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The Pear Theatre offers a rich feast of words from Dylan Thomas

The Pear Theatre has outdone itself with a production of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood," a play that resounds with the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2021
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Former Atherton Mayor Malcolm Dudley dies at 88

Malcolm Dudley, who served six terms as mayor of Atherton, and was a Navy veteran and retired investment banker, died on...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2021
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Mar 7, 2021 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 2757 Views


Obituaries: Malcolm Hardy Dudley, Mary Alice Byrne

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Malcolm Hardy Dudley, 88, and Mary Alice Byrne, 94. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2021
Last comment by Mr. Engel, on Mar 3, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1428 Views


Attempted strong-armed robbery at Atherton home

Police have arrested one of two men who allegedly attempted to rob a man in front of his Atherton home last weekend and injured...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Mar 1, 2021 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments | 5484 Views


Obituaries: Mary Hom, Karl Handwerk, Gail Blach, Katherine Strehl

This week in obituaries, read about the lives of Mary Kim Hom, 65, Karl Handwerk, 83, Gail Blach, 84, and Katherine A. Strehl,...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2521 Views


'Before Fiddler' celebrates the richness of klezmer music and the world of author Sholem Aleichem

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley favorite Hershey Felder presents an all-new show, written for the screen, portraying author Sholem...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2022 Views


Atherton: Burglar steals new TVs

Three new televisions still in their packaging were stolen from an unlocked guest house in the unit block of Selby Lane in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Feb 2, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 3071 Views


Resident raises concern Atherton police officers are flouting mask rules

A local resident says she has witnessed Atherton Police Department officers not wearing face masks while on the job, potentially...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Jessica, on Jan 19, 2021 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 3257 Views


New community center in Belle Haven wins approval

The Menlo Park City Council last night gave the green light for Facebook to move forward with its plans to rebuild the complex...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by patty m., on Jan 18, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 3088 Views


Crime brief: Atherton police respond to weekend burglary

Police reported a burglary on Saturday evening in Atherton. It's the latest in a string of burglaries reported in town since...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 3325 Views


New East Palo Alto council member calls for more diverse leadership in Sequoia district

East Palo Alto Council member Antonio Lopez is asking the Sequoia Union High School District to hire more diverse leaders...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2021
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Holiday Fund: Upward Scholars pivots to ensure adult immigrants stay in college

Since 2010, local nonprofit Upward Scholars has empowered more than 900 students through education, career development support,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2021
Last comment by Linda Prieto, on Jan 5, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 656 Views


2020: A difficult year that showcased Menlo Park's resilience

In many ways, 2020 was a year made infamous by its relentless awfulness. It threw at us a global pandemic and widespread...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2021
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Eagle-eyed bird-watchers keep 121-year-old tradition despite pandemic

Every year since 1900, birders have braved the winter weather to engage in what's considered to be the longest-running citizen...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2542 Views


Atherton police to hold meeting on recent burglaries, license plate readers

Atherton police are heralding the installation of 21 automated license plate readers in town as a success and are inviting...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2020
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Dec 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm | 14 comments | 4333 Views


Two more burglaries in Atherton, lead in theft of $800K worth of jewelry

Two more burglaries have been reported in Atherton, which has seen nine burglaries so far this year. Police also have a lead...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steve_J, on Dec 16, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 4 comments | 6618 Views


Caltrain votes to close Atherton train station in December

Caltrain took the final steps last week to officially shut down train service in Atherton in December. Next month will see...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by TechStock, on Nov 18, 2020 at 5:16 pm | 2 comments | 3554 Views


Atherton council passes resolution decrying bills like SB 50

The Atherton City Council approved a resolution on Nov. 4 decrying potential state legislation that could require cities...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tecsi, on Nov 12, 2020 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 4159 Views


Portola Valley: Mayor Jeff Aalfs, challenger Sarah Wernikoff lead in early results

Portola Valley Mayor Jeff Aalfs and challenger Sarah Wernikoff have taken an early lead on election night, with each holding...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Aaliyah Powell, on Nov 12, 2020 at 6:52 am | 3 comments | 3343 Views


In Atherton council race, challenger boasts biggest campaign war chest

Candidates running in this November's Atherton City Council race filed campaign disclosure statements Sept. 24. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Nov 1, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 3151 Views
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