Town Square

Post a New Topic

Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category


Police say burglary rates are low in Atherton this year, and credit the town's theft-deterring tech

The main takeaway from Atheron police's annual community meeting about crime? Burglaries haven't been eliminated in town,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Nov 18, 2023 at 9:09 am | 8 comments | 2855 Views


Opinion: The income-based electricity bill provision is a mistake that will raise your rates. Let’s not shy away from real solutions.

Last year, California passed Assembly Bill 205. Tucked into the bill was a provision requiring the California Public Utilities...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2023
Last comment by EPL, on Nov 14, 2023 at 8:53 am | 13 comments | 9255 Views


Veteran's Day event honors 99-year-old World War II vet from Palo Alto

Before he was ringing up your painting supplies at the now-closed Peninsula Hardware, Charles Scott started his working life...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2023
Last comment by Evie F, on Nov 13, 2023 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 1995 Views


Who has to pay for sidewalk repairs? In Atherton's Lloyden Park neighborhood, it's the homeowners

Lloyden Park homeowners in Atherton faced the full brunt of costly, long-overdue sidewalk repairs in their neighborhood as...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Nov 7, 2023 at 10:44 am | 6 comments | 2167 Views


Exclusive Atherton club finds itself in crosshairs of housing mandate

Atherton is eyeing additional properties, including that of an exclusive social club, for potential new multifamily and workforce...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by CyberVoter, on Sep 29, 2023 at 1:08 pm | 4 comments | 7452 Views


Hateful speech via Zoom jars Atherton council as online trolling seeks to disrupt public meetings

Hate-laden remarks bombarded the Atherton City Council meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 20, in what apparently is part of a...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm | 9 comments | 5242 Views


Two Atherton residences burglarized within one day of each other

Two homes in Atherton were hit by burglars within a roughly 24-hour period over the weekend. Police say it’s currently...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Aug 23, 2023 at 3:43 pm | 5 comments | 3299 Views


Atherton police among the first in Bay Area to start using a drone

Atherton is one of the first Bay Area cities to add a drone to its police force, signing a contract to use the device for...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jul 27, 2023 at 10:35 am | 3 comments | 3900 Views


At town meeting to find new development sites, Atherton residents push back on multifamily housing plans

At a workshop to brainstorm locations for multifamily housing projects, Atherton residents instead unleashed a volley of...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2023
Last comment by Meg, on Jul 14, 2023 at 11:13 pm | 25 comments | 5321 Views


Atherton: Massive oak tree topples over in Holbrook-Palmer Park

A massive heritage oak tree, cordoned off with caution tape for months in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park, fell during the...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2023
Last comment by Beth, on Jul 8, 2023 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 3270 Views


Golden State Warriors owner divides and sells Atherton estate for $41M

Two side-by-side properties that were part of the estate of Golden State Warriors owner Joseph Lacob recently sold for a...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2023
Last comment by PH, on Jun 30, 2023 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 5772 Views


Atherton police are reviewing arrest after videos circulate of officer pinning down M-A student

The Menlo-Atherton High School community is calling for accountability after Atherton Police officers were filmed pinning...

Original post made on May. 1, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on May 16, 2023 at 8:53 am | 200 comments | 15624 Views


Protest planned for Wednesday at M-A in response to officer pinning down student

After videos went viral over the weekend of a Menlo-Atherton High School student being pinned down by police near the campus...

Original post made on May. 3, 2023
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 3, 2023 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 3696 Views


Atherton fire station off the table in housing element plan

One more potential site for residential growth has been nixed from Atherton's eight-year housing plans. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 3, 2023
Last comment by Harold Schapelhouman, on May 3, 2023 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 4912 Views


Atherton council agrees to install EV chargers at Holbrook-Palmer Park

The Atherton City Council is moving forward with plans to purchase electric vehicle chargers for installation in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 27, 2023 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 4727 Views


Homelessness, rehabilitation and health care: What to know about Newsom's legacy tour

Gov. Gavin Newsom starts defining his legacy on a statewide tour that focuses on priorities interrupted by crisis and the...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2252 Views


Community calls for independent investigation into sexual abuse allegations against San Mateo County and probation officer

As San Mateo County battles a slew of lawsuits alleging it was negligent in how it handled sexual abuse and molestation complaints,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2023
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 15, 2023 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 4876 Views


Atherton guts most of multifamily housing from plan it's sending to state

Around 250 people turned out for Atherton City Council's Tuesday meeting to sound off about the town's contentious efforts...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Lifestyle, on Feb 14, 2023 at 2:40 pm | 12 comments | 9513 Views


Portola Valley teachers reach contract agreement with district

The contract is expected to be finalized at the end of March. Read the full story here

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2023
Last comment by Long Time Atherton Reaident, on Feb 9, 2023 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 3329 Views


Steph and Ayesha Curry oppose upzoning of Atherton property near their home

Steph and Ayesha Curry penned a letter to Atherton officials saying they are against developing a lot near their house into...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 6, 2023 at 7:39 am | 15 comments | 53013 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 83

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Almanac Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Backhaus in Burlingame finally opens for the holiday rush
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 2,683 views

Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year
By Sherry Listgarten | 10 comments | 2,398 views

Fun Things to Do Around the Bay This Holiday – Peninsula Edition
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 2,308 views

Banning the public from PA City Hall
By Diana Diamond | 23 comments | 1,765 views

My Holiday Wish List for Menlo Park
By Dana Hendrickson | 0 comments | 1,701 views


Support local families in need

Your contribution to the Holiday Fund will go directly to nonprofits supporting local families and children in need. Last year, Almanac readers and foundations contributed over $300,000.