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Atherton poised to settle Johns lawsuit with $225,000 payment

The town of Atherton and former finance director John Johns are poised to sign an agreement awarding him about $225,000 to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Apr 4, 2010 at 12:05 am | 12 comments | 8138 Views


Why The Almanac Matters

Not listed here on line, but contained on page 6 of todays Almanac print edition is an article about the status of Atherton's...

Original post made by Ed on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by GoodQuestion, on Aug 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm | 12 comments | 1424 Views


Council appoints interim Town Manager in secret

Sadly our Town Council has considered three unnamed candidates for the position of interim Town Manager and has selected...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Oct. 18, 2010
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Oct 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 12 comments | 1637 Views


Atherton: Investigator says complaints against officers 'unfounded'

For the second time in two months, an outside party hired by the town to conduct an internal affairs investigation has declared...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on Mar 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm | 12 comments | 2116 Views


What happened to that FBI probe?

Remember a couple of months ago about John Johns claim that FBI agents were interviewing people in Atherton about government...

Original post made by JT on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by HR, on Mar 30, 2011 at 1:33 am | 12 comments | 1657 Views


Menlo Park home invaded, victim assaulted

An early-morning call led Menlo Park police to the scene of a home invasion on Sunday in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue....

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by truth, on May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | 12 comments | 1949 Views


Editorial: Why the hurry in Atherton layoffs?

We know there is a sense of urgency in Atherton to bring some stability to the city's growing budget problems. The town has...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by Arlin Murry, on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 12 comments | 1751 Views


Atherton wrestles with donations to police department

Is it legal for the Atherton City Council to require that private donations to the police department be made anonymously? Read...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by APOA, on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:22 am | 12 comments | 2282 Views


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 | 1861 Views


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 | 1454 Views


Town Square's Double Standard

Something doesn't quite seem right about the Town Square. An anonymous poster going by the initials JT accuses John Johns...

Original post made by Alan Michaels on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2011 at 5:09 am | 12 comments | 1628 Views


Atherton residents surveyed on library in park

Atherton residents, whose request to the City Council to survey the town about the placement of a new library was not approved,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by WaltKelley05, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:34 am | 12 comments | 1783 Views


Atherton residents create their own library survey

Atherton residents, whose request to the City Council to survey the town about the location of a new library was not approved,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by 3 to 1, on Nov 5, 2011 at 5:46 am | 12 comments | 1613 Views


Atherton may name interim chief Ed Flint 'acting interim manager'

Atherton's Interim City Manger John Danielson is out of the state and unable to return due to medical issues, so the council...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Muffy, on Nov 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 12 comments | 2099 Views


(No) show time

If you build it, they might not come. That is the quandary facing Menlo Park as the city tries to figure out how to use the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:30 am | 12 comments | 1874 Views


Waiting for Backup? It's arrived in the form of George Rodericks.

The Atherton city manager who thinks it's beneath him to live in the city manager's house, George Rodericks, recently included...

Original post made by Election purchased on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 12 comments | 1505 Views


Result of Atherton Destroying Police Complaints

Ed Flint was brought in to Atherton to clean up the police department. Granted, DeVlught is gone. But he wasn't the only...

Original post made by Kristallnacht on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kristallnacht, on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:15 am | 12 comments | 2014 Views


Atherton Police Negotiations – Status is right here

Is this "through the looking glass" or what? A letter just received from John Mattes. Cops expect the parcel tax to INCREASE....

Original post made by Wow on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 12 comments | 1599 Views


Atherton: DeGolia files candidate papers, Ruggeiro takes them out in City Council race

Two residents who each came within one vote of taking a seat by appointment on the Atherton City Council earlier this month...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 28, 2013 at 11:26 am | 12 comments | 2456 Views


Why Atherton might leave county library system

A set of talking points that will be before the Atherton Council for adoption at its Wednesday, April 15, meeting make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 12 comments | 1948 Views
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