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New history book is all about Atherton

Atherton is the latest town to get the local history treatment, with a new coffee-table book called "Under the Oaks: Two...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Margo Ritter, on Sep 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 6 comments | 2890 Views

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Atherton staff testify to sexual harassment by public works supervisor Troy Henderson

Atherton Sgt. Kristin Nichols and former town employee Lois English testified Tuesday to numerous incidents of sexual harassment...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by songwriter, on Jul 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 26 comments | 4053 Views

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New Atherton rule: Is aim to stifle dissent?

Members of a city council might detest each other in private, but they usually manage to keep things civil in public, at...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2009
Last comment by On-point comment, on Jul 6, 2009 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 2499 Views

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Jury: Atherton public works supervisor not guilty of assault

A jury on July 2 returned verdicts of "not guilty" on misdemeanor counts of assault and battery against Atherton public works...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by Problem, on Jul 10, 2009 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 2512 Views

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Atherton to vote Wednesday on tax renewal

The Atherton City Council is slated to decide Wednesday whether to ask voters for a five-year renewal of the $750 annual...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by warren buffet, on Jul 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 2614 Views

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Atherton puts parcel tax on fall ballot

Atherton voters will be asked to approve a four-year renewal of the $750 annual parcel tax when they head to the polls on...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2009
Last comment by $500,000, on Jul 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 9 comments | 2377 Views

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Atherton's 'best friend' touched many hearts

While some people consider dogs mere pets, Atherton resident Phoebe Rowles takes to heart the expression "a dog is man's...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Such a lovely story!, on Jul 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 1 comment | 2395 Views

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Atherton voters face decision on renewing town's parcel tax

Atherton voters will be asked to approve a four-year renewal of the $750 annual parcel tax when they head to the polls on...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by Dr. NO, on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 4 comments | 2163 Views

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Covering the community for 40 years

Before receiving that telephone call back in 1969, Marion Softky had never dreamed of having a second career as a journalist...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2528 Views

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Atherton: Refunds look unlikely for town's road-impact fee

Atherton has had a problem with some of its construction-related fees in recent years. Amid threats of litigation, the off-haul...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:38 am | 7 comments | 2658 Views

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High-speed rail: Atherton resident files suit

Accompanied by attorneys Mike Brady and Zachary Tyson, Atherton resident Russell Peterson filed a lawsuit against the California...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by John McDonald, on Sep 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 14 comments | 6189 Views

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Atherton: Higher fees raise big-picture questions

Advertising an event with a big banner sign at the intersection of Marsh and Middlefield roads is going to get a lot more...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by R U Kidding, on Aug 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 3 comments | 2391 Views

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Today: Dog walk raises funds for animals

The Peninsula Humane Society will hold the 15th annual Mutt Strutt community dog walk fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 15, at...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2264 Views

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The good life, Atherton style

In the past 200 years, there's been a rich assortment of scandals, romances and tragedies lived out by debutantes, inventors...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by kristin nichols, on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:28 am | 4 comments | 2894 Views

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New work on rail crossings in Atherton

Overnight work on two railroad crossings in Atherton is set to begin on Monday, Sept. 28, Caltrain announced. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Ben Halpren, on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 2063 Views

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Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy — or particularly interesting. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 2179 Views

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Wednesday: Meg Whitman event in Atherton

Atherton resident Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial hopeful, is set to appear at a meet-and-greet...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by p got sp, on Oct 8, 2010 at 11:31 am | 34 comments | 3678 Views

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Two arrests for embezzling from elderly woman

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Doug, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 2849 Views

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Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 6432 Views

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Update: Students expelled for pot, but no major drug bust at Sacred Heart, school official says

Rumors of a major drug bust at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton appear unfounded, but two students have been expelled...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:39 am | 21 comments | 3056 Views
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