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Wednesday: Atherton considers more study of fire district options

Atherton's City Council will decide on Wednesday, March 21, if it should spend $13,500 to find out exactly what separating...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 500 Views


Is this how we want our tax dollars spent?

Having already spent or caused to be spent $80k of taxpayers’ money on their so-called Fire Services Fiscal Review and...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 19, 2018
There are no comments yet. 104 Views


Atherton residents want to know more about plans for water facility in park

Atherton's proposal to put a water capture facility in Holbrook-Palmer Park to help control flooding and remove pollutants...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 14, 2018 at 7:50 am | 16 comments | 1710 Views


Wednesday: Meeting on Atherton water-capture facility

A public presentation about the water-capture facility Atherton wants to build in Holbrook-Palmer Park is scheduled for Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 8, 2018 at 10:56 pm | 8 comments | 1270 Views


Tuesday: Meeting on Alameda/Walsh traffic light

A meeting to discuss the possible details of a traffic light that would be installed at Alameda de las Pulgas at Walsh Road...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2018
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 6, 2018 at 7:25 pm | 1 comment | 1105 Views


Caltrain and Atherton can't reach a deal on electrification poles

It appears the 45-foot-tall Caltrain poles that Atherton's Lloyden Park residents have protested will be installed as part...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm | 12 comments | 3496 Views


Caltrain has a list of demands before it will change pole design for Atherton

In the latest volley in the battle between Atherton and Caltrain over the height of the poles it plans to install as part...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by Outsider, on Feb 27, 2018 at 1:14 pm | 10 comments | 2297 Views


Two special meetings for Atherton council this week

Atherton's City Council has two special meetings this week: Tuesday on settling a dispute with Caltrain over the height of...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 1730 Views


Atherton to continue looking at how to address cost of fire services

Atherton will continue to look at its options for pulling out of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District or reducing the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 23, 2018 at 7:31 am | 5 comments | 1504 Views


Should Atherton look at withdrawing from fire district?

Atherton's City Council wants residents to weigh in on what it should do after receiving a report that shows that the Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 338 Views


Atherton couple have been Valentines since 1942

Atherton's Patricia and William Robertson met each other in 1942 and were married in 1943, two weeks before he joined the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by Sandy , on Feb 14, 2018 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 2004 Views


Atherton: Train strikes stalled car Saturday night

An unoccupied vehicle caught fire when it was struck by a train Saturday night in Atherton, according to Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2018
Last comment by @Dana, on Feb 13, 2018 at 4:44 pm | 18 comments | 3668 Views


Time to register kindergartners in local districts

Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will soon be underway in local school...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1186 Views


Atherton to begin billing residents for false alarms

Atherton residents will continue to be able to connect their burglar alarms directly to the town's police department for...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:12 pm | 8 comments | 2015 Views


Atherton council OKs up to $175K to save five heritage oaks

Atherton's City Council has agreed to spend some of the limited pool of funds it has for a new civic center to try to save...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Poor Decision, on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 2402 Views


Atherton to consider poles, trees, alarms, tax on Wednesday

In addition to the fire services fiscal review, on the Atherton City Council's agenda Wednesday there are: Caltrain poles,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm | 12 comments | 1690 Views


Atherton: Council works to resolve civic center-related negative cash flow

A close look has shown Atherton officials that they should have all the money needed to build a new civic center, but also...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 13, 2018 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 1220 Views


Atherton has construction ahead, and cash flow problems

Atherton officials project they will have the funds to build a new civic center, but also cash flow problems, as the project...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:06 am | 11 comments | 1478 Views


Atherton 'park whisperer' Steve Tyler has retired

Steve Tyler, who for 17 years with the town of Atherton has been officially the public works superintendent, but unofficially...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1510 Views


Cary Wiest is Atherton's new mayor

Veteran council member Cary Wiest will serve his second term as Atherton's mayor for the coming year, with Bill Widmer serving...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm | 19 comments | 1787 Views
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Calling all photographers!

Enter your best shots in the 2018 Peninsula Photo Contest. Open to anyone who lives, works or attends school within the 650 area code. There are both Adult and Youth divisions and six different categories to submit your digital images. Deadline for entries is Monday, April 2.

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