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ATHERTON

Another citizen settled with San Mateo for false arrest and police officer falsifying police report

I posted the link to Steve White's case in one of the threads about Jon Buckheit's case, but I think it deserves own thread. I...

Original post made by Lurker on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ree Chard, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:45 am | 11 comments | 4587 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Stanford expansion before Transportation Commission

Menlo Park's transportation commission will discuss this week a proposed development in a neighboring city -– the planned...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Willows, on Mar 19, 2011 at 6:55 am | 11 comments | 2046 Views

ATHERTON

No settlement in Atherton lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by the development firm Pacific Peninsula Group against the town of Atherton is still active, after the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2011 at 6:56 am | 11 comments | 2299 Views

AROUND TOWN

When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 11 comments | 14088 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obama throws Boeing under the Airbus

Obama threw Boeing under the Airbus. The recess appointment of a former union lawyer to the NLRB when he could not be confirmed...

Original post made by John Galt on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Karl Marx, on Jun 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 11 comments | 1665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dave Pine to be sworn in Tuesday as supervisor

San Mateo County supervisor-elect Dave Pine says tackling budget issues and improving schools are at the top of his agenda...

Original post made on May. 21, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Moderate, on May 26, 2011 at 7:01 am | 11 comments | 1376 Views

ATHERTON

Audit Committee Meeting & Brown Act

The Town just posted the agenda for TOMORROW'S Audit Committee meeting. Aren't they supposed to give 72 hours notice? Perhaps...

Original post made by Business As Usual on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:27 am | 11 comments | 1378 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Almanac Rush to Judgment

A friend of mine Lisa Rossetti wrote a great article in the Lagonian. I asked her if she would publish that in the Almanac...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by STINGY, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:54 am | 11 comments | 1889 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 2797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board: 'Huge shift' in compensation policy?

Are firefighters overpaid? In negotiating pay packages, should fire districts consider only what other fire departments...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 11 comments | 1418 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police: Outrage over homicides leads to tips

After decades of adhering to a "no-snitch" culture, East Palo Alto residents are coming forward with tips about recent murders...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm | 11 comments | 1933 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council proceeds with outsourcing

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night to proceed with...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 11 comments | 1629 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: CHP investigators mum on key details of fatal truck-bike accident

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol have now concluded that Lauren Ward, 47, was not responsible for her death...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 11 comments | 1683 Views

FICTION

HP names Meg Whitman new CEO

HP has named former eBay CEO and 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman as president and CEO effective immediately,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:24 am | 11 comments | 2774 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley council neutral on Alpine trail - first post

A majority on the Portola Valley Town Council agreed on Sept. 28 to send a message of neutrality to the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Utz, on Oct 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 1726 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the creative force behind the company's transformation into one of the world's most...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | 11 comments | 1233 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Should local towns ban plastic bags?

Someday, that plastic bag you carried home from Safeway might be worth something on eBay. OK, probably not, but it may become...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 23, 2012 at 7:00 am | 11 comments | 2251 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supes up ante on Stanford's Alpine trail offer

In the five-year poker game between Stanford University and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors over the fate of a...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by member, on Nov 3, 2011 at 9:28 am | 11 comments | 1530 Views

ATHERTON

The scandal no one has heard about

Interim Police Chief Ed Flint is drawing a $14,500 monthly salary from Atherton. What has not been revealed is that he's...

Original post made by Fiscally responsible on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:07 am | 11 comments | 1287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seeking benefits from Facebook development

Facebook's relationship with Menlo Park is moving from the "friends" to "friends with benefits." Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm | 11 comments | 1462 Views
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