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Atherton council questions county library plans to share funding

Atherton City Council members questioned a proposal by the San Mateo County Libraries system to start using some of the property...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 9, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 7 comments | 3680 Views


Is It Time for an Atherton Referendum ?

The issue of spending up to $50,000 for yet another consultant's report is one report too many. The Atherton City Council...

Original post made by Observer on Oct. 8, 2016
There are no comments yet. 65 Views


Fire board, Atherton lower the heat in funding fray

The Atherton City Council has made known its concerns about possible inequities between funding for town operations and funding...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 10 comments | 1170 Views


Atherton council hears update on civic center design

When Atherton's City Council asked its architects to shave some square footage, and cost, off the new civic center's design,...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Sep 30, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 6 comments | 1537 Views


Has Atherton Declared War

At times it seems that the Atherton Town Council and staff have become sue happy. Spending vasts amount of resident's hard...

Original post made by Nervous Nellie on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Loser!, on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 151 Views


Atherton: Crowd tells county they've had enough of Surf Air

San Mateo County got an earful from a standing-room only crowd of about 185 people who packed a meeting room in Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by PlaneSense, on Sep 26, 2016 at 7:52 am | 94 comments | 7754 Views


Atherton resident aims to give everyone lobbying power

Atherton resident John Thibault has written a book called "How to Change a Law" that with his iLobby website is designed...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by a must see, on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 1922 Views


Tonight: Atherton police contract on agenda

Contracts for Atherton's city manager and the police department are on the agenda when the Atherton City Council meets at...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by I'm in, on Sep 21, 2016 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 779 Views


Atherton wants to pursue cost-benefit study of fire district

Atherton's City Council is moving forward on a study of the tax revenue Atherton property owners pay to the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 338 Views


Atherton: The sting on El Camino Real

Atherton police had a plain clothes officer repeatedly cross El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue for two hours on Friday morning,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jill, on Aug 31, 2016 at 7:21 am | 3 comments | 2568 Views


New bus route takes students from East Palo Alto to M-A High

New school year, new bus route. Effective Aug. 7, SamTrans will operate a new school bus route running from the intersection...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Josemadriz, on Aug 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 1033 Views


Atherton 'town hall' meeting set on San Carlos Airport noise issues

As part of San Mateo County's study of noise issues connected to the San Carlos Airport, the county is hosting a town hall...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 32 comments | 2652 Views


Menlo Park: Former resident sentenced to 70 years in prison for child-exploitation

A former resident of Menlo Park, Ronald Gerard Boyajian, was sentenced Aug. 1 to 70 years in federal prison after being found...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 4 comments | 2368 Views


Jan Chandler: Verdict over Atherton crosswalk fatality doesn't bring Chris back

Chris Chandler never got to meet his first granddaughter. He wasn't there to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle at her...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3972 Views


Atherton repeatedly asked Caltrans to make crossings safer

For years, Atherton has been asking the California Department of Transportation to make crossing El Camino Real, State Highway...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by My2Bits, on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 2460 Views


El Camino hazards: Political leaders call on Caltrans to act

After hearing of the verdict assigning the California Department of Transportation most of the blame for a 2010 death in...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Aug 2, 2016 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 1108 Views


Atherton: Crosswalk stoplight activation delayed

Atherton's pedestrian-activated stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral Avenue, scheduled to go into operation on Aug....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2016
Last comment by Westside Trucker, on Aug 1, 2016 at 10:59 am | 2 comments | 1480 Views


Atherton reduces size of planned civic center

The size of Atherton's new civic center has been cut by 1,600 square feet, shaving at least $2 million from the budget for...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 9 comments | 1642 Views


Remembering the Atherton of his youth

It's been many years since Jonathan Berg has lived in Atherton. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by More than "just a mom", on Jul 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 421 Views


Atherton weighs putting business tax hike on ballot

Atherton's City Council is scheduled to decide this week if it wants to put a ballot measure substantially increasing the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 11 comments | 1241 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 11,164 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 20 comments | 1,918 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 989 views