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Atherton: Bids to outsource services suggest 'substantial' cost savings for town

As 12 town employees watch the clock tick forward toward the July 15 elimination of their jobs, union representatives, town...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm | 21 comments | 2449 Views

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Atherton employees may strike over layoff plan

Members of a union representing 16 Atherton employees authorized a strike yesterday (July 5) after town negotiators, union...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2011 at 10:28 am | 21 comments | 2444 Views

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Atherton police chief is retiring

The town of Atherton announced at 4 p.m. today (July 7) that Police Chief Mike Guerra is retiring. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 55 comments | 3745 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park downtown plan review

Menlo Park enters the next phase of its review of the proposed vision for downtown, otherwise known as the El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by frugal, on Jul 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1460 Views

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Atherton interim police chief appointed

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra is leaving on July 15 the post he has held since November 2009, in a department he has...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 5747 Views

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Labor council steps into Atherton staff layoff fray; council meets today

The San Mateo County Central Labor Council sent a sharply worded message to Atherton Mayor Jim Dobbie last week, urging the...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 6 comments | 1957 Views

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Update: Atherton council backs staff layoffs; union files lawsuit, seeks restraining order

In a closed-session meeting this afternoon (July 12), the Atherton City Council "affirmed the actions of the City Manager...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 2018 Views

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Clock ticks down toward Atherton layoffs

Atherton management is waiting until the close of business today to lay off six employees as its city attorney argues against...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm | 8 comments | 1574 Views

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Update: Menlo Park teen dies after shooting

A 19-year-old Menlo Park woman who was shot early Wednesday morning (July 13) in East Palo Alto has died, East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by MA Grad, on Jul 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 2613 Views

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Court grants temporary order halting layoffs

San Mateo County Superior Court granted a temporary restraining order Friday (July 15), blocking the layoff of Atherton town...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Jimmy Hoffa, on Jul 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm | 11 comments | 3317 Views

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Guest opinion: Hard to find a financial crisis in Atherton

A few weeks ago in these pages, I urged the Atherton City Council to survey the community before firing all of our building...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by mickie winkler, on Jul 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm | 20 comments | 4870 Views

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Tonight: Atherton council meets on outsourcing

The Atherton City Council meets tonight (Wednesday, July 20) to consider outsourcing contracts for public works and emergency...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 12 comments | 1637 Views

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Atherton mayor delays action on outsourcing

The Atherton City Council met Tuesday night (July 20) but pulled from the agenda a legal step to implement a plan to outsource...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by A big thank you to the courageous , on Jul 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm | 2 comments | 1658 Views

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Trash-bin clutter: Atherton residents face fines

Atherton's City Council has adopted a new ordinance regarding the timely rolling out and rolling in of recycling and trash...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by annie fishback, on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 2434 Views

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Atherton trash-bin clutter: Residents face fines

Atherton's City Council has adopted a new ordinance regarding the timely rolling out and rolling in of recycling and trash...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Phil Lopwno, on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 1656 Views

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Court rejects order to halt Atherton layoffs

The San Mateo County Superior Court this morning denied an injunction to halt the layoff of Atherton employees. The town...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm | 25 comments | 2087 Views

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Court rejects order to stop Atherton layoffs

Describing it as a "very, very difficult decision," and a "profoundly sad case," a judge denied the Teamsters Union Local...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 3 comments | 1426 Views

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Mountain lion spotted near Old La Honda Road

A mountain lion was spotted walking near the 400 block of Old La Honda Road] in Woodside around 9:15 p.m. Monday, San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Pete, on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1560 Views

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Car meets pole in Atherton

John Woodell sent us this photo of a car that crashed into a telephone pole on Valparaiso Avenue near Emilie Avenue in Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm | 5 comments | 1615 Views

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Fire damages Atherton home, kills two cats

For reasons still unknown, as many as eight smoke detectors failed to alert the occupants of an Atherton house to a fire...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by annac, on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 1712 Views
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