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ATHERTON

Homeowners: Atherton building department negligent

When Kimberly Sweidy named the home she and her husband Raymie Stata were building in west Atherton <I>Casa de Buena Esperanza</I></B>...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Memeber, on Dec 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 2458 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council meetings canceled

One hopes Menlo Park's gadflies have backup plans for their Tuesday nights, as the City Council has canceled its Dec. 21,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 1764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Cyclist has a message for the man in blue car

On December 5, I was riding my bicycle in Menlo Park on University Drive between Santa Cruz Avenue and Valparaiso. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Gen X, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1714 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Cline re-elected mayor of Menlo Park

The man who put down the gavel last week has now picked it back up. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, and counter to tradition, the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:05 am | 32 comments | 3243 Views

ATHERTON

Jim Dobbie is Atherton's new mayor

Jim Dobbie was the Atherton City Council's unanimous choice for mayor when it voted on Dec. 15. Mr. Dobbie, who replaces...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm | 27 comments | 3675 Views

MENLO PARK

Gordon to chair subcommittee on transportation

Newly elected state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, has been named chairman of the Assembly budget subcommittee that...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Dec 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 7 comments | 1988 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Second quake shakes Midpeninsula Sunday

Two earthquakes shook parts of the Midpeninsula Sunday, the first occurring at 9:28 a.m. and the second at 6:38 p.m. according...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2010
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Dec 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars clean out Lutticken's cash registers

Sometime during the dark, damp hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning, burglars broke into Lutticken's Deli and cleaned...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm | 3 comments | 1999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Interim manager choice announced

John Danielson, the former city manager of Elk Grove and Wildomar, both in California, will be Atherton's interim city manager...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by anne, on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:29 am | 6 comments | 2644 Views

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 | 1916 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 | 1956 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 | 1945 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 | 2006 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 | 2720 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 | 1895 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 | 2084 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 | 1913 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 | 2531 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 | 2332 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 | 2282 Views
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