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Judge upholds settlement in Menlo Park fire director defamation lawsuit

A judge has denied a request to nullify the settlement agreement reached in a defamation countersuit between a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by bizarre, on Jul 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 14 comments | 3023 Views


Two people require surgery after car crashes into Palo Alto restaurant

Two people who were injured, one critically, required surgery after a silver Nissan crashed into a downtown Palo Alto cafe...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by voice_of_reason, on Aug 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 14 comments | 3272 Views


Traffic hampered firefighters responding to East Palo Alto house fire

This article was in the Palo Alto Weekly - it clearly deserves to be in the Almanc as well: "Traffic hampered firefighters...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 14 comments | 1910 Views


Water board tells Stanford it supports removing Searsville Dam

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Stanford University it supports removing Searsville Dam...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 3321 Views


Boy rescued from Burgess Pool 'doing well,' city official says

The aftermath has been a positive one so far for a 6-year-old boy rescued Sunday from a swimming pool by a lifeguard at...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:41 am | 14 comments | 4260 Views


High-speed rail: Atherton resident files suit

Accompanied by attorneys Mike Brady and Zachary Tyson, Atherton resident Russell Peterson filed a lawsuit against the California...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by John McDonald, on Sep 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 14 comments | 5709 Views


Atherton and itsTax Problem

The Santa Clara County employee relations agency values the use of the house at holbrook palmer park by jerry gruber at $50k...

Original post made by bian foster on Sep. 12, 2009
Last comment by skeptic, on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:29 am | 14 comments | 2499 Views


Debunking the Myth of Spot Re-zoning

There has been a call to lessen the draconian restrictions on size and setbacks for lots 10,000 square feet and under in...

Original post made by Charlie Parker on May. 1, 2010
Last comment by Size Matters, on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 14 comments | 1472 Views


Marsala says he won't run again for Atherton council

Atherton City Councilman Charles Marsala, who was recently embroiled in a controversy surrounding his request for a loan...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by John P Johns, CPA, on Jun 5, 2010 at 4:58 am | 14 comments | 2185 Views


Telephone pole may have saved cyclist's life

A wooden telephone pole probably prevented major injuries to a bicyclist traveling north on El Camino Real near Watkins Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by Catherine McMillan, on Dec 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 14 comments | 2238 Views


ACIL & Atherton should consider better supporting our schools

I recently learned that Atherton Civic Interest League (ACIL) is considering sending money to the Community Coalition on...

Original post made by Jenny Redo on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jim Plummer, on Jun 5, 2011 at 3:49 am | 14 comments | 2443 Views


Tough Questions for the Atherton Police Chief

Dear Readers: Below is the text of an e-mail exchange between Atherton Police Chief Michael Guerra and me, in regards...

Original post made by John P Johns on Apr. 3, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm | 14 comments | 1766 Views


Atherton Internal Affairs Investigator's Checkered Past

Dear Readers The following is the text of an e-mail transmitted to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council. As indicated...

Original post made by John P Johns on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by McKeithen Supporter, on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:00 am | 14 comments | 2366 Views


Police warn of 'grandparent scam'

The Atherton Police Department last week issued a warning about a phone scam that targets grandparents -- an operation known...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Jason, on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:39 am | 14 comments | 2551 Views


Opinion: Councilmen make case for layoffs

The town of Atherton has been discussing our current cost structure for delivering services to our residents for many months,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm | 14 comments | 2429 Views


Why the rush in Atherton city manager shuffle?

> This is an expanded version of a previously published article.< With the town of Atherton scrambling at the 11th hour...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm | 14 comments | 2383 Views


Atherton seeks manager with backbone

Wimps need not apply. That's one of the messages Atherton City Council members want to send to anyone thinking about tossing...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by John Johns, on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm | 14 comments | 5323 Views


Woodside road rage leads to pepper spraying and arrest

In the right hands, a can of pepper spray can come in handy. Read the full story here

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2007
Last comment by Anne, on Jul 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm | 14 comments | 4396 Views


New law calms loud television commercials

A law authored by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, that turns down the volume on TV commercials went into effect Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 14 comments | 2085 Views


Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 19785 Views
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