council members is ambiguous and not precisely defined in local, county or state...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 25, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1264 Views

ATHERTON

Councilman says he hasn't left Atherton

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala says he hasn't moved out of Atherton. Responding to a complaint from a neighbor who thought...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:39 am | 50 comments | 2138 Views

ATHERTON

Stogner's Crusade

Hats off to Mr. Stogner for his contributions to this post. Mr. Stogner was screwed by the system. Mr. Stogner didn't...

Original post made by sitting bull on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stogner is a hero, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 am | 7 comments | 1698 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Transparency is not always pretty

A few weeks ago we chastised the Atherton Town Council for intentionally keeping word of a $230,000 settlement against the...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by clothes line, on Jan 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1459 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 | 2268 Views

SPORTS

M-A Bears with golden win at Oracle Arena over Terra Nova (38-27)

Playing without their injured star point guard Jeff Keller, the Menlo-Atherton Bears relied on a smothering defense to shut...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 22, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1602 Views

WOODSIDE

Services set for Joan Sellman, former Almanac staffer

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Woodside Village Church for Joan Sellman, a resident of Woodside for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Lorraine Bailin, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 4 comments | 1793 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by AFormerLLParent, on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1576 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed-rail business plan draws criticism

California's legislators have yet to fully digest the latest business plan from the California High-Speed Rail Authority,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 3 comments | 1302 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sen. Simitian hosts high-speed rail hearing in Palo Alto

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is offering local residents an opportunity to weigh in on California's high-speed rail...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 1374 Views

ATHERTON

A civil rights victory

In a little noticed proceeding in a San Mateo Criminal Court an unassuming young entrepreneur and Atherton resident struck...

Original post made by marathon man on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:45 am | 17 comments | 1975 Views

ATHERTON

In Atherton, disparate views on what constitutes transparent government

In the wake of recent criticism about the appointment of the new police chief and lack of disclosure about a $230,000 sexual-harassment...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by inquisitive, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1405 Views

MENLO PARK

Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 4933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park kindergarten registration

Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 26. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by mp mom, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1484 Views

MENLO PARK

Fix-It shop: Handling each appliance with care

Business at Menlo Vacuum and Fix-it on El Camino Real hums along at a time when Americans' connections to their appliances...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Fan, on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 7 comments | 1565 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Storm fills creek at Portola Valley Town Center

Storm runoff in Sausal Creek at Portola Valley Town Center may have set a new high-water mark this morning around 10:40 a.m....

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 2222 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Trailhead parking to shrink 20 percent

For hikers who use the Coal Mine Ridge or Windy Hill trails in Portola Valley and drive to the trailhead, the limited parking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Proud PVer, on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:53 am | 9 comments | 2327 Views
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