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Hillary Clinton in Atherton Sunday

Town's third high-profile event in February

Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Atherton on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21, for a campaign fundraiser attended by about 400 people, Atherton City Manager George Rodericks said.

The Atherton Police Department did not have to provide any more than usual police services during Ms. Clinton's hour-and-a-half-long visit, he said, because the Secret Service and California Highway Patrol were on hand, working from a command post at Menlo-Atherton High School.

The event was billed as a "Conversation with Hillary for Young Leaders and Women in Tech." It was held at the home of Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and CEO of Joyus, an online retailer.

Tickets ranged from $500 for those under 35 and $1,000 for those over (for the general reception) to $27,000 for hosts of the event.

It was the third high-profile event this month in Atherton, including a visit by President Barack Obama for a political fundraiser on Feb. 11 and a star-studded Super Bowl fundraising party on Feb. 6.

Revisions made last year to Atherton's special events permit process mean the hosts, not the taxpayers, are responsible for paying for special services police or other town departments provide for the events.

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