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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 | 1600 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Learn to Swing Dance, Waltz, and Salsa!

Dance for fitness and fun while meeting new friends in the new year! Join social dance instructor Nick Enge at the Portola...

Original post made by Nick Enge on Dec. 19, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1600 Views

MENLO PARK

Police bust duo in connection with gun arsenal

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police have arrested two men in connection with a gun arsenal in Redwood City, Officer Veronica...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Rational Gun Guy, on Mar 23, 2013 at 9:26 am | 8 comments | 1600 Views

ATHERTON

Jerry Carlson's parting manipulation

Jerry Carlson's cynical character came to the fore on June 19, with his "dead hand" maneuver passing the vice mayor's...

Original post made by Atherton Observer on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 22, 2013 at 8:37 am | 7 comments | 1600 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Corrections in Portola Valley story

In the Sept. 19 issue, the Almanac reported on plans by the town of Portola Valley to purchase a property at 900 Portola...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by pvresident, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 1599 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley finds buyer for Blue Oaks lots

The town of Portola Valley announced Saturday an agreement on the sale, for $2.88 million, of two properties the town owns...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2012
Last comment by Redfield Flash, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 1599 Views

ATHERTON

Another Brown Act Violation in the Making

Dear Readers, The following is the text of an e-mail I sent to the Town of Atherton. Due to the apparent lack of attention...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 1598 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain cobbles together financial survival plan

If negotiations with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) go well, Caltrain might get an infusion of $4.9...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Respondent to John Murphy, on Mar 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 1598 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park pulls balancing act with budget

For years, council watchers have called for a balanced Menlo Park budget. Now they might finally get what they want, but...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm | 3 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park mayor joins race for seat on Board of Supervisors

Newly minted Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith on Saturday tossed her name into a crowded field of candidates for a seat on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 18 comments | 1598 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside bans plastic bags at checkout counters

To encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Woodside will follow the lead of county government and ban flimsy plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former chief probation officer in county pleads not guilty to possessing child pornography

Former San Mateo County Chief Probation Officer Stuart Forrest pleaded not guilty Friday to two charges of possessing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Apr 10, 2013 at 5:20 am | 13 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls in Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Ladera

Crime and accident reports from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by jan schachter, on Feb 23, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 1597 Views

OTHER TOPICS

M. Kenneth Oshman, tech pioneer and Atherton resident, dies at 71

Silicon Valley pioneer and Jewish community center benefactor M. Kenneth Oshman has died at 71. An Atherton resident, he...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by poster, on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 1597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should fire board candidates accept financial or other support from firefighters union? Restricted to registered users

I urge all of the candidates to decline to be interviewed by the firefighters' union and to refuse to accept either endorsement...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Realtors reign in national rankings

Six local Realtor teams and 17 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2015, according to rankings...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by resident2, on Jul 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1597 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Gateway -- Bohannon Towers project in the M2

In a Viewpoint article printed in the Sept 9th, Almanac this article appeared: Bohannon project would generate much-needed...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: High-speed rail meeting in Menlo Park

There isn't any shortage of opinions in Menlo Park about the proposed California high-speed rail system. The city's residents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Khaki, on Jun 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 1596 Views

ATHERTON

County's motion to dismiss Buckheit lawsuit fails

With a recent ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero, Atherton resident Jon Buckheit has prevailed a second time in...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Dharma, on Oct 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 1596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reps: High-speed rail should merge with improved Caltrain system on Peninsula

Saying that government funding for California's High-Speed Rail program will be "severely limited ... for the foreseeable...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 1596 Views
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