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Atherton police are reviewing arrest after videos circulate of officer pinning down M-A student

The Menlo-Atherton High School community is calling for accountability after Atherton Police officers were filmed pinning...

Original post made on May. 1, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 16, 2023 at 8:53 am | 200 comments | 13327 Views


Protest planned for Wednesday at M-A in response to officer pinning down student

After videos went viral over the weekend of a Menlo-Atherton High School student being pinned down by police near the campus...

Original post made on May. 3, 2023
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 3, 2023 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 2882 Views


Atherton fire station off the table in housing element plan

One more potential site for residential growth has been nixed from Atherton's eight-year housing plans. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 3, 2023
Last comment by Harold Schapelhouman, on May 3, 2023 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 3901 Views


Atherton council agrees to install EV chargers at Holbrook-Palmer Park

The Atherton City Council is moving forward with plans to purchase electric vehicle chargers for installation in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 27, 2023 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 4029 Views


Homelessness, rehabilitation and health care: What to know about Newsom's legacy tour

Gov. Gavin Newsom starts defining his legacy on a statewide tour that focuses on priorities interrupted by crisis and the...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1762 Views


Community calls for independent investigation into sexual abuse allegations against San Mateo County and probation officer

As San Mateo County battles a slew of lawsuits alleging it was negligent in how it handled sexual abuse and molestation complaints,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 15, 2023 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 3981 Views


Atherton guts most of multifamily housing from plan it's sending to state

Around 250 people turned out for Atherton City Council's Tuesday meeting to sound off about the town's contentious efforts...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Feb 14, 2023 at 2:40 pm | 12 comments | 8334 Views


Portola Valley teachers reach contract agreement with district

The contract is expected to be finalized at the end of March. Read the full story here

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2023
Last comment by Long Time Atherton Reaident, on Feb 9, 2023 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 2745 Views


Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home

Steph and Ayesha Curry penned a letter to Atherton officials saying they are against developing a lot near their house into...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 6, 2023 at 7:39 am | 15 comments | 49687 Views


Referring to themselves as the 'poverty pocket' of Atherton, some residents facing upzoning threaten legal action

A group of Atherton residents is pushing back against a plan to upzone their lots to allow for denser housing development...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Fight for Democracy, on Jan 19, 2023 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 7894 Views


Atherton City Council could limit picketing outside of homes

The Atherton City Council will vote at a Jan. 18 meeting on whether to limit targeted demonstrations in town, following last...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 4160 Views


Atherton police: Burglary reported at home on Polhemus Avenue

Police are searching for the burglars who broke into an Atherton home on Jan. 13. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Joy, on Jan 18, 2023 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 3127 Views


Facing mounting pressure, Atherton adds multifamily housing back into its housing plans

Facing pressure from the state to plan for more housing, the Atherton City Council added a strip of multifamily zoning along...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2023
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 10301 Views


Atherton's year in review: Buried car, housing woes and a missing Batmobile

In 2022, a car was discovered buried in an Atherton backyard, the town planned for new housing despite protests from residents...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2733 Views


Midpeninsula braces for severe weather, high winds expected to arrive on Wednesday

A strong storm due to arrive Jan. 4 will rival the impact of the New Year's Eve storm, with the highest rainfall occurring...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 4, 2023 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 4589 Views


Local law enforcement owns millions of dollars in 'military equipment.' A new state bill seeks to regulate all of that.

California's police departments and sheriff's offices are facing unprecedented oversight of their so-called "military equipment"...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2022 at 10:25 am | 7 comments | 8093 Views


Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry sells Atherton home for $31.15 million

Are Stephen and Ayesha Curry still Atherton residents? Records show the couple quietly sold their home in West Atherton last...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Dec 7, 2022 at 8:49 am | 2 comments | 8934 Views


Atherton depot to be transformed into 'mini' train museum

With a $400,000 grant from Caltrain in hand, Atherton is on its way to outfitting its 620-square-foot train station depot,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Ivan, on Nov 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 3595 Views


Atherton councilman says state gave town an 'F' for housing element draft

Council member Bob Polito called on the council to come up with alternate housing element plans, arguing the town's strategy...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Nov 11, 2022 at 11:44 am | 16 comments | 5216 Views


Atherton draft housing element still needs work, ADU figures are unrealistic, state says

Atherton is joining Woodside in receiving extensive feedback from the state on its proposed housing element, a blueprint...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by What News!, on Nov 3, 2022 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 4217 Views
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