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Hillary Clinton back in Atherton for another fundraiser

March 23 event will be at home of SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive

For the second time in a little more than a month, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton for a political fundraiser, this time at the home of SolarCity's chief executive officer Lyndon Rive on Wednesday, March 23.

Tickets to the event, billed as a lunch and reception, are $2,700 or $27,000 to qualify as an event co-host and participate in a reception with Ms. Clinton. Co-hosts are Josh Becker, Susan Kennedy and Nancy Pfund.

Ms. Clinton will also appear at a fundraiser in Hillsborough later that afternoon.

Revisions made last year to Atherton's special events permit process mean the hosts will be billed by the town for the costs of special services that police or other town departments provide.

But, City Manager George Rodericks said, a Sunday, Feb. 21 visit by Ms. Clinton for a campaign fundraiser attended by about 400 people did not require any more than the usual police services from the Atherton Police Department during the hour-and-a-half-long visit because the Secret Service and California Highway Patrol were on hand.

Police chief Ed Flint said the town will coordinate with the Secret Service for this visit and will let the hosts know about the need to apply for a special event permit.

Two other high profile events in Atherton in February did result in bills to the hosts, Mr. Rodericks said. A Super Bowl charity fundraiser at the home of Jillian Manus resulted in a bill of $3,720.25, he said. A fundraising visit by President Barack Obama hadn't been completely totaled up yet, but included $4,563 in police services and what Mr. Rodericks estimated would be $1,500 in public works' services.

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11 people like this
Posted by Orange
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 10, 2016 at 9:41 am

She paid herself $250K out of her campaign funds in the latest reporting period. She was the ONLY candidate to do this even though it isn't illegal. How greedy is that? She certainly doesn't need the money. You might as well just hand her cash.


6 people like this
Posted by Doro
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 10, 2016 at 10:32 am

I welcome all presidential candidates that will come to visit us the Peninsula!

We are a great area; generally affluent, highly educated, and passionate about the future of our great nation. Alas, when it is a Democrat that visits, it brings out the concern trolls from the far right.

Perhaps instead of ranting on anonymous boards, they can work to elect Republicans to positions in the Bay Area or on The Peninsula! Try it fellas, get Donald trump to visit California, imagine what a boost it will be to electing Republicans locally.

Imagine!


5 people like this
Posted by Hopenchange
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Mar 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm

I think Doro makes good sense, and I agree with her.

BTW, anyone know what the carbon emissions footprint will be for Mrs. Clinton's peninsula fund-raising trip?


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

" Alas, when it is a Democrat that visits, it brings out the concern trolls from the far right."

Alas, when it is a Republican that visits, it brings out the concern trolls from the far left.

See what I did there?


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Posted by really?
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

I love the marginal concern over carbon emissions from a Clinton visit. Perhaps if she cycled here that would be OK.

Appreciate that a Presidental election is one 12 month long CO2 fart across this great country as candidates waste time and money jetting across the country, never campaigning in California, just asking for money.

My vote is to condense the whole process to four months prohibiting any campaigning before then. We would save tons of money, lots of sanity, and the collective malaise of the country.

And some CO2 as well.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

really?

I'm with you.


2 people like this
Posted by Villi
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Folk that a very few years ago denied climate change now want to ban air travel?

Lets listen to their very real cliamte concerns!


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