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ATHERTON

Atherton council picks Kathy McKeithen as mayor

Kathy McKeithen will handle the gavel at Atherton City Council meetings in 2010. Ms. McKeithen, the vice mayor for 2009,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Godfather, on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 1877 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reconfiguring library parking lot

Construction workers are tearing up and rebuilding a section of the parking lot in front of the Menlo Park library to create...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by trim the bushes!, on Jan 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 1328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sen. Simitian hosts high-speed rail hearing in Palo Alto

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is offering local residents an opportunity to weigh in on California's high-speed rail...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 1229 Views

MENLO PARK

Fix-It shop: Handling each appliance with care

Business at Menlo Vacuum and Fix-it on El Camino Real hums along at a time when Americans' connections to their appliances...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Fan, on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 7 comments | 1446 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Straw Poll Favors Strong Mayor

An informal poll conducted by the Atherton League of Interested Civilians (ALIC) shows strong support for charter change...

Original post made by t Rex on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Mark Twain, on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 7 comments | 1273 Views

ATHERTON

Stogner's Crusade

Hats off to Mr. Stogner for his contributions to this post. Mr. Stogner was screwed by the system. Mr. Stogner didn't...

Original post made by sitting bull on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stogner is a hero, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 am | 7 comments | 1586 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park, Portola Valley school districts likely to seek parcel tax measures this spring

Voters may be asked to help shore up the budget at two local school districts. Both Portola Valley and the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Parent of school aged children, on Mar 22, 2010 at 7:43 am | 7 comments | 1352 Views

ATHERTON

Breaking the Blue Code of Silence

REQUIRED READING FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL AND TOWN MANAGER. From the Wikipedia article on the "Blue Code of Silence" quoted...

Original post made by Police Ethics on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Sheriff Ray Nash, on Feb 14, 2010 at 2:49 am | 7 comments | 2202 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park backing off lawn size limit

Menlo Park appears to be backing off a controversial proposal to limit lawn size in new or rehabilitated landscaping projects...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Right, on Feb 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 7 comments | 1181 Views

ATHERTON

My Boss is Jerry Gruber

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra From a article in todays The Daily News: Resident urges police oversight committee "Since...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Can't stop laughing, on Feb 7, 2010 at 1:25 am | 7 comments | 1568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion sighting in Atherton

A mountain lion sighting was reported at a home on Park Lane in Atherton late Sunday night, police said. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by K Biorn, on Mar 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm | 7 comments | 1042 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton looks at police oversight

The Atherton City Council is set to take up the question of who should police the police at the Wednesday, March 17, meeting....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by True Blue, on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:13 am | 7 comments | 1252 Views

MENLO PARK

MP City Council Acted Inconsistently on Fee Increases

In yet another display of bad governing, the city council this evening spent almost two and a half hours tinkering with the...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by James, on Mar 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm | 7 comments | 1197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Critical clause strangely missing from document package e-mailed to charter school

A cover letter e-mailed from the high school district to Everest charter high school, for unknown reasons, did not include...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Apr 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 7 comments | 1500 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Cell phone tower proposal for Portola Valley will be hard to defeat

Portola Valley residents with homes near a proposed cell phone antenna at Golden Oak Drive and Peak Lane in the Westridge...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by Marshall @ Intero, on Apr 20, 2010 at 8:54 am | 7 comments | 2505 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton probe of Marsala fizzles

Atherton council member Charles Marsala used incredibly poor judgment when he asked resident Jon Buckheit for a $500,000...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm | 7 comments | 1405 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bike thief gets six months

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in county jail after stealing a bicycle from a Menlo Park parking garage...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 7 comments | 1022 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park, Atherton reaffirm objections to high-speed-rail review

Menlo Park and Atherton are poised to reaffirm their objections to the environmental review of the California high-speed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:53 am | 7 comments | 2340 Views

ATHERTON

Former finance director John Johns signs lawsuit settlement; Atherton council OKS pact, 3-2

Atherton residents had a new finance director today (Monday, April 19), but it's a safe bet they didn't know it. As part...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by DThomas, on May 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 7 comments | 1410 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: How the deal was made for Prop 13

The recent Almanac story I saw published in the Palo Alto Weekly recounting Jennifer Bestor's research into Proposition 13...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Excuse Me, on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:42 am | 7 comments | 1025 Views
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