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AROUND TOWN

Report: big drop in East Palo Alto crime

East Palo Alto -- once regarded as the murder capital of the country -- has seen a 56 percent decrease in violent crime since...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by Marty, on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 1 comment | 1836 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Gordon settles into Sacramento

Peninsula politician Rich Gordon is quickly settling into a new schedule of responsibilities in Sacramento after being sworn...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Dec 18, 2010 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 1849 Views

ATHERTON

Christmas comes early this year for an Atherton cop

While the Atherton council and staff is busy battening down the hatches to continue to fight several taxpaying residents...

Original post made by Sad but true on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by fuzzy wuzzy, on Dec 18, 2010 at 12:25 am | 2 comments | 1860 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council forms labor subcommittee

Newly re-elected Mayor Rich Cline and Vice Mayor Kirsten Keith will serve on a labor negotiations subcommittee formed by...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by The question man, on Dec 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm | 15 comments | 1903 Views

MENLO PARK

Brown Act Violations

Would someone who knows the answer and can reference the answer please tell us what are the consequences to Brown Act violations?...

Original post made by Mary Gilles on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by I've written the D.A., on Dec 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 21 comments | 2610 Views

ATHERTON

Proud of the Atherton Town Council

I have just returned form a Special Session and the public portion preceding a Closed Session of the Atherton Town Council. In...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 17, 2010 at 9:44 am | 8 comments | 1809 Views

ATHERTON

Public Trust or Private Security

There were already three different council meetings scheduled for tonight Wednesday 12-15-10. A Special meeting, a Closed...

Original post made by Secret Santa on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by Secret Santa, on Dec 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm | 9 comments | 1996 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo council may break from mayoral policy

When Kelly Fergusson resigned as mayor of Menlo Park a mere four days after being elected, the roar of the power vacuum could...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 10 comments | 1840 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Special election in May for new county supervisor

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has decided to hold an all-mail special election in May to replace outgoing District...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 2382 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo opposes Obama tax deal

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, is not happy about a White House tax proposal, crafted with Congressional Republicans,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:57 am | 11 comments | 2182 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton council sets special 5 p.m. meeting to install new member

The Atherton City Council will break with tradition Wednesday, Dec. 15, when it installs new member Bill Widmer during a...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by good bye and good riddance, on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm | 7 comments | 2166 Views

ATHERTON

We just sent the WRONG message to all children in SMC

Yesterday I spoke to the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County and asked them to contact DDA Steve Wagstaffe to find out...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 1996 Views

MENLO PARK

Transparency with Union Negotiations

Around 6 people showed up at 5:30pm this evening before a special meeting that was held with the new council to discuss aspects...

Original post made by Mary Gilles on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:11 am | 2 comments | 1275 Views

ATHERTON

Las Lomitas school district explores parcel tax increase

The governing board of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District agreed unanimously to hire a pollster to test voter opinion...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Jason, on Dec 15, 2010 at 4:11 am | 5 comments | 1792 Views

MENLO PARK

Carpenter replaces Ohtaki on fire board

Peter Carpenter, never out of public view for long, has rejoined the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 18 comments | 2688 Views

MENLO PARK

Council urged to drag union negotiations into sunshine

As if the mayoral mayhem weren't enough, the Menlo Park City Council is also taking fire for scheduling a closed session...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by gcjackrabbit, on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | 1717 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Tourist'

Saying what we're all thinking, Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and sighs, "You are the least down-to-Earth person I...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 14864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open Session before and after labor negotiations

1 - On another thread Open Government has posted: Posted by open government, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Dec. 14, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1782 Views

ATHERTON

Outside investigator hired to review Atherton police report-alteration case

An outside investigator was hired last week to conduct a personnel investigation of the alteration of the police report detailing...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by Tim Wulff, on Dec 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 49 comments | 3587 Views

WOODSIDE

Lapdog killed by larger dog in Woodside

==B This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.== While Woodside resident Linda Bleich was walking her two...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Dec 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm | 9 comments | 3986 Views
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