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News - February 5, 2014

Briefs: Atherton drainage concerns focus of meeting

Atherton residents concerned about drainage problems in their neighborhoods or around town can voice those concerns at a community meeting that begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Atherton Town Council Chambers.

The meeting also will give residents a chance to find out what's already under scrutiny as the town's consultant, NV5, puts together a drainage study and master plan. The consultant will make a presentation and take comments from the public.

According to an announcement about the meeting, the town considers drainage problems to include conditions in which properties are impacted by actual flooding, standing water that doesn't drain within 48 hours following rain, water that threatens roadway safety, and stormwater over-topping a drainage embankment.

Residents who can't attend the meeting but want to provide information about drainage problems can email associate engineer David Huynh at by 5 p.m. Feb. 7 with the following information: name, address, drainage issue, and location of the drainage problem (with the nearest street address or intersection, if possible).

The Council Chambers are at 94 Ashfield Road, in the Town Center.

Parent education

The film, "In 500 Words or Less," will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School. The film takes the viewer inside the lives of four very different students as they spend their last year with their families trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.

Parents, students and community members are invited to attend the free screening. Contact Charlene Margot at or call 868-0590.

Grand jury

Applications to serve on the 2014-2015 civil grand jury will be accepted until March 28. The grand jury performs an independent citizen watchdog function over county and city governments.

Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year, who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age, of sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language, is qualified to serve.

The grand jury Superior Court judge will interview applicants, with final selection determined by random draw.

Email or call 261-5066 for more information.


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