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How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter, 12 hours ago | 60 comments | 5242 Views


Would it pay for Atherton to leave fire district?

Atherton is seeking a consultant to tell it, among other things, what it would cost the town to provide its own fire and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2353 Views


Atherton will consider allowing Airbnb-type short-term rentals

After hearing from local residents who urged the town to explore allowing at least some legal use of short-term rental services...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Mar 10, 2017 at 9:34 am | 20 comments | 1619 Views


Police calls: Big losses in thefts of jewelry and copper wire

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable , on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm | 6 comments | 2574 Views


If a tree falls on an Atherton road, who pays to move it?

If a tree falls in Atherton, who pays to get it out of the road? That question was pondered by Atherton's City Council at...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Ah but wait, on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm | 7 comments | 1275 Views


Today: Should Atherton allow Airbnb-type rentals?

Atherton's City Council will look at what, if anything, the town should do about short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, in a...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:35 am | 20 comments | 1411 Views


Atherton approves plans for $37 million civic center

Atherton is on schedule to start construction of a new civic center by the end of the year, but first it will ask voters...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Atherton American, on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 1911 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
Last comment by S Fuchter, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 1 comment | 4956 Views


Will Noah's Ark pass by the police gym and cafe?

As I write this, Isabella, Almendral, and Selby Lane entrances off El Camino are all completely flooded. Why is the town...

Original post made by Confused on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clarity, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 256 Views


Heavy rain, high winds forecast for Thursday

Moderate to heavy rain and high winds are forecast for Thursday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas, National Weather...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
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Atherton flooding photos

Here are photos of some of the flooding conditions in Atherton on Tuesday, Feb. 7. These photos were provided by the town...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Priorities, on Feb 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1298 Views


Atherton: Is voter OK needed for public spending on civic center?

Just to keep things interesting, as Atherton considers putting a measure on a June ballot to allow using more public money...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Mason, on Feb 4, 2017 at 4:16 am | 6 comments | 1182 Views


Atherton to ask voters to lift civic center public funding limits

Atherton has a problem. The town has almost all the funds it needs to build a new civic center, but it's not allowed to spend...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 8 comments | 2748 Views


Wednesday: Atherton to discuss how to pay for civic center

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Atherton City Council will discuss ways to pay for the new civic center and putting a measure...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by More prudent, on Jan 18, 2017 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 1135 Views


Atherton: Early morning fire damages Selby Lane home

Firefighters quickly put out a fire involving a garage and deck that spread to the exterior of a two-story home on Selby...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by SteveC, on Jan 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 3895 Views


Atherton no longer is the most expensive, Forbes says

After three years of sitting at the top of the Forbes priciest American residential real estate list, as of this December...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Ethan, on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 7780 Views


Tonight: Atherton, fire district hold joint meeting

Atherton's City Council and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's governing board will have a chance to repair their...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 954 Views


Atherton OKs Little League tournament in Holbrook-Palmer Park

Atherton has approved a Little League tournament for Holbrook-Palmer Park next summer, but warned the sponsoring Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jenson, on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:04 am | 6 comments | 1650 Views


Atherton police consult FBI on vandalism targeting wealthy

The Atherton Police Department is reviewing material on security cameras made available by residents and consulting with...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by MPCSD/Atherton resident, on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm | 23 comments | 8979 Views


Atherton civic center donor seeks design changes

As Atherton scrambles to finish the design of its new civic center, a donor has asked for design changes that could set back...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm | 14 comments | 2079 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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