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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PV school district staff volunteer to forgo pay hikes next year

Facing layoffs and a serious budget shortfall, staff in the Portola Valley School District voted to forgo salary increases...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by A mom, on Apr 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 1661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rail Authority: No berms for high-speed rail on the Peninsula

Should high-speed rail come to the Peninsula, it will not sit atop a massive Berlin Wall, as some rail opponents have feared....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 1525 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week ending 4/11/10

Hardcover Fiction 1 Imperfect Birds Anne Lamott 2 Girl Who Fell From The Sky Heidi Durrow 3 Help Kathryn Stockett 4 Matterhorn...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Apr. 12, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1179 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 1294 Views

ATHERTON

Jerry Carlson Admits Errors in Judgment

In voting to give Charles Marsala a get out of jail free card and allowing Wynne Further to keep her job, Jerry Carlson admitted...

Original post made by news roundup on Apr. 11, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:18 am | 4 comments | 1413 Views

ATHERTON

Elizabeth Lewis' Violation of the California Political Reform Act

Elizabeth Lewis voted to refund $1.6 million in road impact fees in response to a claim filed by one of her biggest campaign...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:13 am | 4 comments | 1559 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park unveils plan for downtown, El Camino; first meeting Wednesday

The city of Menlo Park has released a plan establishing guidelines for development and capital improvements over the next...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by margaret, on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:32 am | 14 comments | 1736 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 1454 Views

ATHERTON

Elizabeth Lewis and her oversized house

During my Phase III audit of the Atherton Building Department I noticed an anomoly in the processing of a building permit...

Original post made by John P. Johns CPA on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by unimPRESSed, on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm | 15 comments | 1567 Views

ATHERTON

Councilwoman scuffles with resident over report

Elizabeth Lewis became entangled in a brief scuffle with an Atherton resident this evening upon closure of the hearings on...

Original post made by newsbeat on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by spectator, on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm | 22 comments | 1758 Views

AROUND TOWN

KNOW CANDIDATES FOR ASSEMBLYMAN ELECTION OF 21ST DISTRICT

This topic seems to be getting less coverage than is important in that we have messed up with a wide range of money backed...

Original post made by R.GORDON on Apr. 10, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1250 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park woman gets prison for driving incident that injured two cops

A San Mateo County judge has sentenced Hifoileva Langi Maufualu, 24, of Menlo Park to three years in prison plus penalties...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Curious, on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:15 am | 6 comments | 1319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Josh Becker, The Connector?

Menlo Park venture capitalist Josh Becker is stressing his networking abilities in campaigning for the California Assembly's...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 2157 Views

MENLO PARK

Finding support on both sides of the fence

Ask Rich Gordon, a candidate for the state Assembly's 21st District seat, what makes him think he can bring people together...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 1173 Views

ATHERTON

Jerry Carlson is to Blame for Atherton's Troubles

Jerry Carlson threw Kathy McKeithen under a bus last Wednesday night. Jerry Carlson missed a singular opportunity to clean...

Original post made by John P. Johns CPA on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by John P. Johns CPA, on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:58 am | 6 comments | 1428 Views

SPORTS

Boys Varsity Baseball: M-A Sweeps Woodside with 12-2 Victory

Starting pitcher Nils Gilbertson threw three scoreless innings and enjoyed a stellar day at the plate (three hits, 3 RBI)...

Original post made by Bob Moriarty, Team Parent on Apr. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Labor union plans suit over pension initiative

A union representing city workers intends to file a lawsuit to block a Menlo Park voter initiative that would scale back...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 20 comments | 2264 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Sheriff Munks resign, answer questions, or do nothing?

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos, who had participated in a law enforcement relay run...

Original post made by Richard Hine on May. 1, 2007
Last comment by 5150 hired, on Apr 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 7945 Views

ATHERTON

Jerry Carlson Bristles at Questions over his Integrity

At last night's meeting Jerry Carlson expressed umbrage over the notion that he no longer had the moral authority to serve...

Original post made by common cause on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by observant one, on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:31 am | 5 comments | 1441 Views

ATHERTON

UPDATE: Councilman's 'improper' conduct on agenda for special Atherton meeting April 7

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) A second special Atherton City Council meeting to discuss "alleged...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Apr 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | 27 comments | 1787 Views
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