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AROUND TOWN

Mediation fails to restart talks between Menlo district, firefighters

The March 25 mediation session between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and its firefighters ended in fizzled hopes...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:31 am | 31 comments | 1739 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Missing Portola Valley boy and his girlfriend return home

A 12-year-old Portola Valley boy and his 15-year-old Palo Alto girlfriend returned home safe this afternoon after being...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Apr 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 2545 Views

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 | 1663 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 | 1529 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. 1183 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 | 1416 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 | 1560 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 | 1744 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 | 1458 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 | 1569 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 | 1760 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. 1252 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 | 1325 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 | 2161 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 | 1175 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 | 1434 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. 1660 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 | 2268 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 | 8112 Views
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