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Obama and the Coming Democalypse

President Obama is evidently feeling the pressure from the current shenanigans over a routine hike in the debt ceiling. ...

Original post made by Chris Chantrill on Jul. 20, 2011
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ATHERTON

Interim Atherton Police Chief

This is a great appointment - a true professional with no interest in a long term job. Danielson, Connors and Flint will...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:30 am | 20 comments | 3467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens appeals denial of permit to sell alcohol

Walgreens has filed an appeal of the Menlo Park Planning Commission's 4-3 denial of its request to sell beer and wine at...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Leyla S., on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm | 9 comments | 2037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board: 'Huge shift' in compensation policy?

Are firefighters overpaid? In negotiating pay packages, should fire districts consider only what other fire departments...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 11 comments | 3416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Emergency response: New volunteers needed

Portola Valley, one of several similarly situated communities in the Woodside Fire Protection District, does not have a "deep...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.M., on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 1424 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

The Party of Rich Old White Men Redux

Author's note: I posted the opinion piece below my note yesterday. I used the name SMGOP. The article was clearly attributed...

Original post made by Lisa Rossetti on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 am | 28 comments | 3067 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board imposes terms on union employees

The firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will get $350 more per month for health and welfare benefits,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | 41 comments | 5300 Views

MENLO PARK

This weekend: 25th Connoisseurs' Marketplace

A collectors' car show is a new feature of this year's Connoisseurs' Marketplace street festival, to be held Saturday and...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bambi, on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:53 am | 3 comments | 1491 Views

ATHERTON

Fire Board to consider revising its compensation policy at 19 July meeting

MENLO PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL SECTION 5.11 EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 17, 2011 at 5:20 am | 27 comments | 3208 Views

ATHERTON

Author Appearance

Sheralee Hill Iglehart, Atherton substitute teacher,children's author reads her latest book with puppets at Starbucks, 361...

Original post made by Brandon Chateauvert on Dec. 20, 2006
Last comment by Sheralee Hill Iglehart, on Jul 17, 2011 at 12:12 am | 2 comments | 4667 Views

ATHERTON

Clock ticks down toward Atherton layoffs

Atherton management is waiting until the close of business today to lay off six employees as its city attorney argues against...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm | 8 comments | 1743 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Menlo Park teen dies after shooting

A 19-year-old Menlo Park woman who was shot early Wednesday morning (July 13) in East Palo Alto has died, East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by MA Grad, on Jul 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 2825 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Robbers snatch necklace and iPhone

An unidentified assailant punched a Menlo Park man, then yanked a gold chain off his neck as the victim walked near the intersections...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by scb, on Jul 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 4 comments | 2004 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Transportation Meeting - July 2011

TOWN OF ATHERTON TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING JULY 12, 2011 Videos available at the web links embedded below. ********* 1.0...

Original post made by APOA on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by APOA, on Jul 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 1749 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Saggy pants' passenger won't face charges

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against a man who was taken off an airplane...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by when you ain't white, on Jul 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | 15 comments | 2086 Views

ATHERTON

Labor council steps into Atherton staff layoff fray; council meets today

The San Mateo County Central Labor Council sent a sharply worded message to Atherton Mayor Jim Dobbie last week, urging the...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 6 comments | 2199 Views

MENLO PARK

Shooting leaves Menlo Park teen fighting for life

A 19-year-old Menlo Park woman was shot early Wednesday morning (July 13) in East Palo Alto and has life-threatening injuries,...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 2 comments | 1592 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Atherton council backs staff layoffs; union files lawsuit, seeks restraining order

In a closed-session meeting this afternoon (July 12), the Atherton City Council "affirmed the actions of the City Manager...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 2212 Views

AROUND TOWN

Private plane lands on I-280, strikes car

That there were no injuries in a Sunday evening incident in which a pilot landed his small plane on I-280 is probably more...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 67 comments | 7591 Views

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Pranksters' robo-call delays M-A's opening

Families in the Menlo-Atherton High School community received an early morning automated call on Friday, May 29, saying...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, Inc., on Jul 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 31 comments | 5599 Views
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Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
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Wasband
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