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A cafe in new Atherton civic center?

Atherton, which now has no commercial zoning, may soon change that so locals can buy a cup of coffee when the town gets its...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Sep 24, 2015 at 11:45 am | 18 comments | 2845 Views


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 Onlooker, on Sep 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 43 comments | 3756 Views


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 | 1466 Views


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 | 1934 Views


El Camino Bike Trap - Missing Grate @ Encinal

On SouthBound El Camino, just beyond the Encinal light, a large culvert grate has been missing for at least the past 2 weeks....

Original post made by Richard Vaughan on Sep. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 106 Views


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 | 1139 Views


Tonight: Atherton weighs Menlo School expansion plans

Whether the town should give Menlo School a height variance for a third-floor addition at the rear of the school's most historic...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Menlo neighbor, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 1713 Views


Atherton dentist charged with defrauding patients

Kim Chi Vu, a 52-year-old dentist from Atherton, has been charged with defrauding patients by charging them for services...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 2884 Views


Chowchilla kidnapper, former Atherton resident, to be paroled soon

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 10, 2015 at 10:27 am | 8 comments | 2367 Views


Atherton police invite residents to National Night Out

It should be an old-fashioned night of family fun, including a barbecue, games, face-painting and music, as well as a helicopter...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Got Jealousy?, on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 2533 Views


Chowchilla kidnapper, a former Atherton resident, found fit for parole

One of three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 was found fit for parole Wednesday by a two-member...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by What?, on Aug 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 3 comments | 2322 Views


Atherton resident says neighbor cut down tree without permission

Atherton police have sent the results of an investigation into the alleged cutting down of a neighbor's tree without permission...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Larry, on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm | 8 comments | 3027 Views


Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by farmer doe, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:47 am | 106 comments | 5149 Views


Water use in June down dramatically for local communities

Water customers in Woodside, Portola Valley and Atherton cut water use by 47 percent and more in June when measured against...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 1359 Views


Middlefield Re-Striping Concern

Is the merging lane when turning East on Marsh from Middlefield going away? With the new painting going on, it looks like...

Original post made by Richard Vaughan on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Jul 14, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 2 comments | 213 Views


Atherton: Police give safety tips after attack on runner

Atherton police are offering tips for runners and walkers after a 17-year-old Atherton girl out on a noon-time run was grabbed...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Annabelle, on Jul 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2299 Views


Atherton philanthropist Lorey Lokey is honored

Business Wire founder and Atherton philanthropist Lorry Lokey received an honorary doctorate degree recently from Tel Aviv...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Janet, on Jun 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 1898 Views


Atherton council won't cut parcel tax

Although Atherton is in better financial shape than it has been for years, the parcel tax paid by residents won't be going...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by H. S. Truman, on Jun 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm | 5 comments | 1436 Views


Atherton schools, neighbors face off over use of playing field

Menlo School and Menlo College, which share use of the athletic field known as Cartan Field, want Atherton to allow them...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:24 am | 17 comments | 2550 Views


Roadwork closes Atherton streets

Road work will close parts or all of Atherton Avenue, Fair Oaks Lane and Middlefield Road in Atherton from Monday through...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly orinda, on Jun 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 1357 Views
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