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Atherton: Worker rescued after fall at home construction site

A worker on a home construction site, who was injured after falling 15 to 18 feet into a basement area at the site, was rescued...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 1348 Views


Atherton names new police chief

Steven D. McCulley, who has been serving concurrently as police chief in two cities in the state of Washington, is Atherton's...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 1861 Views


Atherton Town Council being asked to waste public funds

14 April 2017 Dear Town Council Members, Please do not spend $49,500 of the Town of Atherton’s limited tax revenues...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 141 Views


Wednesday: Atherton studies civic center financing options

Atherton expects to continue bringing in more money than it spends, a first look at the town's 2017-18 fiscal year budget...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Informed, on Apr 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 10 comments | 1067 Views


Atherton eases rules for secondary housing units

Atherton residents who want to create a legal small rental unit or guest house on their property will soon find it easier...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views


Atherton: Opponents say tardy analysis of ballot measure shouldn't be allowed

Usually the filing of arguments for and against a ballot measure and the posting of the impartial analysis of the measure...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Do it right, on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:17 am | 13 comments | 1460 Views


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 caroline V, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:12 am | 77 comments | 6820 Views


Atherton residents oppose civic center funding ballot measure

Opposition to an Atherton City Council ballot measure that would allow spending more public money on new town offices has...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by WE NEED IT, on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 5 comments | 1477 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 | 2671 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 | 1808 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 | 2801 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 | 1446 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 | 1543 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 | 2073 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 | 5094 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 | 316 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
There are no comments yet. 1178 Views


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 | 1423 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 | 1314 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 | 2881 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.