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Bids come in below cost estimate for civic center project

Three out of four bids for the construction of a long-awaited new civic center in Atherton have come in below the estimated...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2019
Last comment by Ricki Shaw, on Mar 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm | 7 comments | 1864 Views


Atherton forms subcommittee to examine town's rail service levels

The Atherton City Council will leave it to a subcommittee to come up with a recommendation on Caltrain service in town. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm | 1 comment | 1111 Views


Wednesday: Atherton council examines restoring weekday Caltrain service

The Atherton City Council will review a Rail Committee recommendation to expand Caltrain service in town and explore how...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Reasonable Old Man, on Feb 25, 2019 at 9:32 am | 2 comments | 2653 Views


Menlo Park: Man pleads no contest to 2011 Kelly Park sex assault charge

A 27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teen eight years ago in a public bathroom in Menlo Park has pleaded...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 1 comment | 2461 Views


Atherton Rail Committee recommends restoring weekday train service

In a split vote, the Atherton Rail Committee recommended that the City Council support resuming weekday train stops in Atherton,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 15, 2019 at 9:36 am | 10 comments | 2325 Views


Atherton: Home burglarized as police finish community meeting on recent crime

Thieves struck again Thursday night in Atherton as a community meeting on a recent rash of burglaries in town concluded. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by laughing, on Feb 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm | 39 comments | 6494 Views


Atherton to re-examine Caltrain stops in town

Atherton Rail Committee members are backtracking on their recommendation to add service to the Atherton Caltrain station...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2019
Last comment by Stephen Inoue, on Feb 8, 2019 at 8:04 am | 9 comments | 5269 Views


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 | 1781 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 | 4069 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 | 4324 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 | 2613 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 | 6506 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 | 2964 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 | 5608 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 | 496 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 | 1664 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 | 4114 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 | 3477 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 | 11642 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
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