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Atherton: Civic center construction still on hold

Atherton officials are considering resuming construction of a new police station during the shelter-in-place order, but safety...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by False, on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 1798 Views

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Atherton: TV-watching burglar sentenced to probation

Vallejo resident David Lee Jeffrey Magris, who was arrested for breaking into two garages at an Atherton home in December,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by What?, on Mar 30, 2020 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 3101 Views

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Two council members oppose Atherton's split from fire district

Although two council members have now come out against the idea of the town of Atherton separating from the local fire district,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 10, 2020 at 5:17 pm | 5 comments | 2573 Views

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Letter: Atherton's own Robin Hood story — in reverse

Menlo Park resident Jim Lewis argues that a town of Atherton newsletter about the town's possible separation from the Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm | 17 comments | 2085 Views

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Two women shaken by mid-day armed robbery in Atherton

A rare armed robbery that reportedly involved two elderly women confronted by two men occurred on Tuesday (March 3) in Atherton...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Downtowner, on Mar 5, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 8 comments | 5467 Views

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Today: Separation from fire district on Atherton council agenda

At its March 4 meeting, the Atherton City Council may decide to direct staff to initiate a process for separating from the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 2 comments | 1426 Views

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Menlo fire chief picks apart Atherton's idea of splitting from district

Menlo Park Fire Protection District board members joined about 20 residents on Feb. 18 at the district's Station 3 in Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Feb 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 8 comments | 3502 Views

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Fire services, new Menlo College housing project on Atherton council agenda

There are several notable items on Atherton City Council's Wednesday, Feb. 19, agenda, including reviews of a townwide publication...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 21, 2020 at 10:21 pm | 11 comments | 1985 Views

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Violent robbery leaves Stanford student unconscious, cashless

A group of men robbed three Stanford University students on Sunday, knocking one of the students unconscious before fleeing...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
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Town to give it's contractor permission to start work at 7 AM and on Saturday

If you are building a home in Atherton your contractor cannot start work until 8 AM and cannot work on Saturday. However,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 15, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 3 comments | 325 Views

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Naming rights for Atherton civic center on council agenda

The Atherton City Council will discuss how it will recognize donors who support the town’s $31.6 million new civic center...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Romney Supports Hunter Biden, on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:24 am | 6 comments | 1824 Views

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Atherton: Man fires shot at car carrying his brother, sparking shelter-in-place order before he surrenders

A man who allegedly fired at a car that carried his brother and three other people, including a child, in Atherton was arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm | 6 comments | 5335 Views

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Town's departure would be a 'tremendous blow,' says fire board president

As Atherton considers a separation from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which has provided the town's fire services...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Renee Batti, editor, on Jan 29, 2020 at 8:39 am | 2 comments | 2353 Views

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Safety, preserving 'single-family home environment' among mayor's goals

Rick DeGolia, Atherton's mayor for 2020, sat down with The Almanac to outline his goals for the year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 2208 Views

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Atherton signs off on Caltrain proposal to permanently close its train station

The Atherton City Council decided on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to accept a proposal from Caltrain to permanently close the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:48 am | 29 comments | 11851 Views

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Is Atherton Town Council too embarrassed to share minutes and video of its meeting?

At its 18 Dec meeting the Town Council discussed its so called Fiscal Review of the Fire District (a separate public agency...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 17, 2020 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 461 Views

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Atherton Caltrain station may close permanently

Caltrain is proposing to permanently close the Atherton train station, which currently operates only on weekends, according...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 21 comments | 4508 Views

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ATHERTON - PLAYING WITH FIRE

For many years, the Atherton City Council has toyed with the idea of leaving the Fire District and instead either providing...

Original post made by Observer II on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 14, 2020 at 5:57 am | 1 comment | 391 Views

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Man charged with burglary, trespassing in Atherton pleads not guilty

A Vallejo man who allegedly broke into and took items from an Atherton home's garage, where homeowners said they saw him...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 3521 Views

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Rick DeGolia is Atherton's new mayor

Atherton City Council members last week chose Rick DeGolia to be the town's new mayor and Elizabeth Lewis to serve as vice...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 23, 2019 at 8:18 pm | 2 comments | 2766 Views
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