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ATHERTON

Atherton councilman won't face further investigation of loan request

Atherton's city attorney may have ruled that Councilman Charles Marsala broke no law when he requested a $500,000 loan from...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm | 61 comments | 3547 Views

FICTION

'Where do Stars and Galaxies Come From?'

Stanford University physics professor Tom Abel will give a free talk at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, on "Where do Stars and...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 3790 Views

ATHERTON

Give Guerra a Chance to Clean up the Atherton PD

Editor's note: Topic removed. Don't use Town Square to post allegations of wrongdoing by named individuals. Send information...

Original post made by John P. Johns, CPA on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm | 6 comments | 1468 Views

MENLO PARK

Data shows how local business slowed

Just about any way you measure it, business slowed in Menlo Park in 2009. ==I Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.== Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 1124 Views

ATHERTON

Business as usual for Atherton

What a shame that my husband Jim Dobbie and Mayor McKeithen didn't know that last Wednesday's Town Meeting (which by the...

Original post made by Patricia Dobbie on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 13, 2010 at 5:39 am | 4 comments | 1510 Views

ATHERTON

Comments by Cowards

I am very sad to see so many anonymous comments on the town square. I have no problems with people disagreeing with me but...

Original post made by James Dobbie on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:34 am | 13 comments | 2213 Views

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 | 1756 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 | 2564 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 | 1672 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 | 1551 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. 1187 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 | 1302 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 | 1423 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 | 1565 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 | 1763 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 | 1463 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 | 1577 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 | 1769 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. 1263 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 | 1347 Views
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