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Old oak falls

An oak tree that Atherton's town arborist Sally Bentz estimates was close to 200 years old and about 50 inches around, fell...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Lselkins, on Sep 4, 2015 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 1604 Views

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Atherton pushes for action to limit Surf Air

Atherton has send a letter demanding something be done about the noise impacts of Surf Air flights, asking for action by...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 5, 2015 at 7:29 am | 45 comments | 5173 Views

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Atherton moves ahead with new stoplight for El Camino

After years of pressing Caltrans to make crossing El Camino Real safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, Atherton appears poised...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 2678 Views

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Atherton council member swims from Alcatraz to San Francisco

Atherton City Council member Bill Widmer on Sept. 13 swam from Alcatraz to the San Francisco's Aquatic Park in under 40 minutes....

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by SFist, on Sep 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm | 5 comments | 2533 Views

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Atherton: Someone breaks into home, makes off with SUV

Atherton police say someone broke into a home on McCormick Lane sometime between 4 p.m. Friday, Oct.23, and 10:35 a.m. Sunday,...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Deek, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 2112 Views

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Atherton wants fire district in civic center

Atherton has asked the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to have a place in the town's new civic center. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 1271 Views

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Atherton: Eastbound Marsh Road is closed today

Atherton town officials say eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 31, from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Oct 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1277 Views

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Yes, Atherton still has the most expensive real estate, says Forbes

Atherton has, for the third year in a row, been named as the zip code with the most expensive residential real estate in...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Facts yup, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 2975 Views

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Atherton drops permit fee for solar installations

Atherton's City Council made two moves toward becoming a more environmentally friendly town on Nov. 18 when it eliminated...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2102 Views

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Atherton council members hike town's drainage system

With a wet winter predicted and more than $40 million in improvements said to be needed in Atherton's storm drain system,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 12 comments | 3079 Views

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Atherton: Thieves steal tools worth more than $33,000 in three burglaries

Tools valued at more than $33,000 were reported stolen in three burglaries at residential construction sites in Atherton...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 2680 Views

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Atherton year in review: civic center, Surf Air, new ballpark and more

Some of the top stories in Atherton in 2015 included work on the new civic center, the ongoing issues with Surf Air, a new...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Measure L, on Jan 6, 2016 at 6:56 am | 5 comments | 2953 Views

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Atherton takes step toward railroad quiet zone

Atherton plans to hire a consultant this week to help the town make the stretch of the town's railroad tracks near the Fair...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marina, on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 3060 Views

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Jogger reports she was sexually assaulted in Atherton Tuesday evening

Atherton police are seeking video or witnesses who might give them more information about an early Tuesday evening sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 7 comments | 5224 Views

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Guest opinion: Atherton's chance to define 'a sense of place'

In 2013, Atherton launched a resident-driven process to build a new civic center to address the urgent need for better library,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by JU, on Jan 11, 2016 at 10:06 am | 6 comments | 1488 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton council considers study of Alameda roundabout

Atherton will consider authorizing studies of two of the town's traffic problem areas, El Camino Real and Alameda de las...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 14 comments | 2604 Views

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Clarice Merrill, 69, of Atherton has died

Frank Merrill says you can understand a lot about the kind of person his wife Clarice was by what she did after she knew...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Sandy Crittenden, on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 5788 Views

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President Obama to return to Atherton Feb. 11 for fundraising visit

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by L&D, on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:59 am | 44 comments | 4637 Views

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Traffic: Atherton may study entire stretch of Alameda de las Pulgas in town

Atherton's City Council decided when it met on Jan. 20 that instead of solely looking into a roundabout at Alameda de las...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Robert D., on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 1902 Views

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Today: Atherton looks at ambitious climate action plan

Details about an ambitious climate action plan that could allow Atherton to cut back on its greenhouse gas emissions by...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 420 Views
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