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Atherton resident William Wade Awbrey dies at 87

William Wade Awbrey, who lived in Atherton for 42 years, died Jan. 20 at the age of 87. Read the full story here

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2019
Last comment by Sandy Crittenden, on Feb 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 2185 Views


Man who helped catch homicide suspect arrested for trespassing at victim's home

Daniel Baggett, 47, the former tenant of Menlo Park homicide victim and former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by Steve_J, on Feb 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 5047 Views


Atherton police: At least $2M in jewelry, other items stolen this year

About 200 Atherton residents filled Holbrook-Palmer Park's Jennings Pavilion on Thursday, Jan. 31, for a police meeting on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2019
Last comment by neighborhood watch coordinator, on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:38 pm | 3 comments | 5004 Views


Atherton council, Menlo fire board members to explore future ties

Talks are ahead to find a compromise over a disparity that has Atherton property owners paying the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2019
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm | 15 comments | 3171 Views


Multiple burglaries, car stolen in Atherton in less than a day

In fewer than 24 hours earlier this week someone stole a car and bicycles and broke into two homes in Atherton. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 1, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 15 comments | 7376 Views


Atherton police to hold community meeting following rash of burglaries

A spate of home and auto burglaries in Atherton has spurred officials to organize a community meeting, set for Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by My2Bits, on Jan 30, 2019 at 11:13 am | 4 comments | 3474 Views


New Facebook exec Nick Clegg buys $9M Atherton home

Former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is now vice president of global affairs and communications at Facebook, and...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2019
Last comment by Martha, on Jan 25, 2019 at 11:51 am | 8 comments | 6508 Views


Atherton's "concerns" with financial equity

From the Joint Fire Board/Town Council Meeting Agenda packet regarding the Town's Matrix Study of the Fire District: "...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 20, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 23, 2019 at 9:54 pm | 32 comments | 621 Views


Former Almanac reporter wins education reporting award

The California School Boards Association has named former Almanac reporter Barbara Wood a recipient of its inaugural Golden...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm | 7 comments | 2149 Views


Atherton to discuss future of Caltrain service in town

Atherton is starting off the new year with a discussion on Caltrain's electrification project plans for the near future....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 15 comments | 5001 Views


Year in review: Atherton looks to the skies and its civic center grounds in 2018

Atherton had to go back to the drawing table after bids for construction of a new civic center complex came in 40 percent...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2018
Last comment by Funny, on Dec 31, 2018 at 1:28 am | 3 comments | 3892 Views


Authorities identify woman killed on Valparaiso Avenue

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was found fatally stabbed in her home in the 900 block...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Sally, on Dec 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm | 15 comments | 12630 Views


Avoiding a Paradise lost

Good Morning Atherton Town Council, Atherton Town Manager, Atherton Police Department Chief, Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 17, 2018
There are no comments yet. 542 Views


Local author cooks up easy entertaining

Skylonda resident Erin Gleeson's three "The Forest Feast" vegetarian cookbooks are known around the world -- more than 250,000...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by BerangariaM, on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:31 am | 1 comment | 2577 Views


How Peninsula Clean Energy is bringing renewable energy to San Mateo County

An assortment of elected officials from across San Mateo County recently took part in the groundbreaking of the "Wright Solar...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 8358 Views


An urgent Atherton public safety issue - We cannot ignore the lessons of Coffey Park, Redding and Paradise

November 11, 2018 Atherton Town Council, When the Town approved, many years ago, the subdivision of the Flood Estate...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 13, 2018
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm | 13 comments | 1500 Views


Surf Air to return to San Carlos Airport later this month, company says

Surf Air, the controversial members-only commuter airline behind thousands of residents' noise complaints to the San Carlos...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2018
Last comment by Q&A, on Oct 15, 2018 at 9:31 am | 34 comments | 4957 Views


Today: Atherton investigating water capture facility at Menlo College

It's been nearly four months since Atherton City Council members, responding to protests from neighbors and visitors of Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 2488 Views


Local CERT teams prepare for disaster

Approximately 100 volunteers who have trained as Community Emergency Preparedness team members gathered in Atherton on Saturday,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2018
Last comment by Thank you!, on Sep 22, 2018 at 10:25 am | 4 comments | 2063 Views


Police Calls

<I>This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments. Under the law, people charged...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2018
Last comment by Laughing, on Sep 18, 2018 at 6:25 pm | 1 comment | 878 Views
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