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Exclusive Atherton club finds itself in crosshairs of housing mandate

Atherton is eyeing additional properties, including that of an exclusive social club, for potential new multifamily and workforce...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Sep 29, 2023 at 1:08 pm | 4 comments | 6235 Views


Hateful speech via Zoom jars Atherton council as online trolling seeks to disrupt public meetings

Hate-laden remarks bombarded the Atherton City Council meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 20, in what apparently is part of a...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm | 9 comments | 4215 Views


Two Atherton residences burglarized within one day of each other

Two homes in Atherton were hit by burglars within a roughly 24-hour period over the weekend. Police say it’s currently...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 23, 2023 at 3:43 pm | 5 comments | 2955 Views


Atherton police among the first in Bay Area to start using a drone

Atherton is one of the first Bay Area cities to add a drone to its police force, signing a contract to use the device for...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jul 27, 2023 at 10:35 am | 3 comments | 3345 Views


At town meeting to find new development sites, Atherton residents push back on multifamily housing plans

At a workshop to brainstorm locations for multifamily housing projects, Atherton residents instead unleashed a volley of...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2023
Last comment by Meg, on Jul 14, 2023 at 11:13 pm | 25 comments | 4989 Views


Atherton: Massive oak tree topples over in Holbrook-Palmer Park

A massive heritage oak tree, cordoned off with caution tape for months in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park, fell during the...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2023
Last comment by Beth, on Jul 8, 2023 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 3035 Views


Golden State Warriors owner divides and sells Atherton estate for $41M

Two side-by-side properties that were part of the estate of Golden State Warriors owner Joseph Lacob recently sold for a...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2023
Last comment by PH, on Jun 30, 2023 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 5268 Views


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 | 14993 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 | 3498 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 | 4665 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 | 4483 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. 2087 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 | 4601 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 | 9180 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 | 3120 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 | 52120 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 | 8305 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 | 4690 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 | 3350 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 | 11189 Views
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